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Sweden's Dagborn recognized for 25 years in fitness industry

Hans Muench, left, IHRSA director of Europe, and Per Anders Dagborn.During last month's Fitness Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, Per Anders Dagborn was recognized for his 25 years working with IHRSA. 

Now the owner of Gym & Sim in Vallentuna, Sweden, Dagborn is an innovator and pioneer in Europe and worldwide. He was the first to bring Step to Sweden and he wrote a detailed paper on retention that was ahead of its time.

“I remember P-A from the first European Club Leaders Conferences in the 1990s,” said Hans Muench, IHRSA´s director of Europe. “P-A was inspiring and thoughtful and a great gift to our industry.”

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