Connected Health & Fitness Summit 2025

10-12 February, 2025

The number one B2B event for relationship building and gaining inside knowledge into the health and fitness industry

Register Your Interest for 2025

Setting the pace in fitness, health & wellness innovation

The Connected Health & Fitness Summit (CHFS) 2025 is your VIP pass to the future of fitness, packed with curated content, inspiring speakers, and plenty of opportunities to flex those networking muscles and get you ahead of the game.

CAPTIVATE GEN Z

Master the art of engaging the next generation with holistic, wellness-focused fitness solutions.

LEAD IN LONGEVITY

Stay at the forefront of longevity and preventative health with the latest research, innovations, and strategies.

OUTPACE THE COMPETITION

Harness the power of AI to elevate your brand and stay ahead of the curve.

 

FUEL YOUR NEXT BIG MOVE

Keep up with investor trends, uncovering prime opportunities to secure your future.

WHO'S THERE?

At the Connected Health & Fitness Summit, expect real airtime with some of the industry’s brightest minds and most experienced partners.

2024 ADVISORY BOARD

Author:

Sherrill Kaplan

Chief Digital Officer
Planet Fitness

Sherrill Kaplan joined Planet Fitness in June 2021 as Chief Digital Officer. In this role, she is responsible for driving our digital vision and strategy, including leading the continuous enhancement of our mobile app, with a focus on consumer engagement, loyalty and a differentiated omni-channel experience to accelerate Planet Fitness’ growth and success. Ms. Kaplan has over 20 years of experience, most recently serving as Global Marketing Operations Advisor for Advent International, a global private equity firm. Previously, she served as Head of Marketing and Sales for Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, where she was a key member of the executive leadership team responsible for demand and revenue generation and all marketing functions. Prior to that, she served as the Vice President of Digital Marketing & Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands where she was responsible for developing and marketing Dunkin’s digital platforms, including the DD Mobile app and the DD Perks loyalty program. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kaplan held several digital and marketing leadership roles at global brands including American Express and Citi, Inc. She serves as an independent member of the Fiesta Restaurant Group Board of Directors, as well as the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX). Ms. Kaplan holds a B.S. from Boston University and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business.

Sherrill Kaplan

Chief Digital Officer
Planet Fitness

Sherrill Kaplan joined Planet Fitness in June 2021 as Chief Digital Officer. In this role, she is responsible for driving our digital vision and strategy, including leading the continuous enhancement of our mobile app, with a focus on consumer engagement, loyalty and a differentiated omni-channel experience to accelerate Planet Fitness’ growth and success. Ms. Kaplan has over 20 years of experience, most recently serving as Global Marketing Operations Advisor for Advent International, a global private equity firm. Previously, she served as Head of Marketing and Sales for Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, where she was a key member of the executive leadership team responsible for demand and revenue generation and all marketing functions. Prior to that, she served as the Vice President of Digital Marketing & Innovation at Dunkin’ Brands where she was responsible for developing and marketing Dunkin’s digital platforms, including the DD Mobile app and the DD Perks loyalty program. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kaplan held several digital and marketing leadership roles at global brands including American Express and Citi, Inc. She serves as an independent member of the Fiesta Restaurant Group Board of Directors, as well as the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX). Ms. Kaplan holds a B.S. from Boston University and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business.

Author:

Bryan Myers

President & CEO
[solidcore]

Bryan Myers

President & CEO
[solidcore]

Author:

Mohammed Iqbal

Founder & CEO
SweatWorks

Mohammed Iqbal strives to enhance people’s lives. He believes the key to leading a healthier life is having access to fitness knowledge and acting on it. He founded SweatWorks, the leading digital agency in fitness design and technology to create meaningful wellness journeys for everyone.

As founder and CEO, Mohammed has established SweatWorks as a wellness technology brand unlike any other. The agency pursues innovation to make fitness engaging, beautiful and accessible to all.

Mohammed also contributes to the wellness industry via speaking engagements at leading events and fitness conferences around the world. His personal commitment to his fitness journey is an inspiration to all those he comes in contact with. Daily, he immerses himself in strategic and creative thinking, fitness, and innovation. For ten years Mohammed has worked at exploring the intersection of fitness and technology, paving the way towards a more tangible wellness and healthcare future

SweatWorks collaborates with top-tier fitness brands to provide design, technology and marketplace expertise to produce first-to-market fitness and wellness products. It has made the Inc 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies five years in a row.

Mohammed Iqbal

Founder & CEO
SweatWorks

Mohammed Iqbal strives to enhance people’s lives. He believes the key to leading a healthier life is having access to fitness knowledge and acting on it. He founded SweatWorks, the leading digital agency in fitness design and technology to create meaningful wellness journeys for everyone.

As founder and CEO, Mohammed has established SweatWorks as a wellness technology brand unlike any other. The agency pursues innovation to make fitness engaging, beautiful and accessible to all.

Mohammed also contributes to the wellness industry via speaking engagements at leading events and fitness conferences around the world. His personal commitment to his fitness journey is an inspiration to all those he comes in contact with. Daily, he immerses himself in strategic and creative thinking, fitness, and innovation. For ten years Mohammed has worked at exploring the intersection of fitness and technology, paving the way towards a more tangible wellness and healthcare future

SweatWorks collaborates with top-tier fitness brands to provide design, technology and marketplace expertise to produce first-to-market fitness and wellness products. It has made the Inc 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies five years in a row.

Author:

Emma Barry

Chief of Trouble
Trouble Global

Emma Barry

Chief of Trouble
Trouble Global

Author:

Amira Polark

Founder & CEO
Struct Club

Amira Polack is the Founder & CEO of Struct Club, a software and data platform elevating group fitness instructor performance in over 70 countries. Polack entered the fitness industry as an indoor cycling instructor and has served on the Board of the Women in Fitness Association, now part of the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Polack is an enterprise software (SaaS) careerist, from Fortune 500 companies like SAP to venture-backed startups such as Kespry (acquired by Firmatek). She earned her MBA at Harvard and BA at Princeton.

 

Find Struct Club on the App Store, on Instagram @structclub, and Facebook.com/structclub

Connect with Amira on Instagram @amirapolack or Linkedin /amirapolack

Amira Polark

Founder & CEO
Struct Club

Amira Polack is the Founder & CEO of Struct Club, a software and data platform elevating group fitness instructor performance in over 70 countries. Polack entered the fitness industry as an indoor cycling instructor and has served on the Board of the Women in Fitness Association, now part of the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Polack is an enterprise software (SaaS) careerist, from Fortune 500 companies like SAP to venture-backed startups such as Kespry (acquired by Firmatek). She earned her MBA at Harvard and BA at Princeton.

