CBI March 2017

In many ways, Fitness First has always been first when it comes to fitness. Beginning as a single squash club in Bournemouth, England, in 1993, it became the first global chain in the world—with 360 clubs in 16 countries—and has never shied away from change and innovation. Now, having retrenched to its British roots, Fitness First UK is scaling the upsides of a fitness-services/sports-retail business model.

“CBI allows me to more effectively identify areas that I encourage my management team to review.”

Patricia A. Laus, CEO & Owner

The Atlantic Club, Manasquan/Red Bank, NJ

Highlights of this issue include:

  • Ms. Modern Media: IHRSA ’17 speaker Soraya Darabi
  • Rising Stars: 22 movers-and-shakers of the future
  • The Expanding Universe: IHRSA’s events explore the world
  • IHRSA 2017: Your guide to the goings-on in Los Angeles
  • First Person: John Aglialoro, ex-Cybex, now Gym Source, views the commercial and consumer sides of the equipment business
  • First Set: In the future, fitness services will be offered in three basic ways, suggests IHRSA Chair Rasmus Ingerslev
  • Best Practices: Get It Done Gals’ cofounder Lindsey Morando offers advice on contemporary club marketing
  • In Brief: How to give the most at, and get the most out of, IHRSA’s ILC Leadership Experience
  • Value Proposition: A professional visual sales presentation increases results, VFP’s research shows
  • Last Rep: The IHRSA Foundation helps people ACCESS Health, says Joe Moore, the president and CEO of IHRSA