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Interim President & CEO, IHRSA and 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, June 16, 2021, from 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT.


Previous Shows

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.

February 17, 2021

Hosts discuss the changing narrative around exercise, the GYMS Act, holistic trends, perceptions and sensitivities in the fitness industry, focusing on the human experience, what the next normal could be, the importance of fitness and mental health, post-COVID training, and the rise in lawsuits.

January 27, 2021

Hosts debate whether gyms are dead, discuss IHRSA's cameo on "Good Morning America," PPP loans and ERC, Peloton's $420 million purchase of Precor, trends in Australia, Apple Watch and wearables, ACSM trends, and results from a recent Henry Ford health system study.

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