 

Find Struct Club on the App Store, on Instagram @structclub, and Facebook.com/structclub

Connect with Amira on Instagram @amirapolack or Linkedin /amirapolack

Author:

Jon Canarick

Managing Partner
North Castle Partners

Jonathan (“Jon”) Canarick is a Managing Partner with 19 years of consumer private equity investment experience. Since joining North Castle in 2001, Jon has actively managed North Castle’s investments across a variety of Healthy, Active, and Sustainable Living sectors and across all job functions at North Castle. Having started his career at NCP as an Associate out of investment banking, Jon has played a crucial role in the development of North Castle and many of its portfolio companies. Jon currently sits on the Board of Directors of Five Iron Golf, Echelon Fit, CR Fitness, Encore Vet Group, The Escape Game, Barry’s, Brooklyn Boulders, and SLT. Previously, Jon served on the Board of Directors of Kettlebell Kitchen, Curves, Jenny Craig, Palladio, Mineral Fusion, gloProfessional, Flatout, International Fitness, Enzymatic Therapy, Performance Bicycle, Avalon and DDF and was actively involved in the Firm’s investment in Grand Expeditions. Prior to joining North Castle, Jon worked in the Financial Sponsors Coverage and Leveraged Finance groups of Bear, Stearns & Co., where he executed leveraged buyout transactions and provided advisory services for financial sponsors. Jon earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Jon Canarick

Managing Partner
North Castle Partners

Jonathan (“Jon”) Canarick is a Managing Partner with 19 years of consumer private equity investment experience. Since joining North Castle in 2001, Jon has actively managed North Castle’s investments across a variety of Healthy, Active, and Sustainable Living sectors and across all job functions at North Castle. Having started his career at NCP as an Associate out of investment banking, Jon has played a crucial role in the development of North Castle and many of its portfolio companies. Jon currently sits on the Board of Directors of Five Iron Golf, Echelon Fit, CR Fitness, Encore Vet Group, The Escape Game, Barry’s, Brooklyn Boulders, and SLT. Previously, Jon served on the Board of Directors of Kettlebell Kitchen, Curves, Jenny Craig, Palladio, Mineral Fusion, gloProfessional, Flatout, International Fitness, Enzymatic Therapy, Performance Bicycle, Avalon and DDF and was actively involved in the Firm’s investment in Grand Expeditions. Prior to joining North Castle, Jon worked in the Financial Sponsors Coverage and Leveraged Finance groups of Bear, Stearns & Co., where he executed leveraged buyout transactions and provided advisory services for financial sponsors. Jon earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Author:

Debra Strougo

Founder, Row House
CEO, Fitizens Holdings

Debra Strougo

Founder, Row House
CEO, Fitizens Holdings

Author:

Adam Zeitsiff

Chief Information Officer
LA Fitness

Adam Zeitsiff

Chief Information Officer
LA Fitness

INNOVATION SHOWCASE

Apply to pitch your early-stage company on the main stage at CHFS! To highlight as many up-and-coming fitness, health and wellness brands as possible, we are bringing you not one, but TWO showcases. 

We’re highlighting some of the hottest up-and-coming talent making waves in the fitness and wellness sector. Eight applicants will be hand-picked by our Selection Committee of investors and be given the chance to present in front of our audience of industry leaders and investors. Get ready to witness unique talent disrupting the fitness space! 

Fitness & Fitness Tech 

  • Clubs and studios
  • Connected fitness
  • Digital platforms
  • Apparel

Wellness 

  • Digital platforms
  • Wellness studios
  • Wearables / Trackers
  • Mindfulness
  • Sleep
  • Nutrition
  • Recovery

Please note all finalists must be registered to attend the event.

2024 SELECTION COMMITTEE

 

Anthony Vennare

Co-Founder
Fitt Insider & Fitt Capital

Anthony Vennare is the co-founder of Fitt Insider and Fitt Capital. As a lifelong athlete, strength coach, and former United States Marine, Anthony now works at the intersection of technology, venture capital, and health/fitness. An experienced operator, founder, and advisor he leads the firm’s investment strategy, working closely with startups at the earliest stages.

Anthony Vennare

Co-Founder
Fitt Insider & Fitt Capital

Anthony Vennare

Co-Founder
Fitt Insider & Fitt Capital

Anthony Vennare is the co-founder of Fitt Insider and Fitt Capital. As a lifelong athlete, strength coach, and former United States Marine, Anthony now works at the intersection of technology, venture capital, and health/fitness. An experienced operator, founder, and advisor he leads the firm’s investment strategy, working closely with startups at the earliest stages.

 

Kimberley Nixon

Managing Partner
Open Venture Capital

Kimberley Nixon

Managing Partner
Open Venture Capital

Kimberley Nixon

Managing Partner
Open Venture Capital
 

Eloiza Tecson

Managing Partner
EY Ventures Group

Eloiza Tecson is the Managing Partner of EY Ventures Group, an investment, advisory, and impact vehicle operating in the health, sports, and technology sectors. As an innovative, driven, and visionary leader, Eloiza's experiences have resulted in a proven record of generating and building Fortune 500 relationships, managing multimillion-dollar projects from concept to completion, designing brand and educational strategies, developing new initiatives to promote positive ROI, and coaching senior leadership to success.

Eloiza Tecson

Managing Partner
EY Ventures Group

Eloiza Tecson

Managing Partner
EY Ventures Group

Eloiza Tecson is the Managing Partner of EY Ventures Group, an investment, advisory, and impact vehicle operating in the health, sports, and technology sectors. As an innovative, driven, and visionary leader, Eloiza's experiences have resulted in a proven record of generating and building Fortune 500 relationships, managing multimillion-dollar projects from concept to completion, designing brand and educational strategies, developing new initiatives to promote positive ROI, and coaching senior leadership to success. Passionate about the health, wellness, and sports industries, Eloiza focuses on working with brands whose vision lies in developing innovative offerings that enhance consumers' lifestyles through healthy behavior coaching. Leveraging her collective expertise in this space, Eloiza looks to find products, technologies and services that help both elite and every day athletes perform better and lead healthier lives.

 

Jim Crowell

Co-Founder & Managing Member
The SageHouse

Jim is a sought-after investor and advisor with more than 20 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. His impressive background includes six years as CEO at OPEX Fitness, 15 years of advising and educating fitness and technology companies, four years of owning multiple gyms, and five years as a successful energy hedge fund trader. Jim's expertise and guidance are highly sought-after by fitness and wellness companies worldwide, because of his quiet confidence and engaging personality.  

 

Jim Crowell

Co-Founder & Managing Member
The SageHouse

Jim Crowell

Co-Founder & Managing Member
The SageHouse

Jim is a sought-after investor and advisor with more than 20 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. His impressive background includes six years as CEO at OPEX Fitness, 15 years of advising and educating fitness and technology companies, four years of owning multiple gyms, and five years as a successful energy hedge fund trader. Jim's expertise and guidance are highly sought-after by fitness and wellness companies worldwide, because of his quiet confidence and engaging personality.  

 

Jim holds his MBA from the University of North Carolina and a double BS in Finance and Economics from Penn State University where he played for the Big Ten Men’s Tennis Team. In another life, he competed at The CrossFit Games in 2015.

