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June 27, 2016 – Rockville, MD - Motionsoft, the gym software and solutions company and, host of the nation's premier technology event for executives in the health and fitness industry today announced the schedule for the 3rd annual Motionsoft Technology Summit that will take place in Baltimore, MD on September 13 – 15, 2016 at the picturesque Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel.
"This is a can't-miss event for any club owner trying to improve and navigate the ever changing technology landscape in our industry," expressed Robbie Sprechman, CFO, Retro Fitness.
The Summit will feature keynotes from Jeffery Cooper, Senior Manager Business Development, Samsung and, Julia Huggins, President, Mid-Atlantic, Cigna in addition to roundtables and panel presentations.
"The Summit is a great discussion on relevant, forward-looking topics that help advance the strategic position of technology in our industry. It is a great opportunity to learn about innovative uses of technology and network with some of the most experienced IT professionals in the industry," noted Corey Benish, CIO, Planet Fitness.
The Technology Summit's distinguished Board of Advisors includes four veteran IT fitness leaders, including:
- Corey Benish, CIO, Planet Fitness
- Bruce Gardner, IT Director, David Lloyd Leisure Ltd
- Aaron Gette, CIO, The Bay Club Company
- Adam Zeitsiff, CIO, Gold's Gym
"Motionsoft's Technology Summit has become the health & fitness industry's leading forum for IT decision makers. The event allows us to collaborate on the most pressing technology issues that health club's face in today's rapidly changing market, and helps us gain insights on trends that will affect the future of our industry. I'm proud to be involved with the Summit for a second year, and look forward to contributing in September as a member of Motionsoft's CIO Advisory Board," noted Adam Zeitsiff, CIO, Gold's Gym.
More than 25 thought leaders will address a broad range of topics, including, gamification and virtualization of the fitness industry, sales automation technology best practices, innovative startups in fitness, CTO strategies to support connecting with third-party devices and networks, fitness equipment trends, wellness leadership panel and mobile technology best practices among others that attendee
"The magnitude of technology change is dramatically transforming the fitness industry," expressed Al Noshirvani, Chairman and Co-Founder, Motionsoft. The Technology Summit brings together fitness technology leaders who engage in conversations about cutting edge technology topics and share their knowledge and experience with other experts, innovators, and senior executives so that clubs can leverage technology inside and outside their facilities to grow their businesses and, our industry.
The focus of this year's event will be The Connected Club: How technology can help you reach beyond your four walls to get, keep and know your members.
The biggest brands in health and fitness attend the Summit. Last year, our attendees represented over 7,000 fitness facilities and over 10 million active health club members. A few of the firms that attended last year, include:
- Virgin Active
- Town Sports International
- 24 Hour Fitness
- Goodlife Fitness
- Gold's Gym International
- Retention Guru
- Midtown Athletic Clubs
- Columbia Association
- InShape Health Clubs
- Sport & Health
- Crunch Fitness
- Balance Gyms
- One Life
- Planet Fitness
- Gold's Gym SoCal Group
- Under Armor
- GENAVIX Corporation
- Brick Bodies
- Vida Fitness
- Orange Theory Fitness
- World Health Edmonton Inc.
- Executive Health and Sports Center
- The Bay Club Company
- Active Clubs
- The Maryland Athletic Club
The 2016 Motionsoft Technology Summit is proudly sponsored by a number of innovative companies serving the fitness industry, including: LeadSpeak, the Summit's title sponsor; Matrix; re|unify; MYZONE; Netpulse; h2 fit; MXM; Gantner Technologies; MYE; and, Textmunication. The Summit is honored to have Club Industry serving as the official media sponsor of the 2016 Motionsoft Technology Summit and leading an impressive line up of speakers for The Club Industry Wellness Leadership Panel that will be held on Thursday, September 15th.
In preparation for the Summit, Motionsoft is bringing together some of the smartest minds in the fitness industry to inspire your staff, share creative solutions to drive profitability as well as innovative "I'm glad I know that now" tips to help us all create the best experiences for your gym members in a series of webinars called Club Collaboration Webinar Series. The calendar of webinars can be found by visiting the Technology Summit website.
On Tuesday, July 12th at 2:00 pm EDT, Pam Kufahl, Director of Content & Engagement, Club Industry, and Clark Lagemann, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, MedPro Wellness will discuss The Technology and Tips You Need to Get into the Wellness Market. Registration is limited 100 attendees.
"I'm really excited to be visiting the summit. From previous experience IT professionals and the health and fitness industry are great at sharing best practice and ideas so this will be a great event to share to how meet our members needs," noted Bruce Gardner, IT Director, David Lloyd Leisure Ltd.
The Summit is open to all club executives and technology leaders at fitness facilities. To receive an invitation, please email Todd Tweedy [email protected]
About Motionsoft Technology Summit
The Motionsoft Technology Summit is the premier technology event for executives in the health and fitness industry. The Summit is a club-only event for senior executives that brings together smart people from amazing companies to discuss the challenges and opportunities of technology in the fitness industry. Attendance is limited to C-level fitness industry executives including owners and operators. The Summit is an intimate gathering that gives attendees the chance to really connect and network with other C-suite peers while discussing common technology issues in the health and fitness industry during panel sessions and keynotes. If you're building or implementing technology solutions at your club, you belong on the Motionsoft Technology Summit. Learn more by visiting http://www.motionsofttechnologysummit.net.
Founded in 1985, Motionsoft is the leader in software and solutions for consumer-based businesses, including gyms and fitness clubs, corporate fitness facilities and, hospital and universities. Motionsoft's comprehensive software solutions are used by more than 2,500 innovative businesses that require technology-driven member, facility and payment processing. Motionsoft's software suite includes MoSo™, an enterprise software solution designed for large fitness operators and MoSoClub™, a club management software solution for small and mid-sized businesses. Our integrated gateway for payment processing, MoSoPay™, processes $2.5 billion annually through our software offerings while supporting over 5 million gym memberships in the U.S. and Canada. Motionsoft Full Service™ is the fitness industry's most powerful member services and accounts receivable solution that helps clubs keep their past due members active while getting member accounts current. Motionsoft is also the host of the annual Motionsoft Technology Summit. You can learn more about Motionsoft by visiting http://www.motionsoft.net.