Agenda

 

Thursday, March 3rd

All times in Central Time

03/03/2022 - 8:00am to 6:00pm

Presentations from Sponsors about their Products & Services

Trends and Brands that Are Redefining Their Space. Sessions open throughout the event!

03/03/2022 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Visit the Expo! The latest trends in equipment, software and industry innovations.

Join the community on the forum! Introduce yourself and greet your fellow attendees. Experts are also around to answer any business questions.

 

 

Friday, March 4th

All times in Central Time

06/03/2022 - 7:15am to 8:00am

Early Morning Workout: Building a Foundation through Muscular & Cardiovascular Endurance
Heather Christman | Franchise Owner & Region Director, Camp Gladiator
Presenter Bio

Heather Christman is an 18-year fitness professional, and an ISSA-certified personal trainer. For the last 8 years, she has been a franchise owner, region director and trainer with the award-winning outdoor fitness company, Camp Gladiator.  Heather has been married to her husband, Eric, for 15 years and they have two amazing kids - Zac, 11 & Addison, 10.

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06/03/2022 - 8:00am to 8:45am

Pre-event Social
Josh Leve | Founder & CEO, Fitness Business Association & SUCCEED!
Presenter Bio

Josh Leve is the founder and CEO of the Fitness Business Association (FBA) and SUCCEED!  With over 60 industry partnerships including all major certifying organizations, Josh and the FBA has been featured in all major fitness publications. In addition, Josh has been a featured speaker for all major fitness events such as IHRSA, Athletic Business, Club Industry, NSCA, NASM Optima, EMPOWER!, ZUMBA, and others. He holds a bachelor's degree in strategic communications from the University of Kansas.

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06/03/2022 - 8:45am to 9:00am

SUCCEED! 2022 Welcoming Session
Josh Leve | Founder & CEO, Fitness Business Association & SUCCEED!
Presenter Bio

Josh Leve is the founder and CEO of the Fitness Business Association (FBA) and SUCCEED!  With over 60 industry partnerships including all major certifying organizations, Josh and the FBA has been featured in all major fitness publications. In addition, Josh has been a featured speaker for all major fitness events such as IHRSA, Athletic Business, Club Industry, NSCA, NASM Optima, EMPOWER!, ZUMBA, and others. He holds a bachelor's degree in strategic communications from the University of Kansas.

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06/03/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am

KEYNOTE: Fairytale Endings: Grow Your Business By Applying Science to Storytelling
Andrew Wyant | President, International Sports Sciences Association

Learn how the scientific principles of persuasion can be applied to storytelling for your business leading to massive sales.  The science of influence and persuasion were core to the ways Andrew Wyant led the growth of LifeLock from a $3 million startup to a $400 million business in just four years.

Presenter Bio

Andrew Wyant serves today as the President of the ISSA after having helped successfully build and grow a series of businesses in a wide variety of industries.  Since becoming ISSA’s leader in 2018, the ISSA has grown by over 400% and has become the number 1 rated and reviewed personal training company in the world.

Andrew is passionate about the potential personal trainers have to help improve our world by reducing the rates of preventable diseases. He has been deeply involved in the health and fitness industry since 2011 when he became President of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).  

Under his leadership, NASM grew exponentially over 5 years and was one of the fastest growing companies in America through the introduction of new services and educational offerings for personal trainers. He was recognized for his work by being named an Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015.

Prior to the fitness industry, Andrew led the sales and marketing efforts of LifeLock from shortly after its startup through its hyper-growth phase, reaching over $200 million in sales in just four years.  Andrew’s work in advertising and marketing was recognized with numerous awards including LifeLock being named number 8 on the Inc 500 list of America’s fastest growing companies.

He is also a regular speaker on storytelling and the neuroscience of how the brain processes information to make buying decisions and was named Marketer of the Year by the American Business Awards in 2010. He was also the recipient of numerous other awards including Advertising Campaign of the Year for his work at LifeLock. 

Andrew is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and is particularly proud to be a volunteer and a board member of UMOM - one of the nation’s largest and most successful organizations dedicated to the mission of ending homelessness.  

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06/03/2022 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Marketing/Sales/Retention: Reaching Profitability
Jersey Giambrone | CEO & Founder , Fuel Bootcamp

In this session, attendees will focus on reaching profitability and meeting the following guidelines: anyone looking to start their own business or who's been in business 0-2 years, 1 facility, revenue less than $200,000

Presenter Bio

Jersey Giambrone is the owner and founder of Fuel Bootcamp. A motivational speaker and a 16-year recovering addict. He's spent over 14 years in the fitness industry and is passionate about creating a real impact in people's lives through fitness. He's a Super trainer, an Entrepreneur, and a believer in God. He is also the published author of the book Too Fit To Quit.

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Marketing/Sales/Retention: Growing Profitability
Michael Romig | President, PG Fit

In this session attendees will focus on growing profitability and meet the following guidelines: in business 2-5 years, 1 or more facilities, revenue more than $200,000. 

Presenter Bio

Michael is the owner of PG Fit, LLC and is a certified and accredited personal trainer and nutritionist who has helped hundreds of clients reach their health and fitness goals.

Starting at an early age, Michael began competing in U.S. diving and became an All-American. After competing at the collegiate and professional levels, Michael received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and currently holds several nationally recognized personal training certifications through accredited organizations such as NASM, NCSF, PFIT, NFPT, NSCA, CrossFit, and ISSA. He also has five advanced specializations in corrective exercise and performance enhancement training, rehabilitative exercise training, fitness therapy, and strength and conditioning. Michael is also a certified nutritionist through Venice Nutrition.

