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The health club industry is more fragmented than ever before, placing a burden on operators to find a niche and make the most of it. One London-based concept, FaceGym, is opening in New York City in May with hopes of doing just that.
Everyone needs a little help with how to deal with retention issues, marketing messages, sales techniques, wellness programming, leadership development, and what trends and technology will affect the industry in the future.
The Club Industry team spent three days at the 37th annual IHRSA conference in San Diego sitting in on conference sessions, visiting with vendors and attending networking events. Revisit the biggest social media highlights below.
In his presentation, entrepreneur and ePrize founder Josh Linkner encouraged attendees to "adopt the role of the disruptor," especially in the rapidly evolving fitness industry. He also warned against becoming "intoxicated" by past successes.
To succeed in the future, you will need to ask the right questions—killer questions even, according to futurist Lisa Bodell, who offered the opening keynote at this year's IHRSA conference in San Diego.