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Should Fitness be a Sport? A Panel Discussion

Dan Kallen
Director of Content, Coaches Only
Business, CrossFit

There are strong opinions in the fitness industry as to whether fitness should be a sport. Yet, we are about to witness the 10th CrossFit Games and there's no denying that the idea is not only enduring, but also having a deep influence on the industry.

 

Regardless how you feel about fitness competitions, right now they are a fact of life for gym owners and coaches. So what can we make of the impact to our industry, and—more importantly—to your gym and your business?

 

To help get clarity on this topic, we held a Round Table discussion with experienced coaches and gym owners who have different approaches to this issue. Our panelists were Michael Tromello, Chris Lofland, and Adam Noble. Their frank and lively discussion should prove invaluable to independent gym owners and up-and-coming coaches. You’ll get some useful insights, practical examples, and clear thinking to help you figure out the best way your gym and business can address the question of fitness as sport.


 

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