Amanda Brown may only be 25, but she’s hardly a newcomer to the health and fitness club industry. Since her first job as a kids’ camp counselor 11 years ago, she’s been ascending the upward path to leadership at the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC). Over the past five years, she’s increased summer camp revenue by 230%, and expanded the club’s youth programming, which has involved the hiring and training of 100 employees.
Today, Brown conducts training for club managers; develops marketing, sales, and operations strategies; and coaches the leadership team to increase revenue, member engagement, and retention. At IHRSA’s Annual International Convention & Trade Show in 2017, she served as a panel member during a presentation on UFIT, a program that promotes inclusive fitness for special needs populations; she’s currently piloting a UFIT program at NAC. In 2016, she spoke at the convention on developing programming for children with special needs. Brown is a graduate of The IHRSA Institute.