Michael is married and has an eight-year old son. He enjoys running and mountain biking with his Chocolate Lab, playing golf, and the occasional weekend skydive.

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Marketing/Sales/Retention: Maximizing Profitability
Jenna Zaffino | Speaker, Coach, Education, jennazaffino.com

In this session attendees will focus on maximizing profitability and meeting the following guidelines: in business 5+ years, 1 or more facilities, revenue more than $500,000. 

Presenter Bio

Jenna is a dynamic leader who offers education for your brain, body and business through professional coaching, movement experiences, writing, and speaking.  The balanced alignment of this trifecta is the platform from which Jenna helps hundreds of fitness and wellness professionals access mindset shifts, physical resiliency and empowered individuality in their business practices.  

Jenna is a seasoned Pilates Teacher Educator, a Small Business Coach, and a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She has evolved her small business from a multi-purpose movement center to an online educational hub and support system for wellness pros. Motivated by her own personal recovery from professional burnout, Jenna hosts online support programs, tours internationally with her speaking and coaching courses and hosts her wildly popular podcasts, Pilates Unfiltered™ and Moving.

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06/03/2022 - 11:15am to 11:30am

Brain Break: Loading the Lines for Mobility Sponsored by ISSA
Dan Duran | VP, International & Group Partnerships, ISSA
Presenter Bio

Dan is the Vice-President of International and Group Partnerships with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Prior to working in the private fitness industry, he worked in law enforcement for the state of California for 22 years where he ultimately managed statewide training for over 400 law enforcement officers and 200 trainers, including being the director and an instructor at a state police academy and adjunct faculty at several colleges for topics including physical fitness. Dan is an ultra-triathlete, having completed several Ironman’s, two Double Ironman’s in under 36 hours and a Triple Ironman in under 60 hours and a quintuple ironman in under six days.  

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06/03/2022 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Marketing/Sales/Retention: Reaching Profitability Workshop
Jersey Giambrone | CEO & Founder , Fuel Bootcamp

Engage in a stimulating group discussion with attendees in the exact same shoes as you! Led by the same experts, you'll engage with other attendees, ask your questions, and get feedback in an environment full of support.  

Presenter Bio

Jersey Giambrone is the owner and founder of Fuel Bootcamp. A motivational speaker and a 16-year recovering addict. He's spent over 14 years in the fitness industry and is passionate about creating a real impact in people's lives through fitness. He's a Super trainer, an Entrepreneur, and a believer in God. He is also the published author of the book Too Fit To Quit.

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Marketing/Sales/Retention: Maximizing Profitability Workshop
Jenna Zaffino | Speaker, Coach, Education, jennazaffino.com

Engage in a stimulating group discussion with attendees in the exact same shoes as you! Led by the same experts, you'll engage with other attendees, ask your questions, and get feedback in an environment full of support.  

Presenter Bio

Jenna is a dynamic leader who offers education for your brain, body and business through professional coaching, movement experiences, writing, and speaking.  The balanced alignment of this trifecta is the platform from which Jenna helps hundreds of fitness and wellness professionals access mindset shifts, physical resiliency and empowered individuality in their business practices.  

Jenna is a seasoned Pilates Teacher Educator, a Small Business Coach, and a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She has evolved her small business from a multi-purpose movement center to an online educational hub and support system for wellness pros. Motivated by her own personal recovery from professional burnout, Jenna hosts online support programs, tours internationally with her speaking and coaching courses and hosts her wildly popular podcasts, Pilates Unfiltered™ and Moving.

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Marketing/Sales/Retention: Growing Profitability Workshop
Michael Romig | President, PG Fit

Engage in a stimulating group discussion with attendees in the exact same shoes as you! Led by the same experts, you'll engage with other attendees, ask your questions, and get feedback in an environment full of support.  

Presenter Bio

Michael is the owner of PG Fit, LLC and is a certified and accredited personal trainer and nutritionist who has helped hundreds of clients reach their health and fitness goals.

Starting at an early age, Michael began competing in U.S. diving and became an All-American. After competing at the collegiate and professional levels, Michael received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and currently holds several nationally recognized personal training certifications through accredited organizations such as NASM, NCSF, PFIT, NFPT, NSCA, CrossFit, and ISSA. He also has five advanced specializations in corrective exercise and performance enhancement training, rehabilitative exercise training, fitness therapy, and strength and conditioning. Michael is also a certified nutritionist through Venice Nutrition.

Michael is married and has an eight-year old son. He enjoys running and mountain biking with his Chocolate Lab, playing golf, and the occasional weekend skydive.

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06/03/2022 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Cooking Class & Connect with SUCCEED! & FBA Founder Josh Leve
Josh Leve | Founder & CEO, Fitness Business Association & SUCCEED!
Presenter Bio

Josh Leve is the founder and CEO of the Fitness Business Association (FBA) and SUCCEED!  With over 60 industry partnerships including all major certifying organizations, Josh and the FBA has been featured in all major fitness publications. In addition, Josh has been a featured speaker for all major fitness events such as IHRSA, Athletic Business, Club Industry, NSCA, NASM Optima, EMPOWER!, ZUMBA, and others. He holds a bachelor's degree in strategic communications from the University of Kansas.

