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Chair, REX Roundtables

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Co-founder, President, and CEO, Active Wellness

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Sara Kooperman, J.D.

CEO, SCW Fitness Education and WATERinMOTION

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CEO, MXM and Owner of Worx Health Clubs

Join industry experts, in collaboration with IHRSA and REX Roundtables, for a monthly talk show featuring current events, industry news, and hot topics. Sponsored by ABC Fitness Solutions. The next show will air on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. EDT.


Previous Shows

July 16, 2021

This month, hosts discuss a variety of topics including defining trends, healthcare and medical fitness, the decline in home workouts, and innovations.

June 16, 2021

This month, hosts discuss a variety of topics including club pricing and discounts, staffing shortages and shorttimers, and share their thoughts on whether fitness is a lifestyle, the newly approved weight loss medication, and the basement burnout that comes from working out at home during the pandemic.

May 19, 2021

Hosts share hopeful news on the GYMS Act and industry optimism, discuss ways to diversifying content, consider celebrities as the face of fitness, and talk about the so-called "labor shortage" in the industry. Allison Flatley steps in to discuss a variety of topics with hosts. 

April 21, 2021

This month, the panel discusses price optimization, a study suggesting that exercise protects against severe COVID-19 cases, issues surrounding vaccination, state-level legislation,social fitness apps, remote work relocation and gyms, the Roaring '20s of the fitness industry, and name trends they'd toss or take.

March 17, 2021

Hosts give updates on the GYMS Act, Texas reopening at 100%, how to elevate women in the industry, wishes Dr. Kenneth Cooper a happy 90th birthday, shares the nine keys to becoming future-ready, design trends, and five economic trends to watch.

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