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The Business of Physical Activity – Sponsored by Precor

The Business of Physical Activity – Sponsored by Precor

The Business of Physical Activity stream will look at how your business can perform as efficiently and effectively as possible. With sessions exploring the latest trends, technology, modern ways of marketing, workforce, staff retention and facility design – this theatre is essential for any operator within physical activity, fitness and leisure.

Wednesday 14th June 2023

Time Session title
09:55
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10:35

Future Trends

Speaker

David Minton

Managing Director

Leisure DB

After three decades David is well known for his unique fitness industry knowledge. Providing media commentary, articles, along with public speaking to spark debate within and create support for the sector at large. David and his team are recognised as the go-to for market trends, data and insight built from the annual National Fitness Audit. Passionate about Active Ageing and Climate Change David is at the forefront of new thinking on these subjects along with the new Collective Knowledge for the industry.

Leisure DB

Speaker

Sam Miller

Co-founder and CEO

Atlas AI

Dr. Sam Miller is the co-founder and CEO of Atlas AI. They are building AI-powered fitness tutorials for beginners. Their app uses computer vision to teach people how to find the best exercises for them, and how to do each exercise with good form. Atlas AI is a seed-stage startup, backed by VCs including Techstars and Startup Health. Sam holds an AI PhD from the Alan Turing Institute and represented the University of Cambridge in powerlifting.

Atlas AI

Speaker

Neil King

Founder/CEO

Longevity

Founder and CEO of a new start-up business Longevity which commercialises the science & tech that exists in the ‘longevity’ space. Neil has extensive experience in senior executive positions and is one of the few UK based fitness professionals to have experience across the all sectors of the health & fitness industry including private, public and franchising both in the UK and mainland Europe. Neil’s expertise spans roles including CEO of énergie Fitness, MD 1Life Management Solutions & CCO of Everyone Active. Previous Board member of ukactive.

Longevity

Speaker

Keith Smith

Trainer/ Tutor

klslimited

Accomplished Freelance Trainer/ Tutor to the fitness industry-LOVE my job

Passionate about the exerciser experience. Skilled in the creation & delivery of staff learning & development workshops (CPD). Involved in qualification delivery, assessing & quality assurance since 1997. Experienced in supporting, Colleges, Training Providers, Operators & Equipment Manufacturers.

Speaker/ presenter-when absolutely, undoubtedly, & unequivocally, no-one else is available.

klslimited

Speaker

Lara Morgan

Venture Partner

dryrobe, Scentered, KitBrix, activbod

Lara Morgan is a British entrepreneur with a track record of delivering exceptional accelerated growth. Her investment strategy in wellbeing products primarily is pinned to improving life’s journey. Investing as a family office she has a portfolio of seven consumer services businesses which she works to drive sales, leadership and innovation. She is an inspirational leader with a legacy of building world-class teams and aligning organisations behind a clear strategy. She practices the art of selling and creating win-win customer partnerships for her brands 24/7. Her specific expertise is in sales strategy, customer insight and brand development, multichannel and multisite management plus organic or M&A / partnership driven expansion.

dryrobe, Scentered, KitBrix, activbod

Speaker

Kate Corfield

Head of Fitness Development

Ministry of Sound

Kate Corfield, Head of Fitness Development at Ministry of Sound has an innate passion for all things fitness, wellness, and workplace wellbeing. With a goal to make moving your body more appealing and achievable, and corporate wellbeing less boring, gym design, programming, consumer habits, and innovation lie at the forefront of how she navigates the industry.

Ministry of Sound

10:50
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11:20

Technology: How is it breaking down barriers to exercise?

Speaker

Claire Rollins

Chief Executive Officer

Gladstone Software

Working in the Health and Fitness Industry for over 15 years, both in the UK and US, Claire is passionate about inspiring our industry to innovate and to maximise the part that technology can play in getting more people active.

