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BREAKOUT: Industry Trends 2021

July 20 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

This presentation is perfect for all Gold’s Gym owners, managers or department heads. Sal will take a deep dive into the industry trends in 2021 and show how each facility can react and thrive in today’s competitive environments. The key topics discussed will be, the state of the competition (big box and boutique), consumer behavior, how to master the club refresh with design elements, how retail trends are affecting our business, technology in fitness and how to think beyond your four walls.




Sal Pellegrino

Senior Strategic Account Manager, Precor 

Sal has been fortunate to be in the health & fitness industry since 1978 as both a club owner and equipment supplier. He is known as a trusted advisor and creator of many deep business relationships. Sal is a wealth of industry knowledge & experience and has a keen eye for new industry trends. Sal started in the industry owning two Nautilus fitness centers in New York which he sold back in the mid-80’s (both clubs are still in operation today). After his club experience, Sal was fortunate enough to join a start-up company in 1984 called StairMaster. Next, he spent years at Precor, Les Mills and Star Trac. Currently, Sal is back with the Precor family as the Senior Strategic Account Manager. He lives in Fort Mill, SC with his wife Kelley and is close to his amazing daughter Sarah who lives in Charlotte. Sal is an avid walker, enjoys skiing and loves to strength train at his incredible home gym (known as “PFI,” The Pellegrino Fitness Institute). He plays a pretty good guitar and is known to make a legendary Chicken Parm dinner.


July 20
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm