EuropeActive - Informing our sector during Covid19, preparing for reopening and the 'new normal'

Important Notice...During the Covid-19 pandemic it is important that you accept and follow the advice and guidance being given by your national government and health authorities. This advice may vary from country to country. Our news and stories are to help keep you informed on what is happening in the fitness sector, but they are not intended to replace, or to surpass, the advice intended for people or organisations in your country.


Posts to the Covid-19 page are placed in to 5 categories. Use the search function below to find the relevant information.

Jun 9, 2020


National Association, France Active, shares their guide for reopening - Se référer au protocole national de déconfinement pour les entreprises pour assurer la santé et la sécurité des salariés, du Ministère du travail

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Jun 4, 2020

NEW - A practical guide to re-opening and operating a fitness facility

EuropeActive launches a new online learning programme covering best practices to help guide fitness club owners and operational staff on what needs to do be done to re-open, and run your club in consideration of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and limitations. Take advantage of the limited timeintroductory offer and save 20% off the course price.

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Jun 4, 2020

Webinar - The Critical Shift in our Digital Platform Infrastructure - Successful Club Management during and post-COVID-19

During this session we will review the critical elements of fitness operations during COVID 19 and how they have been administered by member management systems and how these systems can support the changing environment as we manage post COVID - 19 re openings. We will hear from Nathan Dennis (Director of Customer Experience at Perfect Gym), from Rémi Nodet (CEO at Exerp) and Mads Skovsgaard (CEO at Sport Solution) on their learnings from the COVID 19 period. Peter Croft (Chair of the EuropeActive Digital Transformation Steering Committee) will lead the panel in a discussion focusing on the future and how operators might build their digital strategy.

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Jun 4, 2020

Webinar - The Business of Personal Training with David Kingsbury, EREPS Ambassador

David shares his experiences, tactics, successes and failures from 8 years of online training. He covers service options, getting results online and most importantly how to acquire new clients even if you don’t have a large online following.

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Jun 4, 2020

Belgium - Measures taken by the National Security Council of 3 June 2020

June 3, the Belgian National Security Council, extended to include the Ministers-President, approved the transition to Phase 3 of the phase-out plan starting on 8 June. This includes the opening of fitness centres.

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Jun 3, 2020

Webinar - Active Citizenship

Join EuropeActive Executive Director Andreas Paulsen as he discusses with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson (House of Lords Crossbench Peer, Chair of ukactive), Jennifer Halsall-de Wit (Basic-Fit), Luigi Angelini (The Wellness Foundation) & Steven Ward (Ingesport/GOfit) the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria of our sector's ecosystem and how we are empowering citizens of all socio-economic backgrounds through physical, social and mental health.

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Jun 2, 2020

Portugal Activo - guidance for re-opening fitness centres

Clubs are now open in Portugal and our National Association Partner, Portugal Activo, has kindly summarised their guidelines for opening.

PDF icon REOPENING 01.June_.2020 . SUMMARY OF PROCEDURES.pdf (151.91 KB)

May 30, 2020

ukactive - Covid-19 Update

ukactive releses 3 reports relating to Covi-19. 'COVID-19 Impact Report - The Fitness and Leisure Sector’s Path to Recovery', ‘A Physical Activity Sector united in its response to COVID-19’ and Re-Opening Q+A

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PDF icon A Physical Activity Sector United in its Response to Covid-19.pdf (950.37 KB)
PDF icon COVID-19 – Re-Opening Q+A for the Gym and Fitness Indu stry (V.1) PW.pdf (937.96 KB)

May 27, 2020

Webinar - An equipment suppliers perspective on Covid-19

Join us for an informal get-together where David Stalker, EuropeActive's President, invites Frank van de Ven (Vice President International, Life Fitness), Marco Vonk (MD, Matrix/Johnson Health Tech) and Philip Roesch-Schlanderer (CEO, eGym) to discuss the supplier perspective on the 'new normal'. What is their solution? How do they see the coming years? Grab a tea, coffee or something stronger and tune in to what promises to be an informative and inspiring chat.

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May 26, 2020

Safe place to work, safe place to workout”

CEO of Pure Gym and former EuropeActive Board member, Humphrey Cobbold, is at the forefront of reopening fitness clubs across Europe and shares a piece written on his experience with their Swiss subsidiary BaseFit which runs 40 clubs in Switzerland.

PDF icon Industry Risk Mitigation Action Sheet_190502020.pdf (1.75 MB)

May 22, 2020

ANIF Italy - Protocol for clubs and pools

National Association ANIF (Italy) share the latest protocol for clubs and pools.

PDF icon ANIF_Protocollo_Riapertura.pdf (1.95 MB)

May 21, 2020

Webinar - Words that Make or Break Lifestyle Interventions with Anna Bogdanova

In this webinar Anna Bogdanova will share her expertise in creating long lasting behaviour change, drawing on the fields of communication, psychology and behavioural biology.

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May 20, 2020

#BEACTIVE HOUR - 30th May 2020, 17:00 CET

On 30th May at 17.00 CET we will come together to celebrate the role that exercise has played during the Covid-19 pandemic in keeping us entertained, keeping us healthy and keeping us active. We encourage coordinators, partners, community leaders and influencers to play a vital role in spreading the activity message and helping it reach the broadest audience possible. #BEACTIVE for Wellbeing | #BEACTIVE for Immunity | #BEACTIVE for Resilience | #BEACTIVE for Community.

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May 20, 2020

Webinar - Meet the Press: Let’s talk about the new normal

Host David Stalker, EuropeActive President, is joined by editors from various EuropeActive media partners to discuss the part the media played and continues to play in the COVID-19 situation as we move into a new but unknown phase. The panel includes, Inés Ledo, Gym Factory (ES), Thorsten Rebek, BodyLife (DE), Barbara Smit, Fitness News Europe (FR) and Liz Terry, Health Club Management (UK).

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May 14, 2020

Webinar - Measuring the success of digital experiences and harnessing the consumers recent increase in engagement triggered by COVID-19

Peter Croft the Chair of the EuropeActive digital transformation steering committee discusses strategic content, global market feedback and critical insight into the new digital experience ecosystem with key industry figures Hugo Braam - Virtuagym, Nicolas Festl - Fittrack and Ernst de Neef - Funxtion.

PDF icon DIGITAL_Experiences_Final_140520.pdf (2.1 MB)

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