Posts tagged “Gyms”

Gymtopia – a place where clubs do social good

What I love about this globally connected world in which we now live and work is that our ability to influence and make an impact is dramatically amplified. Never have we been able to reach out to more people. However, when we reach out, do we give or take? Some ...

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Office of Fair Trading demands more consumer-friendly gym contract

UK health clubs chains certainly like to keep the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) staff on their toes. This time it is Total Fitness UK (a 24 club chain) that has been told to revise its membership contract to make it clearer and fairer. The company has been asked to amend ...

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NatWest MoneySense TV Ad Causes UK Gym Industry To Flex Its Muscles

The UK Fitness Industry Association recently took exception to a NatWest Bank television commercial that was providing ways for consumers to reduce their household bills. It seems that a nerve was touched when the commercial suggests that a low-usage gym member should quit and take up jogging instead. Here is an excerpt ...

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Are micro health clubs the future?

Given that few standard health clubs seem to offer a personalised service as part of the membership price, it was interesting to read about the forthcoming launch of the 25 Club in Hanover Square, Mayfair, London. This £750,000, 2,000 square foot (186 square metre) club is setting a membership limit of ...

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IHRSA encourages American gym operators to read Mastering Health Club Management

It was great to finalise arrangements with IHRSA that sees Mastering Health Club Management being sold via the IHRSA on-line book store. It is now possible to download individual chapters from the book at just $12 per chapter, allowing readers to pick and choose the most relevant content. There is ...

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New Year, New Resolution, New Gym

Take a look at the graphic to see how consumers are chattering about their new year health and fitness resolutions. Let's hope they join the right club.

What does your fitness club stand for? Presentation by Ray Algar Part One

This is part one of the presentation I delivered to Scandinavian fitness club operators and owners at the Healthy Business Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden during December 2007. Please let me know what you think. What Does Your Fitness Club Stand For? Part 1 View more presentations from Ray Algar

What does your fitness club stand for? Presentation by Ray Algar:Part Two

This is part two of the presentation I delivered to Scandinavian fitness club operators and owners at the Healthy Business Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden during December 2007. Please let me know what you think. ------------------------------------------------- What Does Your Fitness Club Stand For? Part 2

Fitness dk says goodbye to annual contracts

From 1st January 2008, fitness dk is no longer making it necessary for members to sign annual contracts. It is a change of strategy from Denmark's largest fitness chain (33 clubs and 95,000 members) in an attempt to attract more Danes to join health clubs. The company believes there are ...

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The best health clubs in the world

Presently, I am trying to discover some of the best health and fitness clubs in the world. I am interested in finding clubs that have a compelling purpose; a club that members will never want to leave. Some of the centres that I have found that belong in this exclusive ...

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