22 Feb 2018 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Leisure Opportunities issue 730, 2018 is now out!

Blogs:

Read blogs by writer:

Liz Terry
CEO,
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large,
Health Club Management

Tom Walker
Journalist,
Leisure Media

Our guest writers:

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Brad Irwin
Partnerships development manager,
Natural History Museum

Michel Buchel
President of Ecsite and CEO of NEMO, Amsetrdan,
NEMO

Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager,
Ecsite

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,
ASVA

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Maria Zolotonosa
Project Manager,
Ecsite

Ian Taylor
CEO,
SkillsActive

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Lucy Schweingruber
Fundraising and Events Manager,
Ecsite

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by Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large, Health Club Management

An olympic legacy

by Kate Cracknell

Will the London Olympics deliver the desired physical activity Legacy? Not as things stand, it seems: with less than a year to go, only 21 per cent of the public think the event will inspire them to become more active; 67 per cent say it won't. [more...]

Activity guidelines

by Kate Cracknell

And so to the latest set of physical activity guidelines, released last month by the chief medical officers of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - just one month after the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) released its own 'definitive' guidelines. But why do we need these new recommendations? [more...]

The contract question

by Kate Cracknell

The FIA's LinkedIn group has been alive with debate about the recent High Court judgement, welcomed by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), that contracts which bind customers to a membership period of more than 12 months are unfair to consumers. [more...]

Mindapples

by Kate Cracknell

Gross National Happiness - Bhutan's long-standing answer to GDP - may be under increasing debate in its homeland. Yet, where previously it might have been considered too touchy-feely for western countries, today it seems the idea is catching on. [more...]

Creating fans

by Kate Cracknell

The fitness industry has a new weapon in its battle to improve retention levels: the Net Promoter Score (NPS)®. A customer survey based on one simple question - "how likely is it that you would recommend our company to a friend or colleague?". [more...]

A new partnership between HCM and IHRSA

by Kate Cracknell

The team at Health Club Management (HCM) is delighted to announce a new partnership with IHRSA - the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association - whereby the magazine becomes IHRSA's strategic media partner across Europe. [more...]

Seize the day

by Kate Cracknell

Political, social and economic changes are presenting the health and fitness industry with a new set of challenges - not only how to address issues such as obesity and an ageing population, but also the broader question of how to align ourselves more closely with both the medical sector and governmental agendas. But with all of these challenges comes huge opportunity. [more...]

Will 'nudging' work?

by Kate Cracknell

The government's 'nudge' approach to improving public health - encouraging people to make healthier choices by making these the more accessible option - may struggle to make an impression, because the lure of unhealthy choices remains so much stronger. [more...]

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