 

Alex Alimanestianu

Founder
Snow Angel Capital

Alex Alimanestianu

Founder
Snow Angel Capital

Alex Alimanestianu

Founder
Snow Angel Capital
 

Lance Dietz

Partner
KB Partners

Lance Dietz

Partner
KB Partners

Lance Dietz

Partner
KB Partners
 

Madeline Darcy

Founder & Managing Partner
Kaya VC

Madeline Darcy is the Managing Partner of Kaya Ventures, an investment and advisory firm focused on companies in health and wellness. Prior to founding Kaya Ventures, Madeline held investment roles as a Managing Director at CircleUp Growth Partners and as a VP at Visible Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Madeline worked in management consulting at Oliver Wyman, where she advised Fortune 500s on growth, M&A, and post-merger integration.

Madeline Darcy

Founder & Managing Partner
Kaya VC

Madeline Darcy

Founder & Managing Partner
Kaya VC

Madeline Darcy is the Managing Partner of Kaya Ventures, an investment and advisory firm focused on companies in health and wellness. Prior to founding Kaya Ventures, Madeline held investment roles as a Managing Director at CircleUp Growth Partners and as a VP at Visible Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Madeline worked in management consulting at Oliver Wyman, where she advised Fortune 500s on growth, M&A, and post-merger integration. Madeline began her career in operating roles at Apple and The Walt Disney Company. Madeline is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and earned her MBA from the Harvard Business School. 

 

2024 PARTNERS

Platinum Partners

Gold Partners

Networking Partner

Event Partners

Media Partners

PARTNER WITH US

Based on your objectives, we can create bespoke packages designed specifically for you. Opportunities predominantly lie in 3 main categories: Thought Leadership, Branding, and Networking.

CONTACT US TO FIND OUT MORE

Interested in a media partnership?
We'd love to hear from you and how we can support one another to connect with the industry. Contact [email protected]

YOUR 2024 KNOCK-OUT SPEAKERS

 

Evelyn Webster

Chief Executive Officer
SoulCycle

Evelyn Webster is the Chief Executive Officer at SoulCycle. She joined the cycling brand in mid-December of 2020, with the initial challenge of successfully guiding the business and thriving during the pandemic period.

From January 2017 to November 2020, Evelyn was the CEO of Guardian News and Media’s international operations. Since Jan. 2017, she was responsible for directing the brand’s international strategy across the U.S. and Australia.

Evelyn Webster

Chief Executive Officer
SoulCycle

Evelyn Webster

Chief Executive Officer
SoulCycle

Evelyn Webster is the Chief Executive Officer at SoulCycle. She joined the cycling brand in mid-December of 2020, with the initial challenge of successfully guiding the business and thriving during the pandemic period.

From January 2017 to November 2020, Evelyn was the CEO of Guardian News and Media’s international operations. Since Jan. 2017, she was responsible for directing the brand’s international strategy across the U.S. and Australia.

Before Guardian News and Media, Webster was the executive vice president and group president of the media corporation Time Inc, where she led business operations for 20 U.S. brands, including Essence, InStyle, Real Simple and Travel and Leisure. Prior to that, she was the CEO of British publisher IPC Media.

Webster is native of Yorkshire, England, and graduated with a B.A. in business with marketing honors from the University of Greenwich.

 

Kate Veronneau

Director Women’s Strategy
Zwift

Kate Veronneau

Director Women’s Strategy
Zwift

Kate Veronneau

Director Women’s Strategy
Zwift
 

Greg Hybl

SVP Peloton for Business
Peloton

Greg Hybl

SVP Peloton for Business
Peloton

Greg Hybl

SVP Peloton for Business
Peloton
 

Krystal Zell

Chief Executive Officer
Tonal

Krystal Zell is the Chief Executive Officer of Tonal. Zell joined the company in July 2022 as President with responsibility for revenue, sales and marketing, product, and content. In this role, she was a key member of the executive team that focused on transforming the business for its long-term, sustainable future—overhauling the company’s structure and operations.

Krystal Zell

Chief Executive Officer
Tonal

Krystal Zell

Chief Executive Officer
Tonal

Krystal Zell is the Chief Executive Officer of Tonal. Zell joined the company in July 2022 as President with responsibility for revenue, sales and marketing, product, and content. In this role, she was a key member of the executive team that focused on transforming the business for its long-term, sustainable future—overhauling the company’s structure and operations.

Zell brings to Tonal more than 20 years of professional experience across consulting and Fortune 500 companies including Bain & Company, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Simon Property Group, and most recently The Home Depot where she served as the Chief Customer Officer. She has driven significant consumer and commercial innovation in several roles while delivering substantial revenue and growth and managing large organizations. She brings a depth of experience across digital, technology, customer experience, profit and loss management, and operations.

She holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and received her undergraduate from Rice University. She is married with two children and loves how training with Tonal fits perfectly into her everyday life as a working mom.

 

Aaron Dembroski

Global Wellness Director
Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Aaron Dembroski

Global Wellness Director
Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Aaron Dembroski

Global Wellness Director
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
 

Bryan Myers

President & CEO
[solidcore]

Bryan Myers

President & CEO
[solidcore]

Bryan Myers

President & CEO
[solidcore]
 

Tal Ziv

VP, Strategic Business Ventures / GM Nike Studios
Nike

Tal Ziv

VP, Strategic Business Ventures / GM Nike Studios
Nike

Tal Ziv

VP, Strategic Business Ventures / GM Nike Studios
Nike
 

Kathryn Fantuazzi

CEO
Apollo Neuro

Kathryn Fantauzzi is on a mission to change lives. She is a CEO, speaker, and a thought leader at the convergence of health, tech, and data.

Kathryn Fantuazzi

CEO
Apollo Neuro

Kathryn Fantuazzi

CEO
Apollo Neuro

Kathryn Fantauzzi is on a mission to change lives. She is a CEO, speaker, and a thought leader at the convergence of health, tech, and data.

Kathryn has led world-class teams and multimillion-dollar projects to deliver breakthrough tech commercialization for the Energy Research and Development Authority in New York She is now CEO and Co-Founder of Apollo Neuroscience, a new technology that improves sleep, focus, and mood through your body’s natural response to soothing touch. In just a few years, Kathryn transformed Apollo Neuro from an idea in a university lab into a powerful tool that has already helped tens of thousands of people.

Kathryn was born and raised in New York, holds a B.A. from Smith College and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) in behavioral economics and finance from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Kathryn has lectured on innovation, the intersection of research and business, and entrepreneurship at leading conferences like CES and universities including Brown University, and the University of Pittsburgh. Her most recent awards include the 2021 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, the 2020 SXSW Innovation Award, and the Paley Center’s 2020 Best of CES.


When not solving for some of the world’s toughest problems, you can find Kathryn whipping up dinner for family and friends, hiking up a trail, cycling down a mountain, swimming, sailing, or skiing.

