IHRSA's Board of Directors


The IHRSA Board Directors is a prestigious group of business leaders who work together to set the strategic course for IHRSA and the health club industry. Board members serve IHRSA and the fitness industry by providing guidance, strategic direction, and insight that has lasting global impact on IHRSA, IHRSA Membership, and the industry at large. Their work is focused on the strategic, long-term direction of the organization, including external scanning, goal and strategy development, policy development, and overall evaluation and accountability.


Board of Directors 2017-2018


Derek Gallup
New Evolution Ventures
Lafayette, California
W: nev.com

Derek Gallup is the EVP of Fitness for New Evolution Ventures with brands including Crunch, UFC Gym, Hard Candy Fitness and Alex Rodriguez Energy Fitness. Derek has also been involved with several other fitness brands including 24 Hour Fitness, Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club, Yoga Works, Personal Training Evolution and Gold’s Gym. Derek remembers falling in love with fitness at age 6 when he was the youngest competitor in a 5-mile race in his hometown of Honolulu. He has attended 22 IHRSA Conventions and is excited to support all IHRSA members in our shared goal of making the world healthier through physical activity and health promotion. 


Senior Class

Gustavo Borges
Academia Gustavo Borges
Sao Paulo, Brazil
W: metodologiagb.com.br

Gustavo Borges, a swimming sensation in his native Brazil, whose international debut took place at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, where he won the silver medal in the 100 meter freestyle. In total, he competed in four Olympic Games, winning 4 Olympic medals, and now serves as a member of the Brazilian Olympic Committee. Today, Gustavo is dedicated to his 5 swimming gyms (Academia Gustavo Borges) where he has created a swimming methodology with nearly 300 licensees (Methodologie Gustavo Borges) to teach swimming to both children and adults.


Jim Zupancic
Stafford Hills Club
Tualatin, OR
W: ZupGroup.com

Jim Zupancic, a practicing attorney for 35 years specializing in business and real estate law, is the founder of Stafford Hills Club located near Portland, Oregon. An entrepreneur his entire life, Zupancic started his first business at age 16, and has assisted companies such as Intel, Toshiba, Sumitomo and many others to expand their businesses domestically and internationally. Jim is the father of 5 adult children and grandfather to 5 active grandchildren. He and his wife Marla recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.  


Junior Class

Larry Conner
Stone Creek Club and Spa
Covington, LA
W: stonecreekclubandspa.com

Larry is the President/General Manager of the Stone Creek Club and Spa in Covington, Louisiana. He joined Stone Creek in 2008 and was involved in the design, build out, hiring and management of this resort style club. Larry and Stone Creek have been involved in a wide variety of community outreach events and projects. Larry is a licensed CPA and has been involved in the industry for 26 years.


Missy Moss
Orangetheory Fitness
Portland, OR
W: orangetheoryfitness.com

Missy is the Corporate Regional Director of Operations in Northern California for Orangetheory Fitness. Previously she served as the General Manager of the Nike Athletic Centers at Nike, Inc.’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon overseeing five fitness centers. Missy was involved with design and strategy for the new Nike flagship fitness center. In addition to bringing the boutique studio industry with Orangetheory Fitness to the Nike World Headquarters. Missy's passion allowed her to be actively involved in other Designed to Move initiatives during and her 16+ year tenure with Nike. A competitive swimmer since childhood, her love of sport drew her to the fitness industry. Now she is off running a new race with Orangetheory Fitness.


Ray O'Connor
Wisconsin Athletic Club, LLC
West Allis, WI
W: thewac.com

Ray is a 30 year industry veteran and member of IHRSA. He is the owner of 7 clubs and manages 6 corporate centers including Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Johnson Controls and Kohl’s Department Stores. Ray is a longtime member of IHRSA’s Industry Leadership Council (ILC) and was recognized with IHRSA’s President’s Award in 1999 for his efforts in the Fight for Fair Competition. He has also served on the Board of the Devine Savior Holy Angels High School Board since 2012. 


Jim Worthington
Newtown Athletic & Aquatic Club
Newtown, PA
W: newtownathletic.com

Jim is the owner of 3 clubs including the Newtown Athletic Club, Healthquest of Hunterdon and Horsham Athletic Club. He has been involved in the industry for 36 years growing Newtown from a 15,000 square foot racquet club on 3 acres to a 250,000 square foot health, wellness and recreation complex on 22 acres.  Jim is a long-time supporter of IHRSA’s Industry Leadership Council (ILC), and IHRSA educational events. Jim is a strong believer in giving back to the community he serves and has strong ties with local charities, non-profits, government and fellow clubs. 


