Helen Durkin is the Executive Vice President Public Policy for IHRSA. Helen joined IHRSA in 1989, developing the health club industry’s first government relations and legal service programs. She is a committed advocate of physical activity and public policies that advance wellness. Having worked with health clubs to promote healthy lifestyles, protect clubs from harmful laws and laws and legislation, Helen understands the challenges and opportunities for the health club industry.
Gemma Anderson is the Head of Performance and Growth at Deakin University. She has a background as a digital strategist, working with brands such as Holden, Jetstar and Specsavers and her work has received global and local awards.
Jeb Blount is a sales acceleration specialist and the author of ten books including Fanatical Prospecting, Sales EQ, People Buy You, People Follow You, and Objections. He is among the world’s most respected thought leaders on prospecting, sales, leadership, and customer experience.Through his global training organization, Sales Gravy, Jeb advises a who’s who of the world’s leading organizations and their executives on the impact of emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills on customer-facing activities.
Elias Scarr is the Membership Director for Results Fitness and the sales and communication coach for Results Fitness University, which is a consulting group for gyms world wide.
In The Shoes is a series where we chat to someone in a specific role within a club, from a Fitness manager to a Franchise Manager, Sales to Group fitness. In this episode, we step into the shoes of a Club Manager.
Tim Oberg is the Founder and CEO of parkrun Australia, the largest participation event in Australia. From humble beginnings on the Gold Coast in April 2011, parkrun now operates in over 350 communities with 750,000 members.
Andrea Hovell the co-owner of Healthier Bookkeeping, an accounting business that caters specifically for the health and fitness industry.
Julie Creffield, founder of the plus size fitness movement, Too Fat to Run. For over 25 years Julie worked with organizations, such as the London 2012 Olympics, to bring communities together.
Steve Lesnard is an innovative marketing executive with 20+ years’ experience leading high-profile business growth, global brand campaigns, revolutionary product launches and strategic partnerships across sports, technology and lifestyle.
Kari Saitowitz is the Founder + CEO of Fhitting Room overseeing three Fhitting Room studios in NYC.