 

Tatiana Kuzmowycz

Vice President, Brand
WHOOP

Tatiana Kuzmowycz

Vice President, Brand
WHOOP

Tatiana Kuzmowycz

Vice President, Brand
WHOOP
 

Anthony Vennare

Co-Founder
Fitt Insider & Fitt Capital

Anthony Vennare is the co-founder of Fitt Insider and Fitt Capital. As a lifelong athlete, strength coach, and former United States Marine, Anthony now works at the intersection of technology, venture capital, and health/fitness. An experienced operator, founder, and advisor he leads the firm’s investment strategy, working closely with startups at the earliest stages.

Anthony Vennare

Co-Founder
Fitt Insider & Fitt Capital

Anthony Vennare

Co-Founder
Fitt Insider & Fitt Capital

Anthony Vennare is the co-founder of Fitt Insider and Fitt Capital. As a lifelong athlete, strength coach, and former United States Marine, Anthony now works at the intersection of technology, venture capital, and health/fitness. An experienced operator, founder, and advisor he leads the firm’s investment strategy, working closely with startups at the earliest stages.

 

Sherrill Kaplan

Chief Digital Officer
Planet Fitness

Sherrill Kaplan

Chief Digital Officer
Planet Fitness

Sherrill Kaplan

Chief Digital Officer
Planet Fitness
 

Lindsay Cook

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
FitOn

Lindsay Cook

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
FitOn

Lindsay Cook

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
FitOn
 

Dr. Jonathan Leary

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Remedy Place

Dr. Jonathan Leary

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Remedy Place

Dr. Jonathan Leary

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Remedy Place
 

Raed Khawaja

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Open

Raed Khawaja

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Open

Raed Khawaja

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Open
 

Beth Smits

SVP Operations & Services
24 Hour Fitness

Beth Smits

SVP Operations & Services
24 Hour Fitness

Beth Smits

SVP Operations & Services
24 Hour Fitness
 

Saeju Jeong

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
Noom

Saeju Jeong

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
Noom

Saeju Jeong

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder
Noom
 

Mateo Ortega

Vice President of Connected Partnerships
Strava

Mateo A. Ortega (he/him) is the Vice President of Connected Partnerships at Strava. He has a long-time love for software programming and, during his 10-year tenure at Strava, worked closely with the engineering team to help bolster the company’s GPS services, including mapping, routing and more. In his current role, he is focused on creating new ways to empower a global community of active people by placing Strava at the center of the connected fitness ecosystem - devices, digital fitness apps, content, connected equipment, gyms, content, events, nutrition, training and more.

Mateo Ortega

Vice President of Connected Partnerships
Strava

Mateo Ortega

Vice President of Connected Partnerships
Strava

Mateo A. Ortega (he/him) is the Vice President of Connected Partnerships at Strava. He has a long-time love for software programming and, during his 10-year tenure at Strava, worked closely with the engineering team to help bolster the company’s GPS services, including mapping, routing and more. In his current role, he is focused on creating new ways to empower a global community of active people by placing Strava at the center of the connected fitness ecosystem - devices, digital fitness apps, content, connected equipment, gyms, content, events, nutrition, training and more. He is passionate about bringing new and meaningful experiences to athletes doing what they love. Mateo is a San Francisco native and now resides in Palm Springs, California. He received a BS in Computer Science from San Francisco State University. 

 

JJ Gantt

President
Barry's

Jonathan J.J.

JJ Gantt

President
Barry's

JJ Gantt

President
Barry's

Jonathan J.J. Gantt serves as the President of Barry’s, the original global high-intensity interval training boutique fitness concept.  Prior to joining Barry’s in 2018, Jonathan was a die-hard Barry’s client in New York City while serving as the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly-traded hotel real estate investment trust.  Prior to this role, Jonathan was a member of the M&A and Treasury team at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.  He also has experience with two private equity funds.  Jonathan resides in Miami, Florida.  He holds a BS degree from Cornell University and an MBA degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

 

Ariel Belgrave Harris

Founder & CEO
Gym Hooky

Ariel Belgrave Harris

Founder & CEO
Gym Hooky

Ariel Belgrave Harris

Founder & CEO
Gym Hooky
 

Dara Cook

Founder
Expect Fitness

Dara Cook is the founder and CEO of Expect, the only OB-GYN-approved maternal fitness platform, empowering expectant and new moms to exercise in their own homes, on their own time, for healthier pregnancies, deliveries, and babies.

Dara Cook

Founder
Expect Fitness

Dara Cook

Founder
Expect Fitness

Dara Cook is the founder and CEO of Expect, the only OB-GYN-approved maternal fitness platform, empowering expectant and new moms to exercise in their own homes, on their own time, for healthier pregnancies, deliveries, and babies. Expect has a clinical trial with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is a New York University Catalyst firm, and Techstars Healthcare company. Cook was formerly a Senior Vice President at MTV, Head Creative of the “MTV Video Music Awards,” producer on TRL with Carson Daly, and named one of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable. Cook is an alum of the Wharton School of Business and Harvard Business School.

 

Brookelyn Suddel

Director of GF Strategy & Development
Crunch

Brookelyn Suddel

Director of GF Strategy & Development
Crunch

Brookelyn Suddel

Director of GF Strategy & Development
Crunch
 

Alonzo Wilson

Co-Founder & Director of Training
Tone House

Tone House was founded by Alonzo Wilson. His decision to open this boutique fitness concept stemmed from a desire to fill a void in the industry – allowing the mainstream to experience the extreme in athletic-based training. He felt the public was ready and yearning to take their fitness journey to the next level.

Alonzo Wilson

Co-Founder & Director of Training
Tone House

Alonzo Wilson

Co-Founder & Director of Training
Tone House

Tone House was founded by Alonzo Wilson. His decision to open this boutique fitness concept stemmed from a desire to fill a void in the industry – allowing the mainstream to experience the extreme in athletic-based training. He felt the public was ready and yearning to take their fitness journey to the next level.

Alonzo has developed Tone House to promote health and wellbeing through its class experience, team of coaches, products & services and brand story. He has been instrumental in extending the Tone House mission to transform people’s bodies as well as their lives to nonprofits in its communities.

In high school, Alonzo was introduced to athletic-based extracurricular activities in football, basketball, and track, which ignited his passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle. He attended Grand Valley State University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Movement Science Education & Professional Instruction and played football. The high level of physical and mental training he achieved during these formative years shaped his vision that fitness and exercise should be integrated into everyone’s life.

In the midst of his blossoming pro football career, Alonzo’s mother sadly lost her battle against cancer. Her passing had a profound and lasting impact on him, ultimately changing his career path and leading him to create Tone House. Obesity was a contributing factor to her situation, and he began to think of ways he could have helped change the outcome, all of which kept coming back to fitness.

Before Tone House, Alonzo was a trainer for the professional entertainment basketball team the Harlem MagicMasters, was with the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency and developed a private training clientele.

 

Amira Polack

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Struct Club

Amira Polack is the CEO & Founder at Struct Club, software that enables fitness businesses to structure and scale music-inspired class concepts. She serves as a Board Director for the Women in Fitness Association, which accelerates the careers of professional women in the fitness industry. Amira's career has revolved around enabling organizations to achieve growth through innovation as an enterprise technologist at Fortune 500 and venture-backed startups alike.

Amira Polack

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Struct Club

Amira Polack

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Struct Club

Amira Polack is the CEO & Founder at Struct Club, software that enables fitness businesses to structure and scale music-inspired class concepts. She serves as a Board Director for the Women in Fitness Association, which accelerates the careers of professional women in the fitness industry. Amira's career has revolved around enabling organizations to achieve growth through innovation as an enterprise technologist at Fortune 500 and venture-backed startups alike. Forbes has featured Amira on their Self-Made Women list, and her opinion has been featured in TIME, CNBC, and the World Economic Forum Agenda. Amira earned her MBA at Harvard and BA at Princeton. 

 

Find Struct Club on the App Store, on IG @structclub, and Facebook.com/structclub

Connect with Amira on IG @amirapolack or Linkedin /amirapolack

 

Eloiza Tecson

Managing Partner
EY Ventures Group

Eloiza Tecson is the Managing Partner of EY Ventures Group, an investment, advisory, and impact vehicle operating in the health, sports, and technology sectors. As an innovative, driven, and visionary leader, Eloiza's experiences have resulted in a proven record of generating and building Fortune 500 relationships, managing multimillion-dollar projects from concept to completion, designing brand and educational strategies, developing new initiatives to promote positive ROI, and coaching senior leadership to success.

Eloiza Tecson

Managing Partner
EY Ventures Group

Eloiza Tecson

Managing Partner
EY Ventures Group

Eloiza Tecson is the Managing Partner of EY Ventures Group, an investment, advisory, and impact vehicle operating in the health, sports, and technology sectors. As an innovative, driven, and visionary leader, Eloiza's experiences have resulted in a proven record of generating and building Fortune 500 relationships, managing multimillion-dollar projects from concept to completion, designing brand and educational strategies, developing new initiatives to promote positive ROI, and coaching senior leadership to success. Passionate about the health, wellness, and sports industries, Eloiza focuses on working with brands whose vision lies in developing innovative offerings that enhance consumers' lifestyles through healthy behavior coaching. Leveraging her collective expertise in this space, Eloiza looks to find products, technologies and services that help both elite and every day athletes perform better and lead healthier lives.

 

Sean Turner

CEO
Les Mills US

Sean Turner

CEO
Les Mills US

Sean Turner

CEO
Les Mills US
 

Julie Cartwright

President
P.volve

Julie Cartwright is the President of Pvolve, a science-led fitness method that pairs low-impact, functional movement and patented resistance equipment to sculpt the body without the wear and tear of high-impact exercise. Through its hybrid fitness model, Pvolve can be experienced globally on-demand through live and virtual classes, and in both brand-owned and growing franchise studio locations. 

  

Julie Cartwright

President
P.volve

Julie Cartwright

President
P.volve

Julie Cartwright is the President of Pvolve, a science-led fitness method that pairs low-impact, functional movement and patented resistance equipment to sculpt the body without the wear and tear of high-impact exercise. Through its hybrid fitness model, Pvolve can be experienced globally on-demand through live and virtual classes, and in both brand-owned and growing franchise studio locations. 

  

Julie joined as President at Pvolve’s founding and has led the brand’s expanding footprint within the fitness space, growing the business from a small startup to a global female-led fitness authority, complete with live virtual classes, expansive on-demand programming, patented equipment, and a growing number of studio locations. 

 

As President, Julie is responsible for spearheading Pvolve’s overall vision and growth strategy while achieving financial objectives and setting investment priorities for the business.   

 

An avid Pvolve user herself, Cartwright can often be found at the Chicago studio location or taking classes online through the Live Virtual Studio. 

 

Becca McCarthy

Founding Partner & Chief Operating Officer
RE/GEN

Becca has spent 20 years building, scaling and advising businesses in sport, fitness and wellness. Most recently, Becca was Chief Operating Officer at House of Athlete, the fast-growing wellness brand, where she led rapid expansion across membership, partnership, digital and media. Previously, she led go-to-market and commercialization at Forme, a connected fitness brand named Best Home Studio in 2021. Prior to Forme, Becca was Chief Operating Officer at SLT, where she led operations, marketing, product and expansion from 12 to 26 locations in two years.

Becca McCarthy

Founding Partner & Chief Operating Officer
RE/GEN

Becca McCarthy

Founding Partner & Chief Operating Officer
RE/GEN

Becca has spent 20 years building, scaling and advising businesses in sport, fitness and wellness. Most recently, Becca was Chief Operating Officer at House of Athlete, the fast-growing wellness brand, where she led rapid expansion across membership, partnership, digital and media. Previously, she led go-to-market and commercialization at Forme, a connected fitness brand named Best Home Studio in 2021. Prior to Forme, Becca was Chief Operating Officer at SLT, where she led operations, marketing, product and expansion from 12 to 26 locations in two years. She also owned, operated and sold a multi-unit boutique fitness business and co-founded a startup accelerator. From 2008-2011 Becca was part of the business development and marketing consulting teams at Octagon, a global sports agency, where she acquired and managed sponsorship assets for clients, which included Puma, Proctor & Gamble and Anheuser-Busch. An avid rower and coach, she has worked with the U.S. Junior Women’s National Team and numerous collegiate and masters rowing programs, and co-founded Colorado Junior Crew, the first youth rowing organization in Colorado. Becca has appeared in Crain’s New York, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Nasdaq Opening Bell, Health, and more. She received an M.B.A. and M.S. in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts and BA from Connecticut College. Becca lives in Westfield, NJ with her husband and three daughters.

 

Amy Lee, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Lindora Wellness

Dr. Amy Lee is the chief medical officer of Lindora Clinic, southern California’s leading weight management and metabolic health company with 30 clinics throughout Southern California. Leading Lindora's medical practice since 2016, Dr. Lee is triple board-certified in internal medicine, medical nutrition and obesity medicine and has treated more than 15,000 patients throughout her career. Passionate about making an impact in creating solutions to today's obesity epidemic, Dr.

Amy Lee, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Lindora Wellness

Amy Lee, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Lindora Wellness

Dr. Amy Lee is the chief medical officer of Lindora Clinic, southern California’s leading weight management and metabolic health company with 30 clinics throughout Southern California. Leading Lindora's medical practice since 2016, Dr. Lee is triple board-certified in internal medicine, medical nutrition and obesity medicine and has treated more than 15,000 patients throughout her career. Passionate about making an impact in creating solutions to today's obesity epidemic, Dr. Lee and the Lindora medical team help clients eat better, move more and stress less to improve their overall quality of life. Beginning her studies at the University of Washington, Dr. Lee completed her undergraduate studies before moving on to the University of Illinois, where she obtained her medical degree. Dr. Lee later completed her residency in internal medicine at USC. Dr. Lee’s clinical research training and 15 years of extensive experience utilizing innovative technology, medication and approaches to weight management have made her a leading expert in health and wellness.

