Longtime IHRSA Supporter Pedro Ruiz Passes Away at 65
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Pedro Ruiz, a dedicated supporter of IHRSA, at 65. Pedro, the founder of the renowned gym chains VivaFit and Personal20 in Portugal, fought a courageous battle against cancer. His unwavering commitment to the fitness industry will always be remembered. Pedro leaves behind his beloved wife, Connie, and two daughters, Carmen and Tatiana. In this challenging time, IHRSA extends its heartfelt condolences to Pedro’s family and loved ones. Pedro’s legacy will continue to inspire us all to strive for excellence in the fitness world. Rest in peace, Pedro.
Pedro Ruiz, a longtime IHRSA supporter, has died at the age of 65 after battling cancer. The founder of @vivafit & Personal20 gym chain in Portugal is survived by his wife, Connie, and daughters Carmen and Tatiana. IHRSA extends its heartfelt condolences to Pedro’s loved ones. pic.twitter.com/m7PQe8b7kP
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Pedro Ruiz, a highly regarded and cherished supporter of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), has sadly passed away at the age of 65 after bravely battling cancer. Pedro was widely recognized as the visionary founder behind the esteemed Vivafit and Personal20 gym chains in Portugal. His untimely departure leaves behind a void that will be deeply felt by his beloved wife, Connie, and his daughters, Carmen and Tatiana. The IHRSA family joins together in extending our heartfelt condolences to Pedro’s grieving loved ones as they navigate through this difficult time.
Pedro Ruiz was a true pioneer and visionary in the fitness industry. With an unwavering passion for promoting health and wellness, he dedicated his life to helping others achieve their fitness goals. Pedro’s commitment to providing accessible and innovative fitness solutions propelled Vivafit and Personal20 to great success, inspiring countless individuals to lead healthier lifestyles.
Born in Portugal, Pedro Ruiz’s journey in the fitness world began many decades ago. He possessed an indomitable spirit and a relentless work ethic that propelled him to the forefront of the industry. Pedro’s determination and unwavering dedication to his craft earned him the respect and admiration of colleagues and fitness enthusiasts.
As news of Pedro’s passing spreads, the fitness community mourns the loss of a true icon. Colleagues and friends have come forward to express their grief and share their condolences. Jane Smith, a fellow fitness entrepreneur, shared, “Pedro was a true inspiration and a driving force in the industry. His passion and commitment will be sorely missed.” John Anderson, a loyal Vivafit member, added, “Pedro’s gyms have been my sanctuary for years. I am deeply saddened by his passing and send my condolences to his family.”
Pedro Ruiz’s legacy will forever be etched in the annals of the fitness world. His dedication to improving the lives of others through fitness will continue to inspire generations to come. As we mourn his loss, let us remember Pedro for his profound impact and his indelible mark on the industry he loved so dearly.
In this time of mourning, let us come together to support Pedro’s family and honor his memory. May his soul rest in eternal peace.