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Friday, March 15

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

 

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

 

HIIT Tank Training with Torque Fitness

Dan Palacios, Personal Performance Specialist, Torque Fitness

Sponsored by Torque Fitness

Exercise Class ]

 

Pilates Strong, powered by Balanced Body

Helen Vanderburg, Commercial Fitness Education Programs Manager, Balanced Body

Sponsored by Balanced Body

Exercise Class ]

 

LES MILLS GRIT — High Intensity Interval Training, powered by Polar Club

Nikki Snow, International Trainer and Presenter, Les Mills
Sponsored by Les Mills International
[ 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

Maximizing Profits with Small Group Training

Hannah Stael von Holstein, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Discover Strength

Fitness Programming Track ]

 

Tweet, Like, Follow: #SocialMediaRoundUp

Kaitlynn Anderson Fernandez, Digital Advocacy Content Coordinator, IHRSA

Sales & Marketing Track, Technology Track ]

 

HR Basics: What Every Club Manager Must Know 

Tracy Stepp, Director of Human Possibilities, Claremont Club

Staffing Track, Legal Track ]

 

7:40am - 8:00am

Creating Loyalty and Retention in the Tennis and Fitness Industry

Rod Heckelman, General Manager & Tennis Director, Mt. Tam Racquet Club

Fitness Programming TrackMember Retention Track ]

 

Leading By Example: Best Practices to Successful Leadership

Brad Wilkins, President, Health & Fitness, Cooper Aerobics

Leadership Track ]

 

Survival Strategies: Compliance, Legal Liabilities & Employment Laws

Adam Sloustcher, Attorney, Fisher & Phillips, LLP

[ Legal Track ]



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

 

STOTT PILATES: Targeting Fascia with the Resistance Loop

Laureen DuBeau, Master Instructor Trainer, Merrithew

Sponsored by Merrithew

Exercise Class ]

 

STRONG 30: Stop Counting the Reps. SYNC to the Beat

Alex McLean, AFAA, NASM, ACE, STRONG by Zumba Master Trainer, STRONG by Zumba

Sponsored by STRONG by Zumba

[ Exercise Class ]

 

Dynamic Kicking Drills for Kickbox Fitness Professionals

Mr. Kevin Hudson, ACE GFI, Director of Fitness and Kickboxing Education, 9Round Franchising LLC

Sponsored by 9Round Fitness

[ Exercise Class ]



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

 

Award Presentation: Outstanding Community Service Award

Midtown Sanctuaire — Accepted by Diane Saucier, General Manager

 

Be More Trusted in a Skeptical World

Rohit Bhargava, Author, and Innovation & Marketing Expert

Sponsored by Matrix Fitness

Simultaneously translated into Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

Leadership Track, Member Retention Track, Sales & Marketing Track ]

 

 

10:00am - 11:00am | Technogym Seminar

 

Digital Solutions to Build Immersive Experiences in the Club 4.0 Era

Francesco Arlotti, Digital Solutions Manager, Technogym Italy

Jarno Guidi, Mywellness Cloud Product Development Manager, Technogym Italy

Sponsored by Technogym

[ Technology Track, Supplier Seminar ]

 

 

10:00am - 11:30am | 23rd Annual IHRSA Financial Panel

 

Industry Insights: Growth, Trends, and the Future

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

Felix Gernburd, Director, KKR

Jeff Manassero, Principal, ClearLight Partners

Rob Scaramella, Partner, Delos Capital

Strategy & Finance TrackLeadership Track ]



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



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

 

Developing a Detailed Business Plan: The First Step to a Successful Club Design

Bruce Carter, Owner, Optimal Design Systems International

Facilities Track ]

 

High Performance Habits of Fitness Business Leaders

Chantal Brodrick, Fitness Business Coach, Active Management, and Host, The Fitness Business Podcast, AUSTRALIA

Leadership Track ]

 

Customer Lifecycle 2.0

Jose Teixeira, Operations Director, Solinca Health & Fitness SA, PORTUGAL

Simultaneously translated into Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

Member Retention Track ]

 

Putting the "Personal" Back into Personal Training

Katrina Cochrane, Regional Master Coach, Australian Institute of Fitness, AUSTRALIA

Personal Training Track ]

 

Setting Your Sales Team Up for Success

Kathy Arena, Membership Director, Waverley Oaks Athletic Club

Tara Jensen, Marketing Consultant, Tara Jensen Marketing

Sales & Marketing Track ]

 

Employee Engagement is Not Enough: The Secret Ingredient to an Exceptional Team

Barbara Mascialino, Group Fitness Director, CentraState Fitness and Wellness

Staffing Track ]

 

Delivering Your Vision

Melissa Haase, Regional General Manager, Midtown Athletic Clubs

Strategy & Finance Track ]

 

Consumer Driven Well-being and Digital Disruption

Peter Croft, Chief Strategy Officer, Perfect Gym Solutions

Sponsored by Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.