Sophomore Class

Steve Capezzone
Healthtrax International
Glastonbury, CT
W: healthtrax.com

Steve Capezzone is CEO of New England Fitness & Wellness. He is a 35-year veteran of the industry with Healthtrax. In July of 2015, Steve purchased 8 facilities from Healthtrax, and recently purchased a 9th center. As a graduate of the University of Connecticut, Steve started with Healthtrax as a fitness technician, and worked his way up to the Chief Operating Officer position. Steve’s strong background in fitness, sales, facilities and medical partnering make him a strong and versatile leader for these centers.


Jason Reinhardt
Go M.A.D Fitness
Monroe, MI
W: gomadfitness.com

Jason Reinhardt is the owner and founder of Go M.A.D. Fitness which stands for Go Make A Difference and currently has five locations in southeast Michigan and northern Ohio. Jason is an industry veteran who has held several executive leadership positions over his 18 years in the industry. Jason is a seasoned speaker for IHRSA and has served on the faculty of The IHRSA Institute. Jason shares his passion for health and fitness with his wife, Kelly, and two boys, Cole and Brady.


Anastasia Yusina
Fitness Development LLC
Moscow, Russia
W: strata.ru

Anastasia Yusina, graduated from Moscow University, Paris Institute of Political Sciences, and Moscow International Relations Institute. She holds a PhD in Economics. Anastasia is President of Fitness System Holding, Founder of Orange Fitness and City Fitness health clubs, and developer of the Gravity Studio microGym concept in Florida. She is a member of the IHRSA European Council and was awarded the 2011 IHRSA European Club Leadership Award.


Freshman Class

Carrie Kepple
Les Mills
New Market, New Zealand
W: lesmills.co.nz

Carrie Kepple is a 10-year industry veteran of international club business, currently serving as the manager of a Les Mills facility in Newmarket, New Zealand. She has expanded Les Mills business operations in New Zealand—opening, reopening, and managing three clubs across the country. As an international trainer and presenter, Kepple has also served as a global sales training consultant for Les Mills and as the national director for 62 corporate-owned clubs offering Gold’s Gym Group Exercise (GGX).

Most recently, Kepple launched a new coaching business called LIFESTYLES-Mindful Wellness, and she enjoys being a distributor for Kyäni nutritional supplements—demonstrating how proper nutrition can be paired with daily exercise to produce lasting health benefits.


Alan Leach
West Wood Clubs
W: westwood.ie

Alan Leach currently serves as general manager, sales trainer, and head of sales and marketing for the West Wood Club, based in Dublin, Ireland. He uses his 32 years of health club and sales management experience to serve more than 33,000 health club members at West Wood Club and Crunch Fitness locations in Ireland and Bosnia.

Leach has been an avid supporter of the industry for years. At the start of his career, he grew an individual club’s membership from 700 to 3,100—establishing the club as one of the most profitable facilities in Europe. He continues to promote physical activity and the global industry as a regular speaker at countless events for fitness professionals.


Bryan O’Rourke
Gold’s Gym and Integerus, LLC
Houston, Texas
W: goldsgym.net | integerus.com

Bryan O’Rourke is CEO of the private equity firm Vedere Ventures, LLC, the CEO of Integerus, LLC; the chief strategic officer (CSO) and principal of Fitness Marketing Systems, LLC; the president of the Fitness Industry Technology Council (FITC); and the CSO of Gold’s Gyms of Houston, Texas. He is also a former chairman of the Medical Fitness Association’s education committee and a former member of ACE’s industry advisory panel. 


Brad Wilkins
Cooper Aerobics and Cooper Wellness Strategies
Dallas, Texas
W: cooperaerobics.com​

Brad Wilkins is the senior vice president of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises, Inc., and oversees the Cooper Fitness Center and the Cooper Spa in Dallas, Texas. Wilkins joined Cooper Fitness Center as an intern in 1996 and since then, has taken on roles as a fitness trainer, fitness director, and general manager. Most recently, in 2015, he was named the chief operating officer of Cooper Wellness Strategies.


IHRSA Board Service: A Noble Calling.

The IHRSA Board of Directors is an experienced, intelligent team of industry leaders. They are chosen to serve IHRSA in particular and the fitness industry in general by providing guidance, strategic direction and insight that has lasting global impact.

Each year, two to four Board positions need to be filled as existing board members complete their terms of service. This ensures that seasoned board members sit side by side with new ones, providing a balance of ideas that can propel our association to new heights of success.  Application materials are due by July 31, 2017.

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