Het kabinet moet niet alleen meer investeren in personeel in de zorgsector, maar ook meer doen aan het voorkomen van leefstijlgerelateerde ziekten. Demissionair staatssecretaris Paul Blokhuis van Volksgezondheid zegt dat het hem “een lief ding waard is als het kabinet meer op de voorkant gaat zitten”, met preventie.
“Elk jaar overlijden in Nederland 35.000 mensen door ziekten die te maken hebben met leefstijl, zoals overgewicht of door roken. Daar kunnen we ook heel veel aan doen.” Hij wijst erop dat op de intensive care mensen met overgewicht en roken nu oververtegenwoordigd zijn.
Er zijn wat hem betreft “voldoende aanknopingspunten om te investeren in interventie”. Dat kan volgens hem ook voorkomen dat het prijskaartje en daarmee de zorgpremie veel oploopt. “Volgens mij kunnen we veel betalen met elkaar, het zijn politieke keuzes, maar de vraag is hoever je daarmee wil gaan.”
Het aantrekken en behouden van personeel in de zorg blijft volgens hem ook belangrijk. “Dat doen we al jarenlang, maar het is een heel gevecht. Helaas zijn er overal tekorten, niet alleen in de ziekenhuizen maar ook in de geestelijke gezondheidszorg, ouderenzorg en gehandicaptenzorg. “Aan ons de uitdaging om dat zo aantrekkelijk mogelijk te maken, bijvoorbeeld door minder overbodige regels te hanteren.”
Together with leading sports and outdoor brands, retailers, and industry associations, Messe München has made two groundbreaking decisions: Effective immediately, ISPO Munich will be held permanently at the start of the winter season at the end of November, thus leaving the previous January date. OutDoor by ISPO is moving up permanently from the end of June to the end of May/beginning of June.
For 2022, this means that ISPO Munich 2022 will now take place from November 28 to 30, 2022 (Monday to Wednesday). The new date for OutDoor by ISPO 2022 is June 12 to 14, 2022 (Sunday to Tuesday).
The permanent shift in dates is a strategic decision due to the far-reaching market changes of recent years. Industry and retail are facing major shifts in the global supply chain, which also caused hanges to order cycles. Scheduling ISPO Munich in January or February, as was previously the case, is therefore too late for many industry participants. The permanently brought-forward date for OutDoor by ISPO also works much better with the new order cycles.
"When the industry changes, we also have to find new ways," says Klaus Dittrich, CEO of Messe München. "The new dates are the ideal response to current and future challenges. Above all, they offer completely new opportunities for industry and trade."
Inspiration and activation to kick off the season: A new ecosystem for industry, trade and consumersThe permanent move of the dates will give the leading international trade shows even more relevance and a completely new significance as an important source of inspiration for both the entire industry and the end consumer. "In the future, ISPO Munich will not only be the meeting place for the industry's top decision-makers and the ideal platform for brands to place the most important messages for the market, but also the worldwide kick-off event for the winter season," says Klaus Dittrich. "This is where retailers get an overview of the season's new products and can then start the ordering season, where decisions of industry-wide significance are made, and where consumers are excited, inspired and activated at the same time."
"We are creating a completely new business ecosystem here, where ISPO Munich and OutDoor by ISPO gain more relevance by adapting to the changing order cycles," says Tobias Gröber, head of the Consumer Goods Business Unit at Messe München.
New dates offer exhibitors and trade visitors concrete advantagesThe realignment of ISPO Munich and OutDoor by ISPO has numerous advantages for exhibitors and trade visitors:
"We will take the concept of ISPO Munich and OutDoor by ISPO into a new dimension," promises Tobias Gröber.
For optimal impact, the duration of both events will be shortened to three days and a maximum size for booths will be introduced. Currently, a maximum of 150 square meters of booth size is planned for OutDoor by ISPO and a maximum of 200 square meters of booth size per exhibiting brand for ISPO Munich.
