About Chris Stevenson
Chris Stevenson, former Power Ranger stuntman, is the Founder of The Empower Group, a full-service consulting firm with services ranging from staff training, workshops, full facility management and more. Stevenson has over 20 years of experience in many aspects of the health and fitness industry. In addition, he is an international speaker who regularly presents at IHRSA, Athletic Business, Club Industry and many other fitness and business events. From health and wellness to business strategies, Chris has the unique ability to instantaneously connect with people and to present viable, applicable lectures that resonate with every audience.
Phone: (818) 519 - 6038
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Five Keys to Opening a New Facility
July 2022 - When I opened our last club well over ten years ago, I remember it being a very stressful, crazy and exciting time. We weren't a franchise, so we literally had to do everything from scratch and by ourselves, from finding the location to creating all of the operating systems and everything in between. We had no compass; it was just us. Having been through that process, I thought it might be helpful to share things to consider when opening a club. As I started prepping this article, I had a hard time figuring out where to start, since there are so many concerns that have to be addressed. Then, I came across a great article that IHRSA published entitled, Top 5 Things Americans Consider When Choosing a Gym. I figured that, since IHRSA identified what consumers are looking for, why not use these same ideas to guide best practices for opening and operating a facility? Read Article...
Have You Ever Thought About Speaking at a Conference?
September 2022 - IHRSA 2022 is in the books and IHRSA 2023 is already on the horizon! Now, thinking back, presenting at conferences has been an incredible experience for me. I have literally had the opportunity to speak all over the country and all over the world. People often ask me if speaking is a natural ability or if it is something that can be learned. The truth is, while it is helpful to have some natural ability, it is a skill that can be learned with a little time and effort. If you are good at what you do, and passionate about sharing that with others, you can be a presenter. While there is a lot that goes into it, I want to share five important aspects that will help you get started... Read Article...
Key Takeaways From SCW Atlanta Mania 2022
October 2022 - SCW Atlanta Mania is in the books, and it was a blast! There was a perfect combination of educational sessions, networking events and fun. Marisa Hoff and I presented several sessions at the event, so what follows are the topics we spoke on and a key takeaway from each one... Read Article...
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