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IHRSA 2014 speakers featured in free webinar

The next IHRSA Webinar will be of interest for everyone in the industry. And that isn’t just a sales pitch, especially since this one is free.

You could be a first-time IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show attendee, a seasoned veteran, or even someone who unfortunately won’t be joining us and 10,000 of our closest friends in San Diego in two months. 

The next webinar is IHRSA 2014 Speaker Preview, on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2 to 3:30 EST. The free event is sponsored by Cybex.

We have picked three education session speakers who will each give a 25-minute presentation on what they will be talking about at IHRSA 2014. This was done last year and participation exceeded our expectations and feedback was very positive.

Here are the three webinar speakers and a quick overview of what they plan on bringing up in their 25 minutes:

Roger Sargent, general manager, Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch – Look Outside the Box (CLUB) for New Program & Dues Revenue

  • Discover how to tap into your community with fun-filled fitness events and races.
  • Learn how to determine what event is best for your facility.
  • Learn how to determine if your staff is right for the program(s).
  • Gain insight on how to obtain sponsors and business alliances.
  • Obtain examples of 12 various different programs, events and races.

Linda Howard, president and CEO, Alturnative Fitness, LLC - HIPAA-tize Your Club: Protecting Your Members’ Right to Privacy

  • Understand why opportunities under the Affordable Care Act may require clubs to comply with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).
  • Gain a better understanding of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Federal requirements and penalties.
  • Understand state privacy rights associated with member data.
  • Review best practices to protect member paper files.
  • Learn best practices to protect electronic records and electronic transmissions containing member information.

Bryan O’Rourke, CEO, Integerus, LLC & Fitmarc - Driving Membership Sales & Retention by Embracing Mobile Technology & Trends

  • Gain an understand the global impact of mobility on the health club industry.
  • Learn how the rise of social shopping is impacting consumer purchasing decisions.
  • Learn about emerging mobile payment solutions.
  • Explore the options offered in mobile scheduling for clubs.
  • Review mobile websites and platforms available to make your club more discoverable on the mobile web.
  • Learn how mobile solutions offer connectivity and engagement potential for members.

To register, click here for members and click here for non-members.



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