This decision was made after the positive experiences with IAA MOBILITY, for which Tobias Gröber was also responsible. The duration of this trade fair was also shortened with its move to Munich and the size of the booths was limited for the first time.
OutDoor by ISPO is strengthened as a leading trade show With the decision to move ISPO Munich, OutDoor by ISPO in June will be the first ISPO trade show in 2022. "We are thus strengthening the position of OutDoor by ISPO as the leading international trade show for the outdoor industry and a source of inspiration for everyone interested in the outdoors," says Klaus Dittrich.
Next year, OutDoor by ISPO, from June 12 to 14, 2022, will be held once at the MOC Veranstaltungscenter and the former railroad repair plant located in the immediate vicinity , thus offering new opportunities for brand staging and event formats.
The June date is an interim step to an even earlier date starting in 2023. For 2023, OutDoor by ISPO is again scheduled for May 22-24 at the trade fair center in Munich-Riem. It will then be held permanently at the end of May/beginning of June. "We have received broad approval for this decision not only from the advisory board of OutDoor by ISPO, but also from many other industry participants," says Tobias Gröber.
"As a result of the decision we have made together with the industry and retail, the industry will benefit long term from the new orientation of ISPO Munich and OutDoor by ISPO," says Klaus Dittrich. "We can already promise that both trade shows will be more innovative, pioneering, relevant and activating than ever from 2022 onwards."
Fit For Free stopt met het aanbieden van zonnebank-faciliteiten in al hun clubs. De aanleiding is een oproep van dermatologen en huidkankerpatiënten aan alle sportscholen: ban de zonnebank. Fit For Free geeft gehoor aan de oproep en zal uiterlijk vanaf a.s. maandag de zonnebank-faciliteiten niet meer aanbieden.
Eerder dit jaar publiceerde IKNL (Integraal Kankercentrum Nederland) een Nationaal actieplan tegen huidkanker. Vandaag luidt ook een duidelijke oproep vanuit een groep dermatologen en huidkankerpatiënten: "We doen een beroep op uw sportieve hart, uw moreel kompas en maatschappelijke verantwoordelijkheid: ban de zonnebank".
Een heldere boodschap, vindt ook Bram van Dijk, managing director van fitnessketen Fit For Free: “Onze sportscholen staan voor een gezonde en verantwoorde levensstijl. We nemen deze oproep dan ook serieus. In Nederland hebben we meer dan 90 clubs. Niet in alle clubs hebben we zonnebanken. In de clubs met zonnebanken, gaan we uiterlijk a.s. maandag stoppen met het aanbieden van deze faciliteit.”
Fit For Free wil Nederland motiveren en enthousiasmeren om fit en gezond te worden en te blijven.
EuropeActive has successfully launched in cooperation with the Netherlands National Standards Organisation (NEN) a new club certification scheme known as FITcert.eu. This 5-stage scheme is the culmination of many technical experts working under the European Standards Organisation CEN direction to develop standards for clubs covering operations, management, customer service, supervision and fitness trainer qualifications.
Known as EN17229 the European standards are now being transformed into a scheme of certification that will be overseen by the Netherlands National Standards Organisation (NEN) and independent certification bodies. It is a 5-stage scheme where the first 2 stages are operated by EuropeActive before qualifying clubs can proceed into the conformity assessment and certification stages.
As a start 500 clubs will go through a test and trial phase to ensure the approach and systems are relevant and helpful in supporting operators to go through the scheme. More than 300 clubs have already registered for the trial phase to be assessed against the criteria of the standards to show that they conform to good practice for their operations and management. Clubs who are interested in the trial phase can register their interest at www.fitcert.eu.
Convenor of the CEN Working Group and EuropeActive Director of Programmes Cliff Collins commented: "The new FITcert.eu scheme, one of the most important decisions ever taken by the European fitness sector, will help the industry to better define itself and to build confidence with our millions of users, governments, and health professionals. The standards are based on best practice and we intend to make sure that clubs who meet our assessment criteria can promote themselves through a charter mark of excellence, including on a directory of clubs".
