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Fit for Business - An Independent Guide - Swindon

Les Mills UK

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (BST)

Fit for Business - An Independent Guide - Swindon

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For 60% of new members looking to join a club next January, a great group fitness offering will be the deciding factor.

In such a congested marketplace, how will you make sure your club's message is heard above the rest?

Join us for a breakfast workshop: FIT FOR BUSINESS - AN INDEPENDENT GUIDE

This informal networking event brings together business owners and global industry experts to discuss challenges relevant to you as an operator in the Independent market.

You'll walk away armed with practical advice and tools to support you to grow memberships and profit - making next January your best yet!



The morning's content will include:

6.30am: Optional Les Mills RPM™ Virtual Workout at Blundson House Hotel Virtual Studio.  

8am: Breakfast, coffee and networking

8.30am: Opening address from Geremy Sagoe, Public Affairs and Policy Manager, and Steve Scales, Local Government and trust Engagement Lead at ukactive. On the unique challenge of the independent operator to remain profitable in an increasingly competitive environment.

9am: Three interactive workshops - these are an opportunity to brainstorm your current challenges and problem solve with industry peers:


  1. Marketing - How to differentiate yourself in the market place. A group discussion hosted and facilitated by Andy Holford, Global head of Lead Generation for Les Mills International. 
  2. Commercial - Using group exercise to grow membership and profit. Hosted by Blake Fletcher, Les Mills Regional Customer Experience Manager and Tamara Bailey, Key Accounts Manager at the Retention People. 
  3. The Power of Your Team -  Discuss some of the secrets of creating a high performing team with Les Mills UK Head of Instructor Experience Jean-ann Marnoch.

11am: Opportunity for networking and event close 


A bit about our speakers:

Geremy Sagoe

Geremy plays a key role in leading and facilitating major campaigns and policy initiatives that seek to raise the profile of the inactivity pandemic with government and leading stakeholders to support the drive to get more people, more active, more often. 


Steve Scales

Steve is responsible for enhancing and developing the relationships between ukactive and its local authority and trust members to ensure progressive solutions. He has over 15 years experience working within the industry and has worked in leisure operations and county sport partnerships.


Tamara Bailey

With more than 15 years of experience in the fitness sector, Tamara is passionate about improving how the industry works together to bring customer experience back into facilities and ensure people want to stay as lifelong members through leadership and engagement. 


Jean-ann Marnoch 

Before starting as Director of Instructor Experience at Les Mills, Jean-Ann had a wealth of industry experience including her prior role as Registrar at the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) for four years. Other senior roles have included her time as Executive Director of the Central YMCA Qualifications Awarding Body. 

Have questions about Fit for Business - An Independent Guide - Swindon? Contact Les Mills UK

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Blundson House Hotel
The Ridge
SN26 7AS Swindon
United Kingdom

Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (BST)

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Les Mills UK

Les Mills is a global fitness brand that is offered in over 100 countries. We are here to help people to fall in love with fitness and learn a healthier way of life and to support clubs to improve their businesses. Our vision is to create a Fitter Planet.

With thirteen fitness programmes, inspirational instructor training, world leading fitness management training and marketing we want to not only create a great future for our industry, but also make the world a better place.

Les Mills has partnerships with over 2000 clubs in the UK and 16000 globally and has over 9,000 certified instructors in the UK and Ireland and 100,000 globally.

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