logo_ehfaEHFA, the European Health and Fitness Association, is the (leading) not-for-profit organisation representing the whole of the European health and fitness sector in Brussels. The European health & fitness sector serves over 40 million consumers, generates 22 billion Euro in revenues, employs 390,000 people, and consists of 40,000 facilities. Alongside its significant economic contribution, the sector has a major role to play in making a more active and healthy Europe.-

EHFA aims to co-operate with the European Union and other international organisations to achieve its objective to get


EHFA is also a standards setting body of the health and fitness sector and promotes best practice in instruction and training, with the ultimate objective to raise the quality of service and the customer’s exercise experience and results.

EHFA currently represents approx. 10,000 facilities and 18 national associations spread across 25 countries in Europe. Membership is open to all stakeholders – public or private – including operators, suppliers, national associations, training providers, higher education and accreditation institutions.

EHFA fully supports the strategic principles and objectives of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme.


EHFA is an open organisation, from the largest companies in the world, to an individual passionate about exercise, every individual and every company can join EHFA and become a member. EHFA is a “broad church” that represents the whole industry and all its stakeholders. This is enshrined in EHFA Statutes of establishment, and has been the case since 2001.

EHFA represents the whole industry, including associations, suppliers, training providers and individuals because it has a simple unifying purpose: to raise standards in the health and fitness sector and get ‘more people more active more often’.

EHFA membership types:
Associate (non-voting) member
Operator (Full) member
Supplier (Full) member
Training Provider (Full) member
Federation HQ (Full) member

The Benefits of Membership can be found here

To join EHFA click here