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This Week in the Fitness Industry: 6-13-14

Here is what we have this week in This Week in the Fitness Industry:

  • Ways to work out at work
  • Fitness First expanding
  • Anytime Fitness at great place to work
  • Lack of exercise in Europe questioned

Read This Week in the Fitness Industry for more. 


President Obama gets active; why do you?

Photo courtesy nypost.comPresident Obama had time to get in a gym workout, even as he embarks on a European Tour. He was caught on video by a fellow gym user in Warsaw, Poland.

The President gets active. Why do you?

Check out the full video of his workout on Visit for more on IHRSA's new promotion and how you can participate.


More than 300 at Meet the Top event

IHRSA strategic media partner Hubert Horn, left, organizer of Meet the Top, with IHRSA partners in the Middle East Tarryn Hoffmann and Yves Preissler.The 14th Annual Meet the Top saw 309 attendees from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, Kuwait, UAE and Netherlands - location of IHRSA´s next European Congress, Oct. 16-19, in Amsterdam - in attendance last week. The event is the primary business-to-business networking event for the German market. 

IHRSA´s Hans Muench, director of Europe, gave the opening address.

A new IHRSA associate member, MedxSys, which produce a versatile pulley-based tower suitable for a variety of exercises and sport-specific training, was in attendance. 

IHRSA partner Tarryn Hoffmann from Abu Dhabi was one of a dozen foreign participants to this event, which continues to grow in popularity.



IHRSA releases 'European Health Club Report'

Coinciding with the excitement of the 13th Annual European Congress in Madrid this week, IHRSA also announced the release of the "IHRSA European Health Club Report: Size & Scope of the Fitness Industry."

The research publication focuses on key and emerging markets in Europe and Russia, as well as key indicators and metrics. There are also profiles on 100 club operators, including Fitness First, Virgin Active and Elixia.

For more, read on.


Precor announces EMEA director

As part of the Precor changes that included Rob Barker being named president amid Paul Byrne's retirement announcement last month, Derek Burke has been appointed as EMEA (Eurpoe, Middle East and Africa) Regional Commercial director.

Burke has been associated with Precor for almost a decade and most recently held the position of Sales director for Precor's EMEA Export division, which includes the Nordics, Russia, the Middle East and Africa.

For more, visit the Precor Media Room.


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