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Belgian authorities study fitness market after complaints
28 Jun 2016
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Belgian authorities study fitness market after complaints

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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...

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British market hits fitness records
16 May 2016
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British market hits fitness records

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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...

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Gym chains lead German market growth
14 Mar 2016
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Gym chains lead German market growth

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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...

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Pure Gym mulls over IPO
22 Jan 2016
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Pure Gym mulls over IPO

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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...

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Women drive Austrian market growth
22 Jan 2016
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Women drive Austrian market growth

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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...

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New chief for Portuguese fitness industry group
22 Jan 2016
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New chief for Portuguese fitness industry group

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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...

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Ireland adopts national physical activity plan
22 Jan 2016
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Ireland adopts national physical activity plan

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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...

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