Wellbridge, the owner and operator of 19 premier athletic clubs, spas and fitness centers nationwide, announced that it has welcomed Michael Meehan as Chief Operating Officer. With more than 30 years of experience in all facets of fitness center operations, sales and management, Meehan will oversee national operations for all Wellbridge facilities beginning June 17, 2013.
Meehan currently serves as Wellbridge’s East Regional Director, in which he’s provided exceptional leadership while strategically placing strong managers throughout the region.
"We have worked closely with Mike for almost a year and are thrilled to have him on board as COO," said Ed Williams, CEO of Wellbridge. "He is well-respected throughout the industry and his talents, leadership, energy and proven ability to achieve results make him perfectly suited for this role."
Prior to Wellbridge, Meehan was President of PACCO, LLC where he consulted with international organizations in the areas of fitness, business development, sales and management. He held the role of Sr. Vice President of Sales and Operations for Sport & Heath, Inc., the 10th largest health club company in the U.S. serving 93,000 members across 28 locations. Meehan has also been a guest presenter on Leadership, Sales, Personal Training and Customer Service for Club Industry, the IHRSA Convention and IHRSA Institute as well as the Discovery Vitality Fitness in South Africa.
"I'm delighted and honored to be offered the position of COO and look forward to being able to sharpen my focus on leading Wellbridge’s overall, long-term company vision, strategy and performance,” Meehan said.
At Wellbridge, Meehan will be in charge of all areas of the company's owned and managed clubs’ operations including sales and profit centers. Meehan will work directly with Ed Williams.
Wellbridge owns and operates 19 premier athletic and tennis clubs in seven states. The company offers an unwavering commitment to member service and innovative programming including strength and cardio training, group fitness, personal training and spa services. Since its inception in 1983, Wellbridge has created a culture that puts Members First; inspiring active lifestyles and professional advice to create positive relationships that last.