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06/03/2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

NEW $100K+ Profit Stream – Virtual Corporate Wellness
Ron McPhee | CEO, Nuvita

Join Ron McPhee, CEO of Nuvita, to learn: how companies pay 75-95%, how to work with the ideal companies in your local market, and the best virtual wellness solutions that deliver RESULTS and retain corporate clients for over 4 years.

Presenter Bio

Ron is the CEO at Nuvita.  A 20 year veteran of the wellness tech industry.  Past division president at Polar, founder of HealthFirst and current general partner in health and technology venture capital firm Verge.

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06/03/2022 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Retain 'Em to Sustain 'Em: Practical Strategies to Maintain and Grow Your Business
Dane Miklaus | CEO/Founder, WORK

In this session, we'll collaborate and share best practices around real systems and processes that we can implement in our businesses to strengthen the relationships we have with existing clients and ensure their continued business for years to come. 

Presenter Bio

Entrepreneur, personal trainer, nutrition coach, and most importantly, husband and father, Dane Miklaus is the CEO/Founder of WORK, LLC, a boutique group fitness studio in Orange County, CA. Launched on a shoestring budget with only word of mouth marketing, WORK has been profitable since Day 1 due to exceptional studio design, revolutionary programming, and a relentless dedication to excellent customer service.

A former top 25 trainer in the Equinox Fitness clubs, Dane left the traditional gym world unsatisfied with how the corporate structure treated his clients. After exploring different studio concepts, Dane and his wife Kara opened WORK with the goal of making group fitness more personal. Their flagship location has landed on numerous Best Gym/Studio lists, received performance awards from Mindbody and ClassPass, and is set to be joined by two more studios launching in 2020.

Dane is an NSCA C.S.C.S, certified in TRX, Pre/Post Natal, Precision Nutrition Coach, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Exercise Science from Azusa Pacific University.

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Pay Me, Grow Me, Respect Me: Staffing Challenges Post-COVID
Dan Duran | VP, International & Group Partnerships, ISSA

Post-COVID, the fitness industry has struggled more than ever with staffing clubs, especially the personal training channel. What the heck is going on, and what can we do about it?

Presenter Bio

Dan is the Vice-President of International and Group Partnerships with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Prior to working in the private fitness industry, he worked in law enforcement for the state of California for 22 years where he ultimately managed statewide training for over 400 law enforcement officers and 200 trainers, including being the director and an instructor at a state police academy and adjunct faculty at several colleges for topics including physical fitness. Dan is an ultra-triathlete, having completed several Ironman’s, two Double Ironman’s in under 36 hours and a Triple Ironman in under 60 hours and a quintuple ironman in under six days.  

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Programming Possibilities
Staci Alden | Fitness Director, Guided Fitness

In this interactive discussion led by Staci Alden, you can expect to hear and share strategies behind building, evaluating and improving your offerings. Prepare to bring your ideas and stories around progressive programs, retreats, workshops, events, and more.

Presenter Bio

Staci is committed to helping group fitness managers and club operators elevate their programs, instructors, and leadership. As an experienced consultant and strategic planner for both digital and in-person offerings, her clients range from large luxury health clubs and international companies to small studios. She has designed world-class studios on a tight budget, launched signature formats, and built turnkey solutions for enhancing systems, leaders, and talent. Staci is also an established presenter, writer, and YouTube influencer, regularly interviewing thought leaders and fitness professionals on her channel. Staci is also a master instructor for Balanced Body®.

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06/03/2022 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

The Virtual Training Crash Course
Dane Robinson | Owner/Developer, Fit Pro Gameplan Fitness Career Coaching System

This crash course is your fast track to getting online ASAP but with all the tools necessary to keep your current clients and attract the right ones.

Presenter Bio

Dane Robinson, a native of Baltimore, MD, is a Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has held almost every job in the fitness industry from front desk to training, to regional management.

After spending 10+ years of leading major health clubs to boutique studio start-ups, Dane impacts HUNDREDS of people in private and group training classes in Atlanta, GA, and THOUSANDS of people across the country as a fitness coach for Daily Burn’s (US Today's Top 10 at-home workout platforms) episodic show “Daily Burn 365” in New York City.

Dane also serves as an on-demand trainer with Total Gym as a part of their “Total Gym TV” series and can be routinely found as a Total Gym Master Coach on the QVC network.

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Solving Not Selling: Successful Sales by Listening Not Pitching
Cosmo Wollan | Senior Executive, Synergy Cubed

Learn a new approach to fitness membership & fitness services sales, and some proven effective ideas implemented in a new way. Not selling, when properly implemented, can produce stronger relationships, better engagement, and far more long-lasting memberships.

Presenter Bio

Cosmo is the Senior Executive at Synergy Cubed, a premiere consulting firm providing solutions to the health & fitness, parks & recreation, medical wellness and corporate fitness industries since 1994. His Fitness Industry clients have engaged him as an expert problem-solver in profit center development, retention strategies, customer engagement, sales training, programming design, operational streamlining and health club management. His company has also created G.R.E.A.T. TrainingTM, a unique and innovative business model for Personal Training operations; and P.U.R.E.TM, a revolutionary approach to address the unfortunate industry-standard 23%+ member attrition challenge.

His expertise, training and guidance have designed new profit centers, improved clients’ productivity, increased sales, on-boarded new hires, motivated employees, retained customers, and positively impacted the bottom line by creating superior customer engagement. Speaking engagements include Club Industry, the Athletic Business (AB) Show, the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) Regional and National Conferences as well as several corporate events and webinars.

