New York City is, arguably, the most competitive club market in the U.S.—The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps. For 40 years, New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC), a family-owned, nine-facility chain, has thrived there. But when Kim Manocherian took over the reins, she discovered the business, like the city, had become a bit too cool, impersonal, and numbers-driven. She intends to change all of that. She’s refocusing NYHRC on people.
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The Lone Star State is known for its size and the larger-than-life nature of its personalities and their achievements. Brent Darden, the co-owner and general manager of the TELOS Fitness Center in Dallas, and the chairperson of IHRSA’s board of directors, fits the bill nicely. For more than 30 years, he’s participated in and prodded the health and fitness club industry in a variety of high-profile roles. He shares much of what he’s learned in “the Best of Brent.”
At 18, while attending Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Molly Kemmer became a certified group exercise instructor and taught classes at her sorority and at NIU’s recreation center. She subsequently earned her personal trainer certification and a master’s degree in exercise physiology and health promotion from Illinois State University in Normal. After embarking on a fitness career as the assistant manager of a small club, she assumed positions of increasing responsibility at three leading IHRSA facilities near Denver. Earlier this year, Kemmer joined MediFit Corporate Services, Inc., a leading fitness and wellness management company based in Florham Park, New Jersey. She serves as the general manager of its fitness center at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC), at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, in Aurora. She joined IHRSA’s board of directors in 2012.
Have you ever wondered why you read industry publications such as CBI? What do you think our editors, writers, and designers are attempting to provide? What sort of ROI do you expect on the time you invest in reading this magazine?
Well, speaking for the editorial team, I’d like to explain that we have a wide range of objectives, which, insofar as they match your needs, can make for a rewarding relationship. Among the goals on our “to-do” list are reporting on major industry develop- ments; identifying new best practices; sharing the results of recent research (and IHRSA produces a great deal of that); promoting the industry’s causes; acknowledging its achieve- ments; crediting its heroes; championing its practitioners ....
David Kraai is the CEO of Fitness On Request, based in Maple Grove, Minnesota, which offers the Hybrid Group eXercise Platform (HGXP), a turnkey, virtual-programming system. Kraai and his partner, Nathan Jespersen, also own and operate a total of seven Anytime Fitness franchises.