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Fitness Business Canada (FBC) is the primary trade publication in Canada for owners, managers, directors and staff of health and fitness facilities. We are pleased to offer FBC in two formats: A traditional hard-copy version and our new e-magazine.

The e-magazine offers all the benefits of the traditional magazine plus more! Read the full magazine online - anywhere you have an internet connection. Or, download it and read it later. Your Choice.

March / April 2015


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - Mind Your Manners Trainers Never underestimate the drawing power of professionalism and etiquette.
  • Profit Centres - Reinvent Your Front Desk Let your reception area become a new and lucrative profit centre.
  • Product Focus - Get Real-World Strong Free weights continue to rise in popularity.
  • By The Numbers - Break It Down Crunch the numbers of your profit centres to reveal issues and opportunities.
  • Facility Profile - Get On Track High-end boutique clubs credits 10 years of success to continual expansion, exceptional service and an amazing team.
  • Digital Marketing - SEO: Your Key to Being Discovered Online


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January / February 2015


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - It's a Small World but a Big Planet Fitness Planet Fitness is expanding its orbit into Canada.
  • Management - The Year Ahead Insights, advice and ideas from industry veterans.
  • Product Focus - A Smarter Way to Operate Save time, money and your sanity with the right club management software.
  • Member Relations - Outside Input: Why You Need a Member Advisory Committee Whether you are just starting out of have an established club, member input can help you grow.
  • Facility Profile - Function Over Fashion Flex Total Fitness, Montreal, Que.
  • FBC Trainers - The Formula to a Successful Personal Training Business in 2015


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November / December 2014


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - Calling All Men! How male group fitness participants are helping rock membership retention stats.
  • Your Business - 5 Tricks to Maximize Exposure for Your Facility Take advantage of the many free promotion opportunities that surround you.
  • Product Focus - The All-In-One Approach If you're working with minimal space and a skimpy budget. consider multi-function resistance equipment.
  • Consumer Protection - Get Your Privacy Regime in Shape Respecting and protecting the personal information of your customers is key to the success of your business.
  • Facility Profile - Keeping Ahead of the Competition Veteran club renovates and refreshes to maintain its competitive edge.
  • Technology - How To Avoid a Data Conversion Nightmare Upgrade your club management software to streamline your operations and increase profitability.
  • Supplier Profile - It All STAKs Up Three fitness specialists join forces and find a winning formula for business success.


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September / October 2014


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - Into The Groove Since 1983, Canadian fitness industry entrepreneur Leonard Schlemm has been making deals and growing a vast international club portfolio
  • Your Business - 7 Daily Habits to Improve Your Business What separates the most successful business owners from those who just get by?
  • Product Focus - Group Ex Group Exercise Programs Power On
  • Management 5 Simple Ways to Quickly Improve Your Profits
  • Facility Profile - Hard Candy Fitness Rocks Downtown T.O. 42,000 sq. ft. of luxury gym space in the heart of Toronto
  • Product Service & Education Directory A listing of companies committed to serving the operational needs of fitness facilities in Canada
  • Trainers - Shut Up To Sell Sometimes it's what you don't say that seals the deal


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July / August 2014


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - Should You Be Charging More? Too High? Too Low? Determining your fees for personal training can be an ongoing challenge
  • Looking Back - A History of Fitness Equipment Excellence Part III Celebrating 25+ years of success
  • Supplier Profile - Cybex Many successful companies have humble beginnings and a garage-to-growth story. Cybex International had its start in a hospital
  • Product Focus - Functional Trainers The popularity of the functional trainer continues: Easy to maintain, easy to use and great results
  • Facility Profile - The Abilities Centre With less than two years until the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games comes to Toronto, we have already started to celebrate our abilities.
  • Sponsor & Exhibitor Listing A listing of sponsors and exhibitors at the canfitpro Conference and Trade Show in Toronto Aug 8-9, 2014
  • Trainers - Weight Loss Transformation Challenge Do weight loss challenges really work?


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May / June 2014


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - Pilates Equipment and Yoga Props Enrich the exercise experience by adding equipment
  • Your Business - Club Industry Financials: A Continuing Story An analysis of U.S. 2013 financials suggests cautious optimism for the coming year
  • Looking Back - A History of Fitness Equipment Excellence - Part II Celebrating 25+ years of success
  • Management - Make Your Vision for Your Club a Reality Establishing and measuring strategic objectives can boost success
  • Facility Profile - Fitness Forum Still Striving After All These Years
  • Retention - Party Time! Throwing a blow-out member appreciation event can fire up your members and have a phenomenal ripple effect on motivation, satisfaction and retention
  • Business Administration - The Easiest Way to Manage Pre-Authorized Payments Save time, money and headaches with the right technology
  • Trainers - The Language of Strength Training Program Design Provide clients with as many details as possible for the optimal training effect


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