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Step-up Your CEO Skills: The Specific Steps to Reduce Your Stress and Create a Business that Thrives
Ashley Selman | Founder, Evolution Trainers

Ashley will walk you through the specific steps of exactly how you can realistically begin 'Stepping-up into your CEO Role'.  Because the truth is, without being hyper-focused on 'growing' your business, you will stay stuck in the hamster wheel of being busy, without ever getting where you want to go.

Presenter Bio

Ashley Selman is an international presenter and business consultant who is passionate about coaching fitness studio owners across the country to run more successful, profitable and THRIVING studio businesses.

As the founder of Evolution Trainers - a seven-figure personal training and wellness studio that operates with a world-class team of more than 35 expert health and fitness professionals serving over 600 clients - she has seen it all and has many lessons to share to help other owners reach higher levels of success faster.

She serves on the advisory committee for the Idea World Club and Studio Summit, and has spoken at many industry leading events such as BOLD - The Mindbody Conference, IDEA World, IHRSA, IDEA PTI, MANIA Fit Pro Convention and now SUCCEED 2021!

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06/03/2022 - 4:45pm to 5:00pm

SUCCEED! Raffle Announcement
Josh Leve | Founder & CEO, Fitness Business Association & SUCCEED!

Join us LIVE as our founder & CEO, Josh Leve has some fun with attendees with trivia games and selects the winners from our referral program.

Presenter Bio

Josh Leve is the founder and CEO of the Fitness Business Association (FBA) and SUCCEED!  With over 60 industry partnerships including all major certifying organizations, Josh and the FBA has been featured in all major fitness publications. In addition, Josh has been a featured speaker for all major fitness events such as IHRSA, Athletic Business, Club Industry, NSCA, NASM Optima, EMPOWER!, ZUMBA, and others. He holds a bachelor's degree in strategic communications from the University of Kansas.

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Saturday, March 5th

All times in Central Time

06/04/2022 - 8:00am to 8:45am

Early Morning Workout: YOU against YOU - Maximum Results through Interval Training
Heather Christman | Franchise Owner & Region Director, Camp Gladiator
Presenter Bio

Heather Christman is an 18-year fitness professional, and an ISSA-certified personal trainer. For the last 8 years, she has been a franchise owner, region director and trainer with the award-winning outdoor fitness company, Camp Gladiator.  Heather has been married to her husband, Eric, for 15 years and they have two amazing kids - Zac, 11 & Addison, 10.

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06/04/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am

KEYNOTE: The 6 Business Growth Levers To Grow from $10k to $100k a Month
Sean Greeley | CEO & Founder, NPE

In this session, you’ll learn about the 6 business growth levers 45,000+ fitness businesses have used to grow to the next level. You’ll learn a simple 3-step process: 1) assess your business across the areas of finance, operations, sales, marketing, and team; 2) determine the top priorities needed for growth, and 3) learn the systems and tools needed to execute and drive results.   

Presenter Bio

Sean Greeley, Founder and CEO of NPE, has an unrelenting passion for empowering fitness business owners to grow their business and create the life they want.

Since 2006, NPE has helped over 45,000+ fitness professionals and business owners in 96+ countries grow to the next level. NPE has been listed 8x on the Inc 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies, and is a global team with offices in Los Angeles, London, and Sydney.

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06/04/2022 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Leadership, Personal Development & Operations: Reaching Profitability
Shannon Fable | Co-Founder & CEO, Sunshine Fitness Resources

In this session, attendees will focus on reaching profitability and meeting the following guidelines: looking to start their own business or been in business 0-2 years; 1 facility; revenue less than $200,000.

Presenter Bio

Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, has spent more than two decades helping impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, Silver Sneakers, FIT4MOM and BOSU® as a fitness business and programming consultant.

An experienced educator, freelance writer, and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money. Fable serves on the ACE Board of Directors and is the founder of GroupEx PRO®, a cloud-based group fitness management tool.

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Leadership, Personal Development & Operations: Growing Profitability
Josh Zaffino | Director of Training and Development, LifeStart National Headquarters

In this session, attendees will focus on growing profitability and meeting the following guidelines: in business 2-5 years, 1 or more facilities, revenue more than $200,000.

Presenter Bio

With 20 years in the fitness industry, Josh has been fortunate to experience many platforms and maintain success in various economic times.  As a graduate of Monmouth College Josh began his training as the first personal trainer for his college rec center.  While working at Fitness Formula Clubs for 14 years Josh started as a personal trainer and spent the following 8 years as a fitness director.  Passionate about growth and new styles of training CrossFit and Endurance training became calling, working at local Chicago boxes and training triathletes in Lake Michigan. 

Currently, the Director of Training and Development for LifeStart Wellness Josh has found his fitness calling.  He has a team of 120 employees which he oversees for education, development, on-boarding, strategy, and overall support.  

Josh has been able to lead teams and be successful post 9/11, Great Recession and now a Global Pandemic.  Josh says; “I am exactly where I wanted to be in my career.  I am in a position that I can give back and support the community that has been there for me over the past 20 years” 

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Leadership, Personal Development & Operations: Maximizing Profitability
Robert Linkul | Owner, Be Stronger Fitness

In this session, attendees will focus on growing profitability and meeting the following guidelines: in business 5+ years, 1 or more facilities, revenue more than $500,000.

