My Trips & Meetings in October

My Trips & Meetings in October 900 600 Hans Muench

17 days on the road, 13 cities in four countries summarizes my busy October travels. Mostly my travel is work-related, though I do try to combine it with some visits of personal interest, such as Oktoberfest or visiting friends / relatives. Here are my stops along the way:


1) Hamburg

During my stay in Hamburg, I visited BodyMedia Innovation Days. This was the second of four of their events I attended.

Wilhelm Schröter of Elbgym at BodyMedia Days Hamburg

Franka, Sabine and Torsten at USC booth


2) Amsterdam

I attended the Fitnation event, which was organised by Virtuagym (I presented two sessions) with over 300 attendees from a dozen countries:

Bryan O’Rourke at Fitnation event in Amsterdam

MC Thomas Woods at Fitnation

Tasneen with Pascal at the Virtuagym office


3) Munich

I combined meetings with three clubs with a visit to Oktoberfest with my family.

With my son Julian and my brother Guff at Oktoberfest enjoying a Mass

In Greifenberg, I met the Hardys team, who is the first client of the Finnish “Dorent” concept.

Hardys in Greifenberg


4) Köln

During my time in Cologne, I set up three meetings (at the airport and in the city) with several clubs and suppliers.


5) Düsseldorf

I attended meetings at the FIBO headquarters, a DIFG seminar and the Bodylife Awards:

Bodylife Award winners


6) Unna / Bochum

In Unna, I visited friends and industry colleagues Matthias Sellmann of Gantner and Winfried Horstenkamp, owner of Oase, where I gained my first club management and equipment distribution career experience in Europe 1985-87.

Oase Bochum owner Winfried Horstenkamp


7) Dublin

During my time in Ireland, I attended IHRSA’s 19th Annual European Congress (the 2020 the event will take place in Berlin October 18-21):

CEO Forum at the IHRSA European Congress

European Club Leadership Award winner Vidmantas of Lithuania

IHRSA European Congress 2020 Berlin 19-22.10.19

Overview of the Global Health Industry

Urban Sports Club team in Dublin

With the My FItness staff

Tasneen of Virtuagym, Margaret of Perfect Gym and Vidmantas of Impuls:Lemon Gym of Lithuania (and winner of the IHRSA European Club Leaders Award in Dublin

With Tasneen of Virtuagym and Gints of Latvia


8) Müllheim

During my time in Müllheim, I had a meeting with Injoy owner Stefan Hauser. I also had the chance to see my relatives Barbara and Hubert Braun for dinner.


9) Freiburg

On the way, I managed to stop in Freiburg where I had a wonderful view over the Freiburger Münster from Skyebar.

Freiburg Münster


10) Zurich

In Zurich, I visited McFit’s first brand in Switzerland (the John Reed Music Fitness Club), and the ZüriWiesn – Zurich’s version of Oktoberfest.


11) Mannheim

In Mannheim, I visited the Aufstiegskongress (DHfPG) and heard the word wizard and social media mogul Fred Neust:

MBA students at the event in Mannheim

Sponsor Showcase

with Angelina Zirkel of SECA, Dirk Schildhauer of Wattbike amd Frank Boehme of JustFit in Mannheim


12) Reichenau

A visit to Reichenau in the fall usually means an abundance of pumpkins:

Pumpkin face Reichenau


13) Toggenburg

We enjoy living so close to the Alps and go for hikes whenever we can:

Till next time!