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.
Lessons in Fitness Leadership
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.
For Greta Wagner, every crisis is just a problem ready to be solved. The trick is reminding yourself that one way or another, the solution will always come. Move through each challenge calmly, and never be afraid to ask for help.
For Rochester Athletic Club’s Matt Remick, the ability to spread positivity and impact members’ lives is what makes being a leader in the fitness industry so rewarding.
Michele Melkerson-Granryd uses her voice to influence and shape the future direction of the industry as an IHRSA board member and a member of the ILC.