Presenter Bio

Robert Linkul is the owner of TOA (TrainingTheOlderAdult.com) a personal training studio and online continued education provider for fitness professionals in Shingle Springs, California. Robert is an internationally known continued education provider for fitness professionals with his area of expertise being in resistance training strategies for the Older Adult with physical limitations and/or decreased quality of life. Linkul has his master’s degree in personal training, is the NSCAs 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year award winner, a 2017 NSCA Fellowship inductee, and was voted on to the 2021 NSCA Board of Directors (Personal Trainer Position). 

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06/04/2022 - 11:15am to 11:30am

Brain Break: Visual Breathing Tools for Energizing Breath Sponsored by ISSA
Jenny Scott | Personal Trainer/Course & Content Contributor, ISSA
Presenter Bio

Jenny is a certified fitness professional working with private training clients, youth athletes, and college athletes in both strength and conditioning as well as mindset and psychological performance. She contributes to the courses and content with ISSA and is a co-host on the Trainers Talking Truths Podcast and CPT Educational Bootcamps.

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06/04/2022 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Leadership, Personal Development & Operations: Reaching Profitability Workshop
Shannon Fable | Co-Founder & CEO, Sunshine Fitness Resources

Engage in a stimulating group discussion with attendees in the exact same shoes as you! Led by the same experts, you'll engage with other attendees, ask your questions, and get feedback in an environment full of support.  

Presenter Bio

Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, has spent more than two decades helping impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, Silver Sneakers, FIT4MOM and BOSU® as a fitness business and programming consultant.

An experienced educator, freelance writer, and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money. Fable serves on the ACE Board of Directors and is the founder of GroupEx PRO®, a cloud-based group fitness management tool.

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Leadership, Personal Development & Operations: Growing Profitability Workshop
Josh Zaffino | Director of Training and Development, LifeStart National Headquarters
Presenter Bio

With 20 years in the fitness industry, Josh has been fortunate to experience many platforms and maintain success in various economic times.  As a graduate of Monmouth College Josh began his training as the first personal trainer for his college rec center.  While working at Fitness Formula Clubs for 14 years Josh started as a personal trainer and spent the following 8 years as a fitness director.  Passionate about growth and new styles of training CrossFit and Endurance training became calling, working at local Chicago boxes and training triathletes in Lake Michigan. 

Currently, the Director of Training and Development for LifeStart Wellness Josh has found his fitness calling.  He has a team of 120 employees which he oversees for education, development, on-boarding, strategy, and overall support.  

Josh has been able to lead teams and be successful post 9/11, Great Recession and now a Global Pandemic.  Josh says; “I am exactly where I wanted to be in my career.  I am in a position that I can give back and support the community that has been there for me over the past 20 years” 

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Leadership, Personal Development & Operations: Maximizing Profitability Workshop
Robert Linkul | Owner, Be Stronger Fitness
Presenter Bio

Robert Linkul is the owner of TOA (TrainingTheOlderAdult.com) a personal training studio and online continued education provider for fitness professionals in Shingle Springs, California. Robert is an internationally known continued education provider for fitness professionals with his area of expertise being in resistance training strategies for the Older Adult with physical limitations and/or decreased quality of life. Linkul has his master’s degree in personal training, is the NSCAs 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year award winner, a 2017 NSCA Fellowship inductee, and was voted on to the 2021 NSCA Board of Directors (Personal Trainer Position). 

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06/04/2022 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Lunch Break
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06/04/2022 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Turning Your Membership into a Community: The Best Practices Necessary to Drive Consistent Growth All Year Long.
Mark Nutting | Owner, Jiva Fitness

We'll discuss what’s working for you and others, we will create a list of best practices that you can then implement at your club or studio and build that community that not only fosters retention but growth through member advocacy.

Presenter Bio

Mark Nutting, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT D, RCPT*E, ACSM HFD, ACSM CEP, Owner and Master Trainer of Jiva Fitness in Easton, PA, Author of The Business of Personal Training book for Human Kinetics (2018), PFP 2016 Trainer of the Year Legacy Award, NSCA 2009 Personal Trainer of the Year, NSCA Recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus.

Mark holds 12 certifications in the field, 38 years in personal training and health club management, and has been educating and coaching Personal Trainers for 36 of those 38 years. Mark is a leading business coach for personal trainers and club managers.

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How to Achieve the Lifestyle you Deserve in the Fitness Industry
Michael Romig | President, PG Fit

In this session, we'll come together to discuss best practices of what's necessary to thrive in the industry. You will be guided from the moderator and other peers to learn from others how to grow your fitness business, make more money, and achieve the lifestyle you deserve while helping your clients reach their health and fitness goals.

Presenter Bio

Michael is the owner of PG Fit, LLC and is a certified and accredited personal trainer and nutritionist who has helped hundreds of clients reach their health and fitness goals.

Starting at an early age, Michael began competing in U.S. diving and became an All-American. After competing at the collegiate and professional levels, Michael received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and currently holds several nationally recognized personal training certifications through accredited organizations such as NASM, NCSF, PFIT, NFPT, NSCA, CrossFit, and ISSA. He also has five advanced specializations in corrective exercise and performance enhancement training, rehabilitative exercise training, fitness therapy, and strength and conditioning. Michael is also a certified nutritionist through Venice Nutrition.

Michael is married and has an eight-year old son. He enjoys running and mountain biking with his Chocolate Lab, playing golf, and the occasional weekend skydive.

