HCM Issue 11 2021

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Countries ranked by cost of staying healthy PHOTO:LINKEDIN STEPHEN ROWE


Keeping fit is an important part of a well-rounded lifestyle and can have huge benefits for metal wellbeing Stephen Rowe

scale, deemed the most expensive location to maintain healthy habits. Pure Gym’s Stephen Rowe said: “Keeping fit and healthy is an important part of a well-rounded lifestyle that can also have huge benefits for our mental wellbeing.” More: http://lei.sr/N9y3K_H


enmark has been identified as the cheapest country in the world to live a healthy life according to a new study. Researchers at budget operator, Pure Gym, using Numbeo analytics (www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living) investigated close to 100 countries, looking at things such as the average costs of healthy food, price of a gym membership and cost of activewear. Costs were then weighted against national average earnings to reveal how affordable it is to follow a healthy lifestyle within each country. While Denmark was crowned the most affordable place on the planet to stay fit and healthy, Iran – with a low average income but incredibly high healthy living costs – was at the other end of the

Copenhagen is the healthiest city

Benefit Systems acquires Total Fitness Poland



olish corporate wellness platform Benefit Systems has taken over a majority stake in club operator Total Fitness Poland. Benefit Systems has acquired an 88 per cent stake in the gym chain, which currently runs 14 clubs in Warsaw (10), Gdańsk (3) and Radom (1). Total Fitness Poland opened its first club in 2011 in Ursynów, Warsaw. According to Benefit Systems, the deal will be worth PLN75m85m (£13.9m - £15.7m, US$18.4m - US$20m) with the transaction Benefit Systems plans to complete the acquisition of Total Fitness Poland by 2024 PHOTO: WIRTUALNEMEDIA.PL

“Joining Benefit Systems gives an opportunity to develop our offer with a strong, reliable partner Aleksander Wilewski

being finalised by 1 April, 2024. Ultimately Benefit Systems plans to acquire 100 per cent of the shares. Benefit Systems offers a range of corporate benefits across health, fitness, culture and hospitality under its MultiSport card scheme. Aleksander Wilewski, co-founder of Total Fitness, said: “Joining the Benefit Systems Group is an important event

for us and an opportunity to further develop the offer of Total Fitness clubs together with a strong, reliable partner and contribute to the improvement of the wellness of Poles and the development of the fitness industry. “Our clubs are characterised by positive emotions and More: http://lei.sr/p5k9f_H ©Cybertrek 2021 Issue 11 2021