PHILADELPHIA -- Club Industry East attendees learned about the key issues that make a difference between surviving and thriving during a panel discussion June 9 at the show in Philadelphia. Terry Dezzutti, CEO of Merritt Athletic Clubs; Ed Trainor, vice president of fitness for Town Sports International; Gwen Foster, fitness czar for the city of Philadelphia; and Rob Goldman, vice president of sport and fitness for the Columbia Association, discussed topics such as technology, membership retention, international franchising, the Baby Boomer population and the relationship between the fitness industry, medical community and insurance industry. For a complete report on the Club Industry show, read the story in our July issue.