On Friday May 18th, 2012 World Gym in Kithener Ontario will be hosting the 2012 Pro Fitness Solutions Workshop. This event is limited to Pro Fitness Program clients with a maximum of 6 employees per organization.
The seminars and roundtable workshops will offer education and networking opportunities for Personal Trainers, Fitness Consultants and Club Owners and Managers.
If you require accomodations we have put together a special rate which includes complimentary breakfast at the Radison Hotel located within 5 minutes of World Gym. Click here to make reservations and mention that you are with the Pro Fitness Group.
Here is an outline of the events followed by bios on our presenters.
8AM - Morning workout hosted by World Gym followed by a complimentary protein shake and Tim Horton's coffee
10AM - An Introduction by Pro Fitness President Jeff Russo
Fitness Consultants and Personal Trainers
10:30AM - Effective Rapport Building Skills by Elaina Bahm
11:30AM - How to Successfully Sell off the Floor by Matt Stirling
12:30PM - Lunch sponsored by Pro Fitness Consulting
Afternoon Sessions are 2 separate roundatble discussion groups for Personal Trainers and Fitness Consultants
1:30 -3:30PM - Successful Fitness Consulting Strategies facilitated by Diana Cumming
1:30 -3:30PM - Successful Personal Training Strategies facilitated by Andy Nye
3:30 - 4:00PM - Break
4:00 - 5:30PM - Accountability and Team Building Exercise for clubs to meet with their team to announce action items coming out of the conference
Club Owners and Managers
10:30AM - How to Motivate and Retain Employees by Kelvin Galbraith
11:30AM - The Death of the Membership Model by Jeff Russo
1:30PM - What Should a Club Owner be Focusing on? by Kelvin Galbraith
Our Pro Fitness Presenters
Kelvin Galbraith opened The Fitness Firm in 1998 with his wife Kerri in the Aldershot area of Burlington Ontario. They have grown the business to 1100 members with 30 employees in a 10,000 square foot facility. They have been averaging over $400,000 per year in PT Sales. He credits much of his success to recognizing what he doesn't know and hiring those that do know. Having used 4 different marketing companys, a business coach, mangement and fitness industry consultants, he has been able to maintain a profitable business in a very competitive geographic area. Kelvin is a dedicated father of 4 children and coaches both ice hockey and baseball year round. Since 2004 Kelvin has been a leader in the Aldersot BIA and Chamber of Commerce allowing him to become an expert in networking with local business leaders to establish The Fitness Firm as a reputable club in a growing market.
Diana Cumming has been working in the fitness industry since 1998. She started as a certified group fitness instructor and then developed into an experienced and energetic Personal Trainer. She is continuously at the top of her organization in terms of most sessions trained each month even though she maintains a rigourous schedule as The Fitness Firm's only Fitness Consultant. Diana is always at the top of the FC standings in the Pro Fitness monthly newsletter and maintains over a 40% closing ratio. She consistantly sells very large packages of personal training between 36 and 144 sessions which is probably one of the reasons she was the 2010 Fitness Consultant of the Year. Diana is really looking forward to leading the FC workshop and sharing so many of the tips that have made her one of the best in her profession.
Andy Nye is the Fitness Director of Penfield Fitness and Racquet Club in Rochester New York.
Matt Stirling is a full time Master Trainer, Movement Training Specialist and Fitness Director and Co-Owner of Performance Fitness in Chatham Ontario. Nothing is more satisfying to Matt than helping someone change their lifestyle, compete for the first time, win a title, improve their athletic skills, recover from a surgery or accident or just learn the basics of proper health fitness and nutrition. His recent contest history and achievments include the 2011 WBFF 1st place World Bodybuilding Champion, the 2009 WBFF British Columbia 2nd overall, and the 2008 Pro Fitness Program Trainer of the Year with over 1800 one hour sessions trained. Matt is also an accomplished Fitness Consultant who is able to sell at 50% whether he is in the office or on the gym floor. Whether you're an employee or sub contract Trainer in one of our clubs you don't want to miss Matt's seminar on successful sales tips off the workout floor.(Read More)