EuropeActive News – Towards Active Autumn 2020

Special EuropeActive News

Towards Active Autumn 2020

bringing you up to date with the latest news and activities from the European fitness sector

EuropeActive’s C19 Impact study to be released at EHFF!

We successfully put together, in collaboration with Deloitte, 4global and other data-collection partners, and sponsored by FIBO, Virtuagym and Sport Solution/BRP Systems, a joint study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the European fitness industry that will be released at the virtual European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) – partly online and partly on-site – on 30th September.

Health, Digital, Community and Standards will be the four EHFF keywords which are based on our 2020-2021 strategy paper and form the core of our manifesto to be signed by sector representatives in Cologne. We are currently working behind the scenes to set up this event and will inform you of further details as soon as possible.

Member Services
Our Active Autumn Events

After FIBO announced that they will not run as a live event but as an all-digital event for 2020, EuropeActive adapted its plans for the FIBO days. Our European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF) will be held as a virtual event on 30 September and we will also launch the President’s Council, host a physical EFAF meeting and present our strategy for 2025, which includes our new Ambassadorship programme.

EuropeActive moves to podcasts to step up in content creation

After the success of our series of webinars, we will be moving into podcasts in the coming months with the aim of generating original, ready-to-use content for members, stakeholders and supporters. The Active Podcast will present new episodes once every two weeks. The introductory podcast with EuropeActive President David Stalker can be found below:

Educational Services
New executive programme in partnership with ukactive and IESE Business School

ukactive and EuropeActive will be joining in an ambitious partnership to upskill our sector’s leaders and managers. Beginning with March 2021, we will jointly build the world’s best executive training programme for our sector based on the already highly successful Future Leaders Programme of ukactive. More information to follow this autumn.

Adjusted professional
standards for exercise
professionals post-C19

The Covid-19 Standards and Skills Task Force is currently reviewing the EuropeActive Sector Qualifications Framework (SQF) in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group consists of representatives from the EuropeActive Professional Standards Committee, prominent European employers, academic institutions, personal training practitioners and vocational training providers. More information will follow soon.

EU & Public Affairs
National Associations to gather in Germany

EuropeActive is very much looking forward to welcoming our European national associations partners to our 2nd European Fitness Associations Forum (EFAF) in Cologne, Germany, on Thursday October 1st to continue the excellent work that has been done together during the COVID-19 lockdown this spring.

Projects & Programmes
New e-learning package for operators and club managers

EuropeActive will launch the special e-learning package for operators and managers of fitness clubs to follow in September. The scheme is based on the new CEN European Standards for fitness facilities (EN17229:2019) and intends to become the benchmark for all fitness clubs to improve business and confidence with members and users.

Actively supporting the European Week of Sport 2020

As one of the main partners of the European Week of Sport, we are fully committed to the Week’s mission of encouraging Europeans to improve their physical and mental well-being, enrich their communities and empower themselves to be more active on a regular basis.

New Members
We are delighted to welcome:

Troy Barbell & Fitness

As a new member of EuropeActive.

If you are interested in joining EuropeActive as a member, please contact The Secretariat.

We wish you a healthy and active summer!