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Brent Darden_Talks and Takes hosts


Chair, REX Roundtables

BILL_Talks and Takes hosts


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. Talks & Takes is sponsored by ABC Fitness Solutions, next generation technology for fitness club owners and operators.


The next episode will air on Tuesday, March 01, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. EST.


Previous Shows

January 19, 2022

This month, hosts discuss a variety of topics including the latest trends, saying no to burnout, and something Brent's calling "Chicken & Pickle." 

December 9, 2021

The hosts cover topics like knowing your gym’s data, why you need to perform a compliance audit on your business, and more.

November 16, 2021

This month, hosts discuss hot topics surrounding the fitness industry including retaining good team members, what Americans look for in a new gym, and more with special guest host, Chris Stevenson. 

October 11, 2021

In this episode, Brent, Bill, Blair, and Sara, break down the most recent news on the GYMS Act, McKinsey’s theory on when the pandemic will end, McDonald’s fitness approach, finding your MVP, and more.

September 07, 2021

Hosts discuss current events on climate change, mental health, and whether to require vaccinations versus masks and testing.

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