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EHFA Members

Aspria
Virgin Active Health Clubs
Club Med Gym
HDD Group
SportCity Holding
David Lloyd Leisure Limited
Mrs.Sporty GmbH
Curves International
Pure Health & Fitness
Helsinki Stadion Management
Fit&Sund Danmark
High Five Health Promotion
Pure Gym Limited
Fresh Fitness A/S
New Cheetah B.V. Vibrogym
Deep Bodywork
CrossFit Sodermalm
FITLane Fitness Centres
Sports World
Joachim Personal Training
Adria Fitness Akademija
Elixia
Achmea Health Centers
Health City International
Go Fitness
The Gym Group
Aspria
Virgin Active Health Clubs
CAESAR Fitness + Spa Resort
Federation of Migros Cooperatives
Curves International
Fit&Sund Danmark
David Lloyd Leisure Limited
Pure Health & Fitness
SportCity Holding
HDD Group
Mrs.Sporty GmbH
Federation of Migros Cooperatives
Hard Candy Fitness
IFAA GmbH
Gym80 International GmbH
Octane Fitness International BV
Pellikaan Construction
The Leisure Database Company
SkillsActive
milon industries GmbH
JNA SportDrink - Yanga
Precor
YLAB
Star Trac Europe
Technogym
C + P Möbelsysteme GmbH & Co. KG
International Strenflex Fitness-Sport & Health Association
Les Mills International
MoveToLive International
Fisikal
FGHS/ Fitspiration
MYZONE®
Strong Events
Health and Beauty Business Media GmbH
Cybex International
QualiCert AG
Premium Certification Solutions GmbH
Fitwell GmbH
DISQ Mobile Gym BV
Blackbox BV
GSK Biologicals S.A.
SATS Holding AB
Johnson Health Tech Co. Ltd
Wellness & Sport Consulting (WSC)
Life Fitness
IFAA GmbH
Anytime Fitness
IIDCA (Instituto Internacional del Deporte y las Ciencias Aplicadas)
milon industries GmbH
Gym80 International GmbH
Precor
The Leisure Database Company
SkillsActive
Technogym
Pellikaan Construction
Octane Fitness International BV
JNA SportDrink - Yanga
YLAB
FIBO Niederlassung der Reed Exhibitions Deutschland Gmbh
Star Trac Europe
Valgo Investments
Piloxing Academy LLC
Qicraft
Ingesport Health and Spa Consulting S.L.
Global Growth Partners BV
A&A Software Engineering GmbH
VitalinQ Lifestyle Support bv
PROTECTIVE COMFORT GROUP
Estonian Personal Trainer Association EPTA
Wav-e International srl
Physio-Med
Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport
Implika
Information Efficiency Ltd.
Association of Croatian Aerobic Instructors (ACAI)
FEEPYF (Federación Española de Entrenadores Personales y Fitness)
ZUMBA Fitness LLC
World Spa GmbH
FEDERACION ESPAÑOLA DE PILATES Y TAI CHI
Exersuisse
Axelsons Gymnastika Institut
Active IQ/Premier Global
EFAA Health Management
ENSEÑANZAS ORTHOS S.A.
Personal Training School
Institute for PE & Sport
Alto Rendimiento
IWI Project Ltd
National Council for Exercise and Fitness (NCEF)
Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior - Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior (ESDRM)
Careers in Fitness LTD
Bergqvist Massage & Friskvårdsutbildningar AB
Apta Vital Sport
Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud Y la Actividad Fisica (ISAF)
National Training Centre (NTC)
ADECAF
At Work A/S
Lifetime Health & Fitness
Swiss Academy of Fitness & Sports
GR.A.F.T.S. Hellas
LAPT International
DS Trademark AB
HAN University, Institute for Studies in Sports and Exercise
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Axelsons Gymnastika Institut
Universidad Europea de Madrid
Alto Rendimiento
ENSEÑANZAS ORTHOS S.A.
Active IQ/Premier Global
IWI Project Ltd
EFAA Health Management
FIAF
International Strenflex Fitness-Sport & Health Association
Finnish Health and Fitness Center’s Association SKY
DSSV
FRISK
Valo
FNEID
BAHF
Česká Komora Fitness (Czech Chamber of Fitness)
AGAP
DFO
Wellness Udruga Hrvatske
Virke Training
DFO
Ireland Active
DFHO - Danish Fitness and Health Organisation
Fit!vak
ukactive
Finnish Health and Fitness Center’s Association SKY
Syndicat National des Entreprises des Loisirs Marchands SNELM
DSSV
Valo
FRISK
Association of Croatian Aerobic Instructors (ACAI)
Russian Fitness-Aerobics Federation
BAHF

