Romania is one of the few countries in the world that has adopted a dedicated gym, health & fitness membership deductibility law for all its employees. The law is a valuable recognition of the importance that physical exercise has on the health of the nation and the impact that the fitness industry has on the health of the entire economy.
World Class Romania, the leading health & fitness network in Romania, as founding member of RomaniaActive – the united voice of the fitness industry – has been one of the deductibility law initiators, along with the other members of the association.
World Class opens its 44th health & fitness club, a new strategic location within an important business hub located in the proximity of University Politehnica. The new club represents an opportunity to adopt a more active way of life for all students studying and employees working in the area. World Class will launch a communication campaign to support those working in the proximity in taking full advantage from the new fitness membership deductibility law.
The new World Class club is situated in a new and modern business hub, a green building with a state-of-the-art system for indoor air quality. It also provides an exclusive facility: the first rooftop running track in Romania! Measuring 260-m, it offers runners a spectacular 360o view of the Bucharest City.
The club provides generous training areas, group fitness and cycling studios, latest and most modern equipment and accessories, together with a strong team of health & fitness expert, all with national and international certifications.
“One of our goals is to help companies create and improve a healthy and productive workforce and team spirit. We strongly believe and all studies show it with certainty: physical exercise improves the health of the corporations, the nation and the health of the entire economy! Expanding our health & fitness network in strategic locations, close to where people live and work, remains one of our main objectives. With the new World Class Campus 6 that we are opening, we are offering all employees in the area more chances to be more physically active and healthier. We will continue to be a promoter of all the benefits of physical exercise and what the new fitness deductibility law can provide to them, so that they can exercise more and change their lives for the better”, said Kent Orrgren, World Class Romania CEO.
Health through physical activity is the new power and direct influences nations to improve their economy. Between 2020-2023, 500 million people are estimated to develop heart disease, obesity, diabetes or other chronic disease attributable to physical inactivity costing US$ 27 billion annually, if governments don’t take urgent action to encourage more physical activity among their populations! (WHO Global status report on physical activity 2022).