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European market news

Following three disrupted lockdown years, the European fitness market bounced back in 2023, according to
Industry experts are gathering in Cologne for today's European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), followed
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire
The European fitness market has experienced a "strong recovery" after two difficult years that saw
Asia Pacific-based fitness franchise, BFT (Body Fit Training), is joining forces with one of Europe's
Boutique operator TRIB3 is restructuring to refocus on international growth and franchising. The company will
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable
Professional US skincare brand Circadia has branched into the European market with a partnership and
Medicover, the private medical insurance provider, has acquired the Polish network of budget gym mega-brand
US-based destination fitness and wellness retreat operator The Ranch is partnering with Palazzo Fiuggi Wellness
Membership-management software company, Clubessential Holdings, announced the acquisition of Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, the
Rainer Schaller's RSG Group has set 20 September as the opening date for its first
Rainer Schaller's RSG Group is bringing its John Reed brand of health clubs to the
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Buyer event company, We Work Well, has announced it will run a webinar centred on
Walt Disney is set to stop paying more than 100,000 of its theme park and
PureGym is set to become the second largest fitness operator in Europe, after revealing plans
Ian Hetherington, former MD of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has joined Immotion Group, a UK-based
Leading spa and wellness consultants Spa Vision and Spa Guru Consulting are set to collaborate
Low-cost operator Basic-Fit is set to speed up its expansion plans across the European market.
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
US-based fitness franchise UFC Gym has opened its first European club. The 18,000sq ft (1,670sq
Be Military Fit (BMF) is planning to diversify its offer – and then expand globally
Pulse Fitness has signed a long-term distribution agreement with Limitless Gym Equipment, that will see
Private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners (TSG) has acquired CorePower Yoga from L Catterton for
SPATEX 2019, the UK’s only dedicated water leisure exhibition is returning to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena
VisitScotland is upping its efforts to market Scotland as a destination for european visitors, by
Australian fitness franchise F45 has opened European headquarters in Central London, as it looks to
Tourism bosses in Edinburgh are hoping to reach 3.5 million young people across Europe with
Triotech's XD Dark Ride has continued to gain momentum in the European market with a
Mattel has launched its first attraction on mainland Europe, opening a new Mattel Play! Area
Virtuagym, provider of a cloud-based fitness software platform and mobile apps, has secured €6m (US$7m,
AccorHotels will acquire Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts for a cash amount of CHF560 million (€482
UFC Gym has revealed plans to open 100 fitness clubs across the UK and Ireland
Staff retention, leadership culture, professionalisation and quality standards will come under the microscope at this
Ally Chong and Thorsten Lipfert have joined spa equipment supplier Gharieni Group in business development
California based company Yoga Design Lab (YDL) has launched a range of eco-friendly yoga mats
Dubai is still in the early stages but is definitely on track to achieve the
TRIB3 will be adding two studios to its portfolio this week, with the opening of
Interactive video technology will allow holidaymakers to create their own personalised digital itineraries when visiting
Immersive attraction design firm Triotech has announced the appointment of Tony Gattillo as Regional Sales
American company Champions Ladder has launched its namesake treadmill into the European market. The Champions
Matrix Fitness UK has appointed Julian Taylor as its marketing director, replacing Gemma Bonnett, who
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
12,300
HCM promotional features
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Sydney Swans team members were impressed by previous BLK BOX installations such as those for Manchester United and Loughborough University
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
We all know we need to stand more. Now an exciting new partnership between Physical and Teca Fitness expands this thinking into UK gyms and beyond
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
A major refurbishment of Sport Ireland Fitness by Technogym has created a world-class public gym at the home of Irish sport
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Sustainability in the fitness industry is coming on in leaps and bounds as more operators refurbish their gym equipment to save money and the planet
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Life Fitness has reimagined cardio with the launch of its Symbio line which has been designed with advanced biomechanics and offers deep levels of customisation
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
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HCM magazine
Research
European revenues exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time
HCM magazine
Editor's letter
Consumers’ growing love of strength training is to be welcomed, as this long-neglected modality has a renaissance, however, it’s vital we continue to make the case for cardio
HCM magazine
HCM People

Ross Stewart Campbell

CEO, BeyondActiv
We have a fantastic opportunity in front of us to realise our vision of a happier and healthier world
HCM magazine
Insight
What needs to happen to integrate physical activity with healthcare? Leaders in the sector share their thoughts
HCM magazine
Life lessons
When a hefty round of investment coincided with the pandemic, the CEO of Midtown Athletic Clubs feared the company – founded by his grandfather – would go down on his watch. He talks to Kath Hudson about the pressure to keep the business afloat
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HCM People

