Learn best practices straight from presenters who are running top-producing clubs and studios. They will share with you firsthand guidance on how to apply and implement what they’ve learned to your specific business. They’ll help you develop action plans and success strategies, and will answer the burning questions you have about how to get ahead.
Group Fitness Director of PRO Club.
Staci Alden has been a dedicated group fitness director at PRO Club in Seattle since 2012. She oversees a team of over 115 private Pilates and group fitness instructors, and she believes that successful leaders understand their most important role is to promote, serve and support their team. Staci teaches and hires for all 55 formats provided at PRO Club and is a master Balanced Body® barre and MOTR® instructor. Her leadership has increased instructor retention, built successful new programs and continues to grow department revenue each year.
Owner of Journey Fitness
Travis Barnes is a certified personal trainer who grew his multimillion-dollar fitness company, Journey 333, to five locations in less than 4 years. He started at less than zero, building his future with an unemployment check while living in a FEMA trailer. Now, his company is known for its exemplary customer service and business systems, and he is franchising it across the globe. Travis is a co-author of two books, 52 Amazing Journeys and Journey Fitness.
Owner of The Warehouse.
Nickie Carrigan has over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. In 2013, she opened a debt-free studio called the Warehouse, then over the next 7 years, assembled an incredible team and grew a solid clientele from 30 to 150. Nickie’s unwavering belief in community goes beyond the four walls of her studio. Through local outings, teaching fitness in schools, social media engagement, hosting for-a-cause events, sponsoring local athletic teams, and monthly TV appearances, the Warehouse has become a cornerstone for fitness in her community.
Todd Durkin, MA
Owner of Fitness Quest 10.
Todd Durkin, MA, is an internationally recognized trainer, coach, author, speaker and podcaster who works with some of the highest-level athletes in the NFL, MLB, MMA and Olympics. Todd owns Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, leads a team of 42 employees and runs a Mastermind Group for passionate, purpose-driven fitness pros. He's a past IDEA Jack LaLanne Award recipient, and his Todd Durkin IMPACT Show podcast has had over 100,000 downloads in less than a year. Todd’s new book, Get Your Mind Right, will be published in 2020.
Co-owner of Mark Fisher Fitness
Mark Fisher is an in-demand international speaker, consultant and entrepreneur. He is the co-owner of Mark Fisher Fitness, one of Men's Health Magazine’s Top 20 Gyms in America. MFF has two locations in Manhattan and was ranked #312 on the 2015 Inc. 500. In addition to MFF, Mark co-founded Business for Unicorns in 2016. BFU has worked with clients like Sony Music, Sylvan Learning and the ACLU, as well as many of the leading fitness studios across the U.S. and UK.
Owner of Bay Athletic Club
Trina Gray is recognized worldwide as a passionate leader in the fitness industry. She is a successful health club owner, business mentor and IDEA presenter. Trina has owned Bay Athletic Club, a medical-based health club, and Bay Urban Fitness, a large group training studio, for more than a decade. She also founded Team Rockstar Fit, an online coaching team of thousands of fitness professionals who partner with Beachbody®. She is the recipient of the first-ever IDEA Fitness Leader of the Year award, the Top 10 Small Business of the Year award in Michigan, the CEO Award from Beachbody and the Outstanding Community Service Award from IHRSA. She is a savvy entrepreneur who loves sharing business and life lessons with fitness professionals.
Chief Strategy Officer for Brick Bodies.
Erin Kelly is the chief strategy officer for Brick Bodies, a chain of health clubs in the Baltimore area. In this multifaceted role, she is responsible for leading innovation in fitness programming, managing the club’s go-to-market strategy and design, and driving employee satisfaction and retention. Erin previously spent 12 years with exercise programming leader Les Mills, first as a national distributor and ultimately as the executive vice president for B2B national key account management and client acquisition. Erin has more than 30 years in the fitness industry and enjoys speaking at industry conferences, consulting with fitness startups, traveling to new places, and on occasion, flexing her residential real estate license because, in her own words, she loves making deals.
Communications Director of Bay Athletic Club.
Sarah Morrison is a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and 2x elite Beachbody® coach. She began her career as a broadcast journalist with a passion for fitness; however, she soon transitioned to a fitness professional with a niche for marketing. She is currently the communications director of Bay Athletic Club where she oversees the social media, website and newsletter, and helps strategize new programs and offerings. In her Beachbody business, she leads a team of more than 500 coaches and has built her own brand for women who value their health and crave positivity.
