CBI May 2017

There are few individuals as knowledgeable about the Japanese health and fitness industry as Masaaki Yoshida. His responsibilities—as the executive president and representative director of Renaissance, Inc., and chairman of the Fitness Industry Association of Japan (FIA)—give him a unique perspective. Renaissance encompasses 150 clubs, and FIA, 2,800. Yoshida shares some of what he’s learned.

“We thank IHRSA and CBI for the support they’ve offered us over the years via the magazine, educational events, and research publications. They helped us to remain objective about our business, and allowed us to learn from the experience of others.”

Gigliola Aycardi Batista & Nicolás Loaiza, Founding Partners

BODYTECH, Bogotá, Colombia

Highlights of this issue include:

  • The Fitness Vibe: A photo appreciation of IHRSA 2017
  • Seeding Studios: Club Pilates & Orangetheory Fitness
  • Tech Demystified: How Midtown makes use of the cloud
  • A 21st-Century Test: New products refine fitness testing
  • First Person: Chris Smith, the new president and COO of Canada’s Steve Nash Fitness Clubs chain, discusses the company’s growth and evolution
  • F.I.T. Extra: When it comes to free weights, manufacturers keep innovating
  • First Set: Authenticity is the golden key to the industry’s future, suggests IHRSA Chair Rasmus Ingerslev
  • Best Practices: Melissa Rodriguez on reinvesting revenues; Jarod Cogswell on increasing retention
  • In Brief: Health clubs can become key players in wellness programs via community partnerships
  • Value Proposition: TuffStuff Fitness International lost its leader, but his vision endures in its Bio-Arc line
  • Last Rep: IHRSA 2017 was a “rousing success,” reports Joe Moore, the president and CEO of IHRSA