 

Jackie Fast

Founding Partner
Sandbox Studios VC

Jackie Fast is the Managing Partner of Sandbox Studios – a venture fund based in Los Angeles that exclusively invests into celebrity brands. She forged a career creating collaborations from the ground up with her agency Slingshot Sponsorship and has worked with every major brand and artist including Red Bull, Hyundai, Sir Richard Branson, Elton John, Prince, HSBC, Shell, The Rolling Stones, Coors Light, Toshiba, Allianz, and many more.

As an entrepreneur herself she provided a 1000x return after exiting her first business after just 6 years.

Jackie Fast

Founding Partner
Sandbox Studios VC

Jackie Fast

Founding Partner
Sandbox Studios VC

Jackie Fast is the Managing Partner of Sandbox Studios – a venture fund based in Los Angeles that exclusively invests into celebrity brands. She forged a career creating collaborations from the ground up with her agency Slingshot Sponsorship and has worked with every major brand and artist including Red Bull, Hyundai, Sir Richard Branson, Elton John, Prince, HSBC, Shell, The Rolling Stones, Coors Light, Toshiba, Allianz, and many more.

As an entrepreneur herself she provided a 1000x return after exiting her first business after just 6 years.

She currently acts as an executive consultant to the industry and is an active thought leader, specializing in monetizing rights and brand collaborations. She can regularly be seen leading the space through content including keynotes, television, radio, podcasts, and has written two bestselling books on the subject of commercializing collaborations and leadership

 

Jon Canarick

Managing Partner
North Castle Partners

Jonathan (“Jon”) Canarick is a Managing Partner with 19 years of consumer private equity investment experience. Since joining North Castle in 2001, Jon has actively managed North Castle’s investments across a variety of Healthy, Active, and Sustainable Living sectors and across all job functions at North Castle. Having started his career at NCP as an Associate out of investment banking, Jon has played a crucial role in the development of North Castle and many of its portfolio companies.

Jon Canarick

Managing Partner
North Castle Partners

Jon Canarick

Managing Partner
North Castle Partners

Jonathan (“Jon”) Canarick is a Managing Partner with 19 years of consumer private equity investment experience. Since joining North Castle in 2001, Jon has actively managed North Castle’s investments across a variety of Healthy, Active, and Sustainable Living sectors and across all job functions at North Castle. Having started his career at NCP as an Associate out of investment banking, Jon has played a crucial role in the development of North Castle and many of its portfolio companies. Jon currently sits on the Board of Directors of Five Iron Golf, Echelon Fit, CR Fitness, Encore Vet Group, The Escape Game, Barry’s, Brooklyn Boulders, and SLT. Previously, Jon served on the Board of Directors of Kettlebell Kitchen, Curves, Jenny Craig, Palladio, Mineral Fusion, gloProfessional, Flatout, International Fitness, Enzymatic Therapy, Performance Bicycle, Avalon and DDF and was actively involved in the Firm’s investment in Grand Expeditions. Prior to joining North Castle, Jon worked in the Financial Sponsors Coverage and Leveraged Finance groups of Bear, Stearns & Co., where he executed leveraged buyout transactions and provided advisory services for financial sponsors. Jon earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

 

Emma Barry

Chief of Trouble
Trouble Global

Emma Barry

Chief of Trouble
Trouble Global

Emma Barry

Chief of Trouble
Trouble Global
 

Dorothy Kilroy

Chief Commerical Officer
Oura

Dorothy Kilroy

Chief Commerical Officer
Oura

Dorothy Kilroy

Chief Commerical Officer
Oura
 

Steven Webster

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
ASENSEI

A lifelong entrepreneur, technologist, martial artist and coach, Steven Webster is the CEO & Founder of ASENSEI, the leading technology that uses motion capture and human movement recognition to power personalized Connected Health and Fitness experiences.

Steven Webster

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
ASENSEI

Steven Webster

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
ASENSEI

A lifelong entrepreneur, technologist, martial artist and coach, Steven Webster is the CEO & Founder of ASENSEI, the leading technology that uses motion capture and human movement recognition to power personalized Connected Health and Fitness experiences.

Holding a 4th degree black belt and two 2nd degree black belts in Ju Jitsu and Karate, Steven is also one of the most successful sports coaches in British University Sport. He captained and then coached Edinburgh University Karate Club to 10 consecutive national championships. After moving to California in 2009 with the sale of his first company to Adobe, the club won 8 more titles, under a coaching staff he taught as students.

For Adobe, Steven played a leadership role in the creation of a worldwide design-led consulting organization. Steven was trusted advisor to Adobe's most strategic clients, from NATO and NASA to Nike and the NFL.

Prior to ASENSEI, Steven opened Studio 415 for Microsoft, leading a team of Bay Area designers, engineers and data scientists in an innovation lab built to ideate and co-create new experiences with strategic customers including Gatorade and Sony. Working alongside colleagues from Microsoft Kinect, XBox Fitness, Cortana and Health Vault, Steven and team pioneered the idea of natural user interfaces - voice and gesture understanding – to  interact with intelligent digital assistants.

In 2014, Steven left Microsoft to start ASENSEI and lead the creation of the “Connected Coaching” category of intelligent sports and fitness technology powered by human movement recognition, that would one day democratize and scale access to world-class personal coaching.

 

Sam Cole

CEO & Co-Founder
FitXR

Sam is the CEO and a co-founder of FitXR. Sam began his career as a management consultant at PwC in Auckland, New Zealand and then worked in private equity after moving to London in 2014. As a firm believer of the benefits of regular exercise for physical and mental health, Sam has always kept fit. Since the conception of VR, he has had a vision of delivering immersive fitness through VR to motivate people to keep fit, by providing access to guided workouts and programs in a highly personalized environment.

Sam Cole

CEO & Co-Founder
FitXR

Sam Cole

CEO & Co-Founder
FitXR

Sam is the CEO and a co-founder of FitXR. Sam began his career as a management consultant at PwC in Auckland, New Zealand and then worked in private equity after moving to London in 2014. As a firm believer of the benefits of regular exercise for physical and mental health, Sam has always kept fit. Since the conception of VR, he has had a vision of delivering immersive fitness through VR to motivate people to keep fit, by providing access to guided workouts and programs in a highly personalized environment. After meeting his co-founder Sameer Baroova at business school, they decided to launch FitXR to deliver this vision together. Sam holds a bachelor's degree in law and finance from Otago University. He earned his MBA from Cambridge University.

 

Madeline Darcy

Founder & Managing Partner
Kaya VC

Madeline Darcy is the Managing Partner of Kaya Ventures, an investment and advisory firm focused on companies in health and wellness. Prior to founding Kaya Ventures, Madeline held investment roles as a Managing Director at CircleUp Growth Partners and as a VP at Visible Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Madeline worked in management consulting at Oliver Wyman, where she advised Fortune 500s on growth, M&A, and post-merger integration.

