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Club Industry 2012 - A Great Industry Event In Vegas

Club Industry 2012 was another great event in the health club industry. While the move from its traditional Chicago base surprised some, I frankly found the event venue to be fantastic. It certainly was for Michael Bruno and several of his global brands, including Star Trac, Stairmaster and Schwinn. Mr. Bruno was very happy in particular about Star Trac winning Club Industry's Best of the Best awards for his E-TRxe Treadmill, Spinner Blade and NXT indoor cycles. He was also excited about displaying the soon to be released commercial TreadClimber . I'm hearing there is a lot more to come from this industry visionary.

During a Thursday evening dinner at Cafe Chloe, owned and operated by Michael Bruno's long time friend Chef Piero Broglia (the chef was Sinatra's favorite chef in Las Vegas by the way) Michael played host to a list of industry leaders and celebrities. David Patchell-Evans, ("Patch" as many friends call him) CEO and founder of Good Life Fitness was there, among many other health club industry titans. Retired lightweight champion Ray Boom Boom Mancini was also in attendance. By the way, if you like Italian food check out Cafe Chloe next time your in Vegas; and thanks Michael and Lin Quing for being such wonderful hosts and industry leaders.

So what did you think about the Club Industry show this year ? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

 About the author:

Bryan O’Rourke is a health club industry expert, technologist, financier, and shareholder and executive in several fitness companies. He advises several successful global brands, serves as a member of the GGFA Think Tank and serves as CEO of the Fitness Industry Technology Council. To learn more contact Bryan here today .

 

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Bryan O’Rourke is a health club industry expert, technologist, financier, shareholder and executive in several fitness companies. He consults with global brands, serves as a member of the GGFA Think Tank, is President of the Fitness Industry Technology Council and a partner in FitmarcIntegerusFitsomo and the Flywheel Group. To learn more contact Bryan here today .