Archive for the ‘Gyms’ Category

Fitness First pursues platform strategy with ElbGym
10 Dec 2018
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Fitness First pursues platform strategy with ElbGym

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First Germany is pursuing its multi-brand strategy with the acquisition of ElbGym, a brand of high-end performance training gyms from Hamburg, as its turnaround is moving ahead faster than anticipated. ElbGym is a group of three gyms with...

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Fitness Hut doubles potential with smaller format
20 Nov 2018

Fitness Hut doubles potential with smaller format

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The launch of a smaller format for Fitness Hut in the next few weeks is anticipated to at least double its potential to 100 gyms around Portugal. After some trials in the last year, the leading Portuguese smart cost operator...

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Virgin Active trials digital products in Italy
15 Nov 2018
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Virgin Active trials digital products in Italy

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Virgin Active is trialling digital services in Italy, with the launch of a digital coaching service through its app in September and an exercise bike with streamed and on-demand classes to hit the market next month. The...

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Let’s Go Fitness gets expansive financial owner
31 Oct 2018
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Let’s Go Fitness gets expansive financial owner

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In yet another change of fitness group ownership in Switzerland, a majority stake in Let’s Go Fitness has been purchased by Naxicap Partners, a French private investment fund. With 52 clubs and about 50,000 members, Let’s Go Fitness is...

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Fitness World moves into Switzerland with Basefit.ch
14 Oct 2018

Fitness World moves into Switzerland with Basefit.ch

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Fitness World has gone ahead with a move into a third market through the acquisition of Basefit.ch, the budget fitness club operator that has been growing steadily around Switzerland. By far the market leader in the saturated Danish market,...

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Feel Sport joins Keep Cool
4 Sep 2018
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Feel Sport joins Keep Cool

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Feel Sport, a group of 45 French fitness clubs, has agreed a partnership with Keep Cool, that will enlarge the French operator and franchising group to over 250 gyms with 350,000 members. As part of the deal, three owners of Feel Sport have...

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The Gym Group scales up with technology
3 Sep 2018
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The Gym Group scales up with technology

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The growing uptake of paid-for options at The Gym Group has pushed up its average sales per member in the first half of this year, and the British budget gym operator has started implementing more technology-driven upgrades. The Gym Group’s...

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Sats Group readies IPO, chief executive leaving
3 Sep 2018
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Sats Group readies IPO, chief executive leaving

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Olav Johan Thorstad, chief executive at the Sats Group, has decided to leave the leading Nordic operator after its owners started preparing for a potential initial public offering (IPO) in the second half of next year. The group’s board...

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MCH seals Altafit takeover, bundles with iFitness
1 Aug 2018
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MCH seals Altafit takeover, bundles with iFitness

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Altafit has turned into a leading Spanish fitness club operator with financial resources for openings as well as acquisitions, after it was taken over by MCH Private Equity along with iFitness. Altafit suggested earlier this year that it was in...

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Fitness Time owner readies IPO
17 Jul 2018
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Fitness Time owner readies IPO

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Leejam Sports Company, the largest fitness club operator in the Middle East, is preparing an initial public offering (IPO) to sell 30% of its existing shares on the Saudi Stock Exchange in early August. Leejam operated 112 fitness clubs under the...

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