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October 9-11, 2019

Hilton Chicago

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

Select Criteria: Tracks = Trends & Technology
Wednesday, October 09
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C01
  • Wednesday, October 09, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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In this presentation, the audience can expect to learn: An in-depth explanation of the trending diets from a nutritional perspective, covering macro and micronutrients, with information supported by some clinical studies: Paleo Keto Plant-based Flexitarian and more How to tailor nutritional guidance for clients within one’s scope of practice  Tailoring your clients' programming based on their diet

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Wednesday, October 09
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C02
  • Wednesday, October 09, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Recovery is one of the top trends in the industry.  Understand why and what recovery means.  Explore how can clubs and trainers can capitalize on recovery.  Learn how to select the right recovery services for you and your club.
Speakers
Allison Flatley

CEO
Allison Flatley Consulting
Speaker

Brian Lyons MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Performance Specialist
The Movement Guild
Speaker

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Wednesday, October 09
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C03
  • Wednesday, October 09, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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Learn about the evolution of the club industry in terms of how it connects to users digitally and where it is going in terms of B2C and B2B. You will hear about the history of digital platforms in the United States and major markets around the world and why some...
Speaker
Merideth Harrington

Head of Sales & Business Development
Zeamo
Speaker

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Wednesday, October 09
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C04
  • Wednesday, October 09, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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We will define recovery and discuss why it is so important to address it from a 24/7 perspective. We will review current strategies for optimizing it with a focus on CBD and how it fits into the overall approach. This will include a brief overview of the regulatory landscape and...
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Susan Hewlings, PhD, RD

Director of Scientific Affairs
Nutrasource
Speaker

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Wednesday, October 09
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C05
  • Wednesday, October 09, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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As the world evolves, so do the challenges that the fitness industry faces. In this session, we’ll share some of the top challenges or threats to the industry, why it’s important to be aware of these challenges and some ways to ensure these threats don’t hurt your business. Some of...
Speaker
Pamela Kufahl

Director of Content and Engagement
Club Industry
Moderator

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Wednesday, October 09
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C06
  • Wednesday, October 09, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
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Changes in the economy affect both the demand for fitness services, as unemployment, wages, the costs of other goods and services and therefore the level of disposable income vary, as well as their supply, via the wages we pay our staff, and how financial markets and bank lending practices permit...
Speaker
Matthew Roberts

Owner, The Kernmantle Group, LLC
President, Vertical Adventures Ohio, Inc
Speaker

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Thursday, October 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C07
  • Thursday, October 10, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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This presentation will provide club owners and managers with the tools they need to decipher the technology that will help their business by first teaching how to identify their pain and goals.
Speaker
Dean Giamundo

Director of Sales
Jonas Fitness
Speaker

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Thursday, October 10
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C08
  • Thursday, October 10, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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You don't just want to be another ordinary gym on the block; you want your gym to stand out amongst the crowd. I'll show you how to achieve that. As gym owners our job is to keep the doors open. To do that, we need to attract new members every...
Speaker
Jose Avina II

CEO
Sacramento Eco Fitness
Speaker

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Thursday, October 10
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C09
  • Thursday, October 10, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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This entertaining presentation examines the fitness fads, exercise trends, as well as common threads in society that will drive our health and wellness businesses to success in the year to come. Customer experience, programming options and technological advancements are put under a microscope of best practices. To unlock our potential,...
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Sara Kooperman

Owner
SCW Fitness Education
Speaker

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Thursday, October 10
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C10
  • Thursday, October 10, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Learn the hottest fitness industry trends from ClubIntel’s recent study on operator’s adoption of over 100 practices. ClubIntel’s study tracks behaviors of approximately 1400 operators representing 19,000+ facilities worldwide to expose the trends impacting today’s business environment. This session can directly impact how you plan for your club’s future.
Speaker
Mark Williamson

Co-founder and Principal
ClubIntel
Speaker

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Friday, October 11
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C11
  • Friday, October 11, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Technology trends in the fitness industry are ever-evolving, and business owners are asking themselves, “how they can leverage such technology to make their investments more profitable?” The emergence of AI, Machine Learning, IOT and business intelligence tools allow gym owners and their executive management team to gather meaningful data to make...
Speakers
Shannon Anderson

President, Global Client Engagement
CielolT LLC
Speaker

Imre Szenttornyay

Founder & Chief Revenue Officer
CielolT, LLC
Speaker

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Friday, October 11
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C12
  • Friday, October 11, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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Join Jeff VanDixhorn, club owner and CRO of Club Automation, as he discusses best practices for leveraging automated sales support. These strategies enable health club owners to take a holistic approach to the member journey, from nurturing prospects and engaging current members to re-establishing lost relationships.
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Jeff VanDixhorn

Chief Revenue Officer
Club Automation, CSI Spectrum
Speaker

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Friday, October 11
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Room:   Salon A4
  • Session Number:   C13
  • Friday, October 11, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Independent gym owners in America are disappearing, and you, struggle to stay afloat. You are forced to lower your dues every year, and as if goes down, so does your revenue. What gym owners need, is a new, profitable, business model. That model is now here. There is an ever...
Speaker
Raj Gupta D.C.

Founder, SoulFocus
Owner, Focus Fitness
Speaker

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