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Thursday, March 14

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

 

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

 

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 ]

 

STOTT PILATES: The Fitness Circle Flex Workout

Laureen DuBeau, Master Instructor Trainer, Merrithew

Sponsored by Merrithew

Exercise Class ]



Take Barre to New Heights!

Tracey Mallett, AFAA, BASI, PMA, CSN, Owner, bootybarre

Sponsored by JumpSport

Exercise Class ]

 

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

 

Trends in Club Design

Bruce Carter, Owner, Optimal Design Systems International

Facilities Track ]

 

Obstacle Course Racers: A New Revenue Stream

Sawyer Shea, Lead Coach & Program Designer, Results Fitness

Fitness Programming Track ]

 

Brand Growth in a Digital World

Shannon Malooly, Sales & Marketing Director, Claremont Club

Sales & Marketing Track ]

 

7:40am - 8:00am

 

Capitalizing on Boutique Fitness

Ashley Selman, Owner, Evolution Trainers

[ Fitness Programming Track, Strategy & Finance Track ]

 

Member Service in the Social Media Age

Marisa Hoff, General Manager, Stevenson Fitness

Member Retention Track ]

 

A Corporate Wellness Revolution: Creating a Strong and Sustainable ROI

Kate Golden, Director, People & Fitness Operations, Newtown Athletic Club

Wellness & Community Programming Track ]



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

 

Early Morning Workout - HIIT the Circuit - powered by Balanced Body

Helen Vanderburg, Commercial Fitness Education Programs Manager, Balanced Body

Sponsored by Balanced Body

Exercise Class ]

 

Battle of the Bounce

Krista Popowych, Director of Education, JumpSport Fitness

Andrea Pena, Studio Owner, Instructor & Choreographer, FIT 7/8

Karen Molina, Instructor & Choreographer, FIT 7/8

Sponsored by JumpSport

Exercise Class ]

 

WaterRower Crew Conditioning

Kein Weichert, Director of Education, WaterRower

Sponsored by WaterRower

Exercise Class ]



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

 

Award Presentation: Woman Leader Award in Honor of Julie Main

Francesca Schuler, CEO, In-Shape Health Clubs

 

The 5 Second Rule: Achieve Breakthrough Performance in Your Career & Life

Mel Robbins, Author & Entrepreneur

Sponsored by Technogym

Simultaneously translated into Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

Leadership TrackStaffing TrackStrategy & Finance Track ]



10:00am - 6:00pm | TRADE SHOW

 

 

10:00am - 11:00am | 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 ]

CONVENTION CENTER | ROOM 22

 

 


11:30am - 12:45pm | “Member Center” Networking Roundtable

 

Club Technology: Trends, Opportunities & Threats

Moderated by Bryan O’Rourke, CEO, Integerus, LLC and CSO, Gold’s Gym of Houston

[ Technology Track ]



11:30am - 12:45pm | IGNITE!

 

Moderated by Pam O'Donnell, Vice President - Member Experience & Development, IHRSA

IGNITE! is a fast-paced, 75-minute event where selected speakers prepare 20 slides, each shown for 15 seconds, giving all presenters 5 minutes of fame. IGNITE! presenters share their personal and professional insights on a host of wide-ranging topics that can be informative, enlightening, humorous, or just plain fun!

 

Industry Image in a New Era
Katie Mitchell, Member Experience Manager, Newtown Athletic Club

 

When Stuff Happens
Karen Raisch-Siegel, Executive Director, LifeWorks of Southwest General

 

Play to Win
Pedram Parsaian, CEO & Founder, TrueYou Media & Fitness Business Consultant, Holmes Place, AUSTRIA

 

Find Your Passion
Marie Choi, Regional Operations Manager - Western Region, Crunch Franchise

 

The Power of Group Fitness
Ingrid Knight-Cohee, Group Fitness Director, Steve Nash Fitness Clubs, CANADA

 

Thrive at 65: Becoming a Personal Trainer...in my 60s!
Peter Loncto, Personal Trainer, Westlake Athletic Club

 

Improve the Day
Amy Williams, Assistant Manager, Little Rock Racquet Club

 

Creating a Team
Scott Wildeman, President, Fitness Industry Council of Canada, CANADA

 

Selling Your Club Like It's Mardi Gras!!
Vivian Haik, Group Fitness Instructor, Ochsner Fitness Center

 

Leading Leaders
Jacob Fulton, Fitness Director, Active Wellness 

 

 

11:30am - 12:30 pm | 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 ]

 

 

11:45am - 1:00pm | Industry Leadership Council (ILC) Meeting

 

Industry Leadership Council Members and guests are invited to talk about public policy opportunities to encourage physical activity as well as to discuss other risks and opportunities for the club industry. For more information about the ILC, contact Meredith Poppler at mpoppler@ihrsa.org.

