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October 9-11, 2019

Hilton Chicago

Conference: October 9-11, 2019
Exhibit Hall: October 10-11, 2019

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Wednesday, October 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F01
  • Wednesday, October 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Fitness centers often struggle to sell only one-on-one services, which is not affordable for most members. I will define small group personal training and team training, and demonstrate how to offer it, present it and sell it.
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Jason Linse

Fitness Business Coach
TAZ Training
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Wednesday, October 09
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F02
  • Wednesday, October 09, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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This session will cover the benefits of creating a community to engage members and boost member retention. The focus will be on planning and executing events successfully. Event planning and tracking sheets will be shared as a tool for organizing and debriefing event success. If you have ever wondered how...
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Sandy Wiedmeyer

RecPlex-Pleasant PrairieFitness Manager
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Wednesday, October 09
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F03
  • Wednesday, October 09, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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In 2019 its dangerous to be a fitness club sheep. Don’t follow the herd, be "different". Revisit how you think about fitness programming and take away a ready to go formula for designing a magnetic multi-level system for your club. Understand the 30 secret weapons and match winning strategies UK operators are...
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Duncan Green

Managing Consultant
Momentum Business Development
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Wednesday, October 09
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F04
  • Wednesday, October 09, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Being ingenious about fitness programming will impact your club’s bottom line. Learn how to generate ideas and transform them into successful programs that will elevate new membership, member engagement, and retention year after year. Learn the phases of successful programming: Conception Phase (openness and thought showering) Planning Phase (put the...
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Marcela Todd

Senior General Manager, Motorola Wellness Center Plantation Florida
Active Wellness
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Anna Valenti

Fitness Manager
Active Wellness
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Wednesday, October 09
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F05
  • Wednesday, October 09, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Welcome to the eternally evolving world of Group Fitness: where “fun” is in constant motion. Stale programming equals stale membership, so let’s discuss creative ways to keep your programming fresh and current! How valuable is your staff? “Winners vs Warriors” is a strategy I’ve created to assist in building a...
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Dori Nugent

Membership Director
Club La Maison Health and Fitness Club
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Wednesday, October 09
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F06
  • Wednesday, October 09, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
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The need to increase revenue outside of club membership has become increasingly important.  Your programming can help grow revenue, increase referrals and raise retention.  Although we may have great ideas for programs, we don’t always execute the launch properly thus never reaching their full potential. The key component in effective...
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Marisa Hoff

Director of Operations
Stevenson Consulting
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Thursday, October 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F07
  • Thursday, October 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Corporate wellness is the fastest growing sector in the fitness industry, and opportunity is everywhere. A major aspect of corporate wellness programs is putting in place systems to reward healthy behaviors, such as increasing employees’ physical activity levels by offering onsite fitness classes, promoting healthy eating by offering nutrition classes...
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Greg Justice

Owner of AYC Health & Fitness, and CEO of National Corporate Fitness Institute
AYC Health & Fitness
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Thursday, October 10
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F08
  • Thursday, October 10, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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Stay ahead of trends with in-house education. Hosting continuing education at your facility is a win for your members, fitness team and your community. It's cost effective and sets you apart because of your investment in offering training on cutting edge programs, science and new technology to your people. Attendees...
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Irene Lewis-McCormick, MS, CSCS

Senior Director of Fitness Education
Orangetheory Fitness
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Thursday, October 10
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F09
  • Thursday, October 10, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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This presentation is designed to not only bring awareness to this health crisis, but also to provide current data as well real-life solutions on how to take action, reduce risk, and begin understanding how to prevent drownings.
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Rick Kauffman

Founder
Save 185K LLC, The Kels Group/The Drowning Warriors Podcast
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Wesley King

Owner/Founder of Wesley King Consulting, llc.
Wesley King Consulting LLC, RippleAffect.co
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Thursday, October 10
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F10
  • Thursday, October 10, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Amanda Sinkler

Executive Youth Director
Newtown Athletic Club
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Friday, October 11
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F11
  • Friday, October 11, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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For the first time in history there are five generations alive and productive at the same time. How you best serve, motivate and retain clients with very different needs, desires and backgrounds can make or break your business. Learn how to bridge the generational gap and create empowering programs
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Mike Rickett

Fitness Professional, MS, CSCS*D, CSPS*D, RCPT*E
Consultant
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Friday, October 11
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F12
  • Friday, October 11, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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Learn how to create member centric, results-driven boutiques within the walls of your current space in this interactive presentation. Attendees will leave with clear, actionable steps to deliver community-based specialization to meet the needs of new and existing members all under one roof.
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Crystal Reynolds

Owner/Operator
43 Degrees North Athletic Club
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Friday, October 11
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   Lake Michigan
  • Session Number:   F13
  • Friday, October 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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In this session we discuss how to design quality HIIT programming and how to implement these workouts as a revenue generating tool in your facility. As Head of Research for a global fitness company, Bryce Hastings has been heavily involved in creating and testing HIIT programming for over six years. The...
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Bryce Hastings

Head of Research
Les Mills
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