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.


Posts to the Covid-19 page are placed in to 5 categories. Use the search function below to find the relevant information.

May 27, 2020

Webinar - An equipment suppliers perspective on Covid-19

Join us for 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, coffee or something stronger and tune in to what promises to be an informative and inspiring chat.

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May 26, 2020

Safe place to work, safe place to workout”

CEO of Pure Gym and former EuropeActive Board member, Humphrey Cobbold, is at the forefront of reopening fitness clubs across Europe and shares a piece written on his experience with their Swiss subsidiary BaseFit which runs 40 clubs in Switzerland.

PDF icon Industry Risk Mitigation Action Sheet_190502020.pdf (1.75 MB)

May 22, 2020

ANIF Italy - Protocol for clubs and pools

National Association ANIF (Italy) share the latest protocol for clubs and pools.

PDF icon ANIF_Protocollo_Riapertura.pdf (1.95 MB)

May 21, 2020

Webinar - Words that Make or Break Lifestyle Interventions with Anna Bogdanova

In this webinar Anna Bogdanova will share her expertise in creating long lasting behaviour change, drawing on the fields of communication, psychology and behavioural biology.

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May 20, 2020

#BEACTIVE HOUR - 30th May 2020, 17:00 CET

On 30th May at 17.00 CET we will come together to celebrate the role that exercise has played during the Covid-19 pandemic in keeping us entertained, keeping us healthy and keeping us active. We encourage coordinators, partners, community leaders and influencers to play a vital role in spreading the activity message and helping it reach the broadest audience possible. #BEACTIVE for Wellbeing | #BEACTIVE for Immunity | #BEACTIVE for Resilience | #BEACTIVE for Community.

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May 20, 2020

Webinar - Meet the Press: Let’s talk about the new normal

Host David Stalker, EuropeActive President, is joined by editors from various EuropeActive media partners to discuss the part the media played and continues to play in the COVID-19 situation as we move into a new but unknown phase. The panel includes, Inés Ledo, Gym Factory (ES), Thorsten Rebek, BodyLife (DE), Barbara Smit, Fitness News Europe (FR) and Liz Terry, Health Club Management (UK).

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May 14, 2020

Webinar - Measuring the success of digital experiences and harnessing the consumers recent increase in engagement triggered by COVID-19

Peter Croft the Chair of the EuropeActive digital transformation steering committee discusses strategic content, global market feedback and critical insight into the new digital experience ecosystem with key industry figures Hugo Braam - Virtuagym, Nicolas Festl - Fittrack and Ernst de Neef - Funxtion.

PDF icon DIGITAL_Experiences_Final_140520.pdf (2.1 MB)

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May 13, 2020


Discussion on COVID 19: Safe operation of Leisure Centres, Sport and Fitness Facilities

PDF icon Framework-for-operation_Member-discussion-document_Ireland-Active_v1_12_5_2020.pdf (644.34 KB)

May 13, 2020

Czech Republic - manual for reopening

Ceska Komora Fitness share their latest update on reopening clubs.

PDF icon Czech-Republic-manual-for-re-opening-fitness.pdf (1.4 MB)

May 13, 2020

Webinar - Adapting Standards & Skills for Fitness Professionals Post-C19-Shutdown

Julian berriman, EuropeActive Director of Standards hosts Jennifer Halsall-de Wit (International Retention Manager, Basic-FiT International), Prof. Alfonso Jimenez (Chief Research & Innovation Officer, Ingesport-GOfit) and Tara Dillon (CEO, CIMSPA) as they explore the development of guidelines for fitness professionals and how these guidelines can be incorporate in educational standards across Europe.

PDF icon Adapting-skills-PPT_master_reverse.pdf (2.79 MB)

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May 11, 2020

Summary of current recommended practices for operating under Covid-19 restrictions

General guidance only for consideration by operators when re-opening their facility. It does not include swimming pools, saunas, spa areas, or outside activities. National conditions may apply and alter this guidance.

PDF icon Operating_Practices_May2020.pdf (443.15 KB)

May 10, 2020

NL Actief - Manifest

Manifest NL Actief Waarom de fitnesscentra weer open zouden mogen en kunnen

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May 8, 2020

ANIF - Interview with Julian berriman

EuropeActive Director of Standards, Julian berriman, is interviewed by Italy's National Association, ANIF

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May 7, 2020

ukactive - framework for the re-opening of gym, leisure centre and wider fitness industry during social distancing

ukactive sets out the framework for opening gym and leisure facilities during an anticipated period of "social distancing" following the full closure of the sector due to COVID-19. It also provides the basis for individual operators to develop their own required technical operating guidance for customers, staff and supply chains once the Government has said facilities, or parts of facilities, can open.

PDF icon ukactive unveils recommended framework for reopening the fitness and leisure sector safely - Press Release.pdf (284.67 KB)
PDF icon Covid-19 - A framework for the re-opening of the gym and fitness industry (V1) FINAL.pdf (1.57 MB)

May 7, 2020

Webinar - Sleep, the forgotten elixir of health and physical recovery

Join ben Pratt, Join Ben Pratt, Programme Coordinator, Nordic Fitness Education, for an eye-opening presentation on why sleep is the forgotten elixir of good health and the most powerful tool for exercise recovery.

PDF icon Sleep_presentation.pdf (1.54 MB)

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