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4 Aug 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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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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26 Jun 2020
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F45 set to go public after deal for takeover by Crescent-backed vehicle

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F45 is preparing an initial public offering, after a takeover agreement with a special purpose vehicle backed by Crescent Capital Group, that is anticipated to give the combined company an enterprise value of $845 million A filing by Crescent...

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24 Jun 2020
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CrossFit getting new owner

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Eric Roza said on social media this afternoon that he has reached an agreement to become the owner and chief executive of CrossFit. This comes after the resignation of Greg Glassman over controversial comments earlier this month, which appalled...

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24 Jun 2020
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Hydrow raises funds, working on European launch

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Hydrow has raised another $25 million in a funding round led by L Catterton, the private equity firm that previously invested in Peloton and many other fitness companies. The Boston-based supplier started shipping its connected rowers last year...

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24 Jun 2020
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énergie Fitness repurchased by founding shareholders and managers

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Launching énergie Fitness in more international markets is one of the priorities for the team that is taking over the leadership at the British fitness franchise, after a management buy-out. The owner of a franchise with 105 fitness clubs and...

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10 Jun 2020
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CrossFit chief quits, Reebok pulls out of talks

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Dave Castro is taking over as chief executive at CrossFit, after furious backlash against insensitive tweets from Greg Glassman led the founder to quit. The social media messages, referring to George Floyd and Covid-19, led multiple partners,...

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10 Jun 2020
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Evo Fitness restarts with expansion

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While Norwegian fitness club operators are preparing to reopen on June 15, Evo Fitness has prepared a flying restart with three openings scheduled in the next few weeks. With its technology-driven concept, Evo is well-equipped to deal with...

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