Fitness Industry Veteran Geoffrey Hampton Dies

Geoffrey Hampton, a fitness industry veteran of more than 40 years, died unexpectedly on Sept. 2, according to his obituary. He was 69 years old.  

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the Christ Covenant Church in Farragut, Tennessee.

Hampton was vice president of business development at Active Entities Consulting, Knoxville, Tennessee, after having spent more than 40 years in the industry in various roles.

In a post written by Bobby Verdun, president and founder of Active Entities Consulting, and posted on the Active Entities Consulting website, Verdun shared that Hampton worked with some of the top health clubs in the country, including Cedardale, The Bel Air Athletic Club, Colorado Athletic Clubs, McClean Racquet and Health, and PureFitness Clubs.

Jim Worthington, owner of Newtown Athletic Club (NAC), also shared on his Facebook page that Hampton had worked with his club in the 1980s to launch the club’s EFT, and he returned to the NAC in May to host a one-day seminar for more than 50 fitness industry professionals.

“This was to be the first of many he had planned to offer going forward,” Worthington wrote.

Hampton impacted medical fitness systems and protocols through presentations he gave years ago, Verdun wrote.

In addition to his work with Active Entities Consulting, Hampton served as president of Perform-MAX Systems since 1979. He also spent time as executive director of St. Mary’s Health & Fitness Center in Knoxville from 2003-2004.

He honed his customer service skills while working for the Anthony Robbins Companies, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Hampton was active with youth programs, volunteering at the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs in San Diego and Knoxville. Working with the Boy’s and Girl’s clubs of Tennessee Valley, he helped develop the Commit to be FIT program co-sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Health.  

Hampton is survived by his wife, Eileen, as well as his four children and their spouses plus eight grandchildren.