Core Health & Fitness is proud to have signed an exclusive supplier agreement for the roll out of all projected clubs with Énergie Fitness Iberia over the next 7 years. This follows the announcement in October that Rod Hill, former president of TRIB3 and director general of Anytime Fitness Iberia and George Houtenbos, founder of Basic Fit Spain have signed a master franchise agreement with Énergie Fitness to develop 75 clubs in Spain and Portugal over the next 10 years.
Rod Hill President of Énergie Fitness Iberia says “We are looking forward to working with Core Health & Fitness in Spain as our exclusive partner and feel very confident that together we can develop exciting products and services for our franchisees and members to reflect the new hybrid fitness model post-Covid. Partnering to help educate our franchisees and members on the benefits of exercise and that exercise is medicine for all people regardless of your current fitness level or age.”
The concept is full fit out clubs with large gyms kitted out by products from Core’s full portfolio including Star Trac® cardio equipment, StairMaster® HIIT products, Nautilus® commercial strength products, Schwinn® indoor cycling bikes and Throwdown® for functional fitness solutions. The agreement will provide the best fitness equipment for Énergie Fitness Iberia clubs, plus up to 3 studios, including; Group Cycling, ‘Energie Yard’ which is their exclusive HIIT training concept and multi purpose studios for group exercise, holistic and dance classes.
The first club is due to open Spring 2021 in Barcelona which is an ideal location for the first corporate site featuring all 3 studios. This will be a central hub for potential franchisees and will also be used by Core Health & Fitness as a flagship site for prospective customers.
Michel Somford, Director of European Sales says, “We are excited to have such a great partner with similar purpose and values to represent our brands in Spain and grow our presence in that market. Our brands align making this a perfect partnership and we are committed to working together to ensure we offer Spanish members the best equipment and experience.”
In addition to providing facilities with state-of-the-art customized equipment, Core Health & Fitness will provide service, training, marketing support and continuing education for Énergie Fitness Iberia and their franchisees.
George Houtenbos, CEO of Énergie Fitness Iberia says, “We’ve chosen Core Health & Fitness because of their internationally known high quality equipment, their great International team and the added value of being a multi brand supplier. This diversity is important to our franchisees. We believe strongly in the success of the synergy we felt from day one.”