Madeline Darcy

Founder & Managing Partner
Kaya VC

Madeline Darcy

Founder & Managing Partner
Kaya VC

Madeline Darcy is the Managing Partner of Kaya Ventures, an investment and advisory firm focused on companies in health and wellness. Prior to founding Kaya Ventures, Madeline held investment roles as a Managing Director at CircleUp Growth Partners and as a VP at Visible Ventures. Prior to venture capital, Madeline worked in management consulting at Oliver Wyman, where she advised Fortune 500s on growth, M&A, and post-merger integration. Madeline began her career in operating roles at Apple and The Walt Disney Company. Madeline is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and earned her MBA from the Harvard Business School. 

 

 

Jenna Randolph

Advisor & Fractional Chief Marketing Officer
PushPress, Volt Athletics

Jenna is a data-savvy marketing leader and hands-on brand builder with roots in boutique fitness, healthcare, and corporate wellness.

 

She’s led marketing for several notable B2B fitness companies, including Xplor’s entire Fitness and Wellbeing vertical–TrueCoach, Mariana Tek, zingfit, BrandBot, PTminder, and TRIIB. She Co-founded The SageHouse, where she worked on brands such as Verb, SHREDmill, FBB, PowerMonkey, and ROOK.

 

Jenna Randolph

Advisor & Fractional Chief Marketing Officer
PushPress, Volt Athletics

Jenna Randolph

Advisor & Fractional Chief Marketing Officer
PushPress, Volt Athletics

Jenna is a data-savvy marketing leader and hands-on brand builder with roots in boutique fitness, healthcare, and corporate wellness.

 

She’s led marketing for several notable B2B fitness companies, including Xplor’s entire Fitness and Wellbeing vertical–TrueCoach, Mariana Tek, zingfit, BrandBot, PTminder, and TRIIB. She Co-founded The SageHouse, where she worked on brands such as Verb, SHREDmill, FBB, PowerMonkey, and ROOK.

 

She supports PushPress and Volt Athletics as an Advisor and Fractional CMO and moderates the Boutique Fitness Solutions Mastermind for Marketers, supporting some of the top global enterprise fitness brands.

 

Jenna spent six years working on the agency side for several of the Publicis Groupe companies, working closely in client and project management, agency operations, and for global clients such as Samsung and BlackBerry.

 

Jenna is a mentor to many and a champion of women in the workplace. She lives in San Luis Obispo with her husband, two kids, two dogs, a horse, and a cat.

 

Robert Louw

Chief Growth Officer
Wexer

As Chief Growth Officer (CGO) for Wexer, Robert Louw is responsible for the full breadth of the customer acquisition journey, spearheading sales and marketing and with it the global growth of the Wexer business.

A passionate advocate of Wexer’s mission – to make world-class wellness accessible to communities across the globe – Robert harnesses his 25 years’ experience and partner-centric mindset to help organisations across multiple verticals to embrace digital and futureproof their businesses.

Robert Louw

Chief Growth Officer
Wexer

Robert Louw

Chief Growth Officer
Wexer

As Chief Growth Officer (CGO) for Wexer, Robert Louw is responsible for the full breadth of the customer acquisition journey, spearheading sales and marketing and with it the global growth of the Wexer business.

A passionate advocate of Wexer’s mission – to make world-class wellness accessible to communities across the globe – Robert harnesses his 25 years’ experience and partner-centric mindset to help organisations across multiple verticals to embrace digital and futureproof their businesses.

Robert joined Wexer seven years ago, growing through roles including Global Head of Business Development to join Wexer’s senior management team as CGO in 2021.

 

Amanda Rees

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Bold

Amanda Rees is co-founder and CEO of Bold, the leading healthy aging platform. Bold partners with Medicare plans and provider groups to offer older adults personalized and science-based exercise programs to prevent falls, reduce musculoskeletal pain and disability, and increase physical activity levels. Before Bold, Amanda worked in energy and environmental justice, managing the renewable energy portfolio at The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation. Prior to that, she was a Dalai Lama Fellow, and she has conducted research at Stanford, Princeton and UCLA.

Amanda Rees

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Bold

Amanda Rees

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Bold

Amanda Rees is co-founder and CEO of Bold, the leading healthy aging platform. Bold partners with Medicare plans and provider groups to offer older adults personalized and science-based exercise programs to prevent falls, reduce musculoskeletal pain and disability, and increase physical activity levels. Before Bold, Amanda worked in energy and environmental justice, managing the renewable energy portfolio at The 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation. Prior to that, she was a Dalai Lama Fellow, and she has conducted research at Stanford, Princeton and UCLA. Amanda has a BSE in Chemical & Biological Engineering from Princeton University. She has been a fitness instructor for over a decade, teaching dance, yoga, indoor cycling, and community tai chi for fall prevention.

 

 

Jim Crowell

Co-Founder & Managing Member
The SageHouse

Jim is a sought-after investor and advisor with more than 20 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. His impressive background includes six years as CEO at OPEX Fitness, 15 years of advising and educating fitness and technology companies, four years of owning multiple gyms, and five years as a successful energy hedge fund trader. Jim's expertise and guidance are highly sought-after by fitness and wellness companies worldwide, because of his quiet confidence and engaging personality.  

 

Jim Crowell

Co-Founder & Managing Member
The SageHouse

Jim Crowell

Co-Founder & Managing Member
The SageHouse

Jim is a sought-after investor and advisor with more than 20 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. His impressive background includes six years as CEO at OPEX Fitness, 15 years of advising and educating fitness and technology companies, four years of owning multiple gyms, and five years as a successful energy hedge fund trader. Jim's expertise and guidance are highly sought-after by fitness and wellness companies worldwide, because of his quiet confidence and engaging personality.  

 

Jim holds his MBA from the University of North Carolina and a double BS in Finance and Economics from Penn State University where he played for the Big Ten Men’s Tennis Team. In another life, he competed at The CrossFit Games in 2015.

 

Bari Goldberg

Fitness Editorial Consultant

Bari Goldberg

Fitness Editorial Consultant

Bari Goldberg

Fitness Editorial Consultant
 

Jeff Yasuda

Founder & CEO
Feed Media Group

Jeff is a long-time entrepreneur that continues to find new ways to combine his passion for building businesses with his love of music.

Jeff Yasuda

Founder & CEO
Feed Media Group

Jeff Yasuda

Founder & CEO
Feed Media Group

Jeff is a long-time entrepreneur that continues to find new ways to combine his passion for building businesses with his love of music.


Prior to Feed.fm, Yasuda launched Blip.fm, which grew to over 1 million registered DJs who reached over 30 million people on Twitter.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Jeff was the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Valley VC firm Redwood Ventures, where he held board directorships and managed investments in their technology portfolio. Prior to joining Redwood, he worked in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers, concentrating on technology financings within Equity Capital Markets.

 

John Klein

Co-Founder & CEO
Pause Studio

As the SVP of Real Estate for Equinox, from 2002 to 2018, John led the expansion for both Equinox and Soulcycle.

As Co-founder of Pause, John is focused on business vision and strategy, growth, real estate development, and financing for the company. 