Claire believes that focussing on technology solutions that deliver commercial success goes hand in hand with facilitating millions of people in getting active and is a huge advocate for driving forward the speed of technology adoption and digital evolution within our sector.

Gladstone Software

11:35
|
12:00

What drives great customer experience?

Speaker

Chloe Kinch

Proinsight Mystery Shopping

Director of Client Success

Director of Client Success

Speaker

David Hopkins

CEO

Proinsight

Proinsight

Speaker

Mia Manson-Bishop

Member Experience Director

David Lloyd Clubs

Over the last 21 years, Mia has held a broad range of senior executive level positions in operations, marketing, business development and customer experience and has worked in health and leisure for 12 of those years.

Mia is part of the David Lloyd Clubs’ executive team who successfully led the cultural change to become a truly member centric business, and is passionate about delivering great customer experiences through highly engaged teams. Mia champions the removal of barriers for both team and members. She proudly claims to have the loudest voice in the business – representing over 720,000 members!

David Lloyd Clubs

Speaker

Ruth Derry

Guest Experience Manager

Junk Yard Gold Club

Junk Yard Gold Club

Speaker

Ashley Saunders

Heartcore

Heartcore

12:10
|
12:50

Workplace health and wellbeing - better workplace, better workforce

Speaker

Peter Webb

Director

TLRfitness

Having spent 25 years in the fitness industry, ending in the role of Vice–President of EMEA , for a leading global manufacturer and supplier, Peter decided to make a career change after experiencing the ill effects of ‘Corporate burnout’ in late 2019.

He decided to focus on understanding the development of resilience, effective leadership strategies and positive work cultures, to make sense of why it firstly happened to himself, but how to prevent this occurring to others and within organisations.

The strong link between his passion and knowledge gained from business and personal experience continues to drive the focus on results and change.

TLRfitness

Speaker

Paul Bodger

CEO/Sales and Marketing Director

Origin Fitness

Origin was founded in 2008 to be the UK's best fitness equipment company - the best to work for and the best to work with. The company has quickly grown to be considered one of the leading fitness equipment providers in the UK. At Origin Fitness, we are proud to have a diverse customer base which reaches into all corners of the health and fitness industry and spans across the UK, Europe, Middle East and as far as New Zealand. We aim to create and build lasting relationships by offering the best customer service and the best product ranges, all supported by the passion, dedication, and knowledge of our team.

Origin Fitness

Speaker

Hannah Beecham

CEO and Founder

Red January

Hannah is the founder of RED January, a nationwide movement and mental health campaign, that empowers people to overcome barriers that currently lead to higher inactivity and lower wellbeing in the winter.

The winter campaign leads a year-round mission to support movement and mental health projects that can drive real change in local communities, this includes campaigning for positive change in UK workplaces.

Since 2016, over 270,000 have joined the campaign, so far raising more than £3 million as part of their annual personal movement challenge.

Red January

Speaker

Rosa Smith

Head of Health and Wellbeing

JustRunning

As someone who is fairly new to the sports events industry, I have already witnessed through justrunning just how important the role physical activity plays in a workplace. Health and Wellbeing is at the centre of our company focus and we work as a solid unit in our mission to get the nation more active.
I come from a sporting background myself and my hope is to persuade more companies to get their employees moving. I believe that our running events provide a great solution for organisations wanting to improve not only physical health of employees, but mental health too. Since joining the team I have already signed up to running events I would never have considered otherwise.

JustRunning

13:00
|
13:40

Innovations in digital technology: Fit for the Future. Take Control of Your Digital Ecosystem and Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker

Jonathan Cooke

Business Development Manager

Innovatise

Innovatise

Speaker

Martin Perry

Digital Sales Manager

Technogym UK

Responsible for the deployment and execution of Technogym UK's digital solutions Martin leads a team built around fostering customer satisfaction, loyalty, long-term sustainability, and benefit. With a career built around fitness operations Martin understands the needs and challengers of operators and has spent the last 10 years at Technogym shaping, designing, and leading many successful digital projects across wide spectrum of fitness clubs as well as universities, corporates, and hospitality clients. Martin looks forward to sharing his insights at Elevate 2023 on the growing importance of digital in today’s market as well as some of the key pillars for success.

