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Friday, March 23

6:00am - 5:00pm | Registration Desk Open

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

 

ALLN-1: Badass Booty Boot Camp!

Al Smith, Jr., Developer/Owner, TrainChange Fitness

Sponsored by TrainChange Fitness

[ Exercise Class ]

 

3ACT Slide Cardio Core

Emma Barry, Observer & Catalyst

Sponsored by 3ACT Slide

[ Exercise Class ]

 

Pulling for Power

Ken Weichert

Sponsored by WaterRower

[ Exercise Class ]

 

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

Matthew Wright, Senior Director of Fitness, Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness

[ Personal Training Track, Fitness Programming Track ]

 

HR Essentials: Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

Tracy Stepp, Director of Human Possibilities

[ Staffing Track, Legal Track ]


Post, Tweet, Follow: #SocialMediaStrategies

Fred Hoffman, Owner, Fitness Resources

[ Sales & Marketing Track, Member Retention Track ]

 

7:40am - 8:00am

 

Member-Driven Service Strategies

Chris Stevenson, Owner, Stevenson Fitness

[ Member Retention Track ]

 

The Survival Guide: Compliance, Legal Liabilities & Employment Laws

Adam Sloustcher, J.D., Attorney, Fisher & Phillips LLP

[ Legal Track ]

 

Growth Strategies to Maximizing Non-Dues Revenue

Michele Melkerson-Granryd, General Manager, Castle Hill Fitness

[ Fitness Programming Track ]

 

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

 

SandBell Circuit

Brook Benten, M.Ed, Fitness Professional, 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 & Annual Meeting

 

IHRSA’s Annual Meeting

Derek Gallup, SVP Fitness & Retail, New Evolution Ventures

 

Woman Leader Award in Honor of Julie Main

Kristen Green, Executive General Manager, Aquafit

 

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 ]

Session simultaneously translated into Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

 

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.

Brian Wood, Managing Director, Imperial Capital

Mark Grabowski, Partner, TPG Growth

Rob Sjoberg, Partner, Perpetual Capital Partners

[ 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

[ 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 ]

Session simultaneously translated into Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

 

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

Chris Craytor, President & COO, acac Fitness & Wellness Center

Kevin McHugh, COO, The Atlantic Club, Inc.

Linda Mitchell, Director of Public and Government Relations, Newtown Athletic Club

[ Wellness & Community Programming Track ]

 

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

 

Navigating the Digital Storm: Gain & Retain with Social Media

Fred Hoffman

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 ]

 

11:00am - 12:00pm | Technogym Seminar


SKILLATHLETIC Training: Integrated Training for Optimum Performance

Martin Miller, Education & Training Director, Technogym USA

Francesco Cuzzolin, Research and Innovation Director, Technogym Italy

Sponsored by Technogym

[ Fitness & Personal Training Track, Supplier Seminar ]

 

1:00pm - 2:00pm | Technogym Seminar

 

DIGITAL: Building a Frictionless Member Experience for Everyday Athletes

Francesco Arlotti, Digital Solutions, Technogym Italy

Dan Laughlin, Digital Solutions, Technogym USA

Jarno Guidi, Mywellness Cloud Product Development Manager, Technogym Italy

Sponsored by Technogym

[ Technology Track, Supplier Seminar ]

 

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 ]

Session to be simultaneously translated into Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

 

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 ]

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm | Special Session

 

The New EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Why Club Operators in the EU Must Act Now!

Roman Spitko, Head of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, German University for Prevention and Health Care Management, GERMANY

[ Legal Track ]

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm | Technogym Seminar


SKILLATHLETIC Training: Integrated Training for Optimum Performance

Martin Miller, Education & Training Director, Technogym USA

Francesco Cuzzolin, Research and Innovation Director, Technogym Italy

Sponsored by Technogym

[ Fitness & Personal Training Track, Supplier Seminar ]

 

4:00pm - 5:30pm | Russian Roundtables

Moderated by Leila Timergaleeva, Ambassador to Russia/CIS, This session will be presented in Russian.

[ Legal Track ]

 

4:30pm - 5:30pm | Technogym Seminar

 

DIGITAL: Building a Frictionless Member Experience for Everyday Athletes

Francesco Arlotti, Digital Solutions, Technogym Italy

Dan Laughlin, Digital Solutions, Technogym USA

Jarno Guidi, Mywellness Cloud Product Development Manager, Technogym Italy

Sponsored by Technogym

[ Technology Track, Supplier Seminar ]

 

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

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

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"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