the worldwide representative voice
of the fitness and physical activity sector,
working for a physically active, healthier world
more people | more active | more often
What is World Active?
World Active is an initiative meant to set up an open and transparent platform for the fitness and physical activity sector, in line with its mission to get “more people, more active, more often” and its vision “to be the worldwide representative voice of the fitness and physical activity sector, working for a physically active, healthier world”.
Why was it formed?
National and continental trade associations, as well as professional registers, from across the world, have all identified the need to establish a worldwide forum to start collaborating more closely. Therefore, they decided to come together within World Active, to look at ways to share, collaborate, and support each other in their efforts to serve the fitness and physical activity sector, in its recovery and future growth. Maximising lessons learned and opportunities identified as a consequence of the pandemic, World Active aims to establish a singular international voice for the industry and enhance collaboration with the World Health Organisation.
Who is in World Active?
American Council on Exercise
Austrian Professional Association of Sports and Leisure Enterprises
Bulgarian Association for Health and Fitness
Czech Chamber of Fitness
Danish Fitness & Health Organisation
Exercise New Zealand
Finnish Health and Fitness Center’s Association SKY
Fitness Business Association
German Employers’ Association for Fitness and Health Facilities
German Industry Association for Fitness and Health
IDEA Health & Fitness Association
Hungarian Gyms National Association
Korean Integrated Movement Academy
Latvian Health and Fitness association
Lithuanian Association of Fitness Clubs
Medical Fitness Association
Mexican Association of Gymnasiums and Clubs
North Macedonia Active
Polish Fitness Federation
Serbian Association for Recreation and Fitness
Singapore Fitness Alliance
Slovenian association for fitness, recreation and regeneration
Sports and Fitness Pakistan
Sport Industry Turkey
All continents (except Antarctica) are represented within WA.
All those involved agreed to have the highest level of accountability, inclusion, openness and transparency.
How to get involved?
Participation in World Active meetings is reserved for non-commercial industry representatives from national or continental trade associations or professional registers from the fitness and physical activity sector. Affiliates are either defined as World Active experts (academics, scientists) or World Active supporters (commercial industry stakeholders).
Only not-for-profit representative bodies from the fitness and physical activity sector, in the form of trade associations (national or continental) or professional registers, with a collective mandate, are allowed to participate in the plenary meetings. Only such members should benefit from member rights, including voting, within World Active.
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