Technogym UK

Speaker

Alex Callaby

Senior Sales Manager, UK

Perfect Gym Solutions S.A

Perfect Gym Solutions S.A

Speaker

Tom Davies

Director of Marketing

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Speaker

John Oxley

Non Executive Director/ Interim Chief Executive Officer

ActiveXchange/Life Leisure

ActiveXchange/Life Leisure

13:50
|
14:20

Health and fitness is NOT fit for purpose?

Speaker

Jon Hymus

Commercial Director

Innerva

Innerva

Speaker

Tamara Bailey

Customer Engagement Manager

TA6

Tamara comes from a background in operations having spent many years managing health and fitness operations. Her passion has always been in creating customer experiences to drive member engagement and retention, and for the last 10 years has worked with companies such as TRP and Myzone to help operators maximise technology to create effective customer journeys that generate community and engagement. For the last 18 months Tamara has been part of the Alliance TA6 team helping to develop meaningful customer engagement strategies for the evolving needs of leisure providers, and to truly meet their customers where they are.

TA6

Speaker

Helen Bull

National Commercial Aquatics Manager

Serco Leisure

Serco Leisure

Speaker

Eric Kihlstrom

Chair

Wave Active

Wave Active

Speaker

Naseem Akhtar BEM

CEO

Saheli Hub

Saheli Hub

14:30
|
14:45

Understanding Generation Z - how to recruit, retain and motivate the best of the youngest generation in the workplace

Speaker

Alex Atherton

Educator and Leadership Team Coach

14:55
|
15:35

INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVE: Winning the War on Attrition

Speaker

Julie Allen

Business Development Manager

Leisure-Net Solutions

Having worked in the active leisure industry for 18 years, Julie is passionate about creating engaging, memorable customer experiences which leads to happier, healthier lives.

From an operational background, Julie started her career as a receptionist before progressing through several roles including Sales and Marketing Executive and Front of House and Customer Services Manager at Hertfordshire Sports Village before then joining TRP (Fitronics) as a Customer Engagement Coach for 8 years.

Julie has recently joined the team at Leisure-net as Business Development Director and when not at work, you’ll find her in a studio as she is also a qualified Spin and Zumba instructor.

Leisure-Net Solutions

Speaker

Guy Griffiths

Fitness Industry Retention Consultant

GG Fit

A leading authority on member retention, Guy is on a mission to help more people to be healthier and happier by spreading the word on member-retention initiatives that work.

Since founding GGFit in 2008, Guy has worked with independent clubs, national chains, and low-cost operators. Projects range from data analysis to building retention policies and processes, running coaching workshops and sending member communications. Mystery joining, recruitment, customer feedback and e-learning all complement the core offering.

Guy’s systems background means he can help people understand complex processes and programmes. He also knows what makes people tick, having trained, and practiced as a successful life coach.

GG Fit

Speaker

Martin Perry

Digital Sales Manager

Technogym UK

Responsible for the deployment and execution of Technogym UK's digital solutions Martin leads a team built around fostering customer satisfaction, loyalty, long-term sustainability, and benefit. With a career built around fitness operations Martin understands the needs and challengers of operators and has spent the last 10 years at Technogym shaping, designing, and leading many successful digital projects across wide spectrum of fitness clubs as well as universities, corporates, and hospitality clients. Martin looks forward to sharing his insights at Elevate 2023 on the growing importance of digital in today’s market as well as some of the key pillars for success.

