Behind the Scenes

24 Hour on Hold

Sometimes, the best laid plans go awry. I've been preparing for the past few days for an interview with Carl Liebert, CEO of 24 Hour Fitness. The interview will appear in a shortened version in our August issue as our Executive Insights column and in its longer version on our Web site. I'm also hoping that Liebert will agree to allow me to use the tape of the interview as our second ever podcast (the first was with Geoff Dyer of Lifestyle Family Fitness and should be available on our Web site in a few days).

Unfortunately, Liebert's schedule was so full today that he could only give me 15 minutes. Understandable, since the man is in charge of the largest club company in our country. So, rather than shorten my list of questions and cheat the readers of all the valuable information that a longer interview would reveal, I asked to move the interview to another day when he could schedule more time for it. With the help of their able PR person, Wendy Yellin, and Liebert's assistant, I was able to reschedule for next week.

I already have a substantial list of questions for him, but if you have questions you're dying to ask of Liebert, feel free to send them my way. If there's time, I'll ask him a few. -Pam

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