EuropeActive News – January 2021

Towards Horizon 2025

bringing you up to date with the latest news and activities from the European fitness & physical activity sector

FIBO & EuropeActive – Strategic partnership for the fitness and physical activity sector

The New Year started with EuropeActive, the leading voice and non-profit association representing the European fitness and physical activity sector, and FIBO, the leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health, extending their partnership for another three years.

The two major players in the European fitness and physical activity ecosystem will continue to work closely together to ensure the most positive future for our sector with the ultimate goal of getting more people, more active, more often.

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Member Services

Club Operator Member in the spotlight – Basic-Fit International
Basic-Fit International has been positively impressed by all the efforts and great initiatives our industry has offered during these challenging times. Basic-Fit has kept people motivated by offering live classes on social media, creating online events and allowing free access to the Basic-Fit App in countries where facilities are closed.

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Supplier Member in the spotlight – Life Fitness
Life Fitness has been creating some new and easy ways to keep members fit while ensuring they remain safe through its COVID-19 Industry Support Initiatives, which include free console software updates, digital solutions for facilities and exercisers, reopening toolkits and much more.

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The Active Podcast – All seven episodes available!

We are delighted to inform you that all seven episodes in our series of podcasts are now available for everyone to listen to from the EuropeActive website. Episodes are available by clicking on the links below:

01 – Upskilling the workforce during/post C19
02 – The ‘Apple Attack’
03 – The low Covid-19 risk in fitness clubs
04 – Objective PT Standards
05 – Our strategy & the 2nd Lockdown
06 – Inclusion in fitness
07 – Fitness Startups for 2021

Educational Services

EREPS – What’s new for 2021?
The European Register of Exercise Professionals -EREPS- has successfully put together some fantastic benefits for its community of members. From the launch of the EREPS Promotional Video to the EREPS Media Kit and the 2021 Stamp, we want to support exercise professionals to become the best version of themselves and achieve their professional goals.

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EU & Public Affairs
EDI Advisory Group: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
EuropeActive has defined Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as an overall priority and has set up an EDI Advisory Group to work and develop the topic, with one of the first milestones to expect from the group being the elaboration and launch of a EDI Charter, expected for the 2021 summer. Additionally, EuropeActive is thrilled to announce that it has started conversations with the Women in Fitness Association (WIFA) as part of our horizontal collaborations.

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1st EFAF Roundtable of 2021
On Tuesday January 26th, EuropeActive and its national association partners came together for the first EFAF roundtable of 2021. During the session, participants looked at the year ahead and the opportunities for our sector in terms of physical activity promotion campaigns, the value of standards and the implementation of national registers for exercise professionals.

More information will follow over the next few weeks.

Projects & Programmes

Active Ageing Communities (AAC) Project kicks-off!

On Thursday January 14th, we successfully hosted the online kick-off meeting of the Active Ageing Communities (AAC) project. The EU funded project, which is very much aligned to our Manifesto’s priority of ‘Health’, aims to create active communities by addressing the mental, social, and socio-economic barriers of engaging with physical activity for older people in order to combat inactivity and social isolation.

For more information about AAC Project, click here.

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