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Experienced panel answers many questions at NEHRSA/IHRSA event

Jay Ablondi, left, IHRSA VP of Global Products, was the moderator for "Leading by Example: Best Practices on Club Success." Panelists were, from left, RIck Holder, Bill Beck and Kim Manocherian.The beauty of a panel discussion at an IHRSA event is that many of the topical subjects relating to our industry can be touched on, giving attendees a wide array of information to take back to their clubs.

On the first day of the NEHRSA/IHRSA Fall Conference & Trade Show yesterday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, the panel of three industry experts came from clubs that boasted a combined 120 years of operating.

Rick Holder, owner, Hampshire Hills Sport and Fitness Club in Milford, N.H.; Kim Manocherian, CEO, New York Health & Racquet Clubs in New York City; and Bill Beck, president, Club Fit, Jefferson Valley, N.Y., answered questions from both the moderator, IHRSA VP of Global Products Jay Ablondi, as well as from the crowd, during "Leading by Example: Best Practices on Club Success."

To see what was discussed, read on.

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Bring the club outdoors during nice weather

Hampshire Hills Sport and Fitness Club takes its yoga class outside in nice weather.Granted, a place to work out is not about aesthetic beauty. You are there to essentially to accomplish a goal – get in better shape, be it aerobic, strength, agility or mobility.

However, if you can add a little variety to your environs, then more likely that not you will enjoy yourself more and want to keep going back.

As a gym owner that is music to their ears. Keeping members happy is one of the biggest reasons for high retention rates. One way to accomplish that is to take the gym outdoors during nice weather.

Read on for more.

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