Owner of FNS Training Center
Brian Nunez is an internationally recognized industry leader and award-winning presenter, inspiring coaches, companies and clients all over the world to live a focused, fit and free lifestyle. He is a best-selling author, Nike master trainer and successful entrepreneur, as well as one of the most sought after coaches in the world specializing in athletic performance, mental conditioning and business leadership. He is the founder of FNS Training Center, voted Silicon Valley’s top training facility in 2016–2018, providing a one-of-a-kind team-training experience, along with personal training, nutrition coaching and mental conditioning.
Owner of DIAKADI Fitness
Billy Polson is a three-time fitness entrepreneur, an international presenter, and a business consultant for pioneering trainers and gym owners worldwide. 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. The Business Movement, which includes Billy’s fitness entrepreneur consulting and coursework, has assisted thousands of business owners to develop the grit, confidence and action plans necessary for building powerful brands and achieving their ultimate lives.
Anytime Fitness Co-Founder
As the CEO and Co-founder of Self Esteem Brands, Chuck Runyon leads a global collection of franchises intent upon improving the health and wellness of millions of people worldwide. A leading authority in the field of fitness, Runyon revolutionized the industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded Anytime Fitness in 2002. The world’s largest and fastest-growing fitness club serves 4,000,000 members in nearly 40 countries and it is the first franchise in history with locations on all seven continents. Central to Chuck’s leadership philosophy is the concept of “ROEI”—the return on emotional investment. In fact, Chuck recently co-authored a book called Love Work: Inspire a High-Performing Work Culture at the Center of People, Purpose, Profits and Play®. Under Runyon’s leadership, Anytime Fitness has earned numerous industry accolades, including “One of America’s Most Promising Companies” and the world’s #1 franchise. Additionally, Anytime Fitness has been honored as a “Top Franchise for Minorities” and “The Best Place to Work in Minnesota” four years in a row.
Ashley Selman, MA
Owner of Evolution Fitness
Ashley Selman, MA, CSCS, is the founder of Evolution Trainers, a seven-figure personal training and wellness studio that operates seamlessly with a world-class team of more than 40 leading health and fitness professionals. Ashley is known for her commitment to living a "balanced" entrepreneurial life and coaches others to achieve this through leveraging their strengths, mastering their schedules and building strong teams. Ashley’s passion is to help studio owners around the country build successful and thriving businesses through her Studio Owner Mastermind group and her coaching programs. She is an educational consultant for IDEA, is on the IDEA Club and Studio advisory committee, and speaks around the country at many of the industry's leading events.
Founder of Player’s Fitness & Performance.
Andrew Simpson is on a mission to help leaders in and out of the fitness industry to exponentially increase their influence and impact. He believes that when the leader gets better, everyone and everything in your business and life gets better. If you want to scale your organization and create the change in the world that you were created to make, it begins with leveling up your capacity to lead. Andrew is an author, speaker and the founder of Player's Fitness & Performance as well as the Winning Athlete Formula.
Owner of Stevenson Fitness
Chris Stevenson is the founder of Stevenson Consulting, a full-service consulting firm in Westlake Village, California. His expertise stems from his past hands-on experience in all aspects of the health club industry. Chris specializes in member experience, team building, employee engagement and leadership. His success is reflected in his club’s Net Promoter Score, which is consistently in the 80s (industry average is in the 40s). Chris is an international speaker who regularly presents at IDEA World, IHRSA, Club Industry, and many other fitness and business events.
Co-Founder of MINDBODY®.
Rick Stollmeyer co-founded MINDBODY® in his garage in 2001, and today serves as the company’s CEO and principle visionary, ensuring that everything the company embraces—from product line to business development to team member enrichment—serves the company’s purpose: help people lead healthier, happier lives by connecting the world to wellness. In 2005, Rick led the industry when he took MINDBODY’s business management solution fully to the cloud. Today, the company remains the leading SaaS platform for the fitness, beauty and wellness industries, streamlining business management for wellness practitioners and making it easier for them to improve the lives of their customers.
Matt Wright, MS
VP of Personal Training & Programming at City Fitness
Matt Wright, MS, is the VP of personal training and programming at City Fitness in Philadelphia, and has 10+ years of experience in fitness leadership with an emphasis on member engagement, programmatic solutions for personal/group training, staff education/retention and team culture. He is an international presenter and educator, a member of the IDEA World Personal Trainer Committee and a former president of NEHRSA. As an adjunct professor, Matt has taught kinesiology, anatomy and physiology, and exercise technique and prescription. He holds a master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology and is a certified exercise physiologist.