Hans Muench 2017 review

My 2017 In Numbers

My 2017 In Numbers 900 600 Hans Muench

As usual, my year 2017 meant lots of travel, meetings with clients, industry friends, and family. Here are some of my highlights of another busy and enjoyable year.


Here is my 2017 in numbers & words.

Flights: 61
KM on car: 22,000
Countries: 12
Events: 23
Clients: 18 (in 10 countries: NL, US, SW, FI, CH, DACH, IT, ES)

Some of my personal highlights this year:


1) Starting the year with my family in Toronto

My mother Paula in Toronto, the city of my birth. Paula turned 91 this year and still has a sharp mind.

Family in Toronto

Canada vs. Switzerland U21 Hockey Game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Canada got off to a 3.0 lead in the first period, only to have Switzerland tie the score, before Canada scored in overtime.

2) Ski Vacation in Austria in February, Vienna and Bologna

On the Forum Bologna Panel. 2018 I will be giving a keynote presentation on boutique fitness developments globally.

At John Harris Fitness in Vienna, a new Virtuagym customer.


3) IHRSA LA and Toronto with son Julian in March

In LA with the Virtuagym team.

4) FIBO Köln, REX Europe Berlin and Dynamic Days Bern in April

DIN Meeting Berlin, supporting the German / DACH delegation

Ego Wellness (Lucca, Italy) Team & Hans 


5) Glucker Kolleg Kornwestheim, Elevate London and Gym Factory Madrid in May

Gym Factory in Madrid: in 2018 as Event Ambassador I will be presenting at their event May 10th and supporting the trade show May 11-12

Tower Bridge in London: Beside the Elevate show I also attended the Balance event


6) Lots of tennis at TC Eulach in Winterthur in summer

Tennis at TC Eulach in the Summer, a wonderful multi-cultural community I feel very much at home here


7) Vacation in Scotland July and Toronto in August

The Isle of Skye in Scotland was one of the trip highlights, we saw sheep being sheared, visited a local brewery and much more

One of several castles we visited in Scotland, this one just over the bridge from the Isle of Skye

Bagpipe concert in Poitree, Scotland


8) Gordon Lightfoot Concert Kelowna, BC with brother Gottfried (Guff)

Behind the Scenes with Gordon Lightfoot and my brother Guff, thanks to Clive Caldwell of Cambridge Club in Toronto for making this possible. When Gordon is not on tour (70x/year at the age of 80) he works out six times per week.

My brother Guff took me in his plane from Vancouver to Kelowna to be on time for the concert

Gordon Lightfoot on Stage: the first time I heard him perform live


9) Receiving Lifetime Achievement award in Leicester at National Fitness Awards

Winning the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Harlands (thanks to Rob Karn, second from left)

Lifetime Achievement Award organized by the Script Media / Workout Magazine


10) Christmas holidays with partner Annette and my children Julian and Felicia

Christmas with my family: traditional Raclette


Clients 2017 & 2018:

As always, I had an eventful year with my clients in 2017 and look forward to continue our collaboration in 2018:


Virtuagym (NL)

The Virtuagym team at FIBO in Cologne, Germany in April

Club Joy (NL)

The Club Joy team at their new office: far left Rudy Hoogendoorn, standing MD and Founder Marc Neijland 


Aerobis (DE)

Aerobis is a Cologne-based functional training manufacturer with distribution in over 30 countries. Here their innovative, patented “Revvl Pro” endless rope product


AFS – Association of Fitness Studios (US)

I joined the Advisory Council of the Association of Fitness Studios in March, 2017


Dorent (FI)

Olli Rounaja founder of Dorent, here with Dave Baucamp of Switzerland at FIBO


Gym Factory (ES)

In December I was appointed Ambassador of Gym Factory: event May 10-12, 2018 in Madrid and magazines in Spain and Portugal


Il Nuovo Club-Forum (IT)

Roberto Maestrami and Davide Venturi from Il Nuovo Club with Paul Braam, Co-Founder of Virtuagym. On February 22, 2018 I will again be attending and presenting at their annual event.


Glucker Kolleg (DE)

Stephan Müller from Glucker Kolleg


Fitness Tribune (CH)

I write a regular column in the Fitness Tribune Magazine, which has a new owner, Roger Gestach, as of fall 2017. Pictured here is the REX Europe group at the Cyberobics showroom in Berlin


Deutsche Hochschule für Prävention und Gesundheitsmanagement (DE)

The German industry research report DSSV Eckdaten is preduced in cooperation with DHFPG. I will again be lecturing in the MBA program of the German University for Fitness Health and Prevention in 2018


I wish all my readers & followers a prosperous and happy year 2018!


All the best,