Technogym UK

Speaker

Dave Alstead

Head of Strategic Account Management

Xplor Technologies

Dave has a wealth of fitness industry experience with over 20 years under his belt. Dave's background in operations and across the supply chain means he's worked with some of the industry's most prominent players – including David Lloyd, Les Mills, and ukactive.

His passion lies in working collaboratively to create lasting communities. Whether it's working with gym owners or operators and trainers, Dave knows that building strong relationships is the key to success.

For the past two years, Dave has been working with the team at xplor technologies. Helping health and fitness operators bring their digital experience to the next level, with software and payment solutions that enhance both sales and retention strategies. Dave knows that technology is an integral part of today's fitness industry, and he's passionate about helping clients stay at the forefront of this rapidly-changing landscape.

Xplor Technologies

15:55
|
16:30

Web 3 Myth Busting: what’s the Web 3 exercise universe going to look like and what are the opportunities?

Speaker

Andy Hall

CEO

Brandxchange Agency

Andy is a highly accomplished CEO with a diverse background in health, technology, and Web3. His expertise in strategic planning, financial management, and project implementation has allowed him to work closely with CEOs, VCs, and stakeholders across various industries. Andy, a thought leader in his field, frequently speaks on Web3's impact on gaming, fitness technology, and web3 opportunities. His passion for innovation and collaboration has driven him to build a world-class core team at Brandxchange and forge strong partnerships with prominent industry players.

Brandxchange Agency

Speaker

Rebecca Douglas

Speaker

Ollie Bell

Co-founder & CEO

Roster

Roster

Speaker

Leon Rudge

CTO & Global Head of Product

Myzone

Leon is a leading digital fitness consultant, speaker and Technology Solutions Manager at Life Fitness. He bends the digital curve towards clients, offering a unique blend of skills and a flare for commercial insight. Leon has extensive experience of the global fitness industry; he's a computer programmer and has worked in executive IT roles within the banking sector. His knowledge ranges from infrastructure through to strategy and he is immersed in future technologies on behalf of the fitness industry.

Myzone

16:35
|
17:20

Navigating the future of fitness education: Trends, insights and best practise.

Speaker

Lianne Clark

Active IQ

Active IQ

Speaker

Rachel Holmes

Educator / Group Fitness Expert / Presenter / Influence

Choreography to Go

Rachel Holmes is the Director of Choreographytogo Education specialising in delivering Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 Qualifications online.

Rachel is the creator of Fitness Pilates, Walkfit™️,Menofit™️ and many Group Fitness Programmes and providing extensive business and social media training for Fitness Professionals.

Choreography to Go

Speaker

Zach Schmidt

Head of People and Engagement

Ultimate Performance

Ultimate Performance

Speaker

Aaron McCulloch

Co-Owner & Director

Your Personal Training

Your Personal Training

Speaker

Madeline Cummings

Account Director

Love Recruitment

Love Recruitment

Speaker

Steven Dick

Director

The Fitness Group

The Fitness Group

Thursday 15th June 2023

Time Session title
09:50
|
10:30

Creating Spaces People Actually want to use

Speaker

Rob Beale

Fitness Director

Third Space

Rob is the Fitness Director at Third Space, leading all aspects of Fitness & Personal Training for the group. Rob has a wealth of experience in several markets having held senior roles at Holmes Place, Virgin Active, David Lloyd, and Next Gen Australia. His passion for developing people and creating world class member experiences has enabled him and the team to produce a culture at Third Space that enables members and team members alike to be their Personal Best.

Third Space

Speaker

Euan Millar

Head of Sales

Primal Strength

Primal Strength

Speaker

Andy Pickles

CEO

Pure Energy GO Limited

Andy Pickles is a prominent figure in the music industry, with a successful career spanning over 30 years, marked by over 15 million record sales and three number one singles. As the Executive Chairman of the Music Factory Entertainment Group, he possesses extensive knowledge of the music industry, gained through his work as a music producer, DJ, and record company executive. Andy also holds the position of CEO at Pure Energy GO, a groundbreaking fitness music company that provides innovative music solutions to gym owners.

