A Solutions-Oriented Conference
Practical advice from iconic studio owners.
1:1 meetings with hand-picked tech partners proven to move the needle.
Networking with peers facing your same issues.
April 27th, 2018 // JCC Manhattan
Learn from owners and managers of the hidden gems and most successful boutique fitness studios in the country, including:
Mark Fisher & Michael Keeler
Co-Founders of Mark Fisher Fitness, on how to build a studio that generates $4M annually by year 4 and $10M gross in 4 years
Olivia Young – Founder of Box+Flow, on how she built a studio that was profitable from Day One.
Heather Eary – Regional Director, Yogaworks North East, on how to manage a Millennial workforce
Discover innovative technology companies that are changing the way we conduct business. Schedule 1:1 meetings with reps to learn how their platforms can help your studio:
- Attract new clients with conversion technology
- Engage with existing clients by leveraging retention technology
- Learn operational efficiencies that maximize utilization
- Identify high risk clients win back lapsed clients
- Available at Happy Hour: exclusive complimentary trials
You will leave BFS2018 armed with the strategies and solutions needed to compete in the boutique fitness industry, and succeed in growing your business.
Immediately following the day’s breakout session, join the presenters and sponsors in the main auditorium for happy hour networking.
Speakers | Get face time with BFS2018 speakers and their colleagues to discuss their successful business strategies
Studio Operators | Meet other studio owners and operators to connect and learn, while sharing and getting feedback
Technology Exhibitors | Visit the BFSTech Playground to understand emerging trends, and get exclusive free trials
Bar, Bites & Beats | Cocktails, beer, wine and water served along side light bites and a live dj from 5:00 to 9:00pm
8 Hours of Impact
Get in. Get the information. Get out.
Opening remarks from conference Co-Founder Julian A. Barnes – CEO, Wellness Leaders Collective
Get the latest information and intelligence about the boutique fitness industry, learn about the key trends that are shaping our industry and hear predictions for the future of this industry.
Discover the secrets used by successful independent studios to build thriving businesses in their communities despite the presence of well-funded and high-profile national chains.
Boutique Fitness Summit co-founder and FitGrid CEO, Nt Etuk will give an overview of the categories of software (and the key players in each space) allowing studios to automate marketing, deliver great customer service, generate revenue, boost retention, engage community, and more.
In this talk, Michael and Mark will show you how to create a world-class service culture that will ignite your growth and help you create clients for life. A strong service culture is the DNA of your business and is driven by many factors: the people you hire, the expectations you set, and the dialogue you foster. You’ll learn the specific strategies they used to build Mark Fisher Fitness into one of the fastest growing companies in America.
Learn how to attract top talent in a competitive market by identifying who is personally aligned with your brand mission, supporting the right candidates through a quality training program, and applying retention tools through ongoing education and incentives.
In this presentation, Debra will discuss people, process, and product and discuss the balance of all three to create a successful business. She will break down each to help build a roadmap towards how to get all three firing on all cylinders! She will also discuss why she chose to partner to expand Row House and the benefits of a franchise system to entrepreneurs looking to get into the fitness space.
In this informative presentation, Tonya will discuss the necessary qualities for successful leadership and teach you how to lead through vision to build your successful team. “We can only use the carrot and the stick to get people to perform for a while, but eventually, if they don’t care about the mission, about their leader and/or about one another, the team will fracture and lose steam”. Our traditional view of management is task-based and mechanical. Learn the difference between managing and leading, EQ versus IQ, trust versus micro-management.
In this talk, Olivia shares her personal journey in building a successful studio from ground up year one.
In this talk, Daniel shares the ins and outs of understanding the key indicators and important strategy to opening a successful second location.
As a manager or owner of a fitness studio of any size, there is one universal truth: the beating heart of the instructor team must drive retention and new enrollments. Learn what to implement in and out of the classroom that can immediately affect your studio’s outcome and income.
Today, creating and growing a community in wellness/fitness is no longer a differentiator: it’s a must-have. Leanne will discuss using community to build a business…and using a business to grow community. Integral to this is connecting others, and connecting with others; developing authenticity and authentic leadership; and helping others find meaning.
After the presentations, join us at the FitTech Happy Hour to network with other owners and managers facing the same challenges you face everyday, browse exhibitors to discover amazing new products & services; and enjoy lite bites, delicious cocktails and great music from our live DJ.
Join owners & managers from these fitness studios who will be attending the Boutique Fitness Summit 2018
- April 27th, 2018
- 12pm - 9pm
- 334 Amsterdam Ave, NY, NY