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7 Apr 2021

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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22 Dec 2020
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Waterland and Fit/One team up to build European group

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Waterland Private Equity, the firm that supported Basic-Fit’s expansion, wants to build another European market leader with a prospective deal to buy half of Fit One – as a platform for more purchases in the German-speaking countries and other...

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22 Dec 2020
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Medicover buys Fitness World clubs in Poland

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Medicover is investing in vertical integration, complementing its fitness pass service with the acquisition of the 19 Fitness World clubs in Poland previously owned by the Pure Gym group. Medicover is a Swedish-based healthcase service group that...

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Grupo Duet pulls out of fitness

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Grupo Duet has finalised its pull-out from the fitness industry with the sale of its ten Duet Sports clubs to Sixth Street Partners and Ithaka, its Spanish partner. Grupo Duet divested its thirteen Duet Fit clubs in Catalonia to the Viva Gym...

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22 Dec 2020
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Peloton in $420 million deal for Precor

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Peloton Interactive is moving into the commercial equipment market through an agreement worth $420 million in cash to buy Precor, which should reinforce its supply chain with substantial U.S. production capacity. Peloton said yesterday that the...

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9 Dec 2020
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Vaha gets funding for European growth

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Vaha has secured unspecified funding from Unbound and other investors, to push the development of its smart training mirror and its launch across European markets. Vaha was created last year by Valerie Bures-Bönström, who previously co-founded...

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9 Dec 2020
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PureGym franchising to start in Saudi Arabia

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Pure Gym could shake up the market in Saudi Arabia through a franchise partnership that aims to open 40 budget clubs around the country in the next five years. The partner is Ektimal, a Saudi entity created to invest in the fitness industry. Its...

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9 Dec 2020
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Jeff gets funding for multi-service franchise

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Fit Jeff studios could start proliferating in Europe, after the multi-service start-up behind the franchise raised €17.3 million last week to continue working on its products and to expand in more international markets. Fit Jeff is the...

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25 Nov 2020
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CLMBR gets prominent funding

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CLMBR has raised unspecified investment to launch two vertical climbing machines next year, with support from venture capital as well as investors such as Jay-Z and Novak Djokovic. The Denver-based firm is widening the connected fitness category...

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25 Nov 2020

Fitness World chief returns with FitnessX

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Almost out of the blue, the FitnessX brand has taken off in the Danish fitness club market to create a group of 22 large-scale clubs in less than three months. That’s “almost” out of the blue because the investors behind the project are...

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