Lithuanian Association of Health and Fitness Clubs (www.lska.eu) (LSKA – Lietuvos Sveikatingumo Klubų Asociacija) was established on April 4th, 2013 m.
Since 2014 LSKA is a member of Europe Active (formerly the EHFA).
Looking at the long-term operational perspective the main objectives of LSKA are:
The members of LSKA are the biggest chain of Health and Fitness clubs “Impuls with 12 clubs in 5 cities of Lithuania and “Lemon Gym” with 8 clubs; also several small sports clubs, studios. According to data of 2017 Eurobarometer Lithuania has only 2% of people who are members at H&F centre; Lithuanian population is around 2,7 million. So there is around 40.000 customers in the Health and Fitness sector.
EuropeActive on 2015 signed the Memorandum of Understanding and Trust with the LSKA overseeing the professional delivery of REPS-LT, the new Lithuanian national register. LSKA started to be recognised as the approved body of EREPS in the country, ensuring that fitness professionals hold the required European level of qualification.
LSKA successfully participates in the international projects:
LSKA holds strong relations with the Lithuanian Sport University and the Lithuanian Health Science University.
LSKA is actively involved in many processes related to the challenge to increasing the impact of community based interventions in healthy ageing in Lithuania through a more active society. The strategic aims of the LSKA is to provide support not only for society, but also to the sports and fitness specialists, scientists, practitioners working in health promotion and health education, to join researchers and practitioners in the area, and to support the creation of joined activities and to share good practice.
Health enhancing physical activity is the main driver towards the EU health challenge. Therefore, LSKA is seeking to promote and strengthen community development through health promotion and sport in Lithuania. Because so far, Lithuania lacks evidence-based interventional programmes which could enhance to strengthen physical activity in all age groups by the help of Municipalities, Community centres as well as by creating beneficial environment to be physically active.
Being a part of EuropeActive, EREPS and participating in various European Health and Fitness events, LSKA shares with the newest worldwide fitness trends, training methods, practical lesson content and ensures the highest competency level for exercise professionals and to pass these on through their trainings. Through the project activities, LSKA sees also its opportunity to link to the WHO for Europe Regions for Health Network (RHN) initiatives and the implementation of its aims and objectives.
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