Club Industry Show 2013: EVENTS


Events and Tours

Club Industry Events provide the perfect mix of networking, education, and excitement. These events are designed to enhance and extend your trade show and conference experience beyond the classroom and show floor.

Group Workouts:

Thursday, October 24, 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Boot Camp Challenge with Lori & Victoria Patterson - Level 2, Conference Prefunction

Friday, October 25, 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Morning Workout - Les Mills GRIT - Show Floor, Club LIVE Stage

Early Morning Workouts:

Friday, October 25, 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Try out the new equipment from your favorite exhibitors by hitting the show floor early for a workout.

Show Floor Hours:

McCormick Place Lakeside Center
Thursday, October 24, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, October 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration Hours:

McCormick Place Lakeside Cntr - Lakeside Blrm
Wednesday October 23: 8:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday October 24: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Friday October 25: 7:30am – 2:00pm

Bookstore Hours:

Wednesday October 23, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 24, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, October 25, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Special Events:

NOTE: The below events take place at an off-site location, in education rooms adjacent or in the exhibit hall.


Location: Club RESISTANCE Truck, Show Floor
The Versaflexx Truck will feature their resistance bands with interactive demos scheduled to teach and tone, at the same time. Try it out!

Sponsored by:
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Oct 25, 2013

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Club RESISTANCE Celebrity Fitness Trainers Include:

Andrea Metcalf
Celebrity Fitness Expert with NBC and Lifestyle Expert Fox Chicago, , Speaker, Author, Trainer

Sergio Rojas
Celebrity Fitness Trainer with NBC Chicago, FAFS, CSCS, CES, CNS Trainer, Nutritionist, Owner of Infinite Motion Fitness

Stephanie Mansour
Owner of Step it Up with Steph, Reality TV Trainer on Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is


GROUP STRENGTH - Versaflexx brings shorter resistance bands with a unique swivel clasp to turn your strength training around.

GROUP SPORTS CONDITIONING - Come check out the newest accessories for group sports conditioning using sports objects like baseballs, footballs and bars that offer the clasp attachment to these unique Versaflexx bands.

CORE STRENGTH - Learn the dyanmic movements to help your clients trim their waistilne with great new products from Versaflexx resistance bands.

AGING ADVANTAGES - Learn some key movement patterns for working with your aging 40+ populations. Resistance bands offer one of the safest ways to see strength and balance improvements within one workout.


Facility Tour

Wednesday, October 23, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
($60 includes one meal)

Hop on the bus for a guided tour of some of Chicago’s best fitness clubs. Learn about the latest trends, how to better your business, and participate in fitness demonstrations. Register today.


Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Public House, The West Bar
Connect with other industry professionals and kick-off the Club experience. New friends and old colleagues combine with music, drinks and food to make this one unforgettable event.


CEO Summit

Thursday, October 24, 9:30 – 4:00 pm
The only event where CEOs in the health club industry can meet directly. This exclusive, invitation only event features integrated panel discussions, luncheon speaker and highly interactive discussion sessions. Read more...

Sponsored by: Motionsoft


The 3rd Annual Personal Trainer's Summit

Thursday, October 24, 2:00pm
Location: Level 3, Room E351
Open invitation to all employers, trainers, educators and certification organizations. Why a meeting? We need to solidify and establish an industry wide image and policy to help support and direct our professional services. Much has been written about what “we” have come up with to meet legislative initiatives or to help obese children etc. Now you actually have a voice and a forum to formalize and legitimize our profession.


Top 100 Reception

Thursday, October 24, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: Level 3, Lakeside Ballroom
Network with the best in the business. At this reception  the "Top 100" Fitness Facilities will be recognized for their achievements in the industry.

Sponsored by: ABC Financial

Trainer of the Year Awards

Thursday, October 24, 4:00 pm
Location: Show Floor, Club LIVE Stage

Are you the next big name in fitness? Does your club have an exemplary trainer? We are excited to bring you this continuing partnership with PFP to support and recognize excellence in our professional trainer community. Nominations are being accepted through August 3. Submit your application or nominate your facility's top trainer.

Brought to by: Club Industry
Sponsored by: ACE, The Abs Company, Body Metrix, Catalyst, SPRI, Technogym, Vicore

Club RUN/WALK Chicago

Friday, October 25, 6:00 am - 6:45 am

Meet on the Show Floor next to the Club LIVE Stage

Join us for a scenic walk/run we are putting on to bring awareness to Project Walk and the Be Perfect Foundation.