EHFA Accredited Training Providers

Active Education
Norway
PTA Global
United Kingdom
mf Hälsoutbildningar
Sweden
Akademiet for Personlig Trening (AFPT)
Norway
Better Performance Norway
Norway
André Manz Produções Lda
Portugal
At Work A/S
Denmark
At Work A/S
Denmark
Axelsons Gymnastika Institut
Sweden
Axelsons Gymnastika Institut
Sweden
Bergqvist Massage & Friskvårdsutbildningar AB
Sweden
Bergqvist Massage & Friskvårdsutbildningar AB
Sweden
CEF - Centro Estudo Fitness de Alice Rodrigues
Portugal
Cork Institute of Technology
Ireland
DS Trademark AB
Sweden
DS Trademark AB
Sweden
European Institute of Fitness
United Kingdom
Fit!vak
Netherlands
Fit!vak
Netherlands
Fitness Institute Uddannelser
Denmark
Fitness Professionals Association
Russian Federation
Holmes Place Academy
Czech Republic
Image Fitness Training
Ireland
IMF - Institut des Métiers de la Forme
France
Institute of Technology Sligo
Ireland
Intercollege Larnaca
Cyprus
National Council for Exercise and Fitness (NCEF)
Ireland
National Council for Exercise and Fitness (NCEF)
Ireland
National Sports Academy
Bulgaria
National Training Centre (NTC)
Ireland
National Training Centre (NTC)
Ireland
Personal Training School
Sweden
Pole Universitaire de la Forme (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
France
Portobello Institute
Ireland
SAFE
Sweden
Scuola dello Sport CONI Sicilia
Italy
Scuola Italiana Aerobica e Fitness
Italy
Sprek og Blid Akademiet
Norway
Sveikatingumo Akademija in association with the Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education
Lithuania
Waterford Institute of Technology
Ireland
World Class Sweden AB
Sweden
ZOTS Association of Personal Trainers Slovenia
Slovenia
CanFitPro
Canada
IWI Project Ltd
Hungary
IWI Project Ltd
Hungary
Akademiet for Personlig Trening (AFPT)
Norway
André Manz Produções Lda
Portugal
Cork Institute of Technology
Ireland
Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior - Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior (ESDRM)
Portugal
Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior - Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior (ESDRM)
Portugal
Fit!vak
Netherlands
Fit!vak
Netherlands
IMF - Institut des Métiers de la Forme
France
Institute of Technology Sligo
Ireland
Intercollege Larnaca
Cyprus
National Council for Exercise and Fitness (NCEF)
Ireland
National Council for Exercise and Fitness (NCEF)
Ireland
Pole Universitaire de la Forme (Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1)
France
EFAA Opleiding and Training
Netherlands
EFAA Opleiding and Training
Netherlands
SAFE
Sweden
Scuola Italiana Aerobica e Fitness
Italy
Solar Fitness Qualifications Ltd
Cyprus
Sprek og Blid Akademiet
Norway
Sveikatingumo Akademija in association with the Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education
Lithuania
The Academy AB
Sweden
Valo
Finland
Fitnes Uciliste
Croatia
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
United States
ENSEÑANZAS ORTHOS S.A.
Spain
ENSEÑANZAS ORTHOS S.A.
Spain
Alto Rendimiento
Spain
Alto Rendimiento
Spain
Careers in Fitness Global - Slovenia
Slovenia
Careers in Fitness Global - Slovenia
United Kingdom
ISSA Europa
Italy
Trainer4You
Finland
GR.A.F.T.S. Hellas
Greece
GR.A.F.T.S. Hellas
Greece
EHFA Training (test)
Belgium
EUSES Campus De Salt
Spain
Apta Vital Sport
Spain
Apta Vital Sport
Spain
Gateway College
Norway
ELAV
Italy
Exceed Performance AB
Sweden
Norges Idrettsakademi
Norway
Image Fitness Training
Ireland
Athletic Fitness Ltd
Bulgaria
ESFA2013
Accreditation
United Kingdom
Association of Croatian Aerobic Instructors (ACAI)
Croatia
Association of Croatian Aerobic Instructors (ACAI)
Croatia
University of Strasbourg - Faculté des Sciences du Sport
France
Universidad Europea de Madrid
Spain
Universidad Europea de Madrid
Spain
LAPT International
Netherlands
LAPT International
Netherlands
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
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Bulgaria
Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud Y la Actividad Fisica (ISAF)
Spain
Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud Y la Actividad Fisica (ISAF)
Spain
Sectorfitness European Academy
Spain
FIVESTARS FITNESS
Spain
G-SE
United States
GoStudy
Norway
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
United States
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
United States
Blue Vision Fitness Akademi
Turkey
Intercollege Larnaca
Cyprus
Fitness Academy Bulgaria
Bulgaria
KMH-Skolan
Sweden
Folkhälsan Utbildning
Finland

1st European Health & Fitness Forum: The future development of the fitness industry

1st European Health & Fitness Forum
2 April 2014, 9.30 a.m. - 10.30 p.m
Congress Center Nord, Exhibition Centre Cologne & KölnSKY Tower

How fit and healthy will Europe be in the year 2025? How can exercise be encouraged in a specific manner? And what, in this context, will be the role of new technologies and offers in the fitness industry, but also of initiatives from the health system and policymakers? With the motto “Europe active 2025”, the 1st European Health & Fitness Forum as the opening event of FIBO 2014 risks a look into the future.