Pure Energy GO Limited

Speaker

Duncan Jefford

Regional Director

Everyone Active

Duncan Jefford is a luminary in leisure management and currently Regional Director with Everyone Active, a leading operator managing 220 leisure facilities nationwide.

Renowned for his ability to positively impact business profit, without compromising on quality or service, Duncan has been instrumental in the company’s extensive growth, increasing the number of operational sites eight-fold and growing turnover from £30m to £300m. He is passionate about building effective teams and driving efficiency to create more profitable businesses.

Duncan spent six years in private sector leisure management before joining local authority leisure operator Everyone Active in 2006 and over the last 17 years has been at the forefront of the commercialisation of the local authority leisure sector. Duncan is an advocate of a wholly commercial approach, believing that local authorities must recognise the importance of a profit-driven operational style, or risk closure.

Everyone Active

Speaker

Cheryl Hersey

Director

Action Group

Cheryl is a marketeer with two decades of international experience. She is the co-founder of Action Group, an integrated marketing agency specialising in the fitness sector. Cheryl has worked with more than 100 fitness companies, and a portfolio of more than 500 leisure facilities, affording her a huge breadth of experience.

Under Cheryl’s direction, the agency has spearheaded marketing campaigns for over 100 brands including national advertising campaigns for David Lloyd, corporate communications for Gympass, and large-scale events and consumer PR for group fitness global leader, Les Mills.

Cheryl is also an experienced board advisor to several companies in the fitness and wellness space, guiding on marketing and commercial matters.

Action Group

10:45
|
11:25

Getting the industry in shape for the future

Speaker

Rob Handy

Independent Gyms

Independent Gyms

Speaker

Steve Ruffell

Country Manager UK & Ireland

Orbit4

Orbit4

Speaker

Chris Scragg

Director of Wellbeing

Nuffield Health

Chris is a Director at Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, and is driven by his want to integrate healthcare, wellbeing, and fitness, at scale. His 30-year career spans professional strength conditioning, rehabilitation, health club operations, business development, innovation, and strategy.

Since joining Nuffield Health 7 years ago, Chris now specialises within platform business and operating models to create the future state health ecosystems, which will deliver connected care.

Chris additionally supports pre-graduate MBA students with talks at UCL on ecosystems and pipeline/platform business models. In his spare time Chris will be found with his wife and 4 children, coaching their football teams, training in the gym and being a taxi to his 4 children.

Nuffield Health

Speaker

Lisa Kuecker

Studio Grow

Studio Grow

Speaker

Neil King

Founder/CEO

Longevity

Founder and CEO of a new start-up business Longevity which commercialises the science & tech that exists in the ‘longevity’ space. Neil has extensive experience in senior executive positions and is one of the few UK based fitness professionals to have experience across the all sectors of the health & fitness industry including private, public and franchising both in the UK and mainland Europe. Neil’s expertise spans roles including CEO of énergie Fitness, MD 1Life Management Solutions & CCO of Everyone Active. Previous Board member of ukactive.

Longevity

Speaker

Alina Cooper

Co-Founder & COO

GetSetGo! Group Limited

Alina is the co-founder and COO of GetSetGo! Family Clubs, a game-changing business in the family activity market. Having secured over £2m in funding GetSetGo! opened their first club in April 2021 and now plan to open a further 7 clubs across London in the next 5 years – with sites in Golders Green, High Street Kensington and Marylebone already in the pipeline.

Alina and co-founder, Claires' vision was to create a space for families where you can find time for you, time for them and time together allowing for friendships to flourish, children to grow and develop and for family members of all ages to get active.

In just 12 months they have delivered over 40,000 swimming lessons and over 20,000 studio classes and see over 3000 family members per week!

