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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 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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March / April 2014


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - The Outer Space Workout An intense exercise routine and some far-out equipment keep Chris Hadfield in shape while orbiting Earth.
  • Legal - Think With Your Heart Does your club have an AED?>
  • Looking Back - A History of Fitness Equipment Excellence Celebrating 25+ years of success.
  • Facility Profile - Barrie Athletic Club Two club veterans take on the rebranding and revitalizing of an established club.
  • Profit Centres - Transformation Challenges Well-designed fitness contests generate business be exciting members with new goals and enticing prospects to join.
  • Your Business - Financial Report Analysis Make deciphering financial reports less overwhelming with three basic steps.
  • Sales - Stop Selling Full Paid-in-Full Memberships! Understand the pros and cons of membership payment options.
  • Excerpt - IHRSA Canadian Health Club Report Club Operating Benchmarks.
  • Product Focus - Stationary Bikes Popularity Keeps Rolling Along
  • Plus.... Staffing - Interviewing: Make the Right First Impression. Sport & Fitness - Promoting Physical Activity.


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January / February 2014


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover - Aquafit:  The Fun Fitness Alternative Specialized fitness equipment adds fun and challenge to water workouts.
  • Your Business - If Only I'd Known First - rate fitness skills are no substitute for business savvy.  Four fitness pros-turned-club-owners share their stories.
  • Sales - 12 Tips for Becoming a Great Salesperson Forget the mumbo jumbo you've heard about succeeding at sales.  Focus on knowledge, skills, abilities, training, attitude and discipline to get to the top.
  • Management - The Year Ahead Insights, advice and ideas from industry veterans.
  • Facility Profile - Boss Fitness Takes Charge Compact studio and compact workouts hit the mark in Canada's capital.
  • Profitability - Grow Your Business Improving your club's profitability lets you offer a richer member experience.
  • Staffing Get obsessed about hiring the best.
  • Trainers - Posture Improvement Through Strength Training How 1.8% of the week can influence your alignment.
  • Certification and Training in Canada A directory of certification and training providers dedicated to the Canadian health and fitness industry.


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November / December 2013


Features for this Issue:

  • On The Cover The Social Club - Its not typical for owners to be non-fitness pros, but this club is anything but typical.
  • Your Business - The Name Game The right name for your company is out there.  Here's how to find it.
  • Sales - The Incoming Call The lifeline to your business.
  • Management - Developing Fair and Inspiring Compensation Models Are you staff members being compensated appropriately
  • Product Focus - Club Management Software CMS makes life easy for owners and members.
  • Programming - All In the Family
  • Clubs discover that the family membership approach is a win win win.
  • Technology - Networked Cardio Fitness Networked fitness can help facilities manage their infrastructure, understand equipment preferences and, attract new members and drive revenues.
  • Trainers - The More You Learn the More You Earn
  • A four stage plan to grow your personal training business.
  • Trainers - 7 Tips to Keep Clients Focused and Motivated During the Holidays


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