June 18, 2019 Hans Muench

My Travels in June

Kornwestheim

At the Glucker Kolleg PT Kongress in Kornwestheim May 3-4 I met an old tennis teaching colleague Vince Vavala. We both worked at the same academy (Peter Burwash International) in the early 80’s in Europe after doing training in Hawaii. Through this organisation I also had the opportunity to work in Hong Kong. During the event I accepted an invitation to become the international liaison for the Gereman PT Association.

With Vinve Vavala at Glucker PT Kongress Kornwestheim – taught tennis with him in PBI Hawaii early 80’s and still in touch

 

Denmark & Sweden

In Sweden again to present to the Friskis & Svettis Group May 20th which was held at the invitation of and at the world headquarters of Eleiko.

Eleiko wall of fame


Friskis seminar attendee PT Ake Ek

From Halmstad I took the train to Helsingborg, where I celebrated  Bjorn Johansson’s birthday. I spoke at Bjorn’s MBM event in Stockholm in 2017.

Sites in Helsingborg


Helsingborg city hall at night

Heading back to Copenhagen for my return flight, I stopped in Malmo – the last time I was in this town was in 1985 after completing my MBA and doing some work for an American sports equipment company.

Malmö Viking

 

Berlin 23-24.05

The newest McFit brand is a boutique called John and Janes, featuring three group exercise rooms. They offer hot yoga and pilates, and are a cashless facility, a trend I am seeing in more countries. I visited with client Urban Sports Club and other industry contacts.

Newest McFit brand boutique

 

Zurich

In Zurich the annual burning of the „Bög“, which looks like a giant snowman, is a traditional event that predicts the weather for the coming summer. I also visited the famous Dolder hotel, which features a beautiful view over Zurich.

At Dolder Hotel


Burning of the Bög in Zurich

 

Amsterdam 31.5.-2.6. and 7-8.6:

You also get a stunning view from Virtuagym’s offices  on the 18th-20th floors oft he Mondrian building near Amstel station.

Rembrandt square statue


Statue at Amstel Station with Mondrian Tower in background


The view from the Virtuagym office

 

Cologne

I headed to Köln via Roermund to again lecture in the MBA programme of the German University of Health & Fitness, this time the focus was the strategic management 2 module. In September I return to the Köln campus to lecture in marketing. The Köln Cathedral continues to impress me each time I see it.

Cologne Cathedral

An Amsterdam-based client, www.friendscallmejim.com was a finalist in the FIBO Innovation awards’ digital category. Their animated children’s concept is starting to be scaled. Check out the video on their website to get a better appreciation of their work.

 

Vorarlberg, Austria and Lichtenstein

 

Other June trips:

I am looking forward to traveling more across Europe and finish the month in my previous home, Munich.

Aix-en-Provence, France (Fitness Challenges conference) and Madrid, Spain

Functional Training Summit Munich-Grünwald

 

Till next time!

Hans

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