It was an honor to have three important health club industry leaders agree to participate in the Club Industry 2012 roundtable: The Influence of Technology - A Glimpse at Tomorrow's Health Club . As shown above (from left to right), Kevin Laferriere CEO of FitPro, Chuck Runyon CEO of Anytime Fitness and Graham Melstrand VP at ACE, contributed to a standing room only crowd as they addressed 9 key questions about technology and the future of health clubs. Both FitPro and ACE are founding members of the Fitness Industry Technology Council as well.
There were many interesting and compelling responses to the 9 questions I presented to the panel for their views. You can see a complete recap of the content with videos and a synopsis of the presentation and answers here (its embedded down below as well).
Let me know what you think about the presentation and content. I want to thank the leaders of Club Industry for including this important topic in the 2012 Club Industry Show. I also want to express my sincere gratitude for the panelist who went out of their way to share very important thoughts.
So what do you think about technology and the health club industry ? Do you agree or disagree about some of the answers to the 9 questions included in the content below ? I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm asking leaders in the health club and fitness industry to join the Fitness Industry Technology Council to help shape this promising future. The future is here and we need interoperability standards to enable our industry to reach its promise. Will you please join me ?
About the author:
Bryan O’Rourke is a health club industry expert, technologist, financier, and shareholder and executive in several fitness companies. He advises several successful global brands, serves as a member of the GGFA Think Tank and serves as CEO of the Fitness Industry Technology Council. To learn more contact Bryan here today .