Positive membership development in the Netherlands after reopening; restart of club rollout plan with 68 new club openings in June
Basic-Fit N.V. (Basic-Fit), Europe’s largest and fastest growing fitness chain, will reopen its clubs in France and Belgium on 9 June. With the reopening of the 649 clubs in Belgium and France, the last two countries in which clubs were still closed due to COVID-19 related government measures, all 905 Basic-Fit clubs will have reopened.
In the Netherlands we have seen strong momentum in our membership base after the reopening last month. The number of joiners we registered since the announced reopening in the Netherlands on 19 May was three times the number we reported pre COVID-19 in the full month of May 2019. Due to the limited number of leavers, the net increase in memberships in the Netherlands in May was more than 39,000.
We are encouraged by the strong membership developments and have restarted our club rollout plans. In June, we expect to open 68 new clubs. We currently expect to open around 105 new clubs in 2021, bringing the total number of clubs to 1010.
We will communicate more about our medium-term growth plans during our Capital Markets Day on 4 November.
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Zijn opleidingen en het boek geven heel goed weer hoe zijn manier van denken en handelen is binnen dit vakgebied.
Hoewel de coronacrisis het belang van een gezonde leefstijl onderstreept, zijn de deuren van de clubs al geruime tijd gesloten. Hierdoor staat de branche zwaar onder druk.
Als branchevereniging voelen wij ons verantwoordelijk om onze achterban de beste kennis en tools te geven om deze crisis te overleven en hier beter uit te komen.
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FIRST THREE MONTHS HIGHLIGHTS
- Number of clubs in the network was unchanged in the quarter at 905; an increase of 77 clubs year on year
- Number of memberships decreased by 10% in the first quarter to 1.80 million (Q4 2020: 2.00 million)
- Revenue of € 10.7 million (Q1 2020: €137.5 million) with 94% of our clubs being closed due to government measures
- €37 million investments in the installation of smart camera systems, club layout improvements, software and new product development and expansion capex
- €142 million liquidity available at quarter end
- Current government roadmaps indicate possible reopening of our clubs in the Netherlands on 11 May and in Belgium and France shortly thereafter
- Our clubs can reopen with strict protocols offering our members a safe place to work out in, as soon as government measures for fitness clubs are lifted
- When we have reopened our clubs and have more visibility on the development of COVID-19 and memberships, we will update the market on our expectations regarding club openings for 2021 and 2022
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Fitnessketen Urban Gym Group breidt haar managementteam uit met een Chief of Staff. Mirjam Roos (39) zal nauw samenwerken met het management team op strategische onderwerpen, de operationalisering hiervan en de structurering van diverse organisatie brede onderwerpen voor CEO Marjolijn Meijer, en ad interim co-CEO Jordy Kool. Kool, die in januari dit jaar de rol van ad interim co-CEO op zich nam: “Mirjam en ik hebben ruim 10 jaar samengewerkt bij Infotheek Group. Zij heeft daar de ladder beklommen tot Commercieel Directeur en, na de acquisities van Centralpoint en Scholten Awater, als mijn Chief of Staff. In die hoedanigheid hielp zij mij met de groei van onze business nationaal en internationaal. Zij is hands-on en ervaren op diverse gebieden, zoals HR, recruitment, talent management, marketing en sales en de professionalisering hiervan in snel groeiende organisaties. Wij kijken er naar uit om met haar ons bedrijf verder uit te bouwen.” Roos: ”Ik vind het een eer uit om onderdeel te worden van dit energieke team. De Urban Gym Group is primair gericht op hun members en medewerkers en hebben concrete ambities waar ik graag aan meewerk.
Urban Gym Group is actief in de grotere steden en biedt state-of te art fitnesservaringen: Trainmore, Clubsportive en High Studios. De groeiplannen omvatten onder meer het openen van nog eens 25 nieuwe gyms op A-locaties en de lancering van diverse nieuwe fitnessconcepten. Kool: “Onze strategie ziet op meerdere acquisities, business development en organische groei voor onze bestaande diensten. We zullen dan ook meer professionals aannemen in 2021. Momenteel zitten we in het aanname proces van een CFO en zijn we gestart met de zoektocht naar non-executive boardmembers voor onze one-tier board.”
Fitness Industry Technology Council Names Hans Muench as Director of International Business Development
New Orleans, LA – Effective April 1, 2021, Hans Muench has formally assumed the role of Director of International Business Development for the Fitness Industry Technology Council (FIT-C).
The FIT-C has become an important source of thought leadership, and a forum for tech companies, large and small, to share news and best practices.
“I am thrilled to be part of this cutting-edge global group,” stated Muench, a Canadian with a German passport who has lived and worked in seven countries on three continents. He has been living in Switzerland since early 2014.
With an MBA in International Business, experience with suppliers (Life Fitness Europe’s first EMEA Sales and Marketing Director), operators (single club and chains), trade associations (IHRSA’s Director of International Development for five years in Boston and Director of Europe for eight years) software companies and educational institutions, Hans has a 360-degree view of the industry.
A regular speaker at industry events, Hans contributes to various trade publications and has shared his perspective on numerous webinars and podcasts. In December 2017 Muench was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Fitness Awards in the UK.
