EuropeActive’s website offers a ‘Working through Covid-19’ information service
EuropeActive has successfully put together an online information service to provide members and stakeholders with a set of publications/articles on how the fitness sector is reacting the coronavirus outbreak and how digital transformation can help you engage the community through the current pandemic.
We are also gathering official updates from National associations and practical information from fitness experts, as well as putting in motion our supportive European campaign #LetsBEACTIVEathome.
The first EFAF online roundtable proved a huge success
On Tuesday 24th March 2020, EuropeActive successfully hosted the first European Fitness Associations Forum (EFAF) online roundtable to debate with National Associations about the current coronavirus situation and its impact on the fitness sector. Other topics discussed in the agenda were the launch of the #LetsBEACTIVE at home Campaign led by EuropeActive and the European Week of Sport to be held in September 2020.
New date: EHFF 2020 to be held on 30th September in Cologne
As a result of the current event, we’ve had to postpone our 7th European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF). It will be held on September 30th 2020 in Cologne, Germany, at the Congress Centre East. If you’ve already booked your tickets, they will remain valid for the rearranged event. We have also reopened our event registration to reserve a seat for this new date.
The date was decided together with FIBO, which officially confirmed its trade show for fitness, wellness and health will take place from 1st to 4th October 2020.
#LetsBEACTIVE – EuropeActive’s campaign to remain active
EuropeActive renamed the European campaign #LetsBEACTIVE to #LetsBEACTIVEathome to gather positive stories on how operators and fitness professionals have actively engaged with members and clients to keep them safely and effectively exercising.
These positive actions aim to show the European Commission and national governments how, during challenging times, the fitness and physical activity sector continues to proactively benefit the health of our citizens – no matter where they are.
2020 Employer Skills Survey results
Employers representing over 2,000 clubs across Europe took part in EuropeActive’s 6th edition of the annual skills survey where the findings and trends help provide the evidence and direction for future qualification and skills development of fitness professionals. Results were received from employers across 22 different European countries. The 2020 survey included some additional questions from previous years which provided the result that 26% of all fitness trainers are self-employed, and that in the future 50% of employers expect this percentage to increase, whilst 25% were undecided.
Johnson Health Tech Receives International Service Excellence Award
Johnson Health Tech has become the first-ever fitness manufacturer to be recognized by the Customer Service Institute of America. “This award is a testament to our hard-working assembly, installation, service and store employees who continuously strive to exceed customer expectations.” said Rich Derks, Vice President of Quality and Customer Experience for Johnson Health Tech North America
Technogym donated 1 Million Euros to hospitals in the Romagna region
Technogym donated 1 Million Euros to support the urgent need of purchasing intensive care units for the hospitals in the Wellness Valley in Italy. “In the emergency we are living, it is more than ever important to support our health system and the incredible work that our doctors and nurses are doing to stem the impact of Covid-19” commented Nerio Alessandri, CEO and Founder of Technogym.
Les Mills announces a set of free digital training solutions for gyms and schools
Les Mills International has unleashed a set of free digital workout solutions to support health clubs and schools during the coronavirus outbreak.“Big challenges call for bold solutions, so we’re opening up LMOD to support our club partners and schools in keeping the world moving,” said Les Mills International CEO Clive Ormerod.
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