 

1:00pm - 2:00 pm | Member Center Meet-Up

 

Being Everywhere at Once: How to Best Manage Your Time with a Small Staff

Meet-up for studio owners/managers (convention badgeholders and guests only)

Facilitated by Michele Melkerson-Granryd, General Manager, Castle Hill Fitness

Open to IHRSA club professionals and invited guests

 

1:00pm - 2:00 pm | 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 ]

CONVENTION CENTER | ROOM 22

 

 

2:00pm - 3:00pm | Education Sessions

 

In-house Boutique Studios: A Program-Driven Design Case Study

Jim Worthington, President, Newtown Athletic Club

Hervey Lavoie, President, Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative

Facilities TrackFitness Programming Track ]

 

Group X Logistics: Winners vs. Warriors

Dori Nugent, Group Fitness Director, Club La Maison

Fitness Programming Track ]

 

Driving Talent, Service & Culture

Panel Discussion Moderated by Brent Darden, CEO, Brent Darden Consulting

Don Allen, Director, Territory Development, Orangetheory Fitness

Adrian Antigua, General Manager, Gainesville Health and Fitness

Shawn Stewart, COO, O2 Fitness Clubs

Leadership Track ]

 

The Member Experience: It’s Your Competitive Edge

Chris Stevenson, Owner, Stevenson Fitness

Simultaneously translated into Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

Member Retention Track ]

 

Making it BIG in Small Group Training

Ryan McKenzie, Consultant and Coach, Training with Ryan

Personal Training Track ]

 

World Class Branding

Jarod Cogswell, General Manager, ClubSport

Sales & Marketing Track ]

 

Market & Consumer Changing Dynamics

Bill McBride, President & CEO, Active Wellness

Strategy & Finance Track ]

 

Drive Member Retention, Community Involvement & Membership Growth with Community Events

Andrew Barranco, Regional Operations and Aquatics Manager, Merritt Clubs

Wellness & Community Programming TrackMember Retention TrackSales & Marketing Track ]



2:00pm - 3:00pm | Networking Roundtable

 

Status Matters: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Moderated by Todd Scherwin, Regional Managing Partner - Los Angeles, Fisher & Phillips LLP

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

Leadership Track ]



2:00pm - 3:00pm | Fireside Chat

 

Sales Mastery: Tips, Tactics & Strategies to Long-Term Success

Facilitated by Mark Miller, COO, Merritt Clubs

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

Sales & Marketing Track ]



2:00pm - 3:00 pm | 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 ]

 

 

3:30pm - 4:30pm | Education Sessions

 

Leadership Excellence in Club Business

Carrie Kepple, Owner, Styles Studios Fitness

Leadership TrackStrategy & Finance Track ]

 

Building Retention by Building Brand Ambassadors with Members and Staff

Deborah Heisler, M.Ed., Director of Operations East Coast, Active Wellness

Member Retention Track ]

 

Outside the Box: A 20/20 Approach to Marketing

Shannon Malooly, Sales and Marketing Director, The Claremont Club

Sales & Marketing Track ]

 

Build Your Dream Team

Ashley Selman, Founder & Owner, Evolution Trainers

Staffing Track ]

  

Lessons from the Boutiques: Generating Growth & Retention by Creating Communities within Your Community

Michele Melkerson-Granryd, General Manager, Castle Fitness

Simultaneously translated into Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish

Strategy & Finance TrackMember Retention TrackSales & Marketing Track ]

 

Disruptive Innovation: Capitalizing on Wearables

Jeffrey Cooper, Senior Manager Business Development, Samsung Electronics America

Simon Sollberger, Vice President, PearSports

Don Dickerson, Vice President, FITNESS SF

George Cuevas, Creative Director, SweatWorks

[ Technology Track ]

 

Embed Behavior Change into your Health Club

Allison Flatley, Industry Consultant

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

Wellness & Community Programming Track ]



3:30pm - 4:30pm | Networking Roundtable

 

Maximizing Personal Training Revenue

Moderated by Derek Gallup, EVP of Fitness, New Evolution Ventures

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

Personal Training Track ]



3:30pm - 4:30pm | Fireside Chat

 

Strategy Based on Trends

Facilitated by Bill McBride, President & CEO, Active Wellness

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

Strategy & Finance Track ]



3:30pm - 4:30 pm | 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 Track, Supplier Seminar ]

CONVENTION CENTER | ROOM 22

 

3:30pm - 5:00pm | Canadian Forum

 

Moderated by Scott Wildeman, President, FIC/Senior VP of Fitness and Operations, International Fitness Holdings, CANADA

David Patchell-Evans, Founder & CEO, Goodlife Fitness

Chris Smith, CEO & President, Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club

Nathalie Lacombe, Fitness Industry Consultant & Coach, Independent

Katherine MacKeigan, Executive Director, Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association

Maureen Hagan, President of Program Innovation, Goodlife Fitness & canfitpro

Sponsored by Fitness Business Canada Magazine

Leadership TrackStrategy & Finance Track ]



3:30pm - 5:30pm | Latin American Forum

 

Hosted by Jacqueline Antunes, Director of Latin America, IHRSA

Moderated by Guillermo Vélez, Founder and Owner, Mercado Fitness

NOTE: This session will be presented in Portuguese and Spanish.

Sponsored by Gympass

Sponsored by Fitness Brasil and Mercado Fitness



4:45pm - 6:15pm | Russian Forum

 

Moderated by Leila Timergaleeva, Ambassador to Russia/CIS, IHRSA

NOTE: This session will be presented in Russian.

[ Leadership Track ]

 

 

5:00pm - 6:00pm | California Club Operators Meeting

 

Moderated by Helen Durkin, J.D., Executive Vice President of Public Policy, IHRSA



5:00pm - 6:00 pm | 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 ]

 

 

6:00pm - 7:00pm | Canadian VIP Reception

 

Hosted by the Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC)



6:00pm - 7:00pm | Latin American Reception

 

Sponsored by Gympass

 

7:00pm - 9:00pm | Planet IHRSA: The International Attendee Reception

 

International Attendees & Invited Guests

Sponsored by Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.

"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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