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Entries in Middle East (3)


Another franchise - elements for women - hitting Middle East

elements for women is expanding to the Middle East, one of the hottest markets.

The franchise chain is bringing its BalanceDiet to Saudi Arabia for one of its largest facilities with an open-air construction, luxury amenities, spa, retail center and more.

elements recently opening in Canton, Mass., a Boston suburb, and soon will be in Las Vegas.

Visit CBI magazine for more.


IHRSA partners with Middle Eastern organization

Hans MuenchIn an effort to strengthen its presence in the Middle East, IHRSA has recently partnered with Multi Works, which is based in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

The strategic partnership will give IHRSA local expertise in the Middle East which hopes to grow the fitness sector. To do that Multi Works plans to attend more seminars and events, including the 33rd Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show and European Congress, among other industry events.

“IHRSA is pleased to work with a strong partner in one of the fastest growing markets," said Hans Muench, director of IHRSA Europe. "We share best practices, facilitate networking, and listen and learn from other leaders in our industry who are contributing to the business that we are so passionate about.”


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.