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Friday, March 23

6:30am - 7:30am | Exercise Classes

 

6:30am - 8:30am | Early Morning Workout

 

7:00am - 8:15am | “The FAST Track” Continental Breakfast

“The Fast Track” learning concept is intended to jump-start your morning breakfast with three, concurrent 20-minute presentations per time period. Each is designed to educate early-risers with the best practices on a variety of topics for immediate application in any club.

 

7:00am - 7:20am

  • Driving Profit with Small Group Training [ Personal Training Track, Fitness Programming Track ]
  • HR Essentials: Do You Know What You Don’t Know? [ Staffing Track, Legal Track ]
  • Post, Tweet, Follow: #SocialMediaStrategies [ Sales & Marketing Track, Member Retention Track ]

 

7:40am - 8:00am

  • Member-Driven Service Strategies [ Member Retention Track ]
  • The Survival Guide: Compliance, Legal Liabilities & Employment Laws [ Legal Track ]
  • Growth Strategies to Maximizing Non-Dues Revenue [ Fitness Programming Track ]

 

7:30am - 8:30am | Exercise Classes

 

SOFTBELL STRONG

Declan Condron, MS, CSCS, USAW Club Coach, Director of Education, Hyperwear

Sponsored by Hyperwear

[ Exercise Class ]

 

STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork with a Focus on Fascia

Kim Kraushar, Merrithew Master Instructor, Merrithew, CANADA

Sponsored by Merrithew

[ Exercise Class ]

 

Total Body Workout with Heart Rate Based Training

Nick Ekbatani, MBA, Barry’s Bootcamp and Cycle House

Sponsored by Polar

[ Exercise Class ]

 

8:30am - 9:45am | Keynote Session & Award Presentation

 

Harnessing Innovation: Turning Raw Ideas into Powerful Results

Josh Linkner, Author, and Five-Time Tech Entrepreneur & Hyper-Growth CEO

Sponsored by Matrix Fitness

[ Leadership Track, Strategy & Finance Track ]

 

10:00am - 11:30am | 22nd Annual IHRSA Financial Panel

 

Insights into the Drivers Currently Attracting Financial Capital to the Industry

Panel Discussion Moderated by Rick Caro, President, Management Vision, Inc.

[ Strategy & Finance Track, Leadership Track ]

 

10:00am - 5:00pm | TRADE SHOW

 

11:00am - 12:00pm | Education Sessions

 

Blue Print for Success: Building Your Dream Studio

Ashley Selman, Owner, Evolution Trainers

[ Facilities Track ]

 

Capitalizing on Fitness & Spas: The Fastest Growing Amenities in Private Clubs

Kevin Caldabaugh, President, Club Spa & Fitness Association, and Fitness Director, John's Island Club

Nicole Mains, Vice President, Club Spa & Fitness Association, and Fitness Director, Boulder Country Club

[ Fitness Programming Track ]

 

Create an Authentic Customer Service Experience in an Automated World

Lee Ann Jolly, Ph.D., Co-Director of Community Building, Little Rock Athletic Club

Burke Jolly, Co-Director of Community Building, Little Rock Athletic Club

[ Member Retention Track ]

 

Grow Your Personal Training Revenue Through Specialty Programming

Michele Melkerson-Granryd, General Manager, Castle Hill Fitness

[ Personal Training Track, Fitness Programming Track ]

 

The Power of the Integrated Marketing Plan

Catherine Kolbeck, President, Red Whisk Creative LLC

Michelle Eisenhart, President, Fly Pages

[ Sales & Marketing Track ]

 

Building Your Fitness Business Starts in the Locker Room

Justin Tamsett, Managing Director, Active Management, AUSTRALIA

[ Strategy & Finance Track ]

 

Online Personal Training: Adding Stability to Your Personal Training Department’s Revenue Line

Cecil Hightower, Director of Ortho-Kinetic Training, TELOS Fitness Center

Matt Lindenmeyer, Lead Professional Ortho-Kinetic Trainer, TELOS Fitness Center

[ Technology Track, Personal Training Track ]

 

Doing Well and Good: The Business Case for Inclusive Fitness Programs

Panel Discussion Moderated by Kilian Fisher, International Public Policy Advisor, IHRSA

[ Wellness & Community Programming Track ]

 

11:00am - 12:00pm | Networking Roundtable

 

Navigating the Digital Storm: Gain & Retain with Social Media

Moderator to be announced

NOTE: This session will have limited seating to ensure full interaction between the moderator and all participants.

