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19 Mar 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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5 Mar 2020
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FIBO postponed to October

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Protagonists on all sides of the fitness industry are working on alternative plans to cope with the disruption caused by the spread of the coronavirus, which has led to the postponement of FIBO Cologne until the start of October. The outbreak of...

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David Lloyd moving into Switzerland

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David Lloyd Leisure is adding another country to its European map with an agreement to acquire the Country Club Geneva, where the British group intends to invest more than £8 million (€9.2m). DLL already purchased a club in the Geneva area in...

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Gainline buys into Core Health & Fitness

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Core Health & Fitness has secured investment from Gainline Capital Partners, a U.S. private equity firm, which leaves Michael Bruno in charge as chairman and chief executive. Bruno gradually built up Core Health & Fitness by acquiring...

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18 Feb 2020
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Les Mills adopts European strategy, reinforces local support

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Les Mills is rejigging its European organisation with the appointment of a four-strong European team and four country managers, in order to provide more localised support to its club partners and instructors. Martin Franklin, chief operating...

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18 Feb 2020
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New Keep Cool owners invest in leadership and concept upgrade

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Keep Cool has replaced its leadership team and started building up resources to upgrade its concept, after the takeover of the French group with about 250 clubs was finalised earlier this month. “We want to go against the tide in the French...

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4 Feb 2020
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David Lloyd expands in Germany with Meridian Group acquisition

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David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has budgeted an investment of about €20 million in the eight health and spa clubs it acquired from the Meridian Group, turning Germany into its largest market in continental Europe. Meridian boasts nearly 39,000...

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4 Feb 2020
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Sport-Tiedje resists market pressure

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Rising costs, price competition and Kettler’s demise made for a tough year at Sport-Tiedje, but Europe’s leading fitness retailer managed to slightly raise its turnover above €130 million in 2019. The German-based retailer’s managers said...

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Trisport gets European Kettler rights

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Three former Kettler managers have been hired by Trisport, the German fitness brand’s former Swiss distributor, after it purchased rights to Kettler in nearly all European markets. Kettler was rescued about one year ago by Lafayette Mittelstand...

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21 Jan 2020
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Gustav Gym joins Urban Gym Group

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Gustav Gym, consisting of two clubs in central Amsterdam, is the latest target acquired by the Urban Gym Group, after it secured another €10 million in funding a few weeks ago. The agreement around Gustav Gym fits neatly with Urban Gym...

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