Bryan O’Rourke, President of FIT-C commented, “I have known Hans for nearly a decade, and have enjoyed interacting with him on many projects. Hans will create a great international presence for our association."
Hans can be reached at:
Tel./Whats App: firstname.lastname@example.org
and on social media (Linkedin/Facebook/Xing/Clubhouse/Instagram)
About The Fitness Industry Technology Council
The Fitness Industry Technology Council is a not-for-profit consortium of leading professionals and organizations representing the fitness industry. The council seeks to grow the fitness industry, improve fitness user experience through thoughtful adoption of technologies, and mature the collection of real-time wellness data through the creation of interoperability standards.
FITC’s headquarters are located in the New Orleans, Louisiana area.
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World’s largest fitness trade fair will debut new studio and training concepts as well as post-Covid growth opportunities
FIBO, the Leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health, scheduled for 24-27 June, has been postponed and will take now place in Cologne from 4-7 November. “We want to bring the fitness industry together for a much-needed exchange – but not until all the conditions for safe participation are in place for exhibitors and visitors,” said Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein, CEO of organiser Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH.
“The current course of the pandemic and pace of the vaccine deployment does not yet give us and our partners and exhibitors sufficient planning security for the original dates in June, so we are postponing to the autumn. In November, we plan to combine both physical and digital components in order to enable the entire international fitness industry to participate in the trade show together”, concluded Benedikt Binder-Krieglstein.
FIBO in November will focus on the future of the fitness industry and will emphasise those solutions that support the industry as we overcome the consequences of Covid. “Fitness is recognised by the medical corps as an indispensable part of the overall health and wellness of the population. Together with our partners, we will provide concrete answers for not only fitness studios and trainers, but the entire industry can ensure its economic success in the long term after the Covid crisis has passed “, said Silke Frank, Event Director of FIBO.
New studio and training concepts, digital and growth opportunities
FIBO 2021 will showcase new, health-oriented studio and training concepts, highlight growth opportunities for the industry after Covid and accompany the industry with best practices and future scenarios for digitalisation.
On board for November are the most important partners from the industry such as EuropeActive, the DSSV, FitTech, the DGSP, Georg Thieme Verlag, the German Wellness Association, SpaCamp and the Sportärztezeitung, and they will offer a “Sports Medicine Day” at the trade show on the FIBO Saturday. FIBO will explore the topics of member and customer acquisition, digitalisation, technology and e-commerce, market developments, trends and social changes in order to successfully implement new training and therapy concepts.
Among other things, investors will report on the most exciting start-ups of the next twelve months. In 2021 – as in the previous year – FIBO will also present content from the “Aufstiegskongress” digitally as part of the hybrid event. The congress offers a high-quality programme with current topics from the fields of management, training, nutrition, coaching, sports economics and corporate health management. At the “Meetingpoint Health & Wellness” there will be lectures on physiotherapy, digitalisation of services, occupational health management, sports medicine and sports physiotherapy. The focus is on the integration of these topics into one’s own range of services and the (re-)acquisition of members or customers.
The core themes are also reflected in a new hall layout in November. In Halls 1, 4.2 and 5.2 FIBO will focus on training equipment, health, consulting, interiors, wellness and functional training. In Halls 2.1 and 2.2 the topics will be fashion and beauty, nutrition, group fitness and bodybuilding. For consumers the focus is on concepts relating to nutrition, athletics, lifestyle and health. There will also be the opportunity to try out equipment and workouts – that are Covid-Safe – and meet ups with celebrities and athletes.
FIBO kicks off with the European Health Futures Forum (EHFF). The most important international congress for the top decision-makers in the fitness industry will take place on 3 November. Interactive sessions with top European and international speakers will cover the areas of health, digital, community and standards. In addition, up-to-date market data on the state of the industry post-Covid will also be released. Other EuropeActive events such as EuropeActive’s European Fitness Associations Forum, the President’s Council Summit and the International Standards Meeting (ISM) will complete FIBO Week for the international fitness industry.
Basic-Fit N.V. (Basic-Fit), Europe’s largest and fastest growing fitness chain, has successfully secured a €150 million bridge facility. This facility provides us with additional financial flexibility, which we believe is sufficient to weather the continuing impact of the COVID-19 related government measures and to recommence our growth strategy once these government measures have been lifted. The committed bridge facility is to be refinanced within twelve months. Basic-Fit anticipates to refinance this committed bridge facility with debt, equity or equity-linked instruments or a combination thereof.
As a result of the government measures, following the second COVID-19 wave, we had to start closing clubs again at the end of September. By mid-December, all our clubs in the Netherlands, Belgium and France were closed. We ended 2020 with a total network of 905 clubs (up 121 clubs year on year) of which 851 clubs are still closed, and 54 clubs (Spain and Luxemburg) remain open. We ended 2020 with 2.0 million members (2.2 million year-end 2019).
With the continued uncertainty regarding the timing of reopening of our clubs in the countries where these are currently closed, the additional facility is expected to ensure ample liquidity for Basic-Fit during this pandemic and to keep us well positioned post-COVID-19 to resume our growth path. With our clubs being closed in our largest countries, we continue to manage our cash outflow by keeping capital expenditure at a minimum and operating with a reduced cost base.