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Wednesday, March 10 • 11:40am - 12:00pm
Go Outside: Is Outdoor Training Now a Must?

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During the COVID-19 pandemic and health club shutdowns, many people began exercising outdoors. After states reopened gyms, some clubs were forced to operate outdoors only with cardio and strength floors set up on rooftops and in parking lots as well as boot camps in parks. Do members now expect outdoor fitness? Will outdoor fitness programs attract new members? Find out what these club operators discovered when they moved their fitness outdoors and the outdoor offerings they discovered worked best.

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Nick Vay

Vice President of Commercial Sales, BeaverFit USA
Nick Vay is the vice president of commercial sales at BeaverFit USA. He has an MA in sports management from the University of San Francisco. He has spent more than 12 years in the fitness, health and wellness space in leadership roles at TRX, Fitbit and Headspace. He recently joined... Read More →

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Eric Schmitz

President, California Athletic Clubs
Eric Schmitz has been president of California Athletic Clubs since 2011. The company owns and manages health clubs throughout California. Prior to that, he was in management at West Coast Athletic Clubs and served for more than 20 years in various roles at Santa Barbara Athletic... Read More →
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Sandy Wiedmeyer

Fitness Manager, RecPlex
Sandy Wiedmeyer serves as fitness manager at the RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, WI. RecPlex is the largest municipal facility in the United States. She serves over 11,000 members and supervises a staff of 50+ group fitness instructors, personal trainers, and fitness staff. Wiedmeyer... Read More →
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Jim Fitzsimmons, Ed.D.

Director of Fitness and Recreational Sports, University of Nevada, Reno
Jim Fitzsimmons, Ed.D., is the director of fitness and recreational sports at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has more than 28 years of experience in strength and conditioning, clinical exercise, teaching and coaching as well as facility management, operations, design and construction... Read More →


Wednesday March 10, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm EST