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The Event Prepared Amy Williams 'For So Much More'

A sign hanging in Amy Williams’ office at the Little Rock Racquet Club, in Little Rock, AR, provides a daily reminder: “You get what you demand, and you encourage what you tolerate.”

Whenever she considers these sentiments—attributed to the late Tom Landry, the record-setting head coach of the Dallas Cowboys—she remembers the four enlightening days she spent last August at The IHRSA Institute.

“I was so inspired by The Institute,” Williams says. “After attending and having heard the incredible speakers, I couldn’t wait to hear these people again.

“I wanted to be one of these people.”

Read Amy Williams' full article in the July issue of CBI on IHRSA.org.

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A Club Education for Financial Analyst, Scott Marchakitus

After having successfully carved out a first career as a financial analyst, Scott Marchakitus discovered that he very much wanted to pursue a second career—in fitness.

To achieve that goal, to fulfill his dream, he turned to IHRSA—and The IHRSA Institute—for assistance.

“I spent more than 20 years analyzing companies, both good and bad, and wanted to apply my knowledge to creating a sustainable business of my own,” he says. “I wanted a job that combined my knowledge of finance with my passion for fitness.

“Then, in 2016, I stumbled upon a fitness center at Fort Monmouth and fell in love with the facility.”

Read Scott Marchakitus' full article in the June issue of CBI on IHRSA.org.

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Annie Fältman's Educational Odyssey: From Skellefteå, Sweden, to Chapel Hill, N.C.

Since she was young, Swedish entrepreneur Annie Fältman has proactively, and persistently, pursued her career path of choice. At 16, she started her first fitness business—teaching group classes and courses for spinning instructors—and today she owns and operates four 360 Träningscenter clubs.

Fältman understood the importance of professional development, and appreciated the special value of attending The IHRSA Institute, held each year at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, at the University of North Carolina (UNC), in Chapel Hill. Undeterred by the distance or financial burden involved in traveling from Sweden to the U.S., she applied for and was awarded the John McCarthy Merit Scholarship.

Read Annie Fältman's full article in the May issue of CBI on IHRSA.org.

  

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Paul Hudson's Learning Experience Expanded at The IHRSA Institute

Paul Hudson, the general manager and personal training director of The Cambridge Club, in Ontario, Toronto, Canada, has always been a firm believer in education. In fact, his career essentially took root while he was still a student at Brock University, in St. Catharines, Ontario, about a decade ago.

So, when the opportunity arose last summer for Hudson to attend the four-day, 2018 IHRSA Institute at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, he enthusiastically raised his hand to return to the classroom.

 

Read Paul Hudson's full article in the April issue of CBI on IHRSA.org.

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Ali Granryd Knows That in the Fitness Industry the Lessons Never End

Ali Granryd, the assistant general manager of Castle Hill Fitness 360, in Austin, TX, understands better than most the critical importance of the word “ongoing” in the phrase “ongoing education.”

Which is why, last summer—despite a nearly lifelong involvement with health and fitness facilities—she was eager to attend The IHRSA Institute at the renowned Kenan-Flagler Business School, at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

 

Read Ali Granryd's full article in the March issue of CBI on IHRSA.org.  

"It was really amazing to have direct access to so many industry leaders. There were lots of networking, information sharing, and opportunities to ask questions and have one-on-one discussions."

– Ali Granryd, Castle Hill Fitness 360

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