Shape (magazine)

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description Fitness and lifestyle magazine
language German
publishing company Ocean Global ( Germany )
Headquarters Kiel
First edition October 29, 1998
Frequency of publication ten times a year
Sold edition 105,867 copies
( IVW 2/2020)
Widespread edition 105,986 copies
( IVW 2/2020)
Range 0.26 million readers
( MA 2020 I )
ISSN (print)

Shape (of English to keep in shape , keep fit ' ) is a US-based fitness - and lifestyle - magazine for women with licensed editions in over twenty countries. The thematic focus of the national editions in different languages ​​is on physical activity and a healthy diet.

The first edition of Shape was published by Weider Publications in 1981 , which was acquired by American Media in 2002 . In January 2015 the magazine was resold to the Meredith Corporation .

The German edition was published monthly by the Marquard Media Group from October 29, 1998 and taken over by the Bauer Media Group in May 2012 . From September 2019 Shape was produced together with Closer , InTouch and Joy by a joint editorial team in Hamburg led by Angela Meier-Jakobsen . Previously, the editorial office was in Munich . Since January 2020, the German edition has been published ten times a year by the Kiel publishing house Ocean Global, which has acquired a license for it from the Bauer Media Group. The sold circulation is 105,867 copies, a decrease of 29.9 percent since 1999.

In January 2019 Shape launched together with Sophia Thiel , the Sophia Thiel magazine . The second edition of the magazine, planned for May 2019, was not published after Thiel had temporarily withdrawn from social media for personal reasons.

Individual evidence

  1. Meredith's magazine plans take Shape, January 29, 2015
  2. Bauer takes over the German Marquard publishing group, May 11, 2012
  3. Bauer relocates Joy and Shape to Hamburg, July 12, 2019
  4. Bauer outsources Shape to Ocean Global - and lets Maxi resurrect there, January 14, 2020
  5. according to IVW ( details on )
  6. Bauer launches Personality magazine with Sophia Thiel, January 9, 2019
  7. Risk factor personality magazine: Bauer pulls the plug for the time being at “Sophia Thiel Magazin”, May 27, 2019