Stephen Tharrett, co-founder of ClubIntel and a former president of IHRSA, left an indelible legacy after more than 30 years in the health and fitness industry.
An author of several books, including Fitness Management and Legends of the Trade: A History of the Artisans, Influencers and Innovators of Fitness, Tharrett’s wide-ranging expertise in strategic planning and club management saw him rise to the top of numerous organizations before founding ClubIntel with partner Mark Williamson in 2012. He spent 17 years as senior vice president of ClubCorp and served as IHRSA president in 1996-97. Tharrett’s talents took him to Moscow in 2008, where he held the position of CEO of the Russian Fitness Group for two years.
Tharrett’s accomplishments were surpassed only by the respect, admiration, and affection that he earned from his friends and colleagues over the decades. We asked a few of them to share their thoughts with us below.