BFS-CHI NOVEMBER 1, 2019

An immersive, 1-day business solutions conference for STUDIO OWNERS & MANAGERS, INDUSTRY PARTNERS, THOUGHT LEADERS, & INVESTORS to connect & support each other by sharing best practices, tips, insights, lessons learned and other resources that enable studios to become more successful & profitable

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Join Co-Founders Julian Barnes and Nt Etuk as they take you on a tour of the current state of the fitness industry. Before you dive into the specifics of your business over the course of the day, become familiar with the current landscape.
You’re a rockstar, but you can’t do it alone. Creating a strong, cohesive team is crucial to your studio’s success. We’ll share how top studios recruit, manage, and retain star talent. Leave this session with innovative, easy to implement strategies to keep your team engaged and motivated long-term.
The most successful studio owners have their routines down. They zone in on and quickly address problems while also utilizing and delegating to their teams. But how do you prioritize challenges while juggling clients, instructors, and day to day operations? In this panel, learn what and how to prioritize from top studio owners and managers. After this session, you’ll have the tools to tackle your to-do list and maximize your productivity. Stress less, and get more done. You don’t want to miss this.
Fitness is a people business. Building a sense of belonging is crucial to building your brand. The more a client feels connected to the others in the room, the more likely they are to come back. In this presentation, FitGrid Founder & CEO, Nt Etuk, will discuss how connecting your staff, instructors, and clients impacts your business and why building a strong community is critical to your studio’s success.
Demystify the sales process and set yourself up for long-term growth. In this panel you’ll learn how to identify and manage the most critical KPIs for your business. Industry leaders will share proven methods to improve customer acquisition with coordinated sales and marketing efforts. Eliminate the guesswork with solutions and quantifiable goals tailored to your studio.
Unlimited memberships, class packages, drop-ins - we get it, there are a lot of pricing options. Even with a set model, there may be a more strategic way to price and package your services. Our panelists will teach you how to increase your revenue and determine what’s best for your community without leaving money on the table. You’ll leave with the tools to build a thriving, profitable brand.
Today’s most successful boutique studios are embracing innovative marketing, new technologies, and bold content. Learn how the most creative owners are setting themselves apart and how your studio can do the same. Join the conversation led by Maura Vella, 105F co-founder, with Lise Kuecker, Studio Grow Founder & CEO, and Len Fridman, Wellness Living Founder & CEO.
Get answers to your specific questions in 1:1 meetings with Peer Mentors that have a proven track record of success in the industry. Scan the bios & expertise of our peer mentors to find who can bring the most insight to your top challenges, then book as many sessions as you wish! Worried to miss the incredible panel discussions? Don't let FOMO stop you from benefiting from personalized, 1:1 guidance for your business.
Founder, asweatlife.com
VP, Sales & Marketing, zingfit
CEO & Founder, MyStrongCircle
National Events Manager, Brooklyn Boulders
Co-Founder, Boutique Fitness Summit
Partner, Strength Society & Co-Founder, Delos Therapy
Managing Partner, Urban Athlete
CEO, FitGrid & Co-Founder, Boutique Fitness Summit
CEO & Co-Founder, WellnessLiving
VP Business Development, Club Ready
Owner, CrossTown Fitness & Consultant, MINDBODY
Founder & CEO, Pivotal Coaching
Owner, On Your Mark
CEO & Founder, Club33 Fitness Studios
Studio Grow
Co-Founder/Co-CEO, The Barre Code
Founder, Studios FUSE
Co-Founders, Shred415
Director of Marketing, Broadly
Enterprise Sales, Glofox
VP of Wellness Solutions, Peerfit
Multiple Franchisee Owner, Pure Barre Chicago
CEO, Bare Feet Power Yoga
CEO & Co-Founder, Mariana Tek
Elite Master Trainer, Life Fitness & Hammer Strength
Co-Founder, 105F
Co-Founder/COO, LadyStrong Fitness
Owner & Director, Radiant Creations
Director of Training and Development, Lifestart
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