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The Challenges and Opportunities Ahead for Technology in the Fitness Industry

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60 Minutes

Technology has forever changed the customer experience and how gym operators deliver fitness. As the industry moves forward, technology will impact it even further as members expect more personalization, more tracking and more integration in their fitness with their daily lives. Find out what technology is on the horizon for the industry, what your members will really want, how to determine how early to adopt new technology and whether you will receive your return on investment.



Junae Barnhart

Junae Barnhart is the Vice President of Customer Success at ABC, with over 16 years of experience in the Fitness & Wellness industry. She is passionate about helping fitness operators succeed by leveraging data and technology to drive innovation. Junae leads a best-in-class Customer Success team and is dedicated to helping clients optimize their business operations.

Bryan O'Rourke

Bryan O'Rourke

Bryan O’Rourke is considered by many to be one of the leading global experts on technology, consumer and business trends in the health club and fitness industry. He has shared his vision and insights with over 100 audiences on four continents and contributed to six books on the health club and fitness industry. Bryan sits on the board of IHRSA in addition to serving as President of the Fitness Industry Technology Council. He is chairman of the private equity firm Vedere Ventures which has investments in Europe, Asia, and the Americas and he has worked with and advised some of the leading global fitness brands in digital marketing, technology and strategy. His M&A practice has closed 17 transactions on the buy and sell side in the past 6 years. You can learn more at bryankorourke.com.  

Dr. Ted Vickey

Ted Vickey

Dr. Ted Vickey is the Founder and CEO of FitWell LLC, a fitness and wellness disruptive health technology company serving clients around the world. His Ph.D. is in Engineering with research on wearables and fitness data.  In addition, Ted is the Senior Advisor Emerging Technologies at ACE and Professor of Fitness Technology and Business at three universities. Vickey served as Executive Director of the White House Athletic Center under three Presidents. He was named the most influential fitness tech person in January 2021.

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