Gympass
Gympass
Gympass
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Get the latest news, jobs and features in your inbox
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

Profits up for Basic-fit following rapid expansion in 2017

We are confident to open another 100 clubs in 2018
– Rene Moos

Health club operator Basic-fit has seen revenue and profits increase by more than a quarter, following a rapid expansion of its fitness estate.

Reporting its full-year results to December 2017, the Dutch company recorded revenues of €326m (US$404m, £290m) – an increase of 26 per cent on 2016 – and pre-tax profits of €100.5m (US$124m, £89m), up 25 per cent on the year before.

The increases were largely due to an ambitious development pipeline, which delivered 102 new club openings, growing Basic-fit’s portfolio to 521 clubs.

According to CEO Rene Moos, the group is set to continue growing throughout 2018.

“We had a very successful 2017 and passing the 500-club mark was a historical moment for us, confirming our position as the fastest growing fitness chain in Europe,” he said.

“We are delivering on our accelerated club rollout plan and at the same time manage to retain our strong margins.

“The club openings pipeline continues to grow and be well-filled. Particularly thanks to France, where we believe we have the opportunity to open at least 600 clubs.

“At the end of the year we had 31 clubs under construction and we are confident to open around 100 clubs in 2018.

“In 2017, we continued to invest in innovations to make fitness available to everyone, everywhere and in every way possible. It is our mission to make fitness accessible to all people across Europe.

“The launch of our new virtual group classes platform, GXR, is making it even easier for people to exercise and have fun both inside and outside our clubs and it helps us in our aim to reach as many as five million people with our fitness offering by 2025.”

Of the 521 Basic-fit clubs currently open, 162 are located in Belgium, 160 in France, 152 in the Netherlands and 33 in Spain. There are also nine clubs in Luxembourg.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Health club operator Basic-fit has seen revenue and profits increase by more than a quarter, following a rapid expansion of its fitness estate.
HAF,PTS
THUMB25557_584263.jpg
Latest News
Latest figures from Swim England show that 14.2 million adults – 31 per cent of ...
Latest News
New York’s Blum Center for Health, a functional health facility, is offering a personalised, non-invasive, ...
Latest News
US-based fitness franchise UFC Gym has opened its first European club. The 18,000sq ft (1,670sq ...
Latest News
Public Health England (PHE) and the Centre for Ageing Better (CAB) have set out their ...
Latest News
Physical activity bodies ukactive and EuropeActive have agreed to strengthen their partnership in the event ...
Latest News
The first-ever FIBO Southeast Asia fitness event will be held in Singapore next year. Taking ...
Latest News
Cancer survivors should undertake a minimum of 90 minutes of aerobic and resistance training each ...
Latest News
Thrive Global, the wellness and behaviour change tech firm founded by Arianna Huffington, has acquired ...
Features
Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
Features
Flooring
Thanks to the rise in popularity of functional zones, there’s been an increased call for turf. We take a look at some of the turf products being installed
Features
feature
Technogym’s SKILLRUN now comes in different versions to suit different users’ workout needs
Features
Promotional feature
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
Features
FIBO China
Jak Phillips went to FIBO China and filed this report
Features
feature
New refurbishment featuring Technogym’s Biocircuit sees 27 per cent membership growth in the first six months at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
Features
Promotional feature
Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certification course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
Features
People
HCM people

Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
People
Rather than just being an outdoor fitness company, we felt we could evolve and adapt the business to become a dominating force in fitness generally
People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates

News

Profits up for Basic-fit following rapid expansion in 2017

We are confident to open another 100 clubs in 2018
– Rene Moos

Health club operator Basic-fit has seen revenue and profits increase by more than a quarter, following a rapid expansion of its fitness estate.

Reporting its full-year results to December 2017, the Dutch company recorded revenues of €326m (US$404m, £290m) – an increase of 26 per cent on 2016 – and pre-tax profits of €100.5m (US$124m, £89m), up 25 per cent on the year before.

The increases were largely due to an ambitious development pipeline, which delivered 102 new club openings, growing Basic-fit’s portfolio to 521 clubs.

According to CEO Rene Moos, the group is set to continue growing throughout 2018.

“We had a very successful 2017 and passing the 500-club mark was a historical moment for us, confirming our position as the fastest growing fitness chain in Europe,” he said.

“We are delivering on our accelerated club rollout plan and at the same time manage to retain our strong margins.

“The club openings pipeline continues to grow and be well-filled. Particularly thanks to France, where we believe we have the opportunity to open at least 600 clubs.

“At the end of the year we had 31 clubs under construction and we are confident to open around 100 clubs in 2018.

“In 2017, we continued to invest in innovations to make fitness available to everyone, everywhere and in every way possible. It is our mission to make fitness accessible to all people across Europe.

“The launch of our new virtual group classes platform, GXR, is making it even easier for people to exercise and have fun both inside and outside our clubs and it helps us in our aim to reach as many as five million people with our fitness offering by 2025.”

