November was as busy as October for me, with stops in 14 cities in five countries:
Meetings clients Paul Hamilton (Aerobis) and Stephen Müller (Glucker Kolleg)
Visit to Linzenich Fitness in Siegburg. Travel to Kassel with industry legend and FIBO Co-Founder Volker Ebener, F&G magazine editor Patrick Schlenz and Studio 53 club operator Bibby Mezey
Inline Congress: over 2.000 attendees, introduction of their 2018 initiatives and incoming MD Stephen Pfizenmeier
Dinner with Kaifu Lodge’s Solveig Schlüter, boutique club tour including the just-opened Prime Time Fitness club with Itrim’s Nadine
Meeting with Thomas Köster, owner of Lokahi Loft and dinner with internationally known Master PT and book author Eileen Gallasch
SIBEC, the original and most professional B2B event (tabletop format, 20 minute meetings between suppliers and operators)
Meeting with Gym Factory magazine publisher and event organiser Ines Ledo, where a cooperation was sealed including my keynote presentation at their May 2018 conference and trade show
Fitexpo show, meeting Roger Gestach (new owner of Fitness Tribune magazine) and industry legend Edy Paul on a panel discussion
Munich and Greifenberg / Landsberg, Bavaria
Meeting with club operator Leos Sports Club and Hardys, as well as a meeting in the headquarters of Clever Fit, a franchise group now boasting 350 locations and growing rapidly
Visit to Home of Balance, who successfully launched the „FT Club“ club-in-club concept
UK: Bracknell / Reading / Birmingham
Conference and awards events, club visits including Energie Fitness, the Gym and sites managed by Serco Leisure, Absolutely Fitness and Everyone Active management companies.
On December 1st at the National Fitness Awards in Leicester (organised by Workout Magazine / Script Media) I was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award in front of over 900 attendees, certainly one of the highlights of my career.