Britain has moved ahead of Germany as Europe’s largest fitness club market, based on estimated growth of 4.2% to £5.1 billion for the year until the end of March. The State of the UK Fitness Industry Report published by Leisure DB found that...Read more
The Polish office of competition and consumer protection (UOKiK) says it has launched an investigation involving 16 fitness club operators and other stakeholders, to study if they undermined fair competition through collusion. “We collected...Read more
The trend toward larger gyms with more members and lower prices continued to dominate the European fitness club market last year, amid a frenzy of mergers and acquisitions. The European market generated sales of €26.6 billion in 2017, up by...Read more
Basic-Fit, the Dutch-based fitness club operator, has flatly denied allegations that it may be taking unfair advantage of its strong position in the Belgian market, after a Belgian minister stated that the Belgian competition authority (BMA) was...Read more
The United Kingdom has reinforced its lead as the largest European fitness market with more than 9 million members and a market value that increased by 3.2% to about £4.4 billion (€5.7 billion) for the full year until the end of March, according...Read more
German fitness clubs raised their turnover by 2.7% to €4.83 billion last year, driven by the expansion of gym chains and smaller clubs, according to the annual survey published by the German Employers’ Organisation for Fitness and Health Clubs...Read more
Pure Gym, the leading British gym chain, is studying a change of ownership, which could lead to an initial public offering (IPO) with a potential target valuation of more than £500 million. The company is said to have appointed Rothschild to...Read more
The turnover of Austrian fitness clubs increased by 3.2% to €228 million last year, according to the latest research by Kreutzer Fischer & Partner, an Austrian consultant. It points to a slight decrease in average prices, since the number of...Read more
João Pimentel was appointed for two years as president of Associação dos Ginásios de Portugal (AGAP), the Portuguese fitness clubs association. He formally took office at an assembly at the Museu do Desporto in Lisbon earlier this...Read more
The Irish government has set aside €5.5 million this year for the National Physical Activity Plan, which aims to get 500,000 more Irish people active in the next ten years. Unveiled in Dublin last week, the plan is the first ever comprehensive...Read more
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