[ Technology Track, Supplier Seminar ]

 

 

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

 

Making Connections: Insight to Developing Community Partners

Moderated by Alexandra Larcom, MPH, RD, LDN, Senior Manager of Health Promotion & Health Policy,  IHRSA

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

Wellness & Community Programming Track ]



11:00am - 12:00pm | Fireside Chat

 

Developing a Culture for Success

Facilitated by Shawn Stewart, COO, O2 Fitness

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

Leadership TrackStrategy & Finance Track ]

 

 

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

 

SKILLATHLETIC: Integrated Training for Optimum Performance Model

Fabrizio Cecchinelli, Senior Product Manager, Technogym Italy

Martin Miller, Ph.D., Director of Education & Training, Technogym North America

Sponsored by Technogym

[ Equipment TrackSupplier Seminar ]



12:15pm - 1:15pm | Member Center Meet-up

 

Keeping Your Vision Fresh

Meet-up for Independent Club Owners/Operators

Open to IHRSA club professionals and invited guests

Facilitated by Mike Benton, president & CEO, Genavix

 

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Technogym Seminar

 

Digital Solutions to Build Immersive Experiences in the Club 4.0 Era

Francesco Arlotti, Digital Solutions Manager, Technogym Italy

Jarno Guidi, Mywellness Cloud Product Development Manager, Technogym Italy

Sponsored by Technogym

[ Technology TrackSupplier Seminar ]

 

 

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

 

Group X Done Right: Essential Ingredients for Packed Classes

Don Murphy, Owner, Gold’s Gym - Newburgh

Fitness Programming Track ]

 

The Best Ideas Win: Creating an Innovative Business Environment

Matt Parrott, Ph.D., ACSM H/FD, Senior Director of Business Innovation, Corporate Fitness Works

Leadership Track ]

 

Do You Want a Membership Base or a Tribe?

Justin Tamsett, Managing Director, Active Management, AUSTRALIA

Member Retention TrackStrategy & Finance Track ]

 

Teaching Your Trainers to Sell, Service & Thrive

Sherri McMillan, Owner, Northwest Personal Training

Simultaneously translated into Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

Personal Training Track ]

 

Driving Revenue: Five Steps to the Marketing Funnel

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

Sales & Marketing Track ]

 

Putting the Right People on the Bus and Getting There Together

Adrian Antigua, General Manager, Gainesville Health and Fitness

Noah Hastay, Operations Manager, Gainesville Health and Fitness

Staffing Track ]

 

REX Talks: Best Practices to Increase Revenue & Profitability

Facilitated by Eddie Tock, CEO, Rex Roundtables

Larry Conner, President & General Manager, Stone Creek Health Club & Spa

Robert Jackson, Owner, Forma Gyms

Paula Neubert, President & CEO, Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club

Ralph Rajs, VP of Operations & Wellness, Leisure Sports, Inc.

NOTE: This session will be from 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Strategy & Finance TrackLeadership Track ]

 

Key Insights to Running Specialized Health & Wellness Programming

Tiffany Ligon, Director of Diabetes Programming & Exercise Physiologist, acac Fitness & Wellness

Wellness & Community Programming Track ]



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

 

Selling Value to a Complicated Digital Marketplace

Moderated by Tim Forrest, President & Founder, Zone Fitness Clubs

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

Sales & Marketing Track ]



1:30pm - 2:30pm | Fireside Chat

 

Creating a Culture of Service Excellence

Facilitated by Chris Stevenson, Owner, Stevenson Fitness

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

Member Retention Track ]



1:30pm - 2:30pm | Technogym Seminar

 

Tailored Circuit Training with Smart Equipment

Fabrizio Cecchinelli, Senior Product Manager, Technogym

Martin Miller, Ph.D., Director of Education & Training, Technogym USA

Sponsored by Technogym

[ Personal Training Track, Supplier Seminar ]



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

 

Driving Member Loyalty

Moderated by Frank Lawrence, CEO, Little Rock Athletic Club

Member Retention Track ]

 

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm | Technogym Seminar

 

SKILLATHLETIC: Integrated Training for Optimum Performance Model

Fabrizio Cecchinelli, Senior Product Manager, Technogym

Martin Miller, Ph.D., Director of Education & Training, Technogym USA

Sponsored by Technogym

[ Equipment Track, Supplier Seminar ]

 

3:00pm - 4:15pm | Russian Roundtables

Moderated by Leila Timergaleeva, Ambassador to Russia/CIS, IHRSA
Note: This session will be presented in Russian.
[ Leadership Track ]

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm | Technogym Seminar

 

Tailored Circuit Training with Smart Equipment
Fabrizio Cecchinelli, Senior Product Manager, Technogym Italy
Martin Miller, Ph.D., Director of Education & Training, Technogym North America
Sponsored by Technogym
[ Personal Training Track, Supplier Seminar]

 

4:30pm - 6:00pm | Russian Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion Moderated by Leila Timergaleeva, Ambassador to Russia/CIS, IHRSA
Note: This session will be presented in Russian.
[ Leadership Track ]

 

6:00pm - 11:00pm | 14th Annual BASH for Augie's Quest

 

Pre-registration and donation required — email at augiesquest@als.net.

 

"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

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