EHFF LogoOne of the items on the agenda is the presentation of the “Plan for Growth / Europe Active 2025” study which describes demographic, health-related and economic trends in Europe and looks at the role of fitness for the population. The aim is raising the number of studio members from the present level of approximately 44 million to 80 million in 2025.

The organisers of the 1st European Health & Fitness Forum to be held in Cologne on 2 April 2014 are FIBO, the Leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health, and EHFA, the European Health & Fitness Association. It will be a unique event bringing together a wide range of stakeholders from all parts of Europe on the eve of FIBO 2014. The one-day discussion forum will be followed by a joint dinner in an unusual location high above the rooftops of Cologne.

Opinions from researchers and practitioners: the programme

Large-scale scientific studies will be presented to the industry during the congress. In addition to the “Plan for Growth / Europe Active 2025” the essential findings of the new EHFA / Deloitte Study on the European Fitness Market 2014 will be presented. Another subject of discussion will be the results of a practical study conducted in the United Kingdom with 2,600 participants, entitled “The scientific proof that exercise works in practice”.

Further topics at the congress will be the positive economic effects of regular physical activity. Special attention will be given to the issues of fitness training for the 50-plus age group as well as for overweight and adipose children and adolescents. In this context the question of how technology can help inactive persons to become physically more active will also be looked at.

Other lectures present external views of the fitness sector: from the perspective of the European Union, a health insurance company as well as current and potential investors.

Prevention and motivation: the objectives of the congress

In line with its motto “Europe active 2025”, the 1st European Health & Fitness Forum spells out ways to motivate more people to exercise more. The focus is on future scenarios in the fitness and health segments as well as on outlining possibilities for the prevention of widespread diseases through supporting sports activities. The discussion will centre on the question of how the European fitness sector can contribute to solving the immense health problems resulting from a lack of exercise. At this point, diseases resulting from lack of exercise are already considered the fourth important cause of premature death. This is why even more Europeans should be encouraged to take up some sports activity. The desired objective is growing the number of health centre and studio members from currently 44 million to 80 million by 2025.

European players as guests in Cologne

The congress is designed to be a summit meeting of the European fitness sector, with the participation of policymakers, health experts, insurance companies and associations. Industry key players attending will include Technogym, Precor, Life Fitness, Matrix Johnson und Healthcity / Bassic Fit, as well as representatives of associations or universities such as the Amsterdam University Medical Centre and the German Sport University Cologne.

Key note speakers who have confirmed their participation to date are:

  •  Professor Dr Willem van Mechelen, Amsterdam University Medical Centre
  •  Professor Dr Christoph Breuer, Institute of Sport Economics and Sport Management, Sport University Cologne
  •  Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder Technogym
  •  Reynir Indahl, Partner, Altor Equity Partners and Chairman, Elixia.

And these leaders have confirmed their participation in a roundtable discussion on the future of the sector:

  • Rob Barker – President Precor
  • Chris Clawson – President Life Fitness
  • Daniel Clayton – Vice President Matrix Johnson
  • Art Hicks – President / CEO Cybex International
  • Rene Moos- CEO Healthcity / Bassic Fit
  • Olav Thorstad – CEO Health & Fitness Nordic
  • Stefan Tilk, CEO Fitness First Germany and India

The participation fee:

EHFA Members: 232 € (incl. 19% VAT)

Non Members: 292 € (incl. 19% VAT)

The fee includes lunch, networking reception and dinner, as well as a 2-day ticket (Thursday and Friday) to the FIBO show.

All participants get a free copy of the book “Europe Active 2025” produced with a summary of the facts, findings and recommendations to get 80,000,000 people, more active, more often in our health & fitness centres.

The presentations will be held in English with simultaneous German translation.

More information at www.ehfa.eu and www.fibo.de.

Comments by leading industry representatives on the European Health & Fitness Forum:

David Stalker, CEO Ukactive

"FIBO has become an increasingly important event for the UK fitness industry. Ukactive, one of the leading European associations, will once again be leading a delegation to the show in April 2014 and we look forward to being involved in the various activities being run, including the new European Health & Fitness Forum where various stakeholders will debate the important “Europe Active 2025” agenda."

Olav Thorstad, CEO Health and Fitness Nordic

“We are at a crossroads in our industry right now and it is great news that this Forum with many different stakeholders will be taking place; it has the full support from Health & Fitness Nordic and I look forward to meet my colleagues on April 2nd, 2014 in Cologne!”

Tjeerd de Jong, Chairman Fit!vak

“Growing the sector with a holistic approach is key to achieve the long term objective for getting „more people - more active - more often” in Europe or as we call it “Fitness 2.0”. Fit!vak – the Dutch Association – fully supports this important initiative!”

Rene Moos, CEO / founder of Healthcity / Basic Fit

“We applaud the initiative by EHFA and FIBO for this Forum that will explore ways to grow the sector. I will be present and be happy to participate in the debate.”

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