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Open a Sports Business in Poland

Open a Sports Business in Poland

In the last years, fitness businesses all over Europe have seen a major increase in their numbers. And Poland is an important player in this field, with 2,800 fitness clubs and more than 3 million members. In 2015, the country was only EUR 25 million short of reaching EUR 1 billion in revenues in the sports industry, registering an increase of EUR 100 million compared to the previous year. Opening a sports business in Poland can be, therefore, a profitable endeavor for those interested to promote health and an active life style while making profits at the same time.

The company registration procedure in Poland

No matter whether you decide to open a sole trader or another company type in Poland, firstly you will have to visit the Central Registration and Information on Business Website . 

Then, you will be required to fill out a registration form. While doing so, you will also have to choose the type of activity number. 

Afterwards, you will have to register for social insurance and tax contributions. Our Polish company formation advisors can assist you with these matters.

Legislation and licenses for sports instructors in Poland

Foreign investors interested in opening a sports business in Poland must hire specialized personnel and they can choose between:

• coach;

• sports instructor.

If choosing to work as a coach, one has to fall under one of the following degrees:

• Second Class Coach;

• First Class Coach;

• Master Coach.

Our company formation representatives in Poland can offer more details on the requirements to open a gym or a fitness center.

sports instructor in Poland can be an individual who underwent a higher education, which allowed him or her to gain specialized knowledge and skills, or has at least a high school diploma and completed a specialized course for sports instructors in a certain sport through passing an examination.

A successful gym must be located in an easily accessible area and with a wide visibility in order to attract as many clients as possible. There are certain licenses which have to be obtained from the city hall, or other administrative bodies, as well as other permits. Our company formation specialists in Poland can offer all the necessary information on these licenses and permits. 

If you need to know more about how to open a sports company in Poland, we kindly invite you to get in touch with our Polish company formation professionals.