Having worked in the leisure industry for over 15 years Alina has extensive experience at both management and board level. Starting her career as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor Alina rapidly progressed into multisite management. Following many years in the private health club sector Alina then took on the role of Global Commercial and Operations Manager, overseeing sales in the UK and US office, along with the management of the global distributors.

In the last 8 years Alina has moved onto successfully consult and launch a number of new start ups and alongside founding GetSetGo! Family Clubs also sits on the board for Six3Nine Personal Training Studios and Swimming Rocks.

GetSetGo! Group Limited

11:40
|
12:20

What Does the Future of Swimming Look Like?

Speaker

Simon Griffiths

Founder & Publisher

Outdoor Swimmer magazine

Simon Griffiths is the author of Swim Wild and Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 Days a Year and he is the founder of Outdoor Swimmer magazine. He is a life-long swimmer, swims year-round in the Thames and regularly takes part in open water and pool races. His swimming adventures have taken him around the world. He was also part of the team that created the STA Open Water Swimming Coaching qualification. His mission is to help as many people as possible discover the joys and benefits of swimming in natural waters.

Outdoor Swimmer magazine

Speaker

Andrew Clark

Head of Sport and Aquatics

GLL

Andrew is a motivated and passionate sports professional that has led GLL’s swimming programme since 2007, and overseen growth from 20 to 149 facilities with pools- becoming the UK’s largest Operator of Swimming pools.

Andrew now leads a team of Sport and Aquatic experts, developing products and programmes providing a strong foundation for GLL’s facilities to accommodate 50 million+ visits a year and deliver a strong sporting pathway throughout its estate, supporting the work of numerous National Governing Bodies and other key stakeholders..

Although working closely with NGB’s to align objectives around participation and sports development, he has consistently challenged the norm and innovated sports programming and products to increase usage, improve customer engagement and develop sustainable facilities and services.

Andrew has also led on a number of commercial partnerships linked to GLL’s sporting products. These include Tesco’s, Tui, Capri Sun, Matey, Up&Go and Speedo.

Well regarded by key stakeholders across the industry, Andrew is a lead member of the Swim England National Operators Forum and All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Swimming, Chairs the Lobby/Access sub group for Sport England’s Swimming Collaboratorium and also sits on UK Active’s Everyone Can Taskforce.

GLL

Speaker

Ashley Jones

Water Safety and Drowning Prevention Manager

Swim England

A swimming teacher, coach and beach lifeguard for over 20 years, I’m passionate about making sure everyone has the same opportunities I have had to enjoy the water safely. My role at Swim England is broad, ensuring that our support for school swimming and the learn to swim programme produces the next generation of water competent young people that are equipped to safely take part in a lifetime of aquatic activity, whether that be indoors or outdoors, competitively or recreationally.

Swim England

Speaker

Jo Talbot

Commercial Director

RLSS

With over 25 years of experience in the leisure industry, Jo’s knowledge spans operations, health and safety, qualification creation and delivery, and lifeguarding. Having spent over eight years managing operations across over 70 swimming pools with several thousand lifeguards, Jo can relate to industry demands and requirements.

Jo is regarded as an expert in lifeguarding and is valued worldwide for her contribution and dedication to making swimming pools places to enjoy water safely. She represents RLSS UK on several working groups for the British Standards Institute and industry committees. Her knowledge and research on lifeguarding and swimming pool designs have been drawn on and presented worldwide.

Jo joined the RLSS UK in 2015 and now holds the position of Commercial Director.

Jo’s experience, knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm will not only ensure that RLSS UK continues to be at the forefront of vocational and non-vocational qualifications for the leisure industry but will also ensure that the industry is provided with ongoing support and development as it evolves.

Jo and her team are dedicated to proactive, robust thinking around flexible training and education solutions, future-proofing the organisation for years to come.

RLSS

Speaker

Mark Allman

Axentia

Mark has over 30 years’ experience of working in the private and public leisure sectors. Mark has held senior positions in the public sector spending much of his career with Leeds City Council leading their Sports and leisure service.

