Launched: Group Fitness Managers Roundtable

Finally, a solution to develop Group Fitness Managers

The Group Fitness Managers Roundtable will launch on Friday 3rd June with the first meeting being held in Sydney. It is an exciting new opportunity to develop the skills of your group fitness manager in Australia.

As a former club owner Justin Tamsett experienced first-hand, the challenges of the group fitness team. They were a tough team to manage; have them engage with the club culture; and most importantly retain. I have also seen many instructors promoted to “GFM” as they were the best instructor or the person who had the most time.

Your group fitness program is critical to generating leads, closing sales and keeping your members. Which often means the GFM is as important as a salesperson in your club, and the salespeople often get the training love from us. But not any more…

Justin has developed Australia’s first and only Group Fitness Managers Roundtable.

The concept of a Roundtable is very simple: the same non-competing group fitness managers from across the country meet for a full day, twice a year, build trust and delve into the management, successes and failures of their departments. They will receive out of industry education on building teams at every meeting; opportunities for them to ask their peers questions and support their fellow GFMs with their experiences. We will share participation numbers and learn why some classes ‘fly’ and others ‘bomb.’ And all professionally facilitated.

Your GFM will utilise the power of their Roundtable to hold themselves accountable. Perhaps more importantly they can tap in to the knowledge and experience of others to #STRENGTHEN their own skills, your program and your group fitness team.

Where Did Roundtables Come From?

After seeing the incredible advantages of being a Roundtable member for 15 years, in 2006, I launched the Industry Leaders Roundtable for club owners. This has grown to now 3 PT Roundtables, 1 Anytime Fitness franchisee table in Australia and the 3 in the US. We are continually tinkering with the model to ensure maximum learning, engagement, implementation and trust. If you are interested in knowing more about the Club Owners Roundtable drop JT an email.

Six months ago Leisl Klaebe, one of Australia’s most successful GFM’s told me, “I want to help GFM’s, can we run a coaching program for them.” I think Leisl was thinking a product like ‘business coaching for GFMs.’ However, after a decade of seeing the power of peer to peer education, I knew a Roundtable would be JUST what GFMs need to sharpen their management sword!

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