Belinda Steward

MD of leisure, health and wellbeing, Places Leisure Places Leisure
We need to make it automatic that when people go to their doctor, they’re offered exercise rather than medication where appropriate
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Fuel the debate about issues across the industry and share your ideas and experiences. We’d love to hear from you: [email protected]
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Research
With the industry experiencing a huge swing towards strength training, researchers recommend continuing to make the case for cardio
HCM magazine
Appointed president of Xponential Fitness when she was only 34, Sarah Luna attributes her career success to the grit, determination and stamina she honed as a dancer by day and Pilates teacher by night. She talks to Kath Hudson about how owning her choices has given her the resilience to take on one of the top jobs in the US fitness industry, while also raising a family
HCM magazine
It’s time to start the conversation about pelvic health. It’s not just menopausal women who have challenges: young women and men can also experience issues they’re too embarrassed to discuss or seek help for, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise more, according to new research, reports Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
From payments to virtual classes, software integrations can take your operation to the next level. Providers tell us about their most in-demand offerings
HCM magazine
AI has the potential to support people in making healthy lifestyle changes if its algorithms can be updated to understand the different stages of motivation, as Jodi Heckel reports
HCM magazine
As more trans women, trans men and non-binary people join health clubs, it’s time to work out a system where everyone feels included, protected and safe in the locker room. Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Steph Eaves looks at how health assessment devices are evolving to keep up with industry trends
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mark Tweedie

Associate, Miova
I’d love to see a national wellness service working hand in glove with NHS primary care
HCM magazine
New research from UCLA Health looked at the impact of Kundalini yoga on memory and found a significant impact, finds Megan Whitby
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mariah Rooney

Founder, Trauma Informed Weight Lifting
When people experience early life trauma it impacts their bodies and nervous systems. I became curious about how lifting weights could help them have the experience of strength
HCM magazine
When retailer, the €11 billion-a-year Colruyt Group, decided to get into the health club market, the plan was to fully integrate its entire business using customer insight data. The results are remarkable
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Altrafit introduces custom functional fitness equipment at Third Space
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable functional fitness equipment that is built to last with the development and introduction of a new functional fitness keg for luxury gym operator, Third Space.
Company profiles
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Supplier Showcases
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Active IQ press release: Industry heavyweight David Stalker joins Active IQ as independent adviser
David Stalker, President of EuropeActive and a CIMSPA chartered fellow is joining Active IQ from July 2024.
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Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: London Youth Games concludes at Copper Box Arena
After an incredibly competitive season, the London Youth Games Finals Festival took place at the end of last month at GLL's Copper Box Arena in London.
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Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Cryotherapy
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Chiswick, Gillingham, York and Nottingham
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IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
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08-10 Sep 2024
Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
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19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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20-22 Sep 2024
Locations worldwide,
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01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
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09-13 Oct 2024
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
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10 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London,
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22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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24-24 Oct 2024
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04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
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04-06 Feb 2025
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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11-13 Feb 2025
Fairmont Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
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10-13 Apr 2025
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
07-07 Jun 2025
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
28-31 Oct 2025
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates

European market news

Following three disrupted lockdown years, the European fitness market bounced back in 2023, according to
Industry experts are gathering in Cologne for today's European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), followed
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire
The European fitness market has experienced a "strong recovery" after two difficult years that saw
Asia Pacific-based fitness franchise, BFT (Body Fit Training), is joining forces with one of Europe's
Boutique operator TRIB3 is restructuring to refocus on international growth and franchising. The company will
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable
Professional US skincare brand Circadia has branched into the European market with a partnership and
Medicover, the private medical insurance provider, has acquired the Polish network of budget gym mega-brand
US-based destination fitness and wellness retreat operator The Ranch is partnering with Palazzo Fiuggi Wellness
Membership-management software company, Clubessential Holdings, announced the acquisition of Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, the
Rainer Schaller's RSG Group has set 20 September as the opening date for its first
Rainer Schaller's RSG Group is bringing its John Reed brand of health clubs to the
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Buyer event company, We Work Well, has announced it will run a webinar centred on
Walt Disney is set to stop paying more than 100,000 of its theme park and
PureGym is set to become the second largest fitness operator in Europe, after revealing plans
Ian Hetherington, former MD of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has joined Immotion Group, a UK-based
Leading spa and wellness consultants Spa Vision and Spa Guru Consulting are set to collaborate
Low-cost operator Basic-Fit is set to speed up its expansion plans across the European market.
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
US-based fitness franchise UFC Gym has opened its first European club. The 18,000sq ft (1,670sq
Be Military Fit (BMF) is planning to diversify its offer – and then expand globally
Pulse Fitness has signed a long-term distribution agreement with Limitless Gym Equipment, that will see
Private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners (TSG) has acquired CorePower Yoga from L Catterton for
SPATEX 2019, the UK’s only dedicated water leisure exhibition is returning to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena
VisitScotland is upping its efforts to market Scotland as a destination for european visitors, by
Australian fitness franchise F45 has opened European headquarters in Central London, as it looks to
Tourism bosses in Edinburgh are hoping to reach 3.5 million young people across Europe with
Triotech's XD Dark Ride has continued to gain momentum in the European market with a
Mattel has launched its first attraction on mainland Europe, opening a new Mattel Play! Area
Virtuagym, provider of a cloud-based fitness software platform and mobile apps, has secured €6m (US$7m,
AccorHotels will acquire Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts for a cash amount of CHF560 million (€482
UFC Gym has revealed plans to open 100 fitness clubs across the UK and Ireland
Staff retention, leadership culture, professionalisation and quality standards will come under the microscope at this
Ally Chong and Thorsten Lipfert have joined spa equipment supplier Gharieni Group in business development
California based company Yoga Design Lab (YDL) has launched a range of eco-friendly yoga mats
Dubai is still in the early stages but is definitely on track to achieve the
TRIB3 will be adding two studios to its portfolio this week, with the opening of
Interactive video technology will allow holidaymakers to create their own personalised digital itineraries when visiting
Immersive attraction design firm Triotech has announced the appointment of Tony Gattillo as Regional Sales
American company Champions Ladder has launched its namesake treadmill into the European market. The Champions
Matrix Fitness UK has appointed Julian Taylor as its marketing director, replacing Gemma Bonnett, who
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
1 - 40 of 12,300
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Sydney Swans team members were impressed by previous BLK BOX installations such as those for Manchester United and Loughborough University
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
We all know we need to stand more. Now an exciting new partnership between Physical and Teca Fitness expands this thinking into UK gyms and beyond
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
A major refurbishment of Sport Ireland Fitness by Technogym has created a world-class public gym at the home of Irish sport
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Sustainability in the fitness industry is coming on in leaps and bounds as more operators refurbish their gym equipment to save money and the planet
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Life Fitness has reimagined cardio with the launch of its Symbio line which has been designed with advanced biomechanics and offers deep levels of customisation
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
Appointed president of Xponential Fitness when she was only 34, Sarah Luna attributes her career success to the grit, determination and stamina she honed as a dancer by day and Pilates teacher by night. She talks to Kath Hudson about how owning her choices has given her the resilience to take on one of the top jobs in the US fitness industry, while also raising a family
HCM magazine
It’s time to start the conversation about pelvic health. It’s not just menopausal women who have challenges: young women and men can also experience issues they’re too embarrassed to discuss or seek help for, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise more, according to new research, reports Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
From payments to virtual classes, software integrations can take your operation to the next level. Providers tell us about their most in-demand offerings
HCM magazine
AI has the potential to support people in making healthy lifestyle changes if its algorithms can be updated to understand the different stages of motivation, as Jodi Heckel reports
HCM magazine
As more trans women, trans men and non-binary people join health clubs, it’s time to work out a system where everyone feels included, protected and safe in the locker room. Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Steph Eaves looks at how health assessment devices are evolving to keep up with industry trends
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mark Tweedie

Associate, Miova
I’d love to see a national wellness service working hand in glove with NHS primary care
HCM magazine
New research from UCLA Health looked at the impact of Kundalini yoga on memory and found a significant impact, finds Megan Whitby
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mariah Rooney

Founder, Trauma Informed Weight Lifting
When people experience early life trauma it impacts their bodies and nervous systems. I became curious about how lifting weights could help them have the experience of strength
HCM magazine
When retailer, the €11 billion-a-year Colruyt Group, decided to get into the health club market, the plan was to fully integrate its entire business using customer insight data. The results are remarkable
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Altrafit introduces custom functional fitness equipment at Third Space
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable functional fitness equipment that is built to last with the development and introduction of a new functional fitness keg for luxury gym operator, Third Space.
Company profiles
Company profile: CoverMe Ltd
CoverMe Fitness, an app for seamless, on-demand management and cover solutions for sports and fitness ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Inspace Fitness
Inspace Fitness is an exciting, fast growing, fitness equipment, gym design and equipment service supplier ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Safe Space: Delivering the vision
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Active IQ press release: Industry heavyweight David Stalker joins Active IQ as independent adviser
David Stalker, President of EuropeActive and a CIMSPA chartered fellow is joining Active IQ from July 2024.
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: London Youth Games concludes at Copper Box Arena
After an incredibly competitive season, the London Youth Games Finals Festival took place at the end of last month at GLL's Copper Box Arena in London.
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Chiswick, Gillingham, York and Nottingham
Savills
Property & Tenders
Cleveland Lakes, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
Cotswold Lakes Trust
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
08-10 Sep 2024
Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
20-22 Sep 2024
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
Diary dates
09-13 Oct 2024
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Diary dates
10 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London,
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
24-24 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-06 Feb 2025
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
11-13 Feb 2025
Fairmont Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Diary dates
10-13 Apr 2025
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
07-07 Jun 2025
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
28-31 Oct 2025
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
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