EuropeActive - Informing our sector during Covid19, preparing for reopening and the 'new normal'

Important Notice...During the Covid-19 pandemic it is important that you accept and follow the advice and guidance being given by your national government and health authorities. This advice may vary from country to country. Our news and stories are to help keep you informed on what is happening in the fitness sector, but they are not intended to replace, or to surpass, the advice intended for people or organisations in your country.


Future Webinars

Wednesday 27th May, 13:00 CET
An equipment suppliers perspective on Covid-19
An informal get-together where David Stalker, EuropeActive's President, invites Frank van de Ven (Vice President International, Life Fitness), Marco Vonk (MD, Matrix/Johnson Health Tech) and Philip Roesch-Schlanderer (CEO, eGym) to discuss the supplier perspective on the 'new normal'. What is their solution? How do they see the coming years?Grab a tea, a coffee or something stronger and tune in to these informal but highly inspiring chats.
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Thursday 28th May, 13:00 CET
Exercise for Two – How to involve Pregnant Women in Exercise Sessions
Despite the benefits of regular exercise during pregnancy, too many pregnant women are still inactive or insufficiently active. Exercise Professionals should play a key role in educating pregnant women and encouraging them to exercise. With this session we want to encourage fitness professionals to become qualified and competent in working with this often neglected group.
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Apr 21, 2020


DRAFT - CORONA-TOOLBOX FITNESS - Veilig naar de fitness in tijden van Corona

PDF icon corona_toolbox_fitness.pdf (906.47 KB)

Apr 21, 2020


Sportaccommodaties werken toe naar een gefaseerde en verantwoorde openstelling van de faciliteiten. Naast de 1,5 meter maatregel zal de sport elke nieuwe stap baseren op de geldende adviezen van het RIVM in samenhang met de maatregelen van de regering en overheden.

PDF icon Eindversie concept protocol fitness Verantwoord Sporten - NL Actief.pdf (1.22 MB)

Apr 21, 2020

EU Position Paper

Position paper on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the sport sector

PDF icon Position paper COVID-19 final revision.pdf (1.29 MB)

Apr 20, 2020

A CEO’s diary of survival

Ex EuropeActive Board member and boss of Pure Gym features in the Times newspaper: a CEO’s diary of survival

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Apr 19, 2020

After Coronavirus Report

After Corona - How the sector may be different and never be the same again, and why this may not be all bad news

PDF icon After_Corona.pdf (198.96 KB)

Apr 16, 2020

Webinar - European Health & Fitness Market Report - key findings

EuropeActive / FIBO / Deloitte webinar introducing key findings from the 2020 report and the impact of Coronavirus

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Apr 14, 2020

ANIF - Italy

The role of EuropeActive, an interview with Executive Director, Andreas Paulsen

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Apr 8, 2020

EuropeActive - Deloitte webinar slides

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was discussed during a high level webinar hosted by EuropeActive and Deloitte. Slides from the webinar can be dowloaded below.

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PDF icon Impact of Pandemic Situation on Fitness Industry_Adrian Portion.pdf (555.09 KB)

Apr 8, 2020

Corona crisis and its impact on the health & fitness operators

Thoughts on the Corona crisis and its impact on the health & fitness operators; Guidance for the closed period and how to prepare for the re-opening of clubs……what will be the “new normal”?

PDF icon Covid19_impact_club_re-opening.pdf (202.36 KB)

Apr 8, 2020

SKY Finland - Update

SKY - Uutisia ja vinkkejä Covid-19 poikkeustilassa toimimiseen

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Apr 7, 2020

Open letter sent to Italian Ministers

An open letter to illustrate the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on the sector sent to the Italian President of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Economy by Wellness Foundation President Nerio Alessandri, together with ANIF President Giampaolo Duregon and signed by a representative pool of sports centers.

PDF icon LetteraAperta.pdf (601.46 KB)

Apr 7, 2020

Fit Tech Magazine - Issue 1

EuropeActive Board member Nick Coutts features in issue 1 of the Fit Tech online magazine which covers digital and tech solutions for the Covid-19 period.

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Apr 6, 2020

ClubIntel Coronavirus Survey

ClubIntel survey regarding the industry’s response to the current pandemic - to complete click the link below

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Apr 3, 2020

DSSV, Germany - Update

DSSV writes to the German chancellor Angela Merkel and other important decision makers:

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Apr 3, 2020

Česká Komora Fitness - Update

Czech national fitness association works with the national government on financial support for self-employed

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