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Podcast Episode: Eddie Tock — A Focus on Learning

Eddie Tock is the CEO of REX Roundtables for Executives, a global organization focused on bringing together top level executives and leaders to share ideas and experiences to help move their businesses forward. He runs 12 different REX Roundtable groups across the US with over 150 club owners &[...]

4 Ways to Beat the Summer Slowdown

The dreaded summer season is upon us. Most fitness clubs expect it; owners, managers, and sales staff fear it. With the weather heating up, people want to take their workouts outside – so, they quit. Or, equally as frustrating, they come try your club and say they will join in the Fall. The whole[...]

Podcast Episode: Joel Tallman and Jeff Carlson — The 4Rs of Success

Joel Tallman is the President and CEO of MUV Brands LLC, and Jeff Carlson is the Managing Partner of MUV Fitness, Washington and Oregon. From three letters on a sticky-note to a multi-directional franchise that is growing by leaps and bounds, MUV has seen some major successes within the fitness[...]

We Can Learn A Lot About Becoming An Insight Driven Health Club Business From Great Football Coaches

Yes, it's football season again, and as I read our CEO Bill Davis's recent article about how health clubs need to be more driven by data insights, it made me think about what this requires not only in the health club and fitness industry but in football. There is a lot we can learn from great[...]

As 2020 Approaches Health Clubs Must Become More Driven By Insights From Data

Gaining actionable insights from data should be a priority for health club and gym operators to compete in the fitness industry today successfully. The importance of this has been amplified over the past few years as technologies continue to emerge and competition in all industries, including[...]

Podcast Episode: Sunil Saha — Gamification and Rewards in the Health and Wellness Space

Sunil Saha is the Co-Founder and CEO of Perkville. After completing his undergraduate studies at Stanford, Sunil went on to work with Internet companies such as Yahoo and LinkedIn in the area of product management.  He had the opportunity to participate in LinkedIn's staggering growth and he used[...]

ABC Financial – A Great Team Serving A Great Industry

Last year when I got a call from a colleague about the possibility of joining ABC Financial, I did not know a lot about the fitness or health club industry except through my 10+ years in the healthcare industry and my personal experiences as a consumer. As an avid runner, who has enjoyed marathons,[...]

The Ultimate Health Club Management Guide

  Introduction to the Health Club Industry Health Club and Fitness industry revenue is expected to reach $32.9 billion by 2020. Although the industry is trending towards growth, many health club owners still struggle to make a profit. Payment issues, member and employee churn, and reliance on[...]

Podcast Episode: Chuck Runyon — Empathy and Purpose in the Fastest Growing Gym Brand

Chuck Runyon is the CEO of Self Esteem Brands, LLC, and Anytime Fitness, the world’s fastest growing gym brand. Since its founding in 2002 in a small town in Minnesota, Anytime Fitness has grown to over 4,500 locations serving 4 million members, and is currently on 6 continents. Chuck and his[...]

The Next Chapter Is Always The Best Chapter In The Health Club Industry

As I reflect on the history of ABC Financial Services and most importantly the success of our clients over the past 27 years, I feel proud and humbled. We’ve helped a lot of fitness entrepreneurs realize their dreams and take advantage of unprecedented growth in our industry during the past few[...]

How To Grow Health Club Business Using CRM and Marketing Automation

Recently, Kelly Card with ABC Financial Services, and Adam Stokar with Club OS, explored the topic of CRM, marketing automation, and artificial intelligence for health clubs and gyms on the Fitness Industry Innovation podcast.  

ABC Financial Announces New CEO and Expanded Leadership Team

Paul Schaller ascends to Vice Chairman, working with leadership team to deliver exceptional client experiences and support ABC’s strategic initiatives Expanded leadership team to build on ABC’s heritage and industry leading position   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - July 18, 2019 – ABC Financial Services, LLC[...]