September 29, 2005 Houston, TX --
If express gym owners have been holding back from registering from this must event for the hydraulic fitness industry, due to dire hurricane warnings, they need hold back no longer; Rita made a last minute swerve to the East and spared Houston. It's now dry land, blue skies and warm sunshine. Plus, they'll get a chance to see MYTRAK in action.
"We were very fortunate, Rita barely touched us, today looking about, you wouldn't even know a hurricane was in the vicinity of Houston. With that event behind us, we're now free to put on the best conference ever."
-- Symanthia Harper, Founder of the Harmony Workshop
The Harmony Fitness Workshop is the brainchild of Symanthia Harper who launched the inaugural conference one year ago in Houston, her home city. The staff recently had to take a brief hiatus to evacuate the city as a precaution. However, they're all back full strength at this time.
The conference is held on a weekend to aid those owner/operators who can't take time off during the week from their gyms. It's also geared exclusively to the hydraulic express gyms which have a totally different set of challenges than the older established multipurpose gyms like Gold's or 24 Hour Fitness.
Conference topics will include contemporary ways to attract and retain members. Bearing in mind that the nature of the express gym industry is to go after that segment of the population that has shunned exercise most of their life. A segment that consists of the overweight, out-of-shape, and older crowd and it's a totally different message than dealing with the twenty-something buff crowd.
Houston, All Systems Go!
Many attendees have been holding back awaiting a damage report from hurricane Rita, especially after the destruction to New Orleans. It's all good news from Houston, the streets are dry, the electrical power is on, the transportation modes at full capability, and it's business as usual.
"We were very fortunate, Rita barely touched us, today looking about, you wouldn't even know a hurricane was in the vicinity of Houston. Now we're going to put on the best conference ever," said Harper, "We're going have a full setup of hydraulic machines and the attendees will be able to be certified in their proper use. We're also going to have some machines equipped with an exciting new technology called MYTRAK".
MYTRAK Will Be on Display