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20 Aug 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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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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25 Jun 2019
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Musgrove leaving Bannatyne

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Justin Musgrove, who has been chief executive at the Bannatyne Group for more than three years, is preparing to step down later this year. The company declined to provide details on the departure, but the move is apparently unrelated to...

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25 Jun 2019
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Gympass valued at over $1bn, heading for Asia

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Gympass has been valued at more than $1 billion as part of a fundraising of $300 million led by Softbank, the Japanese investment giant, which should enable the Brazilian fitness pass aggregator to invest more in technology, and to leap into Asia...

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11 Jun 2019
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Fatih exits FitX

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Schmidt Gruppe has become the full owner of FitX after Jacob Fatih, the founder of the second-largest German fitness club group, decided to divest his shares and to relinquish his function as joint chief executive. Schmidt Gruppe, a family-owned...

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11 Jun 2019
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Peloton files for IPO

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The disruption caused by digital fitness platforms has been the talk of the industry for several years, but the stock market could put a clearer value on it in the months ahead, since Peloton Interactive is heading for a much-hyped initial public...

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