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06/04/2022 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Successfully Investing in Mental Health & Wellbeing - Where Do the Right Opportunities Exist?
Marc Coronel | Owner, Energia Fitness LLC

Mental health has come to the forefront in the last few years and transformed the world to have a more (w)holistic approach to help our clients with wellbeing programs. The time to diversify your strategy for a hybrid market is now, and we will guide you to a more versatile business approach with proven methods.

Presenter Bio

Marc Coronel, B.A. is an industry award winning Senior Master Course instructor and presenter for the TRX for over 10 years. With a recognizable voice from AAPTIV and face seen on Good Morning America, The Doctors, and other news segments worldwide.

Marc has been quoted in IDEA fitness associations magazine numerous times as well as SHAPE, OXYGEN, Men’s Health, MyFitnessPal, and other industry fitness publications and podcasts. As a consultant/programmer for companies like Under Armour, MyFitnessPal, Vital Proteins, BeachBody Live, HerbaLife, Bowflex, TRX, LifeFitness, Triggerpoint, AAPTIV (and more), Marc is a much sought after fitness industry professional known for his humor and playful approach to fitness and wellness. He trains large and small group training, as well as athletic performance for MMA fighters and athletes of all disciplines, Law enforcement, EMT’s, and more.

As an educator and presenter for different cutting edge fitness companies he has won the overall internal F.A.C.E.U.P. awards for TRX(2012), TP therapy (2014), and presenter of the year at SCW 2016, 2017, 2018, and most recently a finalist for the 2019 IDEA Fitness Inspiration Award. He functions as an international consultant and speaker for gyms, international schools, and businesses and currently owns Energia Fitness LLC, out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The Anatomy of a Successful Group Fitness Program
Mark Nutting | Owner, Jiva Fitness

While group fitness workouts have been going strong since the late 1970s, understanding how to create a successful group fitness program depends on knowing and implementing a number of key elements.

Presenter Bio

Mark Nutting, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT D, RCPT*E, ACSM HFD, ACSM CEP, Owner and Master Trainer of Jiva Fitness in Easton, PA, Author of The Business of Personal Training book for Human Kinetics (2018), PFP 2016 Trainer of the Year Legacy Award, NSCA 2009 Personal Trainer of the Year, NSCA Recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus.

Mark holds 12 certifications in the field, 38 years in personal training and health club management, and has been educating and coaching Personal Trainers for 36 of those 38 years. Mark is a leading business coach for personal trainers and club managers.

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The Science of Beating Burnout as an Entrepreneur
Shannon Fable | Co-Founder & CEO, Sunshine Fitness Resources

In this interactive lecture, IDEA award recipients Brett Klika and Shannon Fable share strategies from working with high performers in the business world who’ve been brought back from the brink of burnout.  Go home with simple daily habits to help you live extraordinarily, so you can build the business of your dreams.

Presenter Bio

Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, has spent more than two decades helping impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, Silver Sneakers, FIT4MOM and BOSU® as a fitness business and programming consultant.

An experienced educator, freelance writer, and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money. Fable serves on the ACE Board of Directors and is the founder of GroupEx PRO®, a cloud-based group fitness management tool.

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06/04/2022 - 3:45pm to 4:00pm

Closing Announcements
Josh Leve | Founder & CEO, Fitness Business Association & SUCCEED!

In this closing session our founder & CEO, Josh Leve quickly recaps the last 2 days of education and what to expect for the rest of 2022!

Presenter Bio

Josh Leve is the founder and CEO of the Fitness Business Association (FBA) and SUCCEED!  With over 60 industry partnerships including all major certifying organizations, Josh and the FBA has been featured in all major fitness publications. In addition, Josh has been a featured speaker for all major fitness events such as IHRSA, Athletic Business, Club Industry, NSCA, NASM Optima, EMPOWER!, ZUMBA, and others. He holds a bachelor's degree in strategic communications from the University of Kansas.

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03/03/2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am

Employee Retention Credits: Collect Up To $26k Per Employee On Payroll!
Eric Stenson | Chief Executive Officer, Stenson Tamaddon

Businesses can collect up to $26,000 per employee through Employee Retention Tax Credits (ERTCs). Business owners who collected either the PPP-1 or PPP-2 loan can still qualify, no decline in revenue necessary!

Presenter Bio

Eric has spent his 15 year career advancing new products and services to the market. He began his career with Surgical Notes before starting ProviderTech where he handled consulting engagements to deliver cutting edge technology solutions to the marketplace at large health systems. After selling ProviderTech, Mr. Stenson was the head of technology at Intermountain Medical Imaging and Gem State Radiology as well as Redirect Health and Arrowhead Health Centers. Once Redirect Health and Arrowhead received over $2 million in PPP funds, Mr. Stenson created a software-first approach to PPP loan forgiveness and ERC tax credits, co-founding Stenson Tamaddon, where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. To date, Stenson Tamaddon’s platform has assisted over 2,100 businesses with $500 million in economic stimulus benefit.  

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Fitness Pro Teaching Exchange Program at your Finger Tips
Anna Colosimo | Director of Partnerships and Business Development, Fit Bodies, Inc.

Fit Bodies, Inc. is home of the teaching vacation, which is a way for certified fitness, yoga, and sports pros to go on an amazing all-inclusive vacation for 7 days while sharing your passion for fitness with resort guests. Fit Bodies will be interviewing their founder in a fun and informative rapid-fire interview you don't want to miss. 

