Agenda

 

Friday, June 3rd

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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Experience Tracks

Friday Focus: Lead Generation, Sales and Retention

Pick your track. 1-hr presentation followed by a 90-min LIVE workshop.

06/03/2022 - 10:15am to 1:00pm for all tracks

Starting Out

For aspiring or new operators, working on reaching profitability and covering all their bases.


Presentation and workshop lead by

Jersey Giambrone | CEO & Founder, Fuel Bootcamp
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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Dane Miklaus | CEO/Founder, WORK
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.

Intermediate

For those that have been in business for a few years, are already profitable, and seeking to optimize.


Presentation and workshop lead by

Michael Romig | President, PG Fit
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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Micah Logan | Founder/CEO, MELD Fitness + Wellness
Presenter Bio

Micah Logan is a career entrepreneur.  His career started in the Fitness and Wellness Industry. Micah began his career as a Personal Trainer in 2003.  Over the last 17+ years he has not only worked with hundreds of clients and trained more than 20,000 thousand hours, he’s also built one of Boston’s most reputable fitness and wellness companies.  Next Level Fitness & Wellness is a small group training studio concept with multiple locations in Boston and the surrounding area.  In 2020 Micah decided to Franchise his small group training studio concept and plans to launch the Franchise late 2020 – Early 2021.  Micah is an Executive Board Member of MIFO (Massachusetts Independent Fitness Operators) association and a member of the Fitness Business Assocation.  In addition to his work in the fitness industry, as a small business consultant, Micah consults with small businesses of varying types to increase profits and to create sustainable business models.  In January 2020 Micah became the CEO of a manufacturing company called HushFrame.

Micah has built an excellent reputation as a business owner, entrepreneur, and small business consultant which was reflected in his training facility being awarded the prestigious Boston’s A-List top 5 for Personal Trainers in 2013 & 2014 and the Best of 2015 of thumbtack service award and was honored as #1 rated fitness company in Massachusetts by Top Rated Local for customer service 2019.

Seasoned Operator

For high performers, seeking advanced ideas to continue to improve in business.


Presentation and workshop lead by

Jenna Zaffino | Speaker, Coach, Education, jennazaffino.com
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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Billy Polson | Founder/Owner, DIAKADI Fitness
Presenter Bio

Billy Polson (CSCS), named 'America's Best 100 Trainers’ by Men's Journal magazine, is a three-time fitness entrepreneur, an international presenter, and a business consultant for pioneering trainers and boutique gym owners worldwide.

Billy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Statistics in 1992. Then, in 2004, looking to build an unparalleled training facility and a community of San Francisco’s leading fitness specialists, Billy founded DIAKADI Fitness, awarded the Bay Area’s ‘Top Trainers/Gym’ for 14 years.

His fitness entrepreneur consulting company, The Business Movement, has assisted thousands of fitness business owners with developing the confidence and momentum for achieving their ultimate brands and business success.  
 

 

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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Exclusive Breakout Session

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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Community Roundtables

Bring your ideas and jump right in

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

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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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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Breakout Sessions

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

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!

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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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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, June 4th

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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Experience Tracks

Saturday Focus: Leadership, Personal Development and Operations

Pick your track. 1-hr presentation followed by a 90-min LIVE workshop.

06/04/2022 - 10:15am to 1:00pm for all tracks

Starting Out

For aspiring or new operators, working on reaching profitability and covering all their bases.


Presentation and workshop lead by

Lauren Eirk | CEO, Director of Teacher Training, Fitness Integrated Science Wellness Center
Presenter Bio

The creator of Fitness Integrated Science™, Lauren Eirk, has spent her life teaching and studying in the health, fitness, and yoga communities, learning from some of the top minds of our time.  She has worked in the health education field for over 30 years.

Lauren is a Mastery Level Muscle Activation Techniques™ Certified Specialist and MATRx Certified Full-Body Specialist Full Body, making her one of 57 MATRx  world-wide leading experts in the treatment of muscular imbalances.  Lauren is an International Continuing Education Provider with an established personal training business since 2006 plus three decades as a certified group fitness instructor and manager.  She is the creator of Yoga with Resist-A-Ball®, a former Resist-A-Ball® and FiTour® Master Trainer and the recipient of the ECA OBOW Award 2007 “Most Mindful Program”.

Lauren’s work has been featured in such magazines as Yoga Journal®, Self®, IDEA® Fitness Journal, American Fitness Magazine, ACE Fitness Magazine, American Fitness Magazine, Fitness First Quarterly Magazine, AKWA Aquatic Exercise Magazine, Business First, Natural Awakenings, and New Woman Magazine. Lauren has presented for such fitness-health organizations and education conferences as IDEA World, IDEA Personal Trainer, Inner IDEA, FACTfest, AFPA, DCAC Fitness, SUCCEED! Conference, ACSM Fitness Summit, AEA/ IAFC, ECA World Fitness, Can-FIT Pro, Fit in the City®, Fitour®, Resist-A-Ball®, and Sarah’s City Workout®

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Shannon Fable | Co-Founder & CEO, Sunshine Fitness Resources
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.

Intermediate

For those that have been in business for a few years, are already profitable, and seeking to optimize.


Presentation and workshop lead by

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” 

 

Ryan Obernesser | CEO, O.B. Training Inc.
Presenter Bio

Ryan Obernesser is the CEO of O.B. Training Inc., Gym Profits LLC, and creator of the Take Back Your Life 6 Week Challenge™ program.  Over the last decade, Ryan and his wife Christina, have built O.B. Training into a specialty training facility that transforms the minds, bodies and lives of every adult and athlete that walks through their doors.

In that time, O.B. Training has grown into a profit machine.  Churning out multiple 6-figures in profits each year despite being located in Utica, NY - a city Forbes named the third-worst place for business and careers in the U.S. in 2015 with a median household income of less than $35,000.

Seasoned Operator

For high performers, seeking advanced ideas to continue to improve in business.


Presentation and workshop lead by

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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Mark Nutting | Owner, Jiva Fitness
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.

 

Community Roundtables

Bring your ideas and jump right in

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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Breakout Sessions

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 | Director of Partnerships for Stronger U Nutrition & Owner, 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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