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Event & Education Schedule
May 22-24, 2017 (Mon-Wed)
Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina-Newport, Rhode Island (formerly the Hyatt Regency Goat Island)

 Sunday, May 21

4:00pm Registration Opens

5:15 – 6:45pm Executive Director’s Meet & Greet Reception


Monday, May 22

LIST OF PRESENTERS AND DISCUSSION GROUP LEADERS: Rich DeStasio, Vice President of Fitness, The Edge Fitness; Angela Santoni, Director or Talent Acquisition, US Fitness; Gretchen Collins, Director of Fitness, East Bank Club; Bobby Hall, Director of Personal Training, American Family Fitness; Julianne Dods, Vice President/COO Tilton Fitness & Wellness, Pam Moryl, Vice President of Operations, Healthtrax and Petra Kolber.   

7:00am Registration Continues

8:00am Breakfast Available

8:30-10:30 Presentation

  1. Scaling Successful Fee-Based Training
  2.  The Millennial Dilemma-Staff Hiring, Retention and Motivation

10:40-12:30  Group Fun-Let’s get out and see some of Newport, Rhode Island

  • Senior Management/Ownership Buy In-You See Opportunity. They See Risk.
  • Leading or Following-Should You Differentiate from the ‘Boutique Experience’ or Replicate It? 

12:45-2:15pm Lunch & Discussion Groups

2:45-5:20pm Supplier/Guest Appointments

6:30-8:00pm Reception & Clambake on the Marina


Tuesday, May 23

8:30am Breakfast Available

9:15-10:30am Presentation

We have the best of intentions. We know that statistical studies show increased productivity and soaring profits for businesses when staff happiness is made a priority. But let’s be honest, when it comes to leading fitness ‘practitioners,’ it’s a major challenge. Petra Kolber’s approach to creating a happier, more productive staff is rooted in the science of positive psychology. She will share leadership techniques that will help you influence how your staff feels, influence every choice they make, influence every conversation they have and every action they take. At the end of this presentation, you will walk away with strategies to help you move your team toward a renewed sense of optimism and refueled passion for their work.

  • Practical tools and techniques so that inspiration can be moved into action.
  • Create a workplace with an “emotional shine.”
  • Tap into hearts and minds of your staff so they feel empowered, energized and ready to succeed as individuals and work in tandem when it’s called for

A two-time cancer survivor, Petra has been a featured speaker and consultant to all manner of companies and organizations including Reebok, Adidas, Gatorade, California Walnuts and Health Magazine, just to name a few. If your timing is right, you may have caught Petra on CBS or NBC and many other media outlets as well.

10:55-12:10pm Supplier / Guest Appointments

12:15 – 2:00pm Lunch & Deeper Dive Discussion Groups

  • The Millennial Dilemma-Staff Hiring, Retention and Motivation
  • Senior Management/Ownership Buy In-You See Opportunity. They See Risk
  • Leading or Following-Should You Differentiate from the ‘Boutique Experience’ or Replicate It? 

2:15 – 4:40 pm Supplier / Guest Appointments

4:40- + Free time


Wednesday, May 24

7:45-8:40am Blue Jean Breakfast

8:45 – 10:45am Supplier / Guest Appointments