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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.

September / October 2015


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - Personal Training Goes Virtual Online personal training is breaking through the "too expensive" and "too busy" barriers of traditional in-person training.
  • Management - Create a Strong Culture for Your Personal Training Team It is one thing to hire great people, but it is another challenge to keep them.
  • Product Focus - The Big Stretch Get members up off the floor and programmed with stretching equipment to see results.
  • Supplier Profile - Tried and True Dotmar Fitness Equipment is at the top of its game.
  • Facility Profile - Club Markham A veteran club satisfies members with popular programs, upgraded facilities and the latest in equipment.
  • Q & A  What are some of today's fitness club design trends, and how can they be implemented on a budget?
  • Your Career Mentors - Get One!
  • Products, Service and Education Directory (2015 - 16) Listing of suppliers who are dedicated to serving the Canadian health and fitness industry.  Full directory online at www.fitnessbusinesscanada.com.


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July / August 2015


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - Facility Profile - A Playground for Grown-ups There is something for everyone at Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire
  • Your Business - The Club Down the Road While you are busy focusing inward, your competitors may be chomping away at your market share.
  • Product Focus - Fitness Goes Digital Leverage your members' appetite for technology
  • Supplier Snapshot - PetraSoap Veteran Canadian company cleans up in the locker room amenities field.
  • Continuing Education - Best Conference Encounters Ever Let a professional development event ignite your career.
  • Marketing - SMS Text Messaging as a Marketing Tool What's the SMS buzz all about?
  • Management - Measures to Manage Performance Business success requires good people putting good systems into action.
  • FBC Trainers - 6 Ways to a Great Client Experience Care for prospects the way you would want another trainer to take care of your mother, sister or friend.


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May / June 2015


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - Preventing a Disaster Think proactively to create a safe environment and minimize insurance claims and litigation.
  • Your Business - Club Industry Financials - a Tone of Optimism Financial experts share their thoughts on events and trends shaping the fitness business.
  • Product Focus - The Elliptical Workout The ever-popular elliptical continues to wow users.
  • Supplier Profile - In business for the Long Run The Treadmill Factory celebrates 27 years of innovation and success.
  • Facility Profile - Transcend Health Two businesses unite to offer a multidimensional approach to fitness and health.
  • FBC Trainers - Best Face Forward Attract potential clients to your business and services with high-quality publicity photos.


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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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