Above all, highly effective fitness industry leaders are proactive—especially when it comes to their health club's culture.
Fitness industry leaders can use these six strategies to think bigger than ever before and take their businesses to new heights.
The recipient of the 2018 IHRSA Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main leads by example and by offering the kind of support she lacked early on.
Losing his sight yielded unique insights that allowed Isaac Lidsky to succeed at life. He'll tell how at IHRSA 2018.
IHRSA and Club Business International are pleased to introduce our readers to 22 of the industry’s true “Rising Stars.”
Learn how to take the pulse of your gym and jump into building a fierce people culture.
Understanding how you, and your employees, communicate is vital to your success as a leader—especially in the fitness industry.
When clubs stop doing things the way they've always been done, they start winning.
We asked five fitness industry leaders (who just so happen to be women) to share their thoughts on how gyms can foster a supportive environment for female employees.
IHRSA 2018 keynote speaker Lisa Bodell, the founder of futurethink, insists that you need to sacrifice the status quo in order to create space for true innovation.
Entrepreneur and jazz virtuoso Josh Linkner will explore the connection between improvisation and innovation in his IHRSA 2018 keynote address.
Leah Busque, the founder of TaskRabbit and an on-demand service star, knows how to turn brilliant epiphanies into reality.
For ACE's Graham Melstrand, the most fulfilling part of being a business leader in the fitness industry is creating "more meaningful relationships with the healthcare and public health communities."
Luke Carlson of Discover Strength tells us that "being a manager or a leader is ... the most important calling or work that we can engage in."
The company’s CEO praises employees who cry at work, and the president hams it up as Star Trek’s Captain Kirk in satirical videos.
Dave Bundy, owner of the Global Fitness Center, tells us the most fulfilling part of being a business leader in the fitness industry is "working in an industry where most people want to be there every day and are excited about helping more people get active."
Brad Wilkins, senior vice president of operations at Cooper Aerobics, reminds fitness industry leaders to "stop every once in a while and reflect on what you’ve accomplished."
Women have been making strides in the fitness industry, but not without facing challenges along the way. We asked five recipients of IHRSA's Woman Leader Award to share their advice.
Mark Miller, COO with Merritt Clubs, explains that you won't know everything starting out, and that's okay. Stay open and humble and you can make a major impact on individual and community lives.
Midtown Athletic Clubs COO Jon Brady gives advice on working in the fitness industry and shares what the most fulfilling part of being in the fitness industry is for him.
The Atlantic Club COO Kevin McHugh takes us back in time, sharing the one piece of leadership advice he wishes he had when starting out in the fitness industry.
CEO of Little Rock Athletic Club, Frank Lawrence, shares his business expertise and what's been the most fulfilling part of being an industry leader.
The fitness industry has produced—and benefited from—many strong, pioneering women. It was hard to pick just four!
The IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show brings together influential health and fitness industry leaders every year, where they share tips and tricks on leading the field and your company to the top.
From big box stores to mom-and-pop shops, employees are apt to goof around when their boss’ back is turned. But it doesn't have to be that way at your club.
Being a leader is more than just owning a successful business. Meredith Poppler offers her thoughts on what people can do to become industry leaders.
IHRSA’s 2016 Woman Leader Award recipient has spent 32 years striving to provide a GoodLife for all of the citizens of Canada.
There's a lot of advice on how to be a leader out there, but not all applies to the fitness industry. That's why we spoke to successful club owners and fitness professionals.
"While you need to have a passion for fitness, you also need a solid understanding as to what ultimately drives profitability," says Janine Williams of Leisure Sports.
Jim Worthington of Newtown Athletic Club tells us that a benefit of being a leader is “there is something to be learned from everyone…Innovation and inspiration comes when it is often least expected and often it can be found in unusual places.”
Business owners must spend some time away from operational discussions and engage in larger, creative conversations to effectively lead the industry into the future.