Presenters

Who are they…

Adrian Marks (UK), Frank Furness (South Africa), Dr Mark Slavin (USA), Justin Tamsitt (Australia), Special VIRTUAL Guest Presenter – Sandy Coffman (USA) Pre-Recorded

What are their Topics…

Digital Marketing, Social Media, Programming for Profit and Your Key to Retention. (Please see the Seminar Topics page.)

Colin Milner

Colin Milner

Colin Milner is CEO of the International Council on Active Aging and founder of the active-aging industry in North America. Milner is also a leading authority on the health and well-being of the older adult. For the past six years, the World Economic Forum has invited him to serve on its Network of Global Agenda Councils, recognizing him as one of “the most innovative and influential minds” in the world on aging-related topics.

An award-winning writer, Milner has authored more than 250 articles. He is an editorial advisor to ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management, a Contributing Blogger to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Be Active Your Way Blog and the PBS sponsored website Next Avenue and has been published in such journals as Global Policy. He also contributed a chapter to the book Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise? published by the Forum in 2012.
Milner’s speeches have stimulated thousands of business and government leaders, industry professionals and older adults worldwide. In Canada, he hosts the Age-friendly BC Community video series released in spring 2012 by the British Columbia Ministry of Health.

The Canadian Fitness Professional Association awarded Milner with its “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contributions to the Canadian fitness industry. His tireless efforts have leading-edge publications, television networks and radio stations seeking his insights. Among these outlets are: CNN, US News and World Report, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Dow Jones Market Watch, Money Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, WebMD, The National Post, Globe and Mail, Parade Magazine, and Fox Business Radio.

Paul Bedford

Paul Bedford

Paul is the fitness industry’s leading authority on the management of retention, attrition and the customer experience, and author of the world’s largest retention study. The National Retention Report sampled almost 350,000 members from 100 private and public-sector health clubs and leisure centres over a four-year period.

For the past 14 years Paul has focused his attention increasing member retention, reducing attrition and improving loyalty.

Paul has a multiple master’s degrees, including one in exercise psychology and a PhD focusing on improving gym retention. The aim of this research is to identify interventions in a gym environment to increase adherence. He increased average length of stay by 7 months.

This summer Paul will publish his third national retention report with IHRSA, the study was on 1.4 million members from USA and Canada.

Frank Furness

Frank Furness

Frank Furness is an internationally sought-after Sales & Technology Speaker and Social Media Presenter. His lively, enthusiastic and humorous style has inspired audiences all around the world.

He is a specialist in sales, technology, social media and goal setting and how they work in tandem to produce great results for organizations. He has been a guest on many radio and TV talkback shows and is the past President of the Professional Speakers Association of Europe. He currently spends seventy percent of his time speaking internationally, working in fifty-three countries. He has presented at Entrepreneurs University and his clients include the British Olympic Team, The Professional Cricketers Association, Sporting Champions and Sport England.

In 2007 he was awarded ‘Top Speaker’ for Vistage Europe and in 2011 inducted into the ‘Speaker Hall of Fame’ In 2013 he was awarded TEC Australia ‘Overseas Speaker of the Year’ for his 28 presentations which averaged 94%.

Franks has shared his strategies at the FIA conference in the UK and the IHRSA conference in Amsterdam, IHRSA – LA and two IHRSA Universities.

Apart from speaking, Frank has an Internet Marketing business with 22 websites all producing income. He has been an avid supporter of video marketing for many years and his YouTube channel has 650 videos, 4 million views and over 5,000 subscribers.

Frank’s books ‘Walking with Tigers – Success Secrets of the World’s Top Business Leaders’ and ‘How to Find New Business and Clients’ are International best sellers.

Rudy Fabiano

Rudy Fabiano

Is a prominent wellness industry leader and design pioneer, Fabiano’s unique fusion of innovation, inspiration and purpose has attracted both national and international attention. Since 1991, Fabiano Designs has completed over 500 health clubs, wellness centers, and spas.

The firm understands how design can affect the human experience and create innovative spaces that elevate and compliment fitness and wellness centers. Rudy Fabiano, the design director of the firm, has received 20 awards and 40 nominations for facility design, and was the winner of the 2000 Hollywood Theme.

Rudy regularly contributes to The Smart Design Series articles for Club Industry Magazine and has been published for sharing his expertise on emerging concepts for health club designs in numerous articles for CBI, Athletic Business, Il Nuovo Club, Body Life, Fitness Management and Recreation Management. Mr. Fabiano, a European citizen residing in the New York City area, has given lectures worldwide as an educational speaker for the NFBA, Federation Italian Fitness (Milan), World’s Gym International, Gold’s Gym, Club Industry, FILEX 2013 (Australia) and IHRSA.

And back by popular demand

Adrian Marks

Adrian Marks

Adrian Marks is a speaker, consultant and entrepreneur and the founder of enjoy!

One of the UK’s leading sales acquisition and lead generation Agencies – a digitally driven, marketing agency with deep roots in behavioural psychology, sales strategy and results.

Working with national, regional and local Clients they have, in the last 12 months alone, helped businesses such as Macdonald Hotels, Cash Converters, Xercise4Less, Phonak, BMW, and Basic-Fit generate over 200,000 potential new customers and £90,000,000 in sales.

enjoy! has a dedicated team that works solely with fitness Clients across the UK, Europe and North America

A renowned, articulate and brutally straight forward speaker Adrian presents regularly at both public and private events including recently; Retail Summit 2016 in Oslo, LIW 2015 in the UK, BodyLife 2014 and 2015, IHRSA EUropean Congress 2016, Law Society annual conference 2013/15, Grow Your Business 2015/2016/2017 and the BMW UK dealer conference in 2015.

In addition to running enjoy! and speaking around the world, Adrian has over 3,500 subscribers to Ignition, his online VIP Client growth programme.

Prior to setting up enjoy! in 2002, Adrian was part of the executive team that built, grew and sold the UK based Viva! Health Clubs to LivingWell / Hilton for £24m in 1998

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