John Klein

Co-Founder & CEO
Pause Studio

John Klein

Co-Founder & CEO
Pause Studio

As the SVP of Real Estate for Equinox, from 2002 to 2018, John led the expansion for both Equinox and Soulcycle.

As Co-founder of Pause, John is focused on business vision and strategy, growth, real estate development, and financing for the company. 

 

Mark Mullett

Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Obé

Mark Mullett

Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Obé

Mark Mullett

Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Obé
 

Jarron Aizen

Founder and CEO
Hapana

As Founder and CEO, Jarron spearheads Hapana, the leading full-stack fitness software solution designed exclusively for boutique fitness businesses with multi site expansion plans. With a combined technical and commercial background, Jarron is an OnDeck Fellow and fitness industry veteran, leading all aspects of the Hapana vision, product suite, team culture and global expansion.

Jarron Aizen

Founder and CEO
Hapana

Jarron Aizen

Founder and CEO
Hapana

As Founder and CEO, Jarron spearheads Hapana, the leading full-stack fitness software solution designed exclusively for boutique fitness businesses with multi site expansion plans. With a combined technical and commercial background, Jarron is an OnDeck Fellow and fitness industry veteran, leading all aspects of the Hapana vision, product suite, team culture and global expansion.

 

Debra Strougo

Founder, Row House
CEO, Fitizens Holdings

Debra Strougo

Founder, Row House
CEO, Fitizens Holdings

Debra Strougo

Founder, Row House
CEO, Fitizens Holdings
 

Joe Cannon

Senior Vice President Business Development
Hyperice

Joe Cannon

Senior Vice President Business Development
Hyperice

Joe Cannon

Senior Vice President Business Development
Hyperice
 

Emlyn Brown

Global Senior Vice President, Well-Being
Accor

Emlyn responsible for driving the strategic development and design strategy for wellness at ACCOR, seamlessly integrating the ethos of well-being into every facet of the customer journey. With an illustrious career spanning over 22 years, his journey into the world of wellness commenced in 1996, marking the genesis of his passion for transforming lives. Throughout his career, Emlyn has occupied various pivotal leadership roles, traversing the globe from Europe to the Middle East, Asia, and the vibrant landscapes of China.

Emlyn Brown

Global Senior Vice President, Well-Being
Accor

Emlyn Brown

Global Senior Vice President, Well-Being
Accor

Emlyn responsible for driving the strategic development and design strategy for wellness at ACCOR, seamlessly integrating the ethos of well-being into every facet of the customer journey. With an illustrious career spanning over 22 years, his journey into the world of wellness commenced in 1996, marking the genesis of his passion for transforming lives. Throughout his career, Emlyn has occupied various pivotal leadership roles, traversing the globe from Europe to the Middle East, Asia, and the vibrant landscapes of China. He has been at the helm of group operations for renowned luxury spa and fitness companies. Prior to joining Accor, he was a senior lead at Resense Spas S.A as Global Design Director, and as Managing Director of Asia, accountable for the growth of the Resense portfolio in China and Southeast Asia. Emlyn was the wellness director at award winning consultancy, GOCO Hospitality, and has held senior positions at Six Senses Resorts & Spas where he was the regional director for Europe and later the operations director for Asia. He started his career with Holmes Place Lifestyle club, and held director level roles in Switzerland and Germany.

 

Mauro Frota

Founder & CEO
BHOUT

Mauro has been involved with different Martial Arts since childhood. Academically his career was always around the subject of adherence and retention in fitness, searching for the "stickiness" to products and services and trying to understand how to keep clients engaged by designing for motivation and with gamification as a centre strategy for mass-adoption. With over 20 years of experience in the fitness space and over 30 in different martial arts, building the "first boxing bag with a brain" was the next logic step.

Mauro Frota

Founder & CEO
BHOUT

Mauro Frota

Founder & CEO
BHOUT

Mauro has been involved with different Martial Arts since childhood. Academically his career was always around the subject of adherence and retention in fitness, searching for the "stickiness" to products and services and trying to understand how to keep clients engaged by designing for motivation and with gamification as a centre strategy for mass-adoption. With over 20 years of experience in the fitness space and over 30 in different martial arts, building the "first boxing bag with a brain" was the next logic step. BHOUT positions itself as a gaming company with the heart of a fitness leader, and with a hybrid approach to market

 

Andy Swansburg

Chief Product Officer, Core Services
Mariana Tek

Andy Swansburg is the Chief Product Officer of Core Services at Xplor Technologies. Andy founded BrandBot in 2016, a fitness CRM and marketing platform. BrandBot was successfully sold to Xplor in 2020. Since then, he has led the fitness product team and currently drives emerging products at Xplor. With over 10 years in vertical SaaS, his focus is on fostering small business growth.

Andy Swansburg

Chief Product Officer, Core Services
Mariana Tek

Andy Swansburg

Chief Product Officer, Core Services
Mariana Tek

Andy Swansburg is the Chief Product Officer of Core Services at Xplor Technologies. Andy founded BrandBot in 2016, a fitness CRM and marketing platform. BrandBot was successfully sold to Xplor in 2020. Since then, he has led the fitness product team and currently drives emerging products at Xplor. With over 10 years in vertical SaaS, his focus is on fostering small business growth.

 

Helene Guillaume

Founder and CEO
Wild.AI

Helene Guillaume

Founder and CEO
Wild.AI

Helene Guillaume

Founder and CEO
Wild.AI
 

Mohammed Iqbal

Founder & CEO
SweatWorks

Mohammed Iqbal strives to enhance people’s lives. He believes the key to leading a healthier life is having access to fitness knowledge and acting on it. He founded SweatWorks, the leading digital agency in fitness design and technology to create meaningful wellness journeys for everyone.

As founder and CEO, Mohammed has established SweatWorks as a wellness technology brand unlike any other. The agency pursues innovation to make fitness engaging, beautiful and accessible to all.

Mohammed Iqbal

Founder & CEO
SweatWorks

Mohammed Iqbal

Founder & CEO
SweatWorks

Mohammed Iqbal strives to enhance people’s lives. He believes the key to leading a healthier life is having access to fitness knowledge and acting on it. He founded SweatWorks, the leading digital agency in fitness design and technology to create meaningful wellness journeys for everyone.

As founder and CEO, Mohammed has established SweatWorks as a wellness technology brand unlike any other. The agency pursues innovation to make fitness engaging, beautiful and accessible to all.

Mohammed also contributes to the wellness industry via speaking engagements at leading events and fitness conferences around the world. His personal commitment to his fitness journey is an inspiration to all those he comes in contact with. Daily, he immerses himself in strategic and creative thinking, fitness, and innovation. For ten years Mohammed has worked at exploring the intersection of fitness and technology, paving the way towards a more tangible wellness and healthcare future

SweatWorks collaborates with top-tier fitness brands to provide design, technology and marketplace expertise to produce first-to-market fitness and wellness products. It has made the Inc 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies five years in a row.

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