Jim Worthington is the President and Owner of Newtown Athletic Club and Horsham Athletic Club. He has been in the fitness industry since 1978 and worked in all aspects of club management including sales, marketing, operations, programming and general management. Jim has overseen the growth and development of the Newtown Athletic Club from a 15,000 square foot racquet club on 3 acres to a 250,000 square foot health, wellness and recreation complex. Most recently, in 2015, Jim was inducted into the IHRSA Board of Directors.
During todays interview, we discuss the wellness business model, keys to having a great team, how Newtown Athletic Club is contributing to the community; and Jim shares his top three tips for being career success.
- 00:39 – Introduction to this weeks show.
- 01:06 – Introduction to Jim Worthington.
- 02.54 – What took you down the wellness path?
- 05.30 – Example of a result of Newtown Athletic Clubs wellness focus.
- 08.53 – Staff meetings and structure.
- 13:14 – What is your philosophy on professional development?
- 15:41 – Example of a fundraising event done by Newtown Athletic Clubs.
- 22.17 – 3 key habits for success.
- 28.46 – A message from REX Roundables.
- 29:14 – Podcast wrap.
Top Tips From The Show
When an employee is able to earn a percentage of the company profit, then they are basically a partner in your business.
Open book management means everyone has complete transparency of the company numbers and that drives productivity.
To be successful you have to surround yourself with people that you believe in.
Write down your goals every day – you are 7 times more inclined to accomplish something if you write it down!
Successful people will do what unsuccessful people could do, but choose not to do!
Inspirational Quotes From The Experts
“Education is the key for our entire industry to grow” Jim Worthington
“Successful people will do what unsuccessful people could do, but choose not to do!” Jim Worthington
Resources Our Experts Shared In The Show
The January Giveaway!
Tweetables – Share The Experts Knowledge To #GROW
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