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Chair, REX Roundtables

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Co-founder, President, and CEO, Active Wellness

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Sara Kooperman, J.D.

CEO, SCW Fitness Education and WATERinMOTION

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CEO, MXM and Owner, Worx Health Clubs

For two years, IHRSA and REX Roundtables collaborated on a talk show featuring industry experts discussing current events, industry news, and hot topics. IHRSA is moving in a new strategic direction and passed on the reigns as the show producer after 2023.


Talks & Takes is sponsored by ABC Fitness, next-generation technology for fitness club owners and operators. Stay tuned for an announcement from the hosts on what to expect for the 2024 shows. 

Past Shows

November 8, 2023 

On IHRSA's last hurrah as show producer, the Talks & Takes hosts provide insights into new markets, managing work-life, weight loss drugs, and more.

July 26, 2023

Tune in to hear about major business shifts in the industry, fitfluencers, opportunities for employers to provide new employee perks, and more.

April 12, 2023

This episode features the benefits of hiring seniors, the increasing popularity of weight loss pills, how ChatGPT can improve your business, and much more.

January 18, 2023

The hosts return to discuss 2023 trends, top Google searches revolving around wellness, New Year campaigns that hit the mark, and more.

November 30, 2022

The hosts wrap up 2022 with an episode covering social scams, enhancing and monetizing smart fitness, the 2023 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report, and more.

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