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Atlantis Adds Stairmaster and Nautilus in Quebec

IHRSA Opens European Office T

he International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has recently opened an office in Brussels. Two experienced association execu-

tives—Jeroen van Liempd, IHRSA Europe director and Angela Meurer, IHRSA Europe general manager—will lead a team of three additional professionals. The new team replaces outgoing Europe director Hans Meunch who resigned last year. “Hans has done a great job for IHRSA,” says Joe Moore, IHRSA’s president and


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Featured Presenters • Tim Anderson Co-founder of Original Strength

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CEO. “He stepped back into IHRSA eight years ago and has been tireless in his efforts to serve members and grow membership. It has become clear that the job has become bigger and more diverse than one person can handle.” The organization will continue to work

with an extensive network of partners, federations and ambassadors in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K. and Russia.

nounces that it is now distributing the Stairmaster and Nautilus brands in the Quebec market. Atlantis represents several brands in Quebec, offering a full suite of products to its customers. “Our goal is to provide customers


with the perfect mix of products for their particular needs, so we’re excited to add these iconic brands to our port- folio,” says Yosi Knecht, director of sales and marketing. Atlantis is a Canadian manufac-

turer and has been serving the fitness market for over 35 years. For more in- formation, call 877-454-2285 or con- tact

tlantis Inc., a manufacturer of commercial strength equip- ment that is sold worldwide, an-

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