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Martin Seibold named CEO of Fitness First Germany

Martin Seibold, former managing director of Fitness First UK, has been appointed CEO of Fitness First Germany.

Operating over 80 clubs, Fitness First Germany remains the only part of the global Fitness First estate that hasn’t yet changed hands: the UK clubs were sold to DW Sports late last year, while earlier this year, Fitness First Australia was sold to private equity company Quadrant, becoming part of its newly created Fitness & Lifestyle Group.

Fitness First Asia merged with local competitor Celebrity Fitness, to create fitness giant Evolution Wellness.

A sale of Fitness First Germany seemed imminent back in 2015 but, following a drop in the value of the Euro and a growth in competition in the market, the deal was scrapped.

The Fitness First Germany estate is not currently for sale, but industry insiders suggest it's likely that – having successfully taken the UK business to the point of sale – Seibold will steer the German business to a similar outcome.

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Martin Seibold, former managing director of Fitness First UK, has been appointed CEO of Fitness First Germany.
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Seibold is likely to prepare Fitness First Germany for sale / Fitness First
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Interview
I read a shocking insight that a ton of knives are being confiscated every month in London alone and I wanted to do something about it
Features
IHRSA update
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Features
People profile
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People
Interview
The workout has to be engaging, and that’s what the Lagree Fitness Method is designed to be. If you go to the gym and watch TV on the treadmill for an hour, I don’t think that’s fitness
People
Interview
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People
People profile
I’m hugely excited to launch our new two-week Revive programme in Harrods. It’s just the start of the unique programming we’re going to deliver in The Wellness Clinic
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People profile
We want to create partnerships with hotels, resorts and country clubs to design inspirational fitness spaces
People
Interview
One of the benefits of our IPO is that people who work for the company have the chance to be shareholders. It’s driving incredibly high retention rates because people feel ownership of the business
People
Interview
Growth is being funded by the £39m we secured from BGF in 2016. There’s scope for expansion in London, other big cities in the UK and internationally
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People profile
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People profile
Our research, published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, showed certain types of exercise trigger greater fat-burning
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Interview
We were inspired by what retail brands like Sweaty Betty, Lululemon and Nike were doing for women - Susan Dyson, co-founder, Hiitgirl
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Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Matthew Januszek discusses the future of fitness with industry leaders at IHRSA
IHRSA, one of the biggest health and fitness shows worldwide, draws the industry’s top minds who see where fitness is heading.
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With an ever-increasing number of accessories now available to create a dynamic functional training space, storage is becoming a problem for many gym owners and operators.
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Company profiles
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Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Exercise equipment
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Furniture suppliers
AJ Products: Furniture suppliers
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
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Flooring
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Fitness equipment
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Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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The Principal, Manchester,
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