3i’s remaining stake in Basic-Fit is approximately 6.6%
Basic-Fit N.V. (Euronext: BFIT), Europe’s largest and fastest growing fitness operator, has taken note of the announcement today by 3i Group plc via several 3i-managed entities (comprising 3i PE 2013-16 A LP, 3i PE 2013-16 B LP, 3i PE 2013-16 C LP, 3i Mito S1A LP and 3i Mito S1B LP, each managed by 3i Investments plc (collectively the “3i entities”)) that they have sold a stake of 6.8% in Basic-Fit’s outstanding share capital at an offer price of €44.25 per share.
The disposal consisted of an overnight private placement to institutional investors (“Placement”). Following the completion of the Placement, the 3i entities’ remaining stake will be approximately 6.6% of Basic-Fits’ outstanding share capital. The 3i entities have committed themselves to a lock-up of 90 days. In addition, AM Holding B.V., fully controlled by René Moos, Basic-Fit’s founder and CEO, has also agreed to the same lock-up provisions for a period of 90 days with respect to its stake. No shares were offered by AM Holding B.V. in connection with the Placement.
The remaining shares of Han Doorenbosch of the fitness chain Urban Gym Group were acquired by Jordy Kool and Marjolijn Meijer in October 2021. “We are very thankful for the interest and involvement of Han in the past years, he has helped form a business which now you couldn't picture Amsterdam without. This is a logical next step after the previous redistribution of the shares.” According to Jordy Kool, co-CEO, shareholder and chairman of the Advisory Board.
In October 2020 the previous redistribution of the shares was announced with Han Doorenbosch selling most of his shares to the other shareholders. Doorenbosch is, together with co-CEO Marjolijn Meijer, the founder of the fast-growing fitness chain TrainMore. He came up with the success formula of rewarding the members with a €1,- discount off their membership fee for every workout they do. Kool: “Han thought, like we do, that having a healthy lifestyle should be rewarded, especially in a world where doing the right thing is usually more expensive. Think about fresh food or switching to an electric car. For me, this was one of the reasons to join this company.” Meijer: “I am thankful for what Han and I created together, he had great ideas and an innovative vision in fitness. Now we will both go our own way in the fitness industry.”
Earlier this week the Urban Gym group announced the expansion to Amsterdam Noord.
BASIC-FIT REPORTS FURTHER RECOVERY OF MEMBERSHIP BASE
Increase of membership base by 200 thousand in the quarter to 2.21 million
RENE MOOS, CEO BASIC-FIT
“The third quarter was the first quarter in two years’ time in which all our clubs were open. The
recovery of the membership base after the reopening of our clubs continued despite the pass
sanitaire in France, which has a negative effect both on joiner numbers and cancellations. The net increase of our membership base by 200,000 in the quarter is a great achievement.
The positive development of our membership base and the increased vaccination rates in our
countries give us further confidence to continue with our accelerated club rollout plans. Early October we reached an important milestone with the opening.
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IHRSA is pleased to return in person to Europe from 17-19 November in Munich, Germany, and launch its inaugural IHRSA SMART Summit conference - in cooperation with FitnessConnected, a pure B2B trade show. Translated into 5 languages (German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian), come and join us to discover:
World Class Keynote Speakers
Over the 2,5 day program, the following inspired speakers will challenge you to think differently:
Industry Leaders will speak on the topics of SMART: Sales, Marketing, Analytics, Retention & Technology.
The IHRSA SMART Summit will be hosted in the premises of FitnessConnected, the only face-to-face trade show this autumn with over 100 exhibitors.
Munich Club Tours
On Wednesday 17 November, join your industry peers before the start of the conference for an IHRSA led tour of three of the leading health clubs located in the city center of Munich.
Register with promo code SMART25 to get a €25 discount