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)

Supplier Member in the spotlight - Matrix

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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.

EuropeActive and ukactive sign Memorandum of Understanding for an Active Alliance to enhance mutual collaboration

EuropeActive and ukactive have today 3rd February announced a new agreement which will see the sector bodies continue to work together closely following Britain’s exit from the EU.

ukactive CEO Huw Edwards and EuropeActive Executive Director Andreas Paulsen signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen the organisations’ joint mission of improving physical activity levels through the support and development of the sector.

FIBO and EuropeActive extend partnership for another three years

Two major players in the European fitness industry will continue to work closely together for the coming years. EuropeActive, the leading voice and non-profit association representing the European fitness and physical activity sector, and FIBO, the leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health, have agreed to extend their partnership for another three years. The focus of the cooperation is to strengthen the fitness industry.

EuropeActive hosted the first meeting of its President’s Council for Operator CEOs

EuropeActive (EA), the leading voice and non-profit association representing the European fitness and physical activity sector, hosted on Friday 30th October 2020 the first ordinary meeting of its President’s Council (PC) for Fitness Club Operator CEOs, as part of the recently presented new strategy for the sector’s development.

The European Fitness Sector contribution to the 2020 #BeActive Campaign

Last month, the 6th European Week of Sport took place from the 23rd- 30th September with the goal of getting as many Europeans as possible to be active and adopt healthier lifestyles. The European Fitness sector has been instrumental in the success of the campaign by reaching over 30 million Europeans with the #BEACTIVE message and activating almost 1,5 million people through thousands of events across the continent.

EuropeActive calls on the EU leaders to promote the importance of physical activity

Last week, EuropeActive sent a sectoral Declaration for Action to the presidents of the EU institutions inviting them to join us in the promotion of physical activity for social, mental and physical wellbeing. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow, European policy and decision-makers must recognise that fitness centres and health clubs provide essential services, through boosting the immunity and resilience of European citizens. 

The 6th Edition of the European Week of Sport

The sixth edition of the European Week of Sport, which took place from the 23-30 of September was a great success and adapted exceptionally well to the difficult circumstances as imposed by C-19 which resulted in the cancellation of many planned events throughout the continent. The official figures regarding participation in the EWoS will soon be published by the EU Commission on the European Week of Sport website.