EuropeActive Stakeholder Advisory Boards

President's Council for Operators

The President's Council is made up of CEO's from Europe's top fitness operators. It's prime purpose is to help strategise the repositioning of our sector towards public health and gain more recognition in our communities and by the respective national and international authorities, define essential objectives for scientific research on the benefits of physical activity and to drive our sector to a more sustainable future.

This work will primarily be conducted through our new research centre THINK Active and our EU & Public Affairs department.

The following fitness & health  club operators are currently represented on the President's Council;

President's Council for Suppliers & Digital Tech

The President's Council for Suppliers & Digital Tech is made up of CEO's from Europe's top suppliers of fitness equipment and digital tech. Its main purpose 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.

The following organisations are currently represented on the Council;

Inclusion Advisory Group

Catherine Edmunds
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer, English Football League
Tim Mathias
Head of Inclusion, ukactive
Tony Stone
Creator & Founder, DanceGLAM
Rachel Young
Director of Business Development, Myzone (EMEA)
Lena Holmberg
Country Manager, Les Mills Nordic
Saly Marone
International Training Specialist, Basic-Fit International
Jennifer Halsall

Professional Standards Committee (PSC)

The Professional Standards Committee (PSC) is made up of key stakeholders involved in the development of Standards for people, programmes and places for the European fitness and physical activity sector. As part of EuropeActive’s strategic direction, the main purpose of the Committee is to promote the use of EuropeActive Standards, the importance of good practice, and the recognition of professionalism across the European fitness and physical activity sector. The PSC acts on the insights, research and advice of the Sector Skills Alliance of Fitness and Physical Activity.

The following people currently make up the Committee;

Colin Huffen
Michael Harrison
Anna Szumilewicz
Julian Berriman
Anna Bogdanova

Sector Skills Alliance for Fitness and Physical Activity

The Sector Skills Alliance for Fitness and Physical Activity is an advisory group of representatives from employer organisations, the fitness and physical activity sector workforce, members of education and training systems including from vocational and higher education, as well as public authorities and other relevant governmental and institutional agencies. The purpose of the SSA is to identify sector-specific labour market needs, demand for new occupation profiles, and skills needed to perform in one or more professional sectors. It endeavours to gather relevant labour market intelligence and foresight to enable evidence-led decisions, understand employer needs to support growth, develop sustainable jobs and promote entrepreneurship.