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Tuesday, March 9 • 12:15pm - 12:55pm
The Future of Your Personal Trainers

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During the shutdowns, online training skyrocketed, offering gyms an option for additional revenue, but also showing many personal trainers a way to generate revenue on their own without a brick-and-mortar location. Bad experiences at some fitness brands with long hours, lack of pay and mistreatment by management has led some trainers to organize. What does this mean for your personal trainers and the future of your personal training department? Should you switch to a contract model for trainers? How can you ensure you are rewarding these vital members of your staff and offering them a career with a path for progression when so many other options are now available to them?

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Austin Cohen

Austin is an entrepreneur with broad-based experience in strategy, business development, finance and capital raising across the consumer health & wellness, sports, entertainment and technology verticals. Austin has spent about half of his career in venture capital, and the other half... Read More →

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Rob Beale

Fitness Director, Third Space
Rob Beale joined the fitness industry 19 years ago as a personal trainer after managing and running pubs and nightclubs. Starting at Holmes Place Crouch End and then growing first into fitness management and then into head of fitness for the 47 club group. Since then Beale has been... Read More →
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Matthew Wright

Partner, The Fort Athletic Club
Matt Wright, MS, EP-C, is a partner at The Fort Athletic Club in Oceanport, New Jersey. He has spent more than 10 years in fitness leadership with an emphasis on member engagement, programmatic solutions for personal/group training, staff education/retention and team culture. Wright... Read More →
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Christy Browning

Director of Marketing, Power Systems
Christy Browning is the director of marketing of Power Systems, a leading fitness equipment supplier of studio, functional training and strength equipment. With over a decade of experience building go-to-market strategies for brands and launching problem solving products and services... Read More →
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Laurie McCartney

President, Ascend Learning’s Global Fitness and Wellness
Laurie McCartney is the president of Ascend Learning’s Global Fitness and Wellness group and oversees the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Premier Global NASM and ClubConnect, which provide industry-leading education solutions in fitness, nutrition and wellness. Under McCartney’s leadership, these brands have expanded their mission to prepare today’s fitness professionals for successful careers as personal trainers, group fitness instructors, nutrit... Read More →

Tuesday March 9, 2021 12:15pm - 12:55pm EST