Of the 521 Basic-fit clubs currently open, 162 are located in Belgium, 160 in France, 152 in the Netherlands and 33 in Spain. There are also nine clubs in Luxembourg.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Health club operator Basic-fit has seen revenue and profits increase by more than a quarter, following a rapid expansion of its fitness estate.
HAF,PTS
THUMB25557_584263.jpg

News

Latest figures from Swim England show that 14.2 million adults – 31 per cent of
New York’s Blum Center for Health, a functional health facility, is offering a personalised, non-invasive,
US-based fitness franchise UFC Gym has opened its first European club. The 18,000sq ft (1,670sq
Public Health England (PHE) and the Centre for Ageing Better (CAB) have set out their
Physical activity bodies ukactive and EuropeActive have agreed to strengthen their partnership in the event
The first-ever FIBO Southeast Asia fitness event will be held in Singapore next year. Taking
Les Mills
Les Mills
FitNation, the new premier event about innovation in the fitness industry, will kick-off in Amsterdam
Cancer survivors should undertake a minimum of 90 minutes of aerobic and resistance training each
Thrive Global, the wellness and behaviour change tech firm founded by Arianna Huffington, has acquired
Regular exercise is highly beneficial for all patients with cardiovascular disease regardless of age. A
LXA has inserted a 2,000sq ft (186sq m) indoor/outdoor boxing gym into a mixed-use building
The number of UK adults classed as physically active has increased by 1 million in
Australian health club operator Viva Leisure has acquired eight Healthworks Fitness Centres in the state
Focus Training
Focus Training
Gympass and Everyone Active partnership brings success The Gympass mission is to defeat inactivity –
The physical activity economy is now a US$828bn (€752bn, £655bn) market – and its value
UK-based architects Invisible Studio, founded by Piers Taylor, have designed a 150sq m (1,600sq ft)
Boutique fitness operator The Foundry, which offers free and subsidised classes for those on state
ukactive
ukactive
1 - 15 of 11,123
Features
Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
Features
Flooring
Thanks to the rise in popularity of functional zones, there’s been an increased call for turf. We take a look at some of the turf products being installed
Features
feature
Technogym’s SKILLRUN now comes in different versions to suit different users’ workout needs
Features
Promotional feature
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
Features
FIBO China
Jak Phillips went to FIBO China and filed this report
Features
feature
New refurbishment featuring Technogym’s Biocircuit sees 27 per cent membership growth in the first six months at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
Features
Promotional feature
Premier Global NASM has introduced a Nutrition Certification course to help fitness professionals give their clients the tools to achieve long-lasting, healthy behaviours
Features
People
HCM people

Elodie Garamond

Le Tigre: founder
We now have eight sites and offer retreats, such as a retreat in a Moroccan palace and a French chateaux-based yin yoga and writing retreat
People
Rather than just being an outdoor fitness company, we felt we could evolve and adapt the business to become a dominating force in fitness generally
People
WE11 is a disruptive model and is going to cause mayhem in the industry: we’ve flipped the script and given the PTs a fair deal, instead of rinsing them
People
Jimmy had the brilliant idea to put the logos of all of the current cycling brands in and around NYC onto a piece of paper and we handed it to the investor at the end of our presentation. Then we handed a blank piece of paper and referenced that this was the current number of cool fitness concepts in the world and how we would like the investor to help us fill that page. A day later he wrote us a cheque
People
HCM people

Ben Gotting & Dave Thomas

The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
People
HCM people

Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
People
Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
People
The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
People
HCM people

Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
People
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Eleiko makes deadlifting more accessible with the Öppen Deadlift Bar
Eleiko, a Swedish weightlifting equipment specialist, is reinforcing its position in the strength and fitness market with the launch of the Öppen Deadlift Bar,
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: The secrets to designing a stand-out fitness studio
The design and construction of a group fitness or exercise studio can have a big impact on the success of your gym.
Opinion
promotion
An ever-increasing number of Brits are engaging in sporting events, setting themselves goals and looking to increase their fitness levels....
Opinion: Dr Crionna Tobin on nutritional training for PTs and fitness experts
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Company profiles
Company profile: Jordan Fitness
Jordan Fitness have been at the forefront of premium gym design, with a strong reputation ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Lockers/interior design
Craftsman Quality Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Property & Tenders
Kirklees Active Leisure
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
28-30 Oct 2019
Hotel Royal Savoy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2019
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-08 Nov 2019
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
21-22 Nov 2019
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort, Aventura,
Diary dates
29 Nov 2019
The King’s Fund, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
29-30 Jan 2020
Holiday Inn San Francisco-Golden Gateway, San Francisco, United States
Diary dates
23-25 Mar 2020
Hilton, Barcelona, Spain
Diary dates
10-27 Jun 2020
tbc, Pinggu, China
Diary dates
17-18 Jun 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Gympass
Gympass