[ Sales & Marketing Track, Member Retention Track ]

 

11:00am - 12:00pm | Education Tutorial

 

Effective Employment Policies and Procedures

Facilitated by Andrew Sommer, Partner, Conn Maciel Carey PLLC

NOTE: This session will have limited seating to ensure full interaction between the facilitator and all participants.

[ Legal Track ]

 

1:30pm - 2:30pm | Education Sessions

 

Functional Fitness After Fifty

Mo Hagan, Vice President, Program Innovation & Fitness Development, GoodLife Fitness, CANADA

[ Fitness Programming Track ]

 

Cult-Like Culture: Unlikely Lessons for Creating a Thriving Company

Rob Lewis, Consultant, Rob Lewis Consulting

[ Leadership Track ]

 

State of Distinction: Differentiate from Your Competition

Rachel Cosgrove, CEO & Owner, Results Fitness

[ Member Retention Track ]

 

Stop Selling Personal Training Sessions and Start Delivering Experiences

Nick Clayton, NSCA-CSCS, NSCA-CPT, Personal Training Program Manager, National Strength and Conditioning Association

[ Personal Training Track ]

 

Digital Marketing: Tools, Tips & Secrets to Powerful and Profitable Internet Marketing

Alan Leach, Group General Manager, West Wood Clubs, IRELAND

[ Sales & Marketing Track ]

 

Rex Talks: Change Your Mind, Change Your Profit

Moderated by Eddie Tock, President, REX Roundtables for Executives

Mike Alpert, President, Claremont Club

Pete Bakis, Owner, Yuba City Racquet & Health Club

Mark Miller, COO, Merritt Clubs

Aaron Moore, Director of Operations, Vida Fitness

Will Phillips, Founder, REX Roundtables for Executives

Note: This is a 2-hour session and will conclude at 3:30pm.

[ Strategy & Finance Track, Leadership Track ]

 

Technology Trends that will Revolutionize the Health Club Industry

Eric Durak, President & Founder, Medical Health and Fitness

[ Technology Track ]

 

Medical Referrals: Keep it Simple for Success!

Ryan Heller, ACSM EP-C, Physician Liaison, Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness

Chuck Henley, Vice President of Operations, Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness

[ Wellness & Community Programming Track ]

 

1:30pm - 2:30pm | Networking Roundtable

 

Building Championship Caliber Fitness Teams

Moderated by Scott Wildeman, Senior Vice President, Fitness and Operations, International Fitness Holdings, CANADA

NOTE: This session will have limited seating to ensure full interaction between the moderator and all participants.

[ Staffing Track, Personal Training Track ]

 

1:30pm - 2:30pm | Education Tutorial

 

Sales Excellence: Best Practices for Membership Growth

Facilitated by Bill McBride, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Active Wellness LLC

NOTE: This session will have limited seating to ensure full interaction between the facilitator and all participants.

[ Sales & Marketing Track ]

 

1:30pm - 2:30pm | Australian & New Zealand Forum

Moderated by Richard Beddie, CEO, ExerciseNZ, NEW ZEALAND

[ Leadership Track, Strategy & Finance Track ]

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm | “Member Center” Networking Roundtable

 

Creating an Effective Digital Brand Presence for Your Club

Moderated by Jarod Cogswell, General Manager, VillaSport Beaverton, and Founder, Enterprise Athlete, Inc

[ Sales & Marketing Track ]

 

6:00pm - 11:00pm | 13th Annual BASH for Augie's Quest

Pre-Registration & Donation Required – Email augiesquest@als.net

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Get a jump start on learning about the exciting IHRSA 2018 education sessions, networking events, and Trade Show details.

"Simple: "You must go... If you want to grow!" To go is a must... to leave the competition in the dust"

– Freddy Reyes, World Fitness Centers - San Juan, Puerto Rico