EuropeActive hosted the 5th FORUM for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport

On Wednesday 10th November EuropeActive live-streamed from Brussels the 5th Annual FORUM for Anti-Doping in Recreational Sport. With over 130 registered virtual participants, attendees represented an interested mix of anti-doping practitioners, researchers and academics, representatives of the sport movement and of various sport ministries from around the globe. 85% of participants found the Forum very informative, while over 70% shared their interest to be involved in the drafting of the FAIR+ Educational Guidelines.

EuropeActive launched new certification scheme for fitness clubs

EuropeActive has successfully launched in cooperation with the Netherlands National Standards Organisation (NEN) a new club certification scheme known as FITcert.eu. This 5-stage scheme is the culmination of many technical experts working under the European Standards Organisation CEN direction to develop standards for clubs covering operations, management, customer service, supervision and fitness trainer qualifications.

Results from largest survey of recreational athletes’ doping habits released

The largest survey ever conducted into the doping practices of recreational athletes in Europe has revealed that the prevalence in the use of banned substances is lower than had been previously thought. The results were announced at the 5th annual meeting of the FORUM for anti-doping in recreational sport (FAIR+) which is an Erasmus+ European Commission co-funded action. Prof. Dr. Werner Pitsch and Dr. Monika Frenger (Saarland University and the European Institute for Socioeconomy) together with Prof. Ask Vest Christensen (Aarhus University), and Dr.

ISM 2021: Professionalising and upskilling the sector through Standards

On Friday 5th November, EuropeActive hosted virtually the 12th annual International Standards Meeting (ISM), the European flagship event for training providers, employers, practitioners and other key stakeholders involved in training and education. Under the theme ‘Transforming the fitness industry through Standards’ speakers and panelists explored how upskilling our industry's workforce and the use of digital technology can significantly impact the evolution and growth of the fitness and physical activity sector.

Supplier Member in the spotlight – 4global

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The global pandemic demonstrated the value of high-quality data and insight across every industry. In the UK, the Moving Communities programme, driven by 4global and Sport England, represented a watershed moment in how the public leisure sector can use data to operate more effectively and efficiently.

Insight and data from Moving Communities enabled strategic decisions to be made about where time, effort and money was best invested to benefit local communities and the audiences that needed the most help.

#BEACTIVE DAY brings together millions across Europe to celebrate active lifestyles

On Thursday 23rd September EuropeActive, together with its extended network of 26 national association partners organised the #BEACTIVE DAY campaign as the fitness and physical activity sector's contribution to the European Week of Sport. In previous years the campaign has already proven to be a highly successful in underscoring the fun and importance of exercise and to encourage people to lead an active lifestyle.

Digital Member in the spotlight – Sport Alliance

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Our vision at Sport Alliance is to make access to sports for everyone as easy as possible - even in challenging times like the pandemic. We were and still are aware of our responsibility to support our clients during and after the lockdown to keep their business running and find their strength back.

SafeACTiVE Study: Data collection for second cycle in progress

EuropeActive is pleased to announce that a second cycle of the SafeACTiVE Study is currently being developed with the aim of analysing the levels of COVID-19 transmission risk in fitness clubs and leisure facilities. With more than 115 million visits analysed across 14 European countries, the average transmission rate sat at 1.12 per 100.000 visits, according to the previous SafeACTiVE Study published in December 2020.