EuropeActive’s 7th European Health & Fitness Forum is on its way!

EuropeActive will be hosting the 7th edition of its European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) on April 1st 2020 in Cologne, Germany, at the Congress Centre East (new location). This year’s theme ‘Hello from 2030’ will focus on what the next 10 years will look like for the fitness and physical activity sector.

EHFF is our main event for operators, employers, national associations, suppliers and other key stakeholders in the fitness and physical activity sector providing a unique opportunity to share ideas, establish long-lasting connections and enjoy a memorable event surrounded by industry professionals, setting the stage for the FIBO International Trade Show.

The Forum sells out each year, so to avoid dissapointment make sure to register now. The special ‘Early bird’ fee – saving € 70 per delegate – is available on bookings made before 1st February 2020.

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Our FIBO Week 2020

Our Events Team is organising a week full of EuropeActive meetings and events around FIBO, the world’s biggest fitness trade show. Aside from EHFF, they include the European Fitness Associations Forum ( EFAF), Training Provider Forum ( TPF) and several invite-only events for operators ( CEO Lunch) and suppliers ( Brain-food for Breakfast, previously ‘President’s Breakfast’).

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EuropeActive’s FAIR+ project kicked-off in Brussels!

On Tuesday 28th January, EuropeActive’s kicked-off FAIR+ project meeting in Brussels. After successfully concluding the Forum for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport project (FAIR), which produced an extensive Final Report on existing doping prevention interventions and for food and food supplements across the EU 28, the FAIR+ project will keep the focus on doping in recreational sport with 3 main objectives

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Group Fitness in Europe: A new publication for 2020

In 2012 we started to systematically conduct research on multiple topics in the health and fitness sector. A big study on PTs was conducted in 2018.

Next up was group fitness, an an important activity – though a lack remains of clear knowledge and data on this subsector. The present study, presented in ‘Group Fitness in Europe’ is one of the first to conduct research on this topic. A must-read for all who are involved in group fitness (management).

EuropeActive members can order the publication at a receive a discounted rate.

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PureGym completed acquisition of Fitness World

PureGym, the UK’s largest gym operator, has successfully completed the acquisition of leading European gym and fitness operator Fitness World. Humphrey Cobbold, Chief Executive Officer of PureGym said: “We are delighted to announce the completion of this transaction which transforms PureGym into a significant international gym and fitness operator with a strong platform from which to expand further.”

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Anytime Fitness, the first franchise on all seven continents

Anytime Fitness, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing fitness club chain, has become the first franchise operator to have a presence on all seven continents after the launch of a gym on board the Magellan Explorer ship. The gym is equipped with cardio and strength-training equipment from Life Fitness. “Being the only franchise to operate on all seven continents and land a gym on the coldest, windiest, driest region of the world was no easy feat but was a necessary step in contributing to our mission”, said Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon.

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EuropeActive is delighted to welcome the following new members:

Sensopro AG

Boxing Company

Tamashi

Why not join our community? To be informed about membership options, please contact The Secretariat.