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Schedule of Events

This year we will feature 2 different learning tracks. See below for details.

Owners & Managers Track

The Owners and Managers Track is specifically designed to help you build a better, stronger and more profitable business.  Hear from other owners, industry experts and WGI team members on topics such as:

  • Member Satisfaction & Retention
  • Growth & Development
  • Sales & Marketing


Fitness Pro's

Calling all Fitness Pros! You're invited to take part in the release and launch of our brand new STUDIO X Powered by World Gym!  You'll spend two awesome days taking our brand new INCINER8 certification, getting some knowledge and tips to grow your PT business and hang out with other fit pros from around the globe. Perfect for:

  • Fitness Managers & Group Fitness Managers
  • Personal Trainers & WGA Coaches
  • Group Fitness Instructors

*Schedule is subject to change.

*Schedule is subject to change.


*Schedule shown is Owners and Managers. Fit Pros have similar timings.  See PDF schedule for exact agenda. All speakers, topics and timings are confirmed, but still subject to change.

Preshow Setup Registration / Office

11:00AM – 4:00PM Registration/ Storage/Office 
2:00PM – 4:00PM GS Rehearsals/Connections Vendor Show Setup 
5:00PM – 6:30PM Opening General Session (Speakers: WGI HQ STAFF) *DO NOT MISS THIS!
6:30PM – 7:30PM Cocktail Reception 

8:00AM – 12:00PM Registration 
7:15AM – 8:15AM Continental Breakfast 
8:15AM – 9:30AM General Session 2: The 15 Seconds That Can Change Your Business Forever – Dennis Yu
9:45AM – 10:50AM BREAKOUT 1

                Session A: You Can’t Run with a Refrigerator! Lewis Stanton/Jarrod Saracco
                Session B: Potential Franchisee Summit- Michelle Sudovich

10:50AM – 11:00AM BREAK

11:05AM – 12:00PM BREAKOUT 2 & CONNECTIONS VENDOR MEETINGS                

                 Session A: Connections Vendor Meetings 
                 Session B: Potential Franchisee Summit-  Michelle Sudovich

12:00PM – 12:50PM LUNCH

1:00PM – 3:30PM CONNECTIONS – Vendor Meetings

 3:30PM – 3:45PM BREAK

3:45PM – 5:45PM CONNECTIONS – Vendor Meetings 
6:00PM – 7:00PM Welcome Reception Lobby


7:15AM – 8:25AM Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30AM – 9:30AM BREAKOUT 3-Owners/Managers Introduction to STUDIO X & INCINER8 
9:45AM – 10:45AM General Session 3: Your Future Depends on It - Dr Paul Bedford The Retention Guru 

10:45AM – 11:00AM BREAK

11:05AM – 11:55AM BREAKOUT 4
                  Session A: You Gotta Know If You Want to Grow!-Blair McHaney  (Owner and Manager Roundtable)

12:00PM – 12:55PM LUNCH

1:00PM – 4:00PM CONNECTIONS – Vendor Meetings

4:00PM – 4:15PM BREAK

4:20PM – 5:30PM Closing General Session (WGI HQ Team) 
6:30PM – 7:30PM Cocktail Reception- Sponsored By Lobby
7:30PM – 10:00PM Awards Banquet & Dinner Diamond 4
10:30PM After Party- Sponsored By: TBD


9:00AM – 10:30AM Let’s Get Real: Q & A with the CEO Get to know our CEO, Lewis Stanton, ask the tough questions, learn about our future plans in more detail ,express your ideas, concerns or share your thoughts on the future of World Gym. 

10:30AM – 1:00PM Franchisee 1 on 1’s
Have questions? Ready for some assistance? Want to meet with your Franchise Business Coach, talk about marketing, expanding or something else? Schedule your meeting in advance!