Presenter Bio

Anna Colosimo is the Director of Partnerships and Business Development at Fit Bodies, Inc. She received her degree from the University of Dayton in Exercise Science and Fitness Management, and has always had a passion for fitness, wellness, and health promotion since she was a young girl. She has 15 years working in the business side of the fitness industry. She has extensive experience in fitness education, programming, working with gyms, and in partnership with other companies/organizations. Within the fitness industry, she has held various positions and worked for noted companies such as Zumba, Trigger Point Performance, and PTontheNet/FitPro UK. She loves working together with her colleagues and partners to see a project or idea come to life!

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Gain. Train. Retain: The Keys to Building a Profitable Business
Dan Duran | VP, International & Group Partnerships, ISSA

Using ISSA’s Gain, Train, and Retain solutions, you will learn how to effectively build your business to drive long-term success for both fitness business leaders and fitness professionals who are in the trenches every day. Come away with progressive tactics to create a profitable and sustainable fitness business.

Presenter Bio

Dan is the Vice-President of International and Group Partnerships with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Prior to working in the private fitness industry, he worked in law enforcement for the state of California for 22 years where he ultimately managed statewide training for over 400 law enforcement officers and 200 trainers, including being the director and an instructor at a state police academy and adjunct faculty at several colleges for topics including physical fitness. Dan is an ultra-triathlete, having completed several Ironman’s, two Double Ironman’s in under 36 hours and a Triple Ironman in under 60 hours and a quintuple ironman in under six days.  

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Elevating Fitness Professionals by Understanding Professional Liability
Jennifer Urmston Lowe | National Accounts Manager, Sports & Fitness Insurance Corporation

This session explains Professional Liability and uses that understanding as a road map for elevating the calling of Fitness Professionals. Understanding the exposure that Fitness Professionals have for Professional Liability reveals the need for a high level of professionalism, safety, and appropriateness in all interactions with clients.

Presenter Bio

Jennifer graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Business Administration. She managed personal training and corporate fitness centers in Charlotte, NC. Jennifer joined Sports & Fitness in 1998. Presently she is their Underwriting Supervisor, National Account Manager, and Marketing Manager. She is a founding board member of FBA and a member of WIFA. She was selected to the 2018 Insurance Business America Elite Women.

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SportsArt - Sustainable Fitness Solutions
Ruben Mejia | Executive Vice President of the Americas, SportsArt

SportsArt has been innovating design and manufacturing the highest-quality fitness equipment for more than 40 years. ECO-POWR Elite is the latest addition to the ECO-POWR family of fitness equipment, offering the same energy-producing cardio, industry-leading warranty, modern design and user-friendly accessibility as the Status line, but at a lighter cost.

Presenter Bio

Ruben Mejia, executive vice president for SportsArt Americas, has five years of experience in the fitness industry, previously holding the title of chief technology officer. Prior to his work at SportsArt, Mejia held executive roles within the technology and ecommerce spaces. In 2000, after four years of active deployment in the military, Mejia began working in the corporate IT and telecommunication fields for the U.S. Army, launching his career and interest in the technology industry as a whole.  

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Let’s Talk About Retention & Why it’s Key to Your Growth
Len Fridman | Co-founder & CEO, WellnessLiving

Your number one asset is your clients. They are your promoters, your cheerleaders, and the center of your growth engine. Take your business to the next level with the retention tools you need to fuel your business's growth.  

Presenter Bio

From fitness business owner to software entrepreneur, WellnessLiving’s Co-Founder and CEO Len Fridman knows all too well the highs and lows on the path to achieving your dream.  

In 2009, Len turned his passion for fitness into a business. What started as a local fitness bootcamp that he hosted in his local park turned into a multi-location business, MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, with upwards of 60,000 active clients at its peak.  

As MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass grew, Len struggled to find a cost-effective software solution with all the tools he needed to run and grow his business. He knew there had to be a better way. After reconnecting with his childhood friend Sasha Davids (co-founder and COO), they decided to build an affordable, easy-to-use, all-in-one business management solution to help bootstrap business owners, just like Len. 

Almost 10 years later, WellnessLiving has become one of the fastest-growing software companies in North America with over 15 million users worldwide and are the proud recipient of the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ and Fast 500™ awards.    

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You Are a Marketer: 3 Ways to Be a Good One and Grow Your Business
Mark Wingerter | Director of Growth , 97 Display

You can make bad choices or good. But one thing is for sure: we are all marketers. In this session, I will examine how we can be better marketers and grow our business in a sustainable way. Some key takeaways will be: 

Presenter Bio

Mark Wingerter is an experienced content marketer and growth director, with over a decade of work in building brand identities and producing dynamic creative. In his current role as Director of Growth for 97 Display, Mark is guiding the sales and marketing efforts of 97 into new directions through relational sales development and community-centric growth. It’s his mission to help business owners work towards sustainable growth by removing the mystery surrounding marketing. He lives in Greensboro, NC with his wife and two kids, who bring him even more joy than watching his Green Bay Packers play.

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Moving beyond traditional: How to revolutionize your business by leveraging flexible membership options
Tiffani Bassi | Product Education Specialist, Trainerize

In today’s fitness industry, flexibility and convenience reign supreme, topping consumer must-have lists while searching for their next health or fitness solution. Yet fitness club and studio memberships remain largely unchanged, rooted in the standard approach of decades past. In this innovative session, we’ll look at how to move past the traditional membership model and revolutionize your business by offering flexible membership options.

