A Bird’s Eye View

A recap of the 2016 Club Solutions Leadership Retreat at the Travaasa Austin Resort.

A recap of the 2016 Club Solutions Leadership Retreat at the Travaasa Austin Resort.

As day-to-day operators, it can be easy to get bogged down in the daily tasks that are required of you to perform, check-off and manage on a regular basis. Therefore, making the time for strategic planning and problem solving can be a challenge.

That is why in 2015, Club Solutions Magazine launched the Club Solutions Leadership Retreat, an exclusive, peer collaboration event that brings together health club professionals for two days of leadership training, networking and unique experiences.

The second annual Club Solutions Leadership Retreat, held at the Travaasa Austin Resort in Austin, Texas, touched on everything from building a winning organization, boosting ancillary revenue, the cancellation journey and more. Each day moderator Blair McHaney, the president of ClubWorks, encouraged attendees to dig deep into these topics, so they could leave the event with specific strategies to use within their facilities.

“The Club Solutions Leadership Retreat was a wonderful experience,” said Josh Bailey, the general manager of Anytime Fitness in Lafayette, Louisiana. “It was an experience that I believe I needed to have, because it allowed me to get out of our clubs and look at the businesses from a bird’s eye perspective.”

At the end of the day, herein lies the true benefit of the Club Solutions Leadership Retreat: providing club operators from across the U.S. the opportunity to unplug and work on their businesses, minus the distractions of the daily grind — all with the help of their peers.

None of this would be possible without the Club Solutions Leadership Retreat’s sponsors, which included Matrix Fitness, The Cincinnati Insurance Company, Epsilon, Styku, MYZONE, Virtuagym, VFP, Piloxing, Total Gym, ClubWorks, ABC Financial and Hotworx.

A huge thanks to our sponsors and this year’s attendees — see you next year!

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