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Bryan O'Rourke: Fitness Industry Technology Council

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Welcome to the Fitness + Technology Podcast for club owners, operators, and fitness professionals! This show is your #1 trusted resource for the accelerating world of fitness technology. Each week, we bring you an expert interview with a global influencer at the crossroads of fitness and technology. You’ll get the insights, tools, and inspiration you need to stay connected to the pulse of what matters most for your fitness business in the age of exponential technologies. This podcast is brou ...
 
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This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Amie Boring, Director of Marketing Technology at 24 Hour Fitness, Michael Rucker, Chief Digital Officer at Active Wellness, and Jarron Aizen, CEO & Founder of Hapana, to the show. The panel joins Bryan in a conversation on the details of integration platforms as a service …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes back Shay Amir, Founder & CEO of Spivi. Spivi is an interactive fitness tracking and streaming platform made for gyms to track performance and motivate members both in-studio and at-home. Spivi’s performance tracking, gamification, and visuals help keep engagement and moti…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes good friend, Alister Rollins to the show. Alister is the Founder & CEO of Move Technologies, a firm that provides clients with innovative branded digital products, all of which are designed to better monetize customer bases while keeping members physically active and conne…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Monique Nadeau to the show. Monique is the founder of EatLove, a San Francisco based digital health company specializing in personalized nutrition. Prior, Monique was an investment banker, the youngest Managing Director globally at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and did po…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Allison Rand to the podcast. Allison is a digital marketing and content executive who has worked with a variety of brands on creative campaign development, content creation and distribution, social media, product development, and design. She is currently the VP of Marketin…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke announces the Innovation Award Winners for Most Innovating Fitness Pro, Fitness Facility, and Fitness Supplier! Bryan is joined by the Accenture Team who selected the winners as they discuss each unique candidate and how they demonstrated using new, innovative technology solutions …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Annette Franz to the show. Annette Franz has 30 years of experience helping companies understand their employees and customers, identifying what drives retention, satisfaction, engagement, the overall experience, and designing customer experience strategies to deliver a be…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Marcel Boots to the show. Marcel is the Digital Fitness & Innovation Director at Basic-Fit, one of the fastest growing European market leaders in fitness with more than 1000 clubs and over 2 million members. Today, Marcel discusses with Bryan about Basic-Fit’s successful o…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke invites listeners to participate in FIT-C’s 2022 Fitness Technology Innovation Awards. This award will be going to the most innovative and technologically progressive fitness professional, supplier, and facility in response to overcoming and innovating as a result of the pandemic. …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Carrie Kepple Styles to the show. Bryan and Carrie have known each other for over 15 years, most notably working together on the IHRSA Board of Directors. Carrie is part of an elite group of senior leaders, working with clubs all over the world including Gold’s Gym Interna…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Mark Notton, Senior Director of IM Category Management at Samsung. As the leader of Samsung's mobile product and commercial operations in Europe, Mark’s position is at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation and product strategy. He joins Bryan today in a discussion on th…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Leon Rudge, Director of Digital Experience at Life Fitness, to the show. Today, Bryan and Leon share their thoughts together on innovation with the challenges and opportunities that encompass them particularly in delivering value and discarding assumptions on what technolo…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Elisabeth Bohlmann to the show. Elisabeth is the VP of Client Strategy for December Labs where she drives expansion strategy and accompanies up-and-coming startups and enterprise companies as a product strategist towards scalable and continuous growth. As an executive in e…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes founders Ben Brand & Chris Windram of Quoox to the show. Ben has over 25-years as a facility owner & trainer, and Chris has over 25-years experience in architecting leading cloud-based CRM and business management systems. Ben and Chris have consolidated their expertise to …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes colleague and newest FITC member Annie Fältman to the show. Annie is the owner of 360 Träningscenter in Sweden. Within the last year, technology has always played an important role in their clubs with memberships, onboarding, and stay connected through the member journey. …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Nick Hahn to the show. Nick is the VP of Product for ASF Payment Solutions and Club OS. ASF Payment Solutions is a technology company that provides software, complete payment solutions, and customer support to the fitness industry. By offering integrated software services,…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Mike Kelly to the show. Mike is the Director of Distribution Partnerships at Atmosphere TV. Atmosphere is a streaming TV service for businesses that offers original, audio-optional TV channels that fill the void for businesses in a world dominated by linear cable TV. With …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes back Tom Johnston to the show. Tom is currently the CEO of TJ Coaching & Consulting which helps leaders align business strategy with people strategy to build high performance teams, increase employee engagement, and grow revenue. Today, Tom joins Bryan in a conversation ar…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Ian Mullane to the show. Ian is the Chairman and CEO of KeepMe AI, an AI-powered sales and marketing CRM platform for the fitness industry. Today, Bryan and Ian discuss the latest publication, The Fitness Future: Rules of Engagement as overarching trends reshape the way mo…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Paul Bowman to the show. Paul is the CEO of Wexer, which combines leading content and technology to make world-class exercise accessible to more people by providing a convenient and non-intimidating way to exercise. Today, Bryan and Paul discuss interesting subjects that a…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Natalia Karbasova to the show. Natalia is the founder of the FitTech Summit, the leading conference in Europe devoted to fitness technology, wellbeing, and active lifestyle attracting many high-ranking industry executives, investors, and startups. Today, Bryan and Natalia …
 
As mentioned in the podcast, we encourage listeners to submit their nominees to the 2020 Fitness Technology Innovation Award. We encourage everyone to apply and nominate those who have demonstrated new solutions to serve their clients in unique and better ways. You can do so here: http://www.fittechcouncil.org/fits-innovation-award-2020 This week, …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, Bryan O'Rourke welcomes strategic adviser Pete Moore to the show. Pete is the managing partner at Integrity Square, which specializes in advising passionate entrepreneurs, fast-growing companies, and seasoned executives with the right sources of capital where Pete advises the health, active lifestyle,…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, Bryan O'Rourke shares his interview with corporate finance and strategic adviser, Rohit Kulkarni. Rohit is the Head Internet Analyst at MKM Partners, which specializes in researching and investing in capital markets. Today, Bryan recaps his thoughts on broad questions in the marketplace on big tech an…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Michele Meleski to the show. Michele is the VP of Fitness, Racquet, and Recreation at ClubCorp which operates over 200 clubs and serves over 430,000 members. Her history in the space includes other notable executive positions at The Bay Club Company, Wellbridge, World Gym,…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke invites listeners to participate in FIT-C’s inaugural 2020 Fitness Technology Innovation Award. This award will be going to the most innovative and technologically progressive fitness professional, supplier, and facility in response to overcoming and innovating as a result of the p…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes Brent Darden to the show. Brent’s history in the health club and fitness space began as a personal trainer and working in corporate wellness, most notably as the GM for the Cooper Institute and Telos Fitness Center in Dallas, Texas. He has served as the Chairman of the Boa…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes back friend and advocate, Emma Barry. The two revisit Emma’s views on the boutique studio space as she and Bryan discuss digital and technology ahead of their upcoming webinar series. Emma has lead key senior roles including Director of Group Fitness for Equinox and as a f…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Mike Studer to the show. Mike is a clinical specialist in neurological physical therapy and a certified exercise expert in aging adult geriatrics. He has served as the vice-president of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy of the APTA and has been the chair and vice-…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes the iconic and highly respected Sal Pellegrino to the show. Sal is the Senior Strategic Account Manager at Precor where he oversees, directs, and manages key strategic commercial club accounts. With a background in physical education, he has worked in the fitness and welln…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes well known and highly regarded Adam Zeitsiff to the show. Adam is currently the President & CEO of Gold’s Gym International where he oversees the global icon with more than 650 locations serving 3+ million people across six continents in 29 countries. With a background in …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes long time colleague and friend Daron Allen to the show. Daron has been in the club business for over 25 years, notably with his positions as GM for The Health & Fitness Connection and VP/Executive Director for Osteopathic Health System of Texas. He currently is the CEO of …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes friend and FIT-C board member Dr. Ted Vickey to the show. Ted is an educator and advisor with over 25 years of experience and has played key roles as Executive Director for The White House, Senior Advisor for Fitness Technology for American Council on Exercise, and Committ…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes long time friend and fitness aficionado Dan McDonogh to the show. Dan is a fitness leader with over 20 years experience and has played key roles as Program Director and Senior Manager for Group Training & Athletic Performance for several global brands including Les Mills I…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes long time friend and colleague Tim Keightley to the show. Tim heads up fitness operations and sales as a VP for Texas Family Fitness. His experience track record ranges from creating the largest personal training business in Europe to elevating some of the most successful …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes long time friend and colleague Dana Milkie to the show. Dana is a key executive leader well known and respected throughout the industry including his positions as Senior VP of ABC Financial, President & CEO of InTouch Technology, and now VP of North America at eGym. As an …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes long time friend and business partner Robert Dyer to the show. Robert is a health club and fitness industry executive, leader, and entrepreneur with over thirty years of experience operating a variety of health club business models including consulting and advising fitness…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes esteemed colleague Blair McHaney to the show. Blair is currently the President and CEO of MXMetrics, the customer experience system developed by Medallia exclusively for fitness centers. As an educator, practitioner, and student of customer experience management, listeners…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke continues his second series of interviews with guests on the ongoing crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. Listeners will hear their insight into how their handling the situation from licensed franchise operations to communication strategies for crisis management. We hope these conve…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes special guests from across the industry in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. As leading thinkers and experts in fitness and club operations, listeners will hear their foresight into the future and how you can stay prepared in this time of uncertainty. The upcoming podcasts…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes friend and advocate, Emma Barry. Emma has lead key senior roles including Director of Group Fitness for Equinox and as a founder for group fitness exercise for Les Mills International. As an author, speaker, and advisor, Emma is considered one of the leading thinkers in th…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes friend and colleague Hans Muench, principal of Muench Solutions Consulting, live from Amsterdam. Hans has served in a variety of executive roles including the Director of Europe for IHRSA, Chief Development Officer for Elixia Clubs, and currently serves as an advisor for V…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes friend and colleague Sean Maguire, MD and founder of Legend Club Management Systems. As one of the leading technologists in the fitness facility industry, Sean founded Legend in 2002 as a software solution provider for fitness club operators in the UK. Legend now provides …
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes longtime friend Rick Mayo, founder and CEO of Alloy Personal Training Center. Initially started in 1992, Rick created Alloy in 2010, a consulting and licensing company as a platform for the Alloy personal training systems, with over 1000 clubs licensed worldwide. Rick shar…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology Podcast, Host Bryan O’Rourke welcomes Matt Wright, vice president of personal training and programming at City Fitness in Philadelphia, PA. Matt is a well-known trainer and at the cutting edge of programming, training and technology. Powerful Quote: 23:03 “I think it’s important that every single member we can…
 
This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, Bryan welcomes Craig Miller, Chief Digital & Information Officer for Planet Fitness, the largest health club chain in the world, with 13 million members across 1800 clubs. Miller came to Planet Fitness via Sonic Drive-In, and he shares with F+T listeners his wealth of experience in the digital sphere …
 
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