"This has been the most important summit for technology executives in health and fitness this year"-Art Curtis, Curtis Club Advisors
Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) September 22, 2014
The invitation only Summit held on September 16th and 17th was attended by 60 industry executives and thought leaders from major fitness brands including Equinox, Town Sports International, GoodLife, Retro Fitness, and Xsport Fitness. Also in attendance were top payment companies, equipment vendors, retention and marketing agencies and private equity investors representing over 1,500 facilities and approximately 5 million gym members.
The Summit highlighted best practices for solving new technology challenges faced by the health and fitness industry. Panelists provided industry CEO’s, CIO’s and CFO’s in-depth presentations on the future of technology adoption integration in the health and fitness industry, pricing and promotional strategies to lower attrition rates as well as new product demonstrations.
Motionsoft’s 2014 Technology Summit panels ranged from Leveraging Technology to Maximize Club Value and Understanding the Complex World of Payments to Unleashing the Power of Promotional Marketing and The Convergence of Equipment and Data.
Dr. Paul Bedford presented a session on Member Retention: Research and Tools, moderated by Motionsoft’s COO, George Pappas. The session provided valuable insights and methods to help gym owners increase member retention and revenue. Representatives from major fitness equipment companies including Technogym and Matrix also discussed their latest innovations and how member information, connectivity and data are playing a bigger role in their product roadmaps.
Attendees were extremely pleased with the presentations. “I have to give Motionsoft a tremendous amount of credit for stepping up and taking the initiative to bring together some of the biggest names in our industry. This is the kind of event that our industry has needed for quite a while” expressed Steve Groves VP & CIO at GoodLife Fitness, the largest fitness chain in Canada.
Renowned club advisor Dr. Art Curtis of Curtis Club Advisors moderated The Convergence of Equipment and Data noting, "This has been the most important summit for technology executives in health and fitness this year. I definitely look forward to Motionsoft hosting this technology event next year.“”
“Technology is vital to our industry,” said Robert Skinner, EVP of Sales and Marketing at Motionsoft. “Keeping up with the pace of changes is extremely challenging. That’s why Motionsoft hosted this event so that fitness IT leaders, club operators, and executives could share industry insights and knowledge to support their businesses successful adoption and integration of new technology services, software and hardware. Our goal is to keep this industry thriving.”
“We’re providing our fitness industry customers with the information and tools to grow their business” stated Al Noshirvani, CEO of Motionsoft who was delighted with the outcome of the Summit. “It’s an honor to have the most influential leaders in our industry present today to collaborate on shared industry growth issues. Our objective was to facilitate these important dialogs and present extremely valuable insights that will be critical in the solution of these industry issues.”
Motionsoft’s next Technology Summit will be held in the Fall of 2015 with regional Thought Leadership Workshops beginning in the Spring of 2015. To request an invitation to our upcoming events, please contact Jennifer Field at jfield(at)motionsoft(dot)net.
As a health and fitness software pioneer, Motionsoft’s leadership in SaaS member relationship management software (MRMS) and payment services is redefining health club management while enabling fitness operators to Get, Keep & Know™ their members better with forward-thinking member, facility and payment management technologies. Motionsoft’s customers include some of the fitness industry’s preeminent operators including Equinox, Town Sports International, Gold’s Gym LA and Active Sports Clubs as well as corporations, universities, hospitals, and hotels. You can learn more about Motionsoft by visiting http://www.motionsoft.net