Fitness Conference Tips

Make the Most of Your Time at a Fitness Conference

Educational opportunities abound in the fitness industry—there’s always a conference or training going on somewhere! With the goal to stay on top of the latest exercise practices and products, savvy fitness pros and managers attend fitness conferences often. And so they should. Ongoing education and networking keeps you ahead of the curve and shows you’re serious about making your fitness …

Amanda Vogel Fitness Professional IDEA World

Amanda Vogel

MA Human Kinetics, Certified Fitness Instructor, Owner of Active Voice and Social Media Consultant

Warrior Dash

Increase Member Participation with the Warrior Dash

Looking for new ways to increase member participation at your fitness facility? Become Weekend Warriors! Start an obstacle course racing team for your members. Start with the obstacle course race that anyone can start and everyone can finish, Warrior Dash, when planning on which race to attend first. This OCR has challenged over two million participants since the event’s conception …

Wellness Programs & Generating New Membership

Looking for a way to increase membership now that New Year’s Resolutions have fallen by the wayside? Make an impact on your community and pursue partnerships between your gym and local corporations. While you might have already approached local businesses with flyers and personal trainer cards, have you tried offering your facility’s services to nearby corporations as a way to …

Trainer Spotlight: Ashley Grubb, YMCA Greater Oklahoma City

Personal Trainer of the Month: Ashley Grubb, YMCA Oklahoma City

Ashley Grubb is the Health & Wellness director at the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, where she manages group exercise instructors, personal trainers and a variety of fitness programs, including LIVESTRONG, CampFit (ages 8 – 10) and more. Born with a knack for athletics and a love of helping people, Ashley got her start in the fitness industry at Pinker …