IG Fitness Schweiz is often accused of this, but it is not true in this sense. But it is true that the chain operators are also our members, something IG Fitness Schweiz is proud of. Especially since the chain operators have also made a significant contribution to the positive development of the industry.
Likewise, the representatives of chain companies were present at the original initiative of the foundation. At that time the motivation was the escalation of various representatives in the industry around the label Qualitop. Qualitop is also not a label of chain operators, but has always been the Q-label of the fitness industry. The label stood and still stands for the integration of all interests, including chain operators as well as small businesses.
Chain stores are an important factor in the strong growth and professionalization of the industry. Likewise, chain operations have also brought their disadvantages. The fact is that every industry that is systemically relevant, both economically and socio-socially, needs both large and small providers.
IG Fitness Schweiz is fascinated by how many small studios are showing agility and developing innovative and great quality solutions and ideas. Here, among others, the chain stores learn a lot from the small centers.
For this reason, IG Fitness Schweiz wants to work in partnership and on an equal footing with all players in the industry.