He also led on major sports events in Leeds that included securing the World Triathlon Series 2016-20 as well as being city lead for numerous high profile world events such as the Rugby Union World Cup 2015, Cricket World Cup 2019, and Rugby League World Cup 2021.

Furthermore, Mark has held several non-Exec Director roles that has included a Trustee/Director for Skills Active and the Leeds Rhinos Rugby Foundation as well as a director for the Leeds triathlon centre. He is a long serving and active member of the CLOA Executive Committee having been appointed to the position of Honorary Secretary in 2021 and has previously held the position of Chair.

His recent work includes leading the production of the LGA/APSE/CLOA report on” the future of public sport and leisure services”. He is an Associate Partner with Axentia Group and an Associate with the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE).

Axentia

12:35
|
13:05

Happy Leaders breed Happy Employees that breed Happy Customers

Speaker

Dr Glenda Rivoallan

Founder & CEO

We Talk Well-being

Dr Glenda Rivoallan, DBA, is a professional well-being strategist with over 28 years in the fitness sector. After the successful acquisition of her club brand to Anytime Fitness, Rivoallan continued to develop in her journey of integrating wellness into the fitness sector.

Tapping into well-being is a huge opportunity to move the dial on the ~17% penetration figure on gym participation which has failed to move in years. The fitness sector is well placed to take advantage of this opportunity for growth.

Glenda is the Founder of We Talk Well-being and a serial award-winning entrepreneur in the digital health and fitness industries. She is highly regarded for her consultancy and innovation skills in supporting individuals & businesses to thrive.

Glenda works with individuals, teams and organizations to develop a resiliency to enable organizations to develop a culture of wellbeing and performance.

Resilient as Fudge!

“Like fudge, to be resilient is to learn from “fudging it”. It requires you and your people to have YOUR own unique balance of firmness and softness, realism and optimism, rationality and emotionality, doing or being.”

Join me for a fun, energising and engaging session where we will explore the resilient mindset, skillset and toolset which will increase your retention, lower your attrition and create a culture of happy and resilient people.

After all:
Resilient Leaders = Resilient Employees = Resilient Customers

We Talk Well-being

13:15
|
13:50

How to onboard and keep good PTs

Speaker

Paul Swainson

Education Project Specialist

Future Fit Training

Paul brings two decades of experience to his role at Future Fit, as a personal trainer, PT manager, consultant and educator. He has created a successful PT business as well as working for some of the leading brands in the fitness industry. As Education Project Specialist at Future Fit, Paul is now involved in the development of bespoke training products that support fitness, health and wellness professionals. Paul is also a writer and presenter and uses these platforms to campaign for improvement of training standards across the industry.

Future Fit Training

Speaker

Richard Wilson

Head of Personal Training

Total Fitness

Total Fitness

Speaker

Martyn Oakey

HEAD OF FITNESS

Everlast

Everlast

Speaker

Joshua Silverman

Head of Education

Third Space

Josh is the Third Space Head of Education.

His role is to educate, assess and progress their personal trainers whilst ensuring quality across the group.

Third Space

14:00
|
14:30

Beyond the Hype: Is Strength Training Here to Stay?​

Speaker

Ben Jones

Educator

Technogym

Ben has over 25 years fitness and education knowledge, maximising his expertise by delivering development education for Technogym UK across content such as training approaches, business success and concept driven workshops. Outside of Technogym Ben is responsible for a consultative business in health and weight management, Ben’s business provides services and solutions to improve individual well-being and performance. Ben looks forward to sharing his insights at Elevate 2023 on the growing trend of strength training and how to maximise within your facility.

Technogym

14:45
|
15:20

Pilates: Proven Effective in Attracting & Retaining Members

Speaker

Joy Puleo

Director of Education

Balanced Body

Balanced Body

15:00
|
15:40

From Enthusiast to Professional - is this the best way to recruit?

