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13 Oct 2020

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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17 Sep 2020
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Tonal secures $110m amid “unprecedented demand” for connected strength gear

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Tonal wants to ramp up its marketing spend and to build up the supply chain for its connected strength equipment for home training, after it secured $110 million in extra capital. The funding comes from investors including L Catterton, which was...

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17 Sep 2020
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Zwift raises $450 million, moving into hardware

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Zwift is preparing to launch its own hardware, after it secured a minority investment of $450 million led by KKR. The online fitness platform for cyclists and runners said earlier today that the investment will turn Zwift into a “more immersive...

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17 Sep 2020
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Apple launches digital workout subscription service

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Apple could turn into a formidable competitor for digital workout suppliers such as Peloton, Les Mills On Demand and Fiit, with a relatively cheap subscription service providing engaging training sessions that connect directly with the Apple...

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17 Sep 2020
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Peloton projects staggering expansion with more affordable products

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Peloton is launching cheaper products to continue the quick expansion of its customer base, as the connected fitness market is drawing mighty rivals and unprecedented investment. Peloton became profitable in its fourth fiscal quarter, until the...

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24 Aug 2020
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Sports Direct group buying DW fitness and sports retail assets

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The company behind Sports Direct has purchased 43 gyms and 31 sports stores in the U.K. from the administrators of Dave Whelan Sports for £37 million (€41.0m), to complement its fitness business under the Everlast brand. The DW assets were...

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4 Aug 2020
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JD Gyms scaling up with Xercise4Less

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JD Gyms’ acquisition of 50 Xercise4Less clubs in the U.K. marks a leap forward for the British smart cost operator – and probably the start of another bout of consolidation for the European fitness club industry. JD Gyms snapped up the...

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14 Jul 2020
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RSG Group set to acquire Gold’s Gym for about $100 million

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RSG Group, the company behind McFit, is set to acquire Gold’s Gym for about $100 million, subject to final court approval. With a potential combination of over 900 gyms and franchises on six continents, Rainer Schaller’s group could kickstart...

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10 Jul 2020
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Lululemon paying $500m for Mirror

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Lululemon Athletica is reinforcing its ecosystem in yoga and fitness through the agreed takeover of Mirror for $500 million. Launched in New York just two years ago, Mirror is a digital home fitness device functioning as a full-length mirror and...

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Norwegian study backs up safe training measures

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The Norwegian study involving about 4,000 gym members to check the risk of contagion when working out in fitness clubs has concluded that “provided good hygiene and social distancing measures, there was no increased Covid-19 spread at training...

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