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2 Oct 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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19 Sep 2019
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Peloton targets $8 bn valuation

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An updated prospectus filed by Peloton Interactive last week indicates that the supplier of connected home fitness equipment is targeting a valuation of up to $8.2 billion in its initial public offering (IPO). The company said it expects to offer...

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5 Sep 2019
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New European chief for Precor

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Daniel Sprung has become vice president and managing director for Precor in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), amid a return to double-digit expansion for the fitness gear maker. Sprung was previously country manager in the...

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5 Sep 2019
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John Reed readying French clubs

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Rainer Schaller Group (RSG) is moving into France next year with three clubs under the John Reed brand, the former McFit group confirmed last week. In a long-awaited move, the German company said it would open a John Reed club in...

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5 Sep 2019
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Groupe Moving buys Fitlane for southern French expansion

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Moving is evaluating options for the Fitlane brand, after it snapped up the regional market leader in the Côte d’Azur. The group behind the Fitness Park and Moving brands says the acquired business should consist of 23 clubs at the end of the...

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23 Jul 2019
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Fishers get majority stake in Trib3

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The Fisher family has acquired a majority stake in Trib3, the British-based high-intensity interval training concept, as part of a fundraising to expand the brand. The Fisher family are the founders and owners of the Holmes Place group, which...

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23 Jul 2019
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Basic-Fit at two million members, resuming Spanish expansion

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Just four years after it started targeting the French market in earnest, Basic-Fit boasted 300 clubs in the country after an opening in Paris last week, up by about 100 from the same time last year. A key driver of this remarkable feat, Redouane...

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23 Jul 2019
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LifeFit builds out German group with Smile X and The Gym Society

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LifeFit Group, the company behind Fitness First in Germany, has secured €40 million through a Nordic bond issue to help finance the construction of its multi-brand platform, which continues with the full acquisition of Smile X and an agreement to...

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10 Jul 2019
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Clawson and Nieto return to Life Fitness

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Just a few days after it finalised the acquisition of Life Fitness, KPS Capital Partners has appointed Chris Clawson to return as chief executive of the fitness equipment company, taking over from Jason Worthy. As president of Life Fitness for...

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10 Jul 2019
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Sats Group optimises Nordic cluster strategy

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The Sats Group has sharply raised the capacity at some of its clubs, after it invested in technology to analyse and improve their lay-out and the utilisation of its equipment. “We launched a big review of the training floor and invested in new...

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