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December 2018 /January 2019 E-News


December 2018 /January 2019

In This Issue:

2019 MACMA Annual 
Conference & Golf 

Meet the newest 
member of the 

MACMA Roundtable

Introducing: #MACMA

Associate Member
Interactive Fitness

Club Member 
Corporate Fitness Works

American Hero Classic 
2018 at the Aspen Hill Club

2018 Customer Engagement 
Awards Winners Revealed

Merritt Companies 
Named 2018 Baltimore 
Sun Top Workplace

Merritt Clubs Give Back

Meet the Newest in Functionality: 
The Power Systems Deck 

2019 MACMA Annual 
Conference & Golf Tournament 

SAVE THE DATE - July 10-11, 2019

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Meet the newest member of 
the MACMA Board

Please join us in welcoming 
Kristen O’Neil!

Kristen serves as a MACMA Board member 
and General Manager with Edgewater Fitness.

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MACMA Roundtable

MACMA had a successful Owners/General Managers roundtable and we hope to make it a bi-annual event. Many ideas were shared and topics addressed. Thank you to Matrix who sponsored the EventColumbia Association for hosting and Mark Miller with Merritt Clubs for facilitating.


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Introducing: #MACMA

Do you have something happening in your club? Want to get more eyes on your successful events or programs? Need help in promoting a fund raiser? Use the hashtag #MACMA on social media if you have news to share and we will share it with the community! Follow us on your favorite networking site to see what is happening in other clubs!


for complete
2019 webinar
and details

Associate Member Spotlight
Interactive Fitness

 Club Member Spotlight
Corporate Fitness Works



New owners 
Beth & Michael Vivio will launch 
Corporate Fitness Works’ 
next chapter of success 

Provided by Elaine Smalling, Vice 
President of Business Development 
and Elisa Denning, Senior Director 
of Marketing & PR

Sale to St. Petersburg, Florida business 
leaders sets up CFW to continue its 
growth nationally

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Board of


Leslie Flynn
Columbia Association

Vice President 

Julia Arguelles 
Corporate Fitness Works

Dori Nugent 
Club La Maison


Anish Manrai
Columbia Association

Executive Director
Kerry Campbell 

Board Members:

Dustin Schnee
Merritt Clubs

Maria Crennan
Hockessin Athletic Club

Jacquelyn Lofaro
Corporate Fitness Works

Nicole Meidinger

Rob Wise
Merritt Clubs

Kristen O’Neil
Edgewater Fitness

American Hero Classic 2018 
at the Aspen Hill Club 

Provided by Alex Aleshin-Guendel, Tennis Admin Director, Aspen Hill Club

We did it again! The American Hero Classic powerlifting meet