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Viva Group accelerating expansion, Fitness Hut founders to switch to board
17 Feb 2019
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Viva Group accelerating expansion, Fitness Hut founders to switch to board

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Just over one year after the tie-up between Viva Gym and Fitness Hut, the Iberian fitness club operator has unveiled plans to accelerate its expansion with the smartest yield strategies from both concepts. The Viva Group’s sales jumped by about...

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Sport-Tiedje setting up shop in France
15 Feb 2019
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Sport-Tiedje setting up shop in France

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Sport-Tiedje is preparing to set up shop in yet another European market with the opening of a store in Paris in the second quarter. The German fitness retailer already covered the market through an online store, but it will launch stationary...

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Sats Group finalises rebranding of Fitness DK
14 Feb 2019

Sats Group finalises rebranding of Fitness DK

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Sats Group has finalised the rebranding of the Fitness DK clubs acquired in Denmark, which could mark the start of an eventful year for the Nordic group with a potential initial public offering (IPO) in the second half. Since it was formed...

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Orangetheory Fitness to double in Europe
14 Feb 2019

Orangetheory Fitness to double in Europe

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Orangetheory Fitness doubled its European size last year and it aims to repeat the feat this year to end up with more than twenty studios in this regional market. This is just a fraction of the Orangetheory Fitness business, which reached its...

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Welcome to Fitness News Europe
14 Feb 2019

Welcome to Fitness News Europe

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Welcome to fitnessnewseurope.com, the independent business news publication for the European fitness industry. FREE TRIAL Click here to register for a free trial: You will have access to news and features on the website, and receive our bi-monthly...

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Forever Fitness diversifies with low-cost acquisition
31 Jan 2019
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Forever Fitness diversifies with low-cost acquisition

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After its acquisition of Forever Fitness last year, Pilhajalinna is diversifying in the Finnish fitness club industry with the takeover of Fit1, one of the earliest operators of smart cost fitness centers in the country. Pihlajalinna said last...

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Sats Group buys three FitnessXpress clubs
16 Jan 2019
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Sats Group buys three FitnessXpress clubs

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With four clubs in the center of Oslo, FitnessXpress was one of the most prominent family-owned operators in Norway. But Hasse Hoftvedt sold most of his business to the Sats Group earlier this month, adding to the concentration of the Norwegian...

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Go Fit starts European expansion with extra cash
16 Jan 2019
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Go Fit starts European expansion with extra cash

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Go Fit has started its international expansion in earnest this year with the opening of an office in the Loreta area of Milan, and plans for at least two more before June, the company’s chief executive said last week. This comes after...

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World Class brand heading to Baltics
2 Jan 2019
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World Class brand heading to Baltics

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World Class, the Russian fitness club operator, is preparing to take its brand into the Baltics and several other countries, as part of multi-faceted expansion plans that secured support from fresh investors last month. The Russian Fitness Group,...

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TrainMore forms multi-brand group
2 Jan 2019

TrainMore forms multi-brand group

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Bundling the TrainMore, High Studios and Club Sportive concepts, the Urban Gym Group has obtained funding of at least €16 million to pursue its expansion. This started last week with the acquisition of Sports World in Amsterdam, and it could take...

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