EuropeActive News – February 2021

EHFF 2021 to be held in November!

Due to the postponement of the FIBO Trade Show to 4-7 November 2021, our European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) will now take place on Wednesday, 3rd November in Cologne, Germany.

The EHFF has become the most important international conference and number-one networking event for industry leaders and experts of the fitness and physical activity sector.

More information re programme and registration details will follow over the next few weeks.

The President’s Voice
“We couldn’t have thought of a better way to start this month than announcing our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ukactive to strengthen our joint mission of improving physical activity levels through the support and development of the sector.

Furthermore, the BLUEPRINT project placed EuropeActive in a leading position to set the path that will help the sector focus on developing new skills for current and future workers.

We are also very excited to confirm our European Health & Fitness Forum will take place on 3rd November, so we trust every member and stakeholder will join us for the premiere networking event of industry leaders across the European fitness and physical activity sector.

We deeply encourage our members and supporters to keep an eye on EuropeActive’s activities as there will be more big announcements coming up soon”.

 President, David Stalker
Member Services
Club Operator Member in the spotlight – GO fit
With the focus on firmly establishing the value of the health and fitness industry as a service recognised as essential to society, Ingesport, the parent brand of leading Iberian wellbeing provider GO fit, has recently published its biannual audit of social impact as part of its mission to drive wellbeing in the broadest sense for the communities that it serves.

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Supplier Member in the spotlight – Technogym
Technogym has set up a complete consultancy scheme to help fitness clubs in managing restrictions and reopening: that includes digital solution for bookings and for managing the capacity of the different areas of the club, layout ensuring correct distancing, communication support and much more.

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EuropeActive’s new series of webinars coming soon!

After the success of our 2020 Webinars, we are delighted to inform you that we are putting together an exclusive members-onlyseries of webinars to discuss with industry leaders and experts about the reopening, financial support schemes and renewal of the European fitness and physical activity sector.

More information will follow in the next few weeks.

The Active Podcast – All episodes available!

We are delighted to inform you that the Active Podcast episodes are available for everyone to listen/view from the EuropeActive website by clicking the link below:

The Active Podcast

Educational Services
Online event – 2021 Training Provider Forum (TPF)
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting virtually our 2021 Training Provider Forum (TPF) on April 8th to discuss the implementation of assessments by EuropeActive accredited training providers in relation to EuropeActive’s main educational standards.

For more information, click here.

‘Online Provision of Fitness Services’ – Lifelong Learning Qualification
The Covid-19 Standards Task Force Group, established in 2020 to look at the implications of the pandemic for our current standards, has introduced the lifelong learning qualification for the ‘Online Provision of Fitness Services’ to ensure that fitness professionals are given the knowledge and skills to successfully provide their services in an online environment.

For more information, click here.

EU & Public Affairs
EuropeActive and ukactive sign MoU for an Active Alliance to enhance mutual collaboration
On Wednesday 3rd February, EuropeActive and ukactive signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that underscores both parties’ commitment to support the development of the sector by working towards establishing an evidence base that demonstrates the impact of physical activity on society.

For more information, click here.

The European Commission presents the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
In early February, the European Commission presented it’s highly anticipated Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan. The plan recognises the importance of physical activity and healthy lifestyle promotion via the ‘HealthyLifestyle4All’ initiative which will be launched later this year.

For more information, click here.

Projects & Programmes
BLUEPRINT holds the future education, employment and skills for the fitness sector

The European fitness and physical activity sector has a new plan for its future development for training, qualifications and employment following the publication of the detailed BLUEPRINT report. Called the BLUEPRINT for skills cooperation and employment, the detailed work has just been published in a compendium which is free to download here.

For more information on the BLUEPRINT Project, click here.

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