Preview: The 2019 Club Solutions Leadership Retreat
Just like Club Solutions Magazine strives to educate and empower health club operators through content, it also does so through events.
The annual Club Solutions Leadership Retreat will take place September 4-6, 2019, at The Phoenician Resort — a five-star resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, with nine pools, a 165-foot waterslide, 27-hole golf course, renovated spa and fitness facility, and more.
Forty health club operators alongside limited sponsors will gather for two days of roundtable discussions, networking and fun. The Retreat is an intimate event designed to connect and build relationships among peers and suppliers.
The Retreat will kick off with the Salsa & Margarita Challenge, a team competition that’s goal is to hone your southwest culinary skills. Teams will compete by showcasing their best version of a salsa and margarita duo, with the winning team collecting a prize.
Attendees will also dive into six roundtables over the course of the event, with topics including:
- Built to Last: The Ins & Outs of Great Leadership
- Staff Hiring/Training — Building a Dream Team
- Engaging Social Media Strategies (Sponsored by Epsilon)
- Navigating Trends in Programming (SGT, Group X & PT)
- Bridging the Gap: Technological Tools that Enhance the Member Experience (Sponsored by Trainerize)
- Stopping Attrition in its Tracks
The moderator for the 2019 event is Blair McHaney, CEO of MXM, Medallia’s Partner to the Fitness Industry. He will be leading attendees and sponsors through discussions that always produce incredible ideas and information exchange.
“The Club Solutions Leadership Retreat is one of the best — if not the best — events of the year,” said Frank Lawrence, CEO of The Athletic Clubs. “It is such an intimate session with 40 key club operators and limited vendors — you get a chance to really connect with them on a personal level. There are many events that try to emulate this, but the format of the Retreat allows for a much better setting to connect. You are not constantly being sold, rather you’re learning, questioning and trying to get better together. This event is a must-attend, and a regular on my calendar.”
During the event, attendees will also have the opportunity to get to know the event’s sponsors, which includes Matrix Fitness, Epsilon, TRX Training, TSG, ABC Financial, InTouch Technology, ASF Payment Solutions, Listen360, Myobuddy, Sneeze It, The Cincinnati Insurance Company, Trainerize, Fitness On Demand, FITLIFE Insurance, Keiser, and MXM/Medallia. A huge thanks goes to each company for making the Club Solutions Leadership Retreat possible.