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Basic-Fit starts Duo membership
2 Aug 2018
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Basic-Fit starts Duo membership

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Basic-Fit has started a Duo offer allowing members to work out with another person, in an effort to raise its yield per member. Piloted in France, the Duo offer costs €30 per month to register up to six people for joint workouts. It was...

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Welcome to Fitness News Europe
2 Aug 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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MCH seals Altafit takeover, bundles with iFitness
1 Aug 2018
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MCH seals Altafit takeover, bundles with iFitness

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Altafit has turned into a leading Spanish fitness club operator with financial resources for openings as well as acquisitions, after it was taken over by MCH Private Equity along with iFitness. Altafit suggested earlier this year that it was in...

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Kettler aims for investment after brief insolvency
30 Jul 2018
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Kettler aims for investment after brief insolvency

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Kettler is battling to push through financial restructuring measures in partnership with an investor, Altera Capital, after earlier negotiations broke down and the German fitness equipment maker filed for insolvency under its own administration –...

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Fitness Time owner readies IPO
17 Jul 2018
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Fitness Time owner readies IPO

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Leejam Sports Company, the largest fitness club operator in the Middle East, is preparing an initial public offering (IPO) to sell 30% of its existing shares on the Saudi Stock Exchange in early August. Leejam operated 112 fitness clubs under the...

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L’Appart doubles in size with Nextalis takeover
17 Jul 2018
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L’Appart doubles in size with Nextalis takeover

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L'Appart Fitness more than doubled in size to 120 clubs last week with its acquisition of Nextalis, a fitness club operator and franchisor that once ranked among the largest in France with the Amazonia brand. In the works for several months, this...

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Polish anti-cartel office launches investigation into fitness club groups
3 Jul 2018
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Polish anti-cartel office launches investigation into fitness club groups

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The Polish office of competition and consumer protection (UOKiK) says it has launched an investigation involving 16 fitness club operators and other stakeholders, to study if they undermined fair competition through collusion. “We collected...

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Sats Group returns to Denmark with FitnessDK
29 Jun 2018

Sats Group returns to Denmark with FitnessDK

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Group, the former Health & Fitness Nordic, is building up its Scandinavian business with the projected acquisition of FitnessDK, the second-largest fitness club operator in Denmark. The group of 41 fitness clubs divested by Parken Sport &...

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Pure Gym builds up London network with Soho Gyms
22 Jun 2018
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Pure Gym builds up London network with Soho Gyms

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Pure Gym has acquired market share in London by purchasing Soho Gyms, a group of ten gyms, expanding its own network to 59 clubs around the British capital and 214 in the entire country. Pure Gym said that it was launching a refurbishment program...

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Stamina Trening taken over by Norwegian health investors
21 Jun 2018
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Stamina Trening taken over by Norwegian health investors

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Stamina Trening, Norway’s second-largest fitness club operator, is to integrate more health-related services after its agreed takeover by Norsk Treninghelse. The two largest shareholders in the buying entity are the physician Arne Instebø and...

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