This month we started a new department, Executive Insights (similar to the Five Minutes With department we ran a few years ago). This department offers a question and answer column with a top-level executive at a fitness facility in the United States.

We hope that by reading what these executives have to say about how they run their businesses, the trends they are seeing and how they are responding to those trends, you can learn more about how to successfully run your business. Brief versions of each interview will run in the magazine with the longer versions appearing online at www.fitnessbusinesspro.com.

We start the series this month with Howard Brodsky, CEO at New York Health and Racquet Club (see page 42).