EuropeActive launched its new President’s Council for Suppliers, Digital & Tech

On Wednesday, 14th April, EuropeActive officially launched and hosted the inaugural meeting of its new President’s Council for Suppliers, Digital & Tech (PCSDT). The Council is an important initiative under the European trade association’s strategic plan for 2020 - 2021. The main purpose of the PCSDT is to inform and strengthen EuropeActive’s strategic decision-making and support for our sector's reopening, recovery and renewal during and beyond Covid-19.

EuropeActive successfully concluded its 20th Annual General Assembly

EuropeActive successfully concluded on April 6th its 20th Annual General Assembly (GA) by hosting an online event with the presence of a remarkable number of members participating in the voting process.

All four resolutions to be voted were successfully passed, and the following new Board Members were elected:

Jana Havrdova (Czech Chamber of Fitness)

Anne Leroy (France Active)

Veronica Telleschi (ANIF)

John Treharne (The Gym Group)

EuropeActive, FIBO Global Fitness and Questex/Sibec will partner for a historical gathering of the fitness and physical activity sector

EuropeActive, FIBO Global Fitness and Questex/Sibec are excited to announce that they are coming together in a 2021 partnership. Sibec Europe will be part of the educational and networking events leading up to FIBO, the leading international trade show for fitness, wellness and health from 4th to 7th November. The common goal is to remove pandemic-related hurdles for the fitness industry and, among other things, to make travel easier again in this transitional year.

Supplier Member in the spotlight - Matrix

This article is brought to you by Matrix - Making Exercise accessible through technology.

Restrictions of the Covid-19 era have challenged the notion that exercise must take place in a facility. In fact, the push for home fitness solutions reached new heights in the last year. This means the commercial industry needs to pivot to reach members where they are. We must develop solutions that allow our customers to stay at the center of their members’ fit lifestyle, no matter where or when they exercise.

Club Operator Member in the spotlight – David Lloyd Clubs

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It’s been a year since the Covid pandemic took hold, and a natural time to pause and reflect. None of us could have foreseen the impact on our sector, and we have had to adapt and change at a pace never seen before. Despite the huge challenges, the health and fitness industry has proved itself to be highly innovative and largely resilient.

EuropeActive and WIFA sign MoU to improve gender-equality and inclusion in the fitness and physical activity sector

EuropeActive and the Women in Fitness Association (WIFA) have announced today, 8th March, International Women's Day, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which lays down the terms in which both sector representatives will strengthen their international cooperation to ensure the most positive future in terms of equal opportunities and equal treatment in the fitness and physical activity sector.

Supplier Member in the spotlight – Technogym

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Today, health and wellness have become, more than ever, an absolute priority for people. Figures from international research speak for themselves, due to lack of exercise, 45% of people have gained weight, over 50% report greater stress and 37% even signs of depression. The impacts of such conditions in the medium term will be devastating on health and sustainability.

The importance of hygiene & health during COVID-19

This article is brought to you by Consensus Group.
Many gyms and fitness clubs have had to close their doors during the pandemic, taking away an important outlet for the many members who regularly go to the gym to safeguard their physical and mental health. With restrictions still underway in many countries, it is vital that the fitness and health clubs that are able to open to the public take all the precautions necessary to keep their members and staff safe and healthy.