Speaker

Mohamed Mossilhy

Learning and Performance Manager

Leejam Sports

Mohamed is an experienced HR and L&D professional with extensive experience in talent development projects. He currently heads the learning and performance management activities in Leejam Sports (the biggest sports chain in MENA).

He has over 18 years of experience working in transformation projects including, digitalization, merger and acquisition and helped several organisations facilitate change using people-focused strategies with big organisations in different industries including sports, consulting, real estate, retail and hospitality.

Leejam Sports

Speaker

Rob Young MBE

Chief Executive

Switch the Play Foundation

Rob co-founded Switch The Play in 2014, with the aspiration of contributing to a sports industry which prioritises its duty of care over sportspeople and supports every sportsperson to fulfil their potential at every stage of their lives. Switch the Play Foundation, is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting all sportspeople to successfully transition to life outside of sport. It works with organisations like The Premier League, UK Sport, League Football Education, the Netball Players Association and GLL Sport Foundation providing wellbeing, life skills and career pathways support to sportspeople across their sporting careers and beyond.

Rob's experience across a range of roles in sport includes Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games, work with National Governing Bodies of sport, professional sports clubs, national and local government, and further and higher education. For six years Rob worked on the legacy programme of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, for which he was awarded an MBE in 2013. Rob became CEO of Switch the Play Foundation in 2021.

Switch the Play Foundation

Speaker

Jo Talbot

Commercial Director

RLSS

With over 25 years of experience in the leisure industry, Jo’s knowledge spans operations, health and safety, qualification creation and delivery, and lifeguarding. Having spent over eight years managing operations across over 70 swimming pools with several thousand lifeguards, Jo can relate to industry demands and requirements.

Jo is regarded as an expert in lifeguarding and is valued worldwide for her contribution and dedication to making swimming pools places to enjoy water safely. She represents RLSS UK on several working groups for the British Standards Institute and industry committees. Her knowledge and research on lifeguarding and swimming pool designs have been drawn on and presented worldwide.

Jo joined the RLSS UK in 2015 and now holds the position of Commercial Director.

Jo’s experience, knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm will not only ensure that RLSS UK continues to be at the forefront of vocational and non-vocational qualifications for the leisure industry but will also ensure that the industry is provided with ongoing support and development as it evolves.

Jo and her team are dedicated to proactive, robust thinking around flexible training and education solutions, future-proofing the organisation for years to come.

RLSS

Speaker

Shadan Al Sagri

Deputy CEO

Leejam Sports

Shadan is an Experienced Health Club Operations Leader with more than 7 years of proven experience in Business Development, Brand Management and Operational Management.

Her current role as Deputy COO made her responsible of the operations of 163 center across KSA and UAE. She Leads Revenue Generating channels through diverse services like Spa, Physiotherapy clinics, Retail and F&B.

Shaden spearheaded the opening of 40 Ladies Center and Leejam 24 hours gym model (Xpress) now in 27 locations were she developed different aspects of the business including marketing, customer traffic sales and people practices.

She is passionate about people development and big believer in the power of people to make change.

Shadan is a mother of 3 boys, her interest are travelling and exploring new places, cultures, education and she’s a lifelong learner.

Leejam Sports

Speaker

Clare Dunn

Head of Partnerships

CIMSPA

Clare, an experienced senior executive in the sport and physical activity field, currently serves as the Head of Local Delivery at the industry's only chartered institute. With 15+ years of expertise, including her previous role as Customer Engagement Manager for RLSS UK, Clare leads a team of seventeen professionals. Clare’s focus is to develop and implement a national strategy that makes a meaningful impact at a hyper-local level. Engaging with over 20,000 members and 500 partners, including influential leisure operators and governing bodies, Clare's work supports and empowers the sector's employees and volunteers, contributing to CIMSPA's vision of a respected and regulated industry.

CIMSPA

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