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FITLane’s CEO on the French market p32 contents


05 editor’s letter Could equipment availability be even more important than customer service for member satisfaction, asks Kate Cracknell


08 letters Today’s trainers must learn to be personal development coaches, says Justin Buckthorp of Prime Health


10 news round-up 15 new clubs for Nuffi eld Health, DLL launches a high street PT concept, and the 2012 Health Club Award winners are announced


16 international news New clubs for SATS, and Sydney is the latest location for Madonna/ NeV’s Hard Candy Fitness


20 people news Dr Thomas Rieger is appointed as the new chair of EHFA’s Standards Council, and Rachel Hobbs talks about working in the Olympic gym


Getting fi tter for winter p70


22 ihrsa update IHRSA presents the latest report on the size and scope of the Latin American fi tness market


26 fia update Chris Beedie of the FIA Research Institute outlines its pilot study fi ndings, and outlines plans to undertake the biggest ever study into the effectiveness of physical activity


28 competitive edge A three cities cycle ride through London, Amsterdam and Brussels


29 diary dates The Yoga Show takes place at London’s Olympia later this month


TRX launches new training p14 6


30 everyone’s talking about celebrity fitness Is the switch in media focus from botox to the physical benefi ts of exercise good for our industry?


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32 interview hans peter franklin The founder and CEO of FITLane talks to Kate Cracknell about the challenges and opportunities of operating in the south of France


38 a class apart Aspria’s latest opening in Hamburg, Germany, wows with both its facilities and its service standards. Kate Cracknell pays a visit


45 hit the gym As part of our series on high- intensity interval training, experts offer their advice on how best to introduce HIT into your facility


50 game on! In part two of our investigation into the ‘gamifi cation’ of wellness, Rhianon Howells explores how operators can engage with the trend and looks at some fi tness examples


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