Casey Conrad, a consultant in the industry, informed me that she will be embarking on a little adventure starting July 27. She's going to travel across the United States to various health clubs in the country to discover what they are doing at these facilities, and then she is going to blog about her visits.
I thought this was a great idea. It reminded me of when our magazine did its Fitness Across America series in 2003 and 2004. I was fortunate enough to visit some wonderful clubs in the Southwest one year and then the Midwest another year. I felt like these visits helped me understand this business more, and they gave me a better appreciation for all the wonderful people in the industry who are truly trying to serve others.
If you are interested in being a club that Casey visits on her trip, let her know by going to this site, where she has her route mapped out. Each club she chooses not only gets the publicity from her blog, but they also get a $1,295 training package for free.
We'll keep you updated on Casey's blog as she progresses around the country.