Inspired by my Australian friend Paul Brown to exercise at least every other day, I also found time to take part in two HIIT classes: the first one at Hi Studios with friend Anthony Barquisseau of Genae Clubs (France) who brought 17 of his staff to this great city to tour clubs.
Hi Studios class with the Genae team
Then joined fellow Canadian Thomas Woods for a Box Shred class at Saints & Stars with the new Dutch sales manager for Eleiko, Pieter Wierenga at Vondel Gym, providing him with a market overview and contacts.
With Thomas Woods of Virtuagym
2) Wiesbaden & Frankfurt, Germany
Met with Jennifer Wicklein, Sales Manager of Face Force as well as a dozen attendees of the Positive Kick off meeting at Dorint Hotel.
Meeting Jennifer Wicklein
Ralph Pfeiffer DACH BeNeLux Manager Eleiko at Positive event in Wiesbaden
At the Frankfurt airport caught up with Maik Ebener, who I worked with 18 years ago and who is now Marketing Director for Power Plate.
Meeting with Maik Ebener
Next trip is to the ISPO show in Munich February 4th, then on to Berlin on the 5th for client meetings, / club visits and networking. At least one London trip is planned for February.
Looking forward to March
March will be a very busy month, starting with Meet the Top in Mallorca March 7-10, then immediately on to Toronto for a night and onward to San Diego for the IHRSA convention and trade show, arriving via Toronto on the 19th. Same day I head to Cologne for the Eckdaten presentation of the German industry report for 2018, and then onward to Saarbrücken to lecture in the MBA programme of the German University…15 days non-stop, six countries and seven cities.
A couple recent articles I wrote for German trade publications can be viewed using the following links: