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12 Dec 2019
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Pure Gym agrees to buy Fitness World

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Pure Gym has agreed to buy Fitness World in a cash deal that puts the leading Danish fitness club operator’s enterprise value at about £350 million (€416m). The combination is the second-largest in Europe after Basic-Fit in fitness club...

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12 Dec 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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10 Dec 2019
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Milon changes CEO, buys Five-Konzept

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Milon Industries will start the next year under fresh leadership and with an expanded product range due to the acquisition of Five-Konzept, the German brand of stretching equipment. The two brands have already been working closely together for...

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10 Dec 2019

Life Fitness starts on-demand classes

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Life Fitness boasts that it’s the first equipment supplier to offer on-demand classes on a range of six commercial cardio machines, as the company makes its move into the digital content space. After its launch in the U.S., Life Fitness On...

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27 Nov 2019
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Former Spotify executive leads Peloton into Germany

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Formerly marketing director for Spotify in Europe, Martin Richter has been appointed as country manager for Peloton in Germany, to lead the interactive indoor cycling brand’s expansion into the country last week. The U.S. brand of interactive...

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27 Nov 2019
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Nordic Wellness raises target to 300 Swedish clubs

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Nordic Wellness has raised its targets for expansion, after more than 30 openings and projected sales nearing 1 billion Swedish kronor (€94.9m) this year. The operator from Gothenburg previously targeted 250 clubs around Sweden but that...

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27 Nov 2019
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LifeFit and Xponential team up

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With Pure Barre and Club Pilates added to its offering, the LifeFit Group is on track to operate seven fitness club concepts in Germany in the second half of next year. The group behind Fitness First in Germany has struck a partnership with...

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27 Nov 2019
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Pure Gym getting started in U.S. market

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Pure Gym is preparing to launch one or two pilot clubs in the U.S. in the first half of next year while continuing to expand rapidly in the U.K., the British budget club operator said earlier today. Pure Gym said in an investor call this morning...

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12 Nov 2019
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VivaGym Group buys Duet Fit

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VivaGym reinforced its leadership in the Iberian fitness club market with the acquisition of Duet Fit last week, turning Barcelona into its largest regional market. With the 13 Duet Fit budget gyms yielding sales of €11 million with 39,000...

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12 Nov 2019
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Basic-Fit targets 150 openings per year, launches Express concept

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Basic-Fit is launching a smaller gym concept, as part of its latest plans to accelerate its expansion with 150 openings per year and to reach 1,250 gyms across its five existing markets in 2022. Beyond the next three years, Basic-Fit executives...

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