Presenter Bio

Tiffani is a Product Education Specialist at Trainerize. She’s also the founder and head personal trainer at Train with Tiff.

Four years into her career, looking to make an even bigger impact, she was drawn to working in the fitness technology industry and joined the team at Trainerize.

Tiffani is passionate about movement and helping others—at Trainerize, she empowers thousands of trainers to better support their clients—resulting in more people finding success in their health and fitness journeys. Tiffani hopes to inspire new trainers to follow their passions and build rewarding careers.

Tiffani enjoys working with all levels of clients, from beginners to professional athletes. She is certified through BCRPA as well as FMS Level 1&2 and Precision Nutrition Level 1.

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ASH Fitness Center Recruitment
Rik Lee | Senior Vice President, Fitness, American Specialty Health

Drive new customers, build relationships, retain clients and increase revenue by receiving reimbursement through the premium fitness network. 

Presenter Bio

Over the past 11 years with American Specialty Health, Rik has a passion for collaborating and helping his customers to empower their members through fitness and exercise so they may live their best lives today and tomorrow. Rik believes movement is a wonderful form of medicine for our bodies.

Some of Rik’s favorite physical activities include enjoying the outdoors by hiking, mountain biking, surfing, and golfing. Playing the drums is also a fantastic way for Rik to get his heart pumping while experiencing great joy and stress relief.

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Accuro Academy - Heart Rate Training Specialist
Aaron Eisberg | Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Accuro

What do today's fitness trainers REALLY need to know about training with heart rate? This discussion and our research has been designed by exercise physiologists with over 30 years in the field of practice using heart rate based training and performance.

Presenter Bio

Aaron Eisberg is the Chief Marketing and Sales Officer with Accuro. With more than 7 years at Accuro and in the Fitness Industry, Aaron has a passion for helping people improve their lives with fitness, and in particular, heart rate based technology and rewards.

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Your One-Stop-Shop for Management, Coaching, Engagement and Growth
Jack Hogg | Team Leader Business Development, Virtuagym

Discover how Virtuagym can transform your fitness business with a complete toolkit of solutions to enhance engagement, improve efficiency, strengthen retention and diversify your offering.

Presenter Bio

Jack Hogg is the Team Leader for the Business Development Department at Virtuagym. He has been working for Virtuagym for over a year and a half, originally as a Business Development Representative before advancing to Team Leader. He now manages a talented group helping to drive awareness of Virtuagym through partnerships with gyms, fitness facilities and personal trainers. Jack has over 8 years of global experience across a broad range of sectors from Fitness to Life Sciences and Real Estate, with companies from Australia to the Netherlands.

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Why Your Business Should be Texting in 2022
Zach Williams | Senior Partner Manager, Podium

The way that consumers communicate is different. No longer will phone and email be a sufficient way to maintain contact and interact with your customers. Today’s consumer is much more comfortable communicating via text or other messaging apps. Businesses that aren’t catering to these differing communication preferences could be left behind.

Presenter Bio

Zach Williams manages the relationship and strategy with Podium's partnerships; including the partnership between FBA and Podium. While fitness is a passion of his, he also enjoys helping local businesses implement the tools that they need to be successful in today's competitive landscape.

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How to Set Up Your Business with Gymcatch
Ollie Bailey | CEO & Founder, Gymcatch

Save time, reduce cancellations and grow sales! Full-service booking and customer management software for fitness professionals. Whether you run your business online or in-person, our features make it easy for you to stay in control.

Presenter Bio

Ollie founded Gymcatch in 2015 with the aim of making participation in fitness easier for all.  As founder, Ollie has served as CEO since Gymcatch’s inception. He’s currently focused on growing the platform through strategic partnerships, corporate development and growing the team.

Prior to founding Gymcatch, Ollie spent 10 years at Barclays, latterly as a Director covering the TMT sector. He gained an MBA with Honours from the University of Chicago in 2013 and higher class honours in Philosophy and International Relations from the University of Bristol.

Outside of the office, Ollie enjoys travelling, playing and watching cricket and spending time with his young family.  He supports a number of charities focused on increasing physical participation.

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The Functional Aging Training Model: The Biggest Opportunity in Fitness History
Dan Ritchie | President & Co-Founder, Functional Aging Institute

Learn some secrets to attract the most affluent clientele in your market that will spend $3000-$10,000 a year on fitness and stay for years and years!

Presenter Bio

Dr. Dan Ritchie started his fitness career at Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Sports Medicine and then spent a year as a graduate assistant coaching Division 1 athletes. He completed his master’s degree in Health & Physical Education at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he won the 2002 Thesis of the Year. Then Dan continued as a Lynn Fellow at Purdue University, completing his PhD in Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology.

Since 2007 Dan has owned and operated Miracles Fitness in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he and his staff have trained over 2000 clients. With over 20 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge on training the mature adult market and has equipped people in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond to achieve their goals and enhance their functional longevity. Dan was the 2014 PFP Trainer of the Year, and then shortly after he and Dr. Cody Sipe co-founded the Functional Aging Institute.

Dan is a sought-after expert and speaker at national and international events on topics like balance for older adults, personal training business development, the global aging phenomenon, and functional aging training models. He’s routinely interviewed for podcasts, webinars, and on-online education summits. Dan lives in West Lafayette with his wife and five kids.

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