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The Death of the Big Box Gym… and the Way Forward

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT  
Host: IHRSA Club Business Exchange

Presented by Thomas Plummer, Speaker/Consultant, National Fitness Business Alliance

What makes you successful in business is often the very thing that will eventually kill your business. In the fitness industry, many business models that we once thought were the way of the future are now in jeopardy—like the big box gym.

But there is a way you can compete during the decline of fitness industry staples. Rules have changed, the client has changed, and now we must change in order to thrive in a new generation of hybrid training-centric businesses that are setting the industry on fire. This webinar is about the way forward.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the radical shift that led to training-centric gyms emerging as a new business model.
  • Discover how to reposition any mainstream gym into a viable and sustainable business.
  • Forecast the biggest drivers of the market during the next five years.
  • Learn how to compete as a training-centric business.

Presenter Profile:

Thomas Plummer has been working in the fitness business for over 40 years. He founded the Thomas Plummer Company in 1990, which eventually became the National Fitness Business Alliance (NFBA) in 2003. The NFBA is a group of industry vendors and suppliers banded together to bring advanced business education to all fitness business owners operating worldwide. Currently, Plummer does 30 workshops a year, to more than 10,000 people.

Plummer has authored 10 books on the business of fitness, and created the modern training gym concept in the late 1990s, which has led to a complete revolution in the fitness industry. This new gym concept represents the evolution of the industry and this new generation of gym and owner are now the most financially successful fitness businesses in the world.

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