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Entries in France (5)

Wednesday
Apr192017

At L’Usine Club, Design and Customer Service Go Hand-in-Hand 

L’Usine Club isn’t your average health club chain.

The company, which has two facilities in Paris, one in Brussels, and one in Geneva, prides itself on providing exceptional and meticulous customer service. Its highly trained staff (outfitted by Armani), premium sound system (installed by Devialet), and sleek facilities (designed by a team of architects) have attracted several global celebrities to stop in for a workout.

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Friday
Oct232015

Creating a Culture of Empowerment and Ownership

Bryan Williams addresses the crowd at the 15th Annual European Congress in Marseille, FranceAt the IHRSA European Congress closing keynote session, sponsored by Keiser Corporation, Bryan Williams told attendees about an early mentoring experience that played a key role in his success.

Williams was working as a towel boy at the Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas when he caught the attention of the hotel manager. The manager was so impressed with Williams that he met with him every Thursday to talk about his life goals and what progress he was making toward them. Williams achieved almost all of his goals by the time he was 30 and credits his success to the mentoring of that hotel manager.

Williams noted that there are four levels of leadership influence. People will follow you because of:

  1. Your Position – they have to
  2. Persuasion – they like you and want to
  3. Production – your reputation for success
  4. People Development – what you have done for them

It is the fourth level that all leaders should aspire to achieve, Williams averred. He challenged the attendees to lead each person on their team as though you want them to put you on their personal board of directors.

Tuesday
Oct202015

IHRSA European Congress in Marseille, France

500 industry professionals from 30 countries to attend 15th Annual IHRSA European Congress in Marseille, France

Marseille, France, will be the site of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association’s (IHRSA) 15th Annual European Congress, 19-22 October 2015.

“The Congress is a unique opportunity to build a strong connection with European club operators and advance our knowledge of the health club market in Europe.” said Joe Moore, President and CEO of IHRSA. “With 500 industry business professionals from over 30 countries in attendance, this event offers one of the best networking opportunities for the industry in Europe.”

The Congress will feature seminars presented by an array of speakers from within and outside the industry, with a dual focus on improving operational performance and seizing new opportunities.

Keynote presentations and speakers include:

  • The Digital Native Advance: A New DNA for Shoppers, presented by Ken Hughes, Consumer & Shopper Behaviouralist, and CEO, Glacier Consulting, IRELAND. Sponsored by Technogym®
  • Creating a Culture of Ownership & Empowerment, presented by Bryan Williams, Chief Service Officer, B. Williams Enterprises, LLC, USA. Sponsored by Keiser Corporation

Sponsors of the 15th Annual IHRSA European Congress include:

American Council on Exercise (ACE), Anytime Fitness, LLC, Cybex International Inc, eGym GmbH, Exerp, Fabiano Designs, GANTNER Technologies, Gruppo P&G - Fit interiors, GymGroups, Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd. / MATRIX FITNESS, Keiser Corporation, Les Mills International, Life Fitness, miha bodytec GmbH, milon industries GmbH, MYZONE®, National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), OJMAR, Pliteq Inc., PILOXING®, Polar Electro Oy, Precor, QualiCert - Qualitop International, Star Trac, Technogym®, TNG International, Virtuagym and Zumba Fitness LLC.

To follow the happenings, and view photos from IHRSA European Congress, go to ihrsa.org/live. For more information on the event, visit ihrsa.org/congress.


 
Friday
Jun052015

Registration is Open for the IHRSA European Congress

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual IHRSA European Congress, which will be held 19-22 October at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille, France.

Join more than 500 of the European industry’s best and brightest operators, managers, and executives for:

  • Thought-provoking seminars* offering practical advice and tips you can use immediately to improve your business;
  • One-to-one meetings with leading suppliers in a relaxed environment;
  • A tour of some of the area’s premier health clubs
  • Face-to-face conversations with colleagues who share your challenges and can help you discover new opportunities.
  • An opportunity to step back from your day-to-day operations and plan for a better future! 

Full programme details will be posted soon at ihrsa.org/congress.

Register by 19 June and save! 

The Palais du Pharo, where the Congress will be held, is located in the heart of Marseille – at the entrance to the Vieux Port (Old Port) – with several hotels nearby. Marseille is a melting pot of different cultures. One of the oldest cities in Europe, it boasts 20 museums, 15,000 shops, and a large entertainment and retail complex around the Vélodrome Stadium, where The European Football Championship will be held next year.

*Seminars will be simultaneously translated in French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.


Thank You to Our Sponsors: 

American Council on Exercise (ACE), Anytime Fitness, LLC, Cybex International Inc, eGym GmbH, Exerp, Fabiano Designs, GANTNER Technologies, GymGroups, Gruppo P&G - Fit interiors, Johnson Health Tech. Co., Ltd. / MATRIX FITNESS, Keiser Corporation, Les Mills International, Life Fitness, miha bodytec GmbH, milon industries GmbH, MYZONE®, National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), OJMAR, PILOXING® , Pixformance, Polar Electro Oy, Precor,QualiCert - Qualitop International, Star Trac, Technogym®, TNG International, Virtuagym and Zumba Fitness LLC

Monday
Nov252013

Cool milestone for French franchise

Keep Cool, the most recognized franchise in France, recently opened its 100th franchise.

The clubs are open seven days a week until 11 p.m and offer a wide variety of programs.

More details are available on the the Keep Cool website.