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Event & Education Schedule
May 21-23, 2018 (Mon-Wed)
Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa , Coronado, CA


Monday, May 21


7:45am Breakfast begins

8:15 – 9:00am Presentation

A Pathway to Personal Training Programs That Work……..Getting Past the Buzzwords

Engagement, Quality, Member Experience, Retention……Easy to say, but they must be translated into action. This is a common-sense program review of Pikes Peak’s two-year odyssey that resulted in program expansion and revenue increases.

Chad Dewey, Pikes Peak YMCA, Sr. Executive Director of Membership & Healthy Living

9:15 – 11:15am Presentation

Keys to structuring and Scaling-Fee for Service Programs for Multiple Facilities
Insights about developing and rolling out large scale programs for your market from two executives with more than 50 years combined experience in the private health club business.

  • Personal & Small Group Training Synergy
  • Personal & Small Group Training Synergy
  • Group Exercise Classes with Pizazz
  • Staff Recruiting, Training, Retention, Engagement,Compensation

Ingrid Owen, Ingrid Owen Coaching and Consulting. Ingrid is formerly the Vice President of Fitness, 24Hour Fitness & In-Shape Clubs
Donna Cyrus, Integrity Square Consulting/Vice President of Group Exercise, Crunch Fitness

11:30 – 12:30pm Presentation

What does it take to build credibility with the medical Community and ‘The Lightening Round.”
Gretchen will cover these areas and then facilitate a quick review of a medically-based programs run by your YMCA group.

  • Establishing and leading a robust community/medical-Advisory board for maximum community impact
  • Engaging 3rd party payors of Evidence-Based Health-Interventions (EBHI)- building your book of business
  • Integrating systemic support for program sustainability, referrals, pilots, funding, on-site presence/integration

Gretchen North, Associate Vice President for Healthy Living, YMCA Greater Pittsburgh

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch

1:45 – 2:00pm Host/Guest Orientation meetings

2:00 – 4:50pm Supplier/Guest Appointments

6:30 – 8:00pm Reception/Dinner- Barbeque in the Park


Tuesday, May 22


8:30 – 9:30am Presentation

Technology Investments-A Risk Management Approach
Planning and selecting new technology is important but the investment can be risky. What’s the point of buying into the latest and greatest technology if it doesn’t add value to you member’s experience? What’s nice to have but not a ‘need to have?’ This session will offer a road map to make better long-term decisions, based on the nature of changing technologies and it will help you assess where you are now and where to go from here.

  • Integrating with outside systems/units
  • Integrating with outside systems/units
  • Value of open APIs
  • What’s next?

Scott Sechrest, CEO, Athlios Inc.

9:45 – 12:00pm Presentation

Facility Design & Space Planning-Workshop……Avoiding ‘Ready, Shoot, Aim’
Member needs change so rapidly that it can be difficult to get ahead of the market. Many factors play into the right decisions. What does your facilities look like now? How can you predict what you’ll need in the short and longer term?

A brief overview of the planning mindset, we’ll break into small groups, design or redesign a facility, then present your solutions.

  • Refresh vs a new build
  • Refresh vs a new build
  • Balancing design and space allocation
  • The value or hidden traps of benchmarking
  • Equipment mix and predicting the size and frequency of future programs

Lisa D’Angelo, District Vice President, Greater San Diego YMCA & Rudy Fabiano, Principle, Fabiano Designs

12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch

1:35 – 4:50pm  Supplier/Guest Appointments

6:00 – 7:30pm Reception/Dinner


Wednesday, May 23


7:30 – 10:30am Blue Jean Breakfast and Supplier/Guest Appointments