Lisa Simone Richards is a publicity expert for fitpros and wellness-preneurs who are dying to see themselves and their businesses featured in magazines, on TV and around the web. As the principal of PR agency Vitality PR & Communications in Toronto and the creator of Make Media Friends, an online PR school for health, fitness and wellness entrepreneurs, she’s here to teach you how to connect with the right media personalities and use the power of publicity to get your brand in the spotlight and attract your perfect clients.
During this show she shares tips on where to start, how often to pitch stories, how to get published and how to get FREE publicity! All that and much more!
Bill McBride is a health club industry veteran with over 25 years of experience leading and managing all aspects of commercial health clubs, medical fitness centers, residential, community, multi-tenant and corporate fitness sites. He co-founded Active Sports Clubs and Active Wellness, LLC and owns a health club consultancy - BMC3.
Bill has served as Chairman of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Board of Directors, President of the Mid-Atlantic Club Management Association (MACMA) and served on the Industry Advisory Board for the American Council of Exercise (ACE). He is actively engaged as an author on industry education, serves on several Advisory Boards and speaks regularly on industry topics throughout the world.
Casey Conrad, BA, JD, has been in the health and fitness industry for 27 years. In addition to authoring “Selling Fitness: The Complete Guide to Selling Health Club Memberships,” she has created and published over 25 other sales, marketing and management training products for the industry.
Most recently Casey has created an entire line of comprehensive training programs that are delivered on-line. These include membership sales, personal training sales and Internet marketing. She has spoken in 24 countries, is a feature presenter at conventions and trade shows worldwide and writes monthly for numerous international magazines.
Casey first appeared in show 31 when we talked about sales processes; how to ask for referrals, sales tips for PTs and what areas fit biz owners need to focus on to improve sales.
This time, Casey talks us through the journey of a sales person, from hiring to managing to training and to performance management plus more!
Also, later in the show, we hear from Tom Kalka from Sargents Fitness concepts, a regular listener of the show and huge advocate of the power of podcasts.
Tim Keightley is an experienced visionary leader and has been the driving force behind some of the most successful health and fitness brands in the world. He has a track record that includes creating the largest personal training business in Europe and elevating some of the most successful in the US to new levels. Tim is also a highly sought after speaker who inspires people with his motivating and captivating presentations about team work and his ‘ONE Team’ philosophies.
Most recently Tim was a key executive behind the expansion of Gold’s Gym International as the Executive Vice President of Operations. He is now sharing his knowledge and expertise with leading brands on a variety of projects, as a senior advisor with the Fitmarc and Integerus organizations.
Tim first appeared in Show 25 when we talked about recruiting personal trainers, evaluating their performance and keeping them motivated. This time, we discussed how to keep PTs in your business for longer, the major challenges facing fitness businesses in 2016 and what trends we will see in the industry in the year ahead.