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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 take place on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.


Previous Shows

September 15, 2021

This month, hosts discuss a variety of topics including behavioral health opportunities, community building programs, and positive things that have come out of the pandemic.

August 25, 2021

The hosts share their thoughts and discuss the industry's current hot topics including where clubs stand on the policy of Vax Up or Mask Up, whether gyms will go by way of Blockbuster, and fitness industry tailwinds.

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. 

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