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Club Solutions Mastermind Groups Division: Bob Surface Joins as SVP

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Club Solutions announces the launch of the Club Solutions Mastermind Groups division — Bob Surface joins as SVP.

For 18 years, Club Solutions has been serving the fitness industry by providing best practice business resources that educate and empower health club professionals to succeed. As we near 2021, we are thrilled to announce a new offering for health club professionals: Club Solutions Mastermind Groups for all health club management levels.

“Taking a page out of our industry events, where roundtable, peer-to-peer meetings with industry leaders are paramount to success, we decided the best way to provide more best practice business education to health club professionals would be to create Club Solutions Mastermind Groups,” said Shawn McDonald, the publisher and co-founder of Club Solutions and Peake Media. “We believe that every health club professional in a leadership role should be in a peer-to-peer success group learning from the best and solving real-time challenges to better their businesses.”

The groups are part of a new division of Club Solutions that will be led by Bob Surface in the role of SVP of Club Solutions Mastermind Groups. Surface has an extensive, 25-year background in the fitness industry, including as a club owner and operator, and most recently, VP of sales for ABC Fitness Solutions. He also currently owns a health club with his wife, Holly Surface.

“Bob and I have become great friends over the years, and I am so grateful for him wanting the opportunity to partner with us and head up this new business division within our company,” said McDonald.

“I am beyond excited for the opportunity to provide industry professionals an affordable and time-effective means of having ongoing peer-to-peer engagement,” said Surface. “I know firsthand the challenges fitness industry professionals face every day. If I can be a small part of a service that provides true, ongoing value and improves the overall success of our members’ businesses, I can go to bed every night knowing I am working to help an industry I love and believe in.”

Club Solutions Mastermind Groups are peer-to-peer groups for health club professionals. Groups will meet twice a month virtually and will be limited to a maximum of 10 members per group. A facilitator will moderate discussions and content in each group. Group members will work to help solve business challenges, share best practices and hold each member accountable to success.

Groups are available for:

  • Owners, Operators, CEOs and Presidents
  • Management and General Managers
  • Sales and Marketing Leaders
  • Fitness, Program Managers and PT Directors

Groups are 100% virtual and budget friendly, ensuring easy access for all.

“More than anything I see this as an opportunity to build a unique community of health club industry professionals, all fully engaged in efforts to generate continual, ongoing improvements in all aspects of their businesses,” said Surface. “The insights gained from these peer-to-peer interactions will allow us to further build our resource library and offer ever-expanding benefits and insights to all Mastermind Group members. An industry mentor of mine often quoted a phrase credited to John F. Kennedy, ‘A rising tide lifts all boats.’ This is one of my core beliefs and I envision Club Solutions Mastermind Groups being an integral part in ‘raising the tide’ for fitness professionals across our industry.”  

For more information about Club Solutions Mastermind Groups, email Bob Surface at bob@peakemedia.com or visit clubsolutionsmgx.com.

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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  1. Joe cirulli December 5, 2020

    Great addition!


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