Saturday, March 24

9:00am - 10:00am | Education Sessions


Putting Some Heart into Your Business: Creating a Charitable Foundation to Support Your Brand

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

[ Leadership Track, Fitness Programming Track ]


Sales Strategies to Grow Your Personal and Small Group Training

Hannah Stael von Holstein, Director of Sales and Marketing, Discover Strength

[ Personal Training Track, Sales & Marketing Track ]


Now What? The Present & Future of the Health Club Industry

Bryan O’Rourke, CEO, Gold’s Gym Houston, and Integerus, LLC

[ Strategy & Finance Track ]


Utilizing Retail Technology to Improve Health Club Member Retention

Paul Bedford, Ph.D., Research Director, Retention Guru, UNITED KINGDOM

[ Technology Track, Member Retention Track ]


10:15am - 11:15am | Education Sessions


From Corporate to Commercial: Competing in an Evolving Business Environment

Matthew Parrot, Ph.D., ACSM H/FD, ACSM EP-C, Senior Director of Research & Development, Corporate Fitness Works

[ Leadership Track ]


Leading a World-Class Personal Training Team

Sherri McMillan, Owner, NW Personal Training

[ Personal Training Track, Leadership Track ]


Hiring for Excellence: Sales & Marketing Keys for Success

Jason Reinhardt, Owner & Founder, Go M.A.D. Fitness

[ Sales & Marketing Track ]


The Three Pillars of Growth Strategy

Nikolay Pryanishnikov, CEO, Russian Fitness Group, RUSSIA

[ Strategy & Finance Track ]


11:30am - 12:30pm | Keynote Session

Eyes Wide Open

Isaac Lidsky, Author, Entrepreneur and Founder, Hope for Vision

Sponsored by Daxko

[ Leadership Track, Strategy & Finance Track ]

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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