John’s May Musings

REX Roundtable, if you are not aquatinted with this organization, you should be. Will Phillips the founder of REX Roundtable has written a brief blurb on what to expect from entry-level employees coming into the workforce. I believe you will find his content of interest.

Since joining the REX Roundtable family (as a vendor), I can’t say enough good things about the organization. The quality of clubs, the owners and managers, all with the purpose of helping each other and improving their clubs. The transparency of the REX members is truly inspiring. I encourage you to go to their website ( ) to learn more.

The Fitness Business Podcast is a free weekly show, available to listen to through Itunes or directly from Bryan O’Rourke has often talked about disruption in our industry and how values, ideas, concepts are changing so quickly, which is why you need to tap into the free podcasts provided Fitness Business Podcast | Connection. Bill McBride introduced me to Justin and Chantal and their desire to help to bring fitness industry icons to you is certainly worthy of your attention.

MACMA is a regional IHRSA organization with their summer conference happening in July. Whether you are a Club Owner, General Manager, Fitness or Membership Staff or in the Operations, the MACMA Annual Conference has something for you with breakout sessions, keynote presenters, and networking opportunities. If you are a business looking to build your brand in the Mid-Atlantic Region, the Exhibition is a great opportunity to get together with your peers, see whats new from national vendors and get recharge to improve your club’s membership experience.

Meredith Poppler from IHRSA shares with us “Thunderclap”. Thunderclap is a digital platform that is being used to coordinate and amplify our many voices into one impactful message. It allows our entire industry and all of our connections to speak with one powerful voice. Meredith is always on the cutting edge in messaging IHRSA programs and with Thunderclap it’s like a digital version of the entire stadium yelling the same message at the same time.

Let’s talk towels. Petra-1 is the largest provider of towels for the fitness industry in North America. Thought you might like a quick “snapshot” into our towel program and just a quick suggestion, give me the opportunity to quote on your towel needs. I can provide you a quick quote that you can use to compare against your existing provider and I believe we will be able to save you money on your towel purchases.

Finally, I’ve included a press release announcing Nancy Anderson as being officially added to “Team Mickelson”. We have been blessed in so many ways and to keep-up with the growing business and administrative duties, Nancy has come on board to facilitate a customer service experience that meets or exceeds your expectations.

Thank you for allowing us to share with you our May Soapbox news and always, it’s a pleasure and privilege to serve you.


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