The industry prepares for one of its biggest shows next month when the Club Industry 2007 Conference and Exposition opens in Chicago.
The Club Industry 2007 show is less than a month away, but there is still time to register for the show and plan which sessions to attend. On the following pages are a schedule of events and an exhibitor list (updated on Aug. 22) that you can take with you to the show floor. The show and exposition take place Oct. 10-13 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. For up-to-the-minute information about the show, visit www.clubindustryshow.com.
Need a place to rest your weary feet, get a snack, check your e-mail and brush up on the latest news in the industry? Be sure to stop by the Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro lounge and resource center in the show registration area. While you're there, get information about the show and mingle with the magazine's editors. Internet access at the booth is sponsored by KI Software.
This year's Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Alan G. Schwartz, chairman of the board of TCA Holdings and founder of Midtown Tennis Club. Be present to honor Schwartz when he accepts the award at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.
After Schwartz's address, world boxing champion Laila Ali will speak about how to motivate yourself and your clients to live a healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Mike Nichols, CEO and founder of the TempusClinic, will address the Club Industry 2007 crowd at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, about the role of fitness in medicine.
For the first time, the 2007 winners of Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro's Best of the Best competition will receive awards and describe their winning programs in a 90-minute educational awards seminar. Don't miss this free event at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, in room N226. The Best of the Best presentation is sponsored by SportsArt.
The official Club Industry bookstore is another new offering at Club Industry 2007. Check out literature written by the show's presenters and other books about fitness, nutrition and business in the north hall lobby, which is next to the registration area.
Are you looking for more information on the business side of fitness? Look no further than the small business forum track, presented by Small Business Review. Designed for independent club owners and those who aspire to be club owners, the track includes seminars on marketing strategies for independent clubs, assessment management and tips on how to decide if you're ready to open your own club.
On Saturday, Oct. 13, attendees can sign up for the Boot Camp Challenge, a full-day seminar that gives participants the tools to launch their own professional boot camps. To register, visit www.bootcamp-challenge.com or contact Lori Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-734-8594.
Conference: Oct. 10-13, 2007 • Exhibits: Oct. 11-13, 2007 • McCormick Place, Chicago, IL Club Industry Travel Desk: 800-631-5294 • www.clubindustryshow.com
|9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||All-Day Sessions (A1, A2)|
|Noon - 1:30 p.m.||B Sessions|
|2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||C Sessions|
|4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||D Sessions|
|5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.||Welcome Reception|
|7 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.||Turbo Kick™ Workouts|
|8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.||E Sessions|
|9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||All-Day Session (A3)|
|10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||F Sessions|
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Alan G. Schwartz, TCA Holdings
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: Laila Ali, World Boxing Champion
|12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Open|
|2 p.m. - 4 p.m.||G Sessions/Executive Roundtables|
|7 a.m. - 9 a.m.||Early Morning Workouts|
|8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.||H sessions|
|9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||All-Day Sessions (A4, A5)|
|10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||J Sessions|
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: Phillip Mills, CEO of Les Mills
|11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Open|
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Best of the Best Awards Presentation/Educational Seminar
|2 p.m. - 4 p.m.||K Sessions/Executive Roundtables|
|7 a.m. - 9 a.m.||Early Morning Workouts|
|9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.||L Sessions|
|10 a.m. - 2 p.m.||Exhibit Hall Open|
|11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||M Sessions|
Thursday, Oct. 11
12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
|2XL Corp./Gym Wipes||336|
|ABC Financial Services||849|
|Abcore Fitness Inc.||1419|
|Aerobics & Fitness Association of America||1251|
|American Council on Exercise||1415|
|Aqua Massage International||142|
|Ariel Scientific Group||241|
|Aspen Information Systems||348|
|Athlete in Me LLC||967|
|AV Now Inc.||235|
|Avanti Fitness/Cardio Gym||737|
|Axess North America LLC||860|
|Bashham Management & Associates Inc.||663|
|Biometrics Nutrition & Fitness||858|
|Blue Fish Active Wear||1060|
|Body Bar Systems||352|
|Boot Camp Challenge||1421|
|Cardiac Science Corp.||356|
|CDM Sport/MR Systems||1271|
|Centaur Floor Systems||959|
|Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro||Registration Area|
|Club Resource Group||750|
|Coral Springs Software||666|
|Creative Agency Group||971|
|Creative Health Products||671|
|CRS Products International||957|
|Digilock (Club Resource Group)||750|
|Dr. Smoothie Enterprises||770|
|efi Sports Medicine||1049|
|Egg Whites International||249|
|Europa Sports Products||563|
|Everlast Performance Flooring||1129|
|Expresso Fitness Corp.||1335|
|Fabiano Designs Intl.||649|
|Fitness Anywhere Inc.||1161|
|Fitness Business News||871|
|Fitness Fit Active Wear||965|
|Fitness Insurance.com/Jewell Insurance Assoc.||558|
|Fitness Master Inc.||1423|
|Freemotion Fitness Inc.||527|
|Fundamental Fitness Products||1056|
|GameBike, Hudson Fitness Products||936|
|Geneva Capital LLC||108|
|Glenview Health Systems||1170|
|Go Figure Inc.||677|
|Government Recreation and Fitness||126|
|Hampton Fitness Products||1314|
|Haro Sports Floors||366|
|Health Club Managers Inc.||334|
|HEX Tanning/International Tanning Equipment||1441|
|Inko Sport America LLC||970|
|Iron Grip Barbell||1135|
|Ivanko Barbell Co.||1035|
|Juice Plus + Nutritional Systems||759|
|K&K Insurance Group Inc.||748|
|Mad Dogg Athletics and Spinning||1149|
|Magnum Fitness Systems||419|
|Matrix Fitness Systems||101|
|MBT Physiological Footwear (SwissMassius)||124|
|Mind Your Body||1449|
|National Council on Strength & Fitness||862|
|National Federation Professional Trainers||358|
|National Fitness Financial||762|
|NewLeaf Health & Fitness Products||1403|
|NSCA Certification Commission||120|
|Optimal Design Systems Intl||1052|
|Oreck Commercial Sales||363|
|Perform Better M-F Athletics Co.||1241|
|Performance Food Centers||771|
|Personal Fitness Professional||1070|
|Personal Training on the Net||360|
|Philadelphia Insurance Co.||252|
|Polar Electro Inc.||1063|
|Power Bottle USA||763|
|Prime Play by Whitewater||660|
|Progio (Companion Worlds)||1448|
|Promaxima Strength & Conditioning||463|
|Pure Fruit Technologies||370|
|Royale International Beverage Co.||1064|
|So Easy 3-Day Colon Cleanse||250|
|Soft Play LLC||651|
|Sports & Fitness Insurance Corp.||1439|
|Sports Art America Inc.||923|
|Strive Smart Strength||519|
|The Active Network||870|
|Troy Barbell & Fitness||1235|
|Twin Oaks Software Development||565|
|United Leasing Inc.||361|
|Visual Fitness Planner||130|
|Worldwide Sport Nutrition/MET-Rx||549|
|Youth Fitness Solutions||1171|
|Zoll Medical Corp.||1360|