EuropeActive - Moving Forward Together

Welcome to EuropeActive National Associations' updates. Were we will be sharing best practice, publications and relevant communications from our National Associations, and the work they do to make more people, more active, more often at national level.

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Sep 16, 2022 - United Kingdom

ukactive calls on new PM Liz Truss to stop energy crisis becoming major physical and mental health crisis

ukactive has written to the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, today (6 September) warning of the threat to the health and wellbeing of millions of people if there is no support for fitness and leisure facilities, amid rising energy costs.

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Sep 16, 2022 - Switzerland

Key data of the Swiss fitness industry in 2022

The first comprehensive study on the key data of the Swiss fitness industry was published.

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Sep 16, 2022 - Denmark

A new government budget proposal with elements of prevention

DFHO's proposal for a tax deduction for exercise in the country's good sports communities was rejected, but the government’s draft budget includes "Prevention for citizens with chronic diseases" and "Center for healthy life and well-being with a focus on children

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EuropeActive - Association of Austrian Sports and Leisure Enterprises

Sep 16, 2022 - Austria

#BeActive – Offers of commercial sports companies

For the first time, gyms will be participating in the European Week of Sport in Austria.

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EuropeActive - Ukraineactive

Aug 25, 2022 - Ukraine

UkraineActive launched #BeActive4peace

UkraineActive launched a new initiative to support fitness trainers currently displaced or trying to restart activities in war-torn cities.

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Aug 25, 2022 - Netherlands

The gym industry creates centers for rheumatism patients

NL Actief and ReumaNederland are expanding their network for people with rheumatic diseases. More than a hundred prevention centers have been trained by this initiative to become movement experts in rheumatism. In these centers, sports and exercise can form a structural part of the treatment.

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Aug 25, 2022 - Netherlands

VirtuaGym’s research shows the importance of fitness apps and personalization in the fitness industry

The results of a global customer survey shows how fitness entrepreneurs are using technology in their fitness business to offer services and stay in touch with their customers.

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Aug 25, 2022 - Italy

The sport reform is finally adapted to the needs of sport centers, but is yet to be approved

ANIF calls for a sport reform.

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Aug 25, 2022 - Germany

No further lockdown and no access restrictions for gyms at Corona in Germany

Based on the new Corona rules, there will be no further restrictions nor closures in Germany.

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Aug 25, 2022 - Germany

DSSV study on the development of the German fitness economy in the first half of 2022

DSSV publishes the results of their survey on the development of the fitness industry in the first half of 2022.

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Aug 25, 2022 - Denmark

VAT exemption for fitness classes is under fire

The Danish government proposed a new VAT guideline, in which fitness classes will not be exempted anymore. This would lead to an increase in prices.

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Jul 19, 2022 - Spain

Informe preliminar sobre el Impacto Social y Económico del sector de la Actividad Física y el Deporte en Espańa

Spain Active publishes a new report on Social & Economic Impact of physical activity and sport participation in Spain


Jul 19, 2022 - Norway

Lederutvikling: Bærekraft og endringsledelse

Virke Trening is launching a program for leadership development for sustainability and change management

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Jul 19, 2022 - Belgium

Fitness.BE - Scan du style de vie

Fitness.be launched a new ‘lifestyle scan’ as part of the New Health project

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Jul 19, 2022 - Portugal

Portugal Activo - Barómetro do Fitness 2021

Portugal activo publishes its 2021 fitness barometer

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