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Thursday
Dec292016

Lessons in Fitness Leadership: Share Best Practices and Discuss Challenges

The Lessons in Fitness Leadership series highlights IHRSA’s industry leaders and thanks them for their continued commitment to growing, promoting, and protecting the health club industry. By sharing their business expertise, we hope that you will get to know them, what they've learned along the way, and how they view leadership. 

Jeremy and Lori Lowell
Gold’s Gym Lake Ridge
Woodbridge, VA


What is the most fulfilling part of being a business leader in the fitness industry? 

Jeremy: I would have to say that the most fulfilling part of being a leader in the industry is the networking that I involve myself in with my peers to share best practices and discuss challenges. 

If you were able to go back in time, what is one piece of leadership advice you would have given your younger-self about working in the fitness industry? 

Jeremy: Focus on cost containment even when times are fabulous. 

What prompted you to join the Industry Leadership Council (ILC)? 

Jeremy: My dear friend Meredith Poppler! 

Lori: We are proud members of the ILC and value it's cause and contributions to the industry. 

And we love the great experience you’ve created for ILC Members at the annual convention. IHRSA is our annual opportunity to have meetings with fitness professionals and vendors; it's our time to brainstorm, reconnect with our colleagues, and learn about new ideas and products. 

Having the opportunity to meet with keynote presenters, have lunch, and attend private sessions has enhanced our IHRSA experience immensely. 

And having use of the Industry Leadership Club has taken our IHRSA experience to another level. This welcoming room and environment not only makes us feel special, but it provides an amazing meeting space to conduct our business.

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