Cliff Allen, contributing columnist
Founder and President, Edge Fitness Club
Cliff Allen is founder and president of Edge Fitness Club, which he opened in 2004. He started in the fitness business in 1988, working under Ray Wilson at Family Fitness Centers. From 1996 to 2004, he worked for 24 Hour Fitness, where he became district manager over 11 clubs in three markets before leaving to open his own club.