As fitness professionals and leaders, you are well aware that we are all faced with new and exciting challenges everyday. As the new publisher of the new Club Industry (now known as Fitness Business Pro), I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of learning about the fitness industry.

For more than 20 years, Club Industry brought you the cutting-edge information you needed to help build and grow your businesses. Now, as we grow into Fitness Business Pro, we look forward to not only helping commercial club owners and managers do their jobs better but also helping all fitness professionals stay on top of the latest news, trends and ideas so not only will their individual businesses grow but so will the industry as a whole.

“As the independent voice of the entire fitness industry, Fitness Business Pro aims to help all fitness facilities do their business better by bringing news, trends, analysis and ideas to industry leaders.”

This line from our new mission statement helps to tell you who we are and what we hope to do for you, regardless of your segment of the fitness industry.

I bring with me to this position an avid love of fitness and running as well as many years of experience in the publishing industry. I am genuinely excited to join a staff of dedicated and passionate people and look forward to working with them to help you do your business better and help our industry grow in total. I also look forward to the Club Industry Show in Chicago next month and the opportunity to meet many of you personally. Please stop by our booth and give me your feedback about our new publication and the industry.