Being a leader means you can “advocate for one of the best products being ‘sold,’” according to ILC member Paula Neubert.
Lessons in Fitness Leadership
It is critically important for club operators to know about pending litigation, court decisions, and legislation that impacts their business, says Mark Durall, general manager at Olympic Athletic Club.
Every facet of the industry can have an impact on someone’s life. You “have the opportunity to make a career of helping people help themselves,” says David Van Daff of Fusionetics.
The fitness industry impacts lives every day, going “far beyond the calories burned, the inches lost or gained, dumbbells, treadmills, and walls,” according to ILC member Anna Welsh.
Surround yourself with the best people and build a stellar team by first recognizing your own strengths and weakness, Steve Capezzone of Healthtrax International advises.
People do not operate the same way. Give your staff the details and tools they need in order to succeed, advises ILC member Karen Raisch-Siegel of LifeWorks of Southwest General.
To deliver experiences that go beyond members’ expectations, you need to first cultivate a team of great people, says Derek Gallup, EVP of GFORCES at UFC Gym.
Starting your journey with the end in mind isn’t the only advice Lynne Brick of Brick Bodies has, but it’s one everyone in the fitness industry needs to remember.
From the front desk staff to the CEO, every health club employee plays a part in making a difference in the big fight against the global physical inactivity epidemic.
The industry is in a state of change unlike anything Healthplex Sports Club General Manager Dennis Mathias says he has experienced—making it an exciting time to be a business leader.