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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

features

People profiles: Florian Cartoux

Director, IHRSA Europe

Published in Health Club Management 2017 issue 1
Cartoux says clubs must embrace the digital revolution
Cartoux says clubs must embrace the digital revolution
This industry can end the obesity epidemic and prevent any number of health conditions – there is no better industry to be in

What’s your background?
For the last 15 years, I’ve worked in Brussels helping different industry associations – including some in the sports field – to grow their memberships. My previous experience was in the sports betting industry, which gave me the opportunity to connect with the sports world.

What attracted you to the role of director for IHRSA Europe?
I have always had a personal connection with sport. Having been diagnosed with diabetes at a young age, practising sport, keeping fit and trying to eat healthily have always been important aspects of my life.

I was particularly attracted by IHRSA’s mission to help health and fitness clubs become a primary solution to the obesity epidemic in Europe and across the globe.

IHRSA opened a European office in January 2016 – what has it achieved in its first year?
We now have a team of four people in Brussels. We’ve worked on developing and promoting the 2016 European Congress in Seville last October, as well as going out to existing members to understand how IHRSA Europe can serve them best.

What are IHRSA Europe’s plans going forward?
First, we’ll ensure continuity of services and content to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to Europe.

We’ll then go a step further and improve the value proposition we present to current and new members, by working more closely with our network of partners, ambassadors and national federations. The specificities and expectations of each market in Europe are different, and we want to better understand their challenges – as well as how we, as a global organisation, can help.

How does IHRSA believe it can complement the work of existing industry bodies?
There is a demand for IHRSA in Europe. We have 1,300 members across Europe, and it’s our role to provide them with the content and services they need to grow their membership and manage their clubs. Our events, research and educational materials form part of that.

We’re happy to collaborate with EuropeActive and other organisations when it’s in the interests of our members. We hope this will be the case in 2017.

What do you see as the greatest opportunities for the health and fitness sector?
Our industry offers what the world needs to end the obesity epidemic and manage and prevent any number of conditions that adversely affect health. There’s no better industry to be in.

We also need to embrace the digital revolution. It’s often seen as a challenge, as the growth of digital and the proliferation of apps mean a customer’s journey is no longer limited to the four walls of a health club – but the fitness industry should look at this as an opportunity. For this reason, IHRSA is creating an advisory council on technology and innovation, to ensure IHRSA members have the necessary information and resources to capitalise on innovation and technology trends.

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IHRSA’s new advisory council will help clubs embrace technology
IHRSA’s new advisory council will help clubs embrace technology
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"Our industry offers what the world needs to end the obesity epidemic" says Florian Cartoux, director of IHRSA Europe
Florian Cartoux, Director, IHRSA Europe,Florian Cartoux, IHRSA Europe, MCI, 2016 European Congress, EuropeActive
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features

People profiles: Florian Cartoux

Director, IHRSA Europe

Published in Health Club Management 2017 issue 1
Cartoux says clubs must embrace the digital revolution
Cartoux says clubs must embrace the digital revolution
This industry can end the obesity epidemic and prevent any number of health conditions – there is no better industry to be in

What’s your background?
For the last 15 years, I’ve worked in Brussels helping different industry associations – including some in the sports field – to grow their memberships. My previous experience was in the sports betting industry, which gave me the opportunity to connect with the sports world.

What attracted you to the role of director for IHRSA Europe?
I have always had a personal connection with sport. Having been diagnosed with diabetes at a young age, practising sport, keeping fit and trying to eat healthily have always been important aspects of my life.

I was particularly attracted by IHRSA’s mission to help health and fitness clubs become a primary solution to the obesity epidemic in Europe and across the globe.

IHRSA opened a European office in January 2016 – what has it achieved in its first year?
We now have a team of four people in Brussels. We’ve worked on developing and promoting the 2016 European Congress in Seville last October, as well as going out to existing members to understand how IHRSA Europe can serve them best.

What are IHRSA Europe’s plans going forward?
First, we’ll ensure continuity of services and content to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to Europe.

We’ll then go a step further and improve the value proposition we present to current and new members, by working more closely with our network of partners, ambassadors and national federations. The specificities and expectations of each market in Europe are different, and we want to better understand their challenges – as well as how we, as a global organisation, can help.

How does IHRSA believe it can complement the work of existing industry bodies?
There is a demand for IHRSA in Europe. We have 1,300 members across Europe, and it’s our role to provide them with the content and services they need to grow their membership and manage their clubs. Our events, research and educational materials form part of that.

We’re happy to collaborate with EuropeActive and other organisations when it’s in the interests of our members. We hope this will be the case in 2017.

What do you see as the greatest opportunities for the health and fitness sector?
Our industry offers what the world needs to end the obesity epidemic and manage and prevent any number of conditions that adversely affect health. There’s no better industry to be in.

We also need to embrace the digital revolution. It’s often seen as a challenge, as the growth of digital and the proliferation of apps mean a customer’s journey is no longer limited to the four walls of a health club – but the fitness industry should look at this as an opportunity. For this reason, IHRSA is creating an advisory council on technology and innovation, to ensure IHRSA members have the necessary information and resources to capitalise on innovation and technology trends.

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IHRSA’s new advisory council will help clubs embrace technology
IHRSA’s new advisory council will help clubs embrace technology
https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/53333_874683.jpg
"Our industry offers what the world needs to end the obesity epidemic" says Florian Cartoux, director of IHRSA Europe
Florian Cartoux, Director, IHRSA Europe,Florian Cartoux, IHRSA Europe, MCI, 2016 European Congress, EuropeActive
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Xponential Fitness has acquired Body Fit Training in a deal worth US$44m. The deal takes ...
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Exercise has been highlighted as a crucial weapon in cancer patients’ battle against the disease. ...
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The global health and fitness industry is returning to a busy programme of live trade ...
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Matrix and Intelivideo have signed a strategic partnership, which will see Intelivideo's fitness content integrated ...
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Featured supplier news: Will your business last without digital transformation?
During the pandemic, a digital transformation took off faster than anyone could have predicted with meetings in person cancelled and millions working from home.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
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Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Everyone Active
Everyone Active operates leisure centres in partnership with local councils across the UK. Today, Everyone ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
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Welwyn Garden City
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Newport, Shropshire
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