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Entries in Swedish Fitness Festival (2)


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.”


Swedish Fitness Festival attracts more than 600

Ove RytterOve Rytter, of Strong Events, the organizer of the Swedish Fitness Festival 2013 in Gothenburg, opened the event on Nov. 30. IHRSA Director of Europe Hans Muench also presented.

About 600 attendees are expected for the convention, and around 20,000 for the trade show.

The event, which started in 1986, features nutrition, fitness and training equipment, wellbeing and beauty, healthcare and rehabilitation, music and fashion.

For more in the Swedish Fitness Festival, visit its website.