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Fitness First pursues platform strategy with ElbGym
10 Dec 2018
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Fitness First pursues platform strategy with ElbGym

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First Germany is pursuing its multi-brand strategy with the acquisition of ElbGym, a brand of high-end performance training gyms from Hamburg, as its turnaround is moving ahead faster than anticipated. ElbGym is a group of three gyms with...

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Les Mills appoints chief executive
10 Dec 2018
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Les Mills appoints chief executive

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A former marketing director at Nike, Clive Ormerod has been picked to become chief executive at Les Mills International next year, as the fitness class specialist is amplifying investments in Les Mills as a consumer brand. The change marks a form...

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German buyer for downsized Kettler
10 Dec 2018
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German buyer for downsized Kettler

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About 170 jobs should be cut at Kettler, as part of a conditional offer from Lafayette Mittelstand Capital to acquire the German fitness equipment maker out of insolvency proceedings. Lafayette is a private equity firm from Frankfurt specialised...

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Precor owner backs Chinese-led €4.6 bn bid
10 Dec 2018
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Precor owner backs Chinese-led €4.6 bn bid

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Precor could benefit from extra resources in China, its second-largest market, after the supervisory board of the fitness equipment maker’s owner approved an all-cash offer formally issued by a Chinese-led consortium valuing it at €4.6 billion...

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Welcome to Fitness News Europe
10 Dec 2018

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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Fitness Hut doubles potential with smaller format
20 Nov 2018

Fitness Hut doubles potential with smaller format

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The launch of a smaller format for Fitness Hut in the next few weeks is anticipated to at least double its potential to 100 gyms around Portugal. After some trials in the last year, the leading Portuguese smart cost operator...

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Virgin Active trials digital products in Italy
15 Nov 2018
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Virgin Active trials digital products in Italy

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Virgin Active is trialling digital services in Italy, with the launch of a digital coaching service through its app in September and an exercise bike with streamed and on-demand classes to hit the market next month. The...

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Worthy takes over Life Fitness leadership
31 Oct 2018

Worthy takes over Life Fitness leadership

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Jason Worthy has been appointed as president of the Life Fitness division at Brunswick Corporation. In a sudden change announced today, the group said Worthy is taking over with immediate effect from Jaime Irick, a former executive from GE Lighting...

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Let’s Go Fitness gets expansive financial owner
31 Oct 2018
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Let’s Go Fitness gets expansive financial owner

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In yet another change of fitness group ownership in Switzerland, a majority stake in Let’s Go Fitness has been purchased by Naxicap Partners, a French private investment fund. With 52 clubs and about 50,000 members, Let’s Go Fitness is...

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Fitness World moves into Switzerland with Basefit.ch
14 Oct 2018

Fitness World moves into Switzerland with Basefit.ch

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Fitness World has gone ahead with a move into a third market through the acquisition of Basefit.ch, the budget fitness club operator that has been growing steadily around Switzerland. By far the market leader in the saturated Danish market,...

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