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Never-Before-Seen Photos from Recent Cover Stories


Putting together a monthly magazine involves a lot of moving parts — one of which is coordinating the photo shoot between the photographer and cover subject. And I’ll admit, one of my favorite parts of the production process is sifting through the 100-plus photos we get of the cover subject and their gym.

Unfortunately though, there’s not enough space in print to include every amazing photo. With this in mind, following are a few of my favorite photos from recent cover stories that didn’t make it into print. Enjoy!

October 2018: Francesca Schuler

Francesca Schuler was promoted to CEO of California’s In-Shape Health Clubs in March 2019, originally joining the company as chief marketing officer back in 2015. Prior to In-Shape, the leader served in roles at a number of lifestyle companies including BevMo! — a specialty beverage retailer — The Gap, Method Products, and Treasury Wine Estates Americas. I love these photos because I think they show the great care In-Shape takes to inspire its members in big and small ways throughout its facilities. Full story: In Sync.

February 2019: Jim Worthington

Jim Worthington, the owner of Newtown Athletic Club, has been a passionate advocate for the health and fitness industry since taking ownership of the club in 1981. In addition to serving as the board chair for IHRSA, he sits on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition, and is a major advocate for Augie’s Quest. I love these photos because I think they showcase Worthington’s passion for the industry and dedication to improving the health and fitness of his community. Full story: Change Agent.

March 2019: Lynne and Victor Brick

Lynne and Victor Brick have been a mainstay in the fitness industry since 1982, after the couple launched a part-time aerobic dance business. Just three years later, they would go on to found Brick Bodies, a four-location chain in Greater Baltimore; and more recently became Planet Fitness franchisees, boasting 61 clubs in Maryland, Tennessee, Florida, California, Washington State and Washington D.C. I love these photos because they showcase the couple’s caring relationship and love for each other. Full story: A Window of Opportunity.

April 2019: Aaron Moore

Founded in 2006, VIDA Fitness has since grown to five locations in D.C. and Virginia. Being located in a highly-competitive, urban market, the brand has strived to stand out through top-notch staff, high-end amenities and beautifully designed spaces. I love these photos because they showcase how unique VIDA’s clubs are from a design perspective, and the passion its director of operations, Aaron Moore, feels for the brand. Full story: Hitting its Stride.

Rachel Zabonick-Chonko

Rachel Zabonick-Chonko is the editor-in-chief of Club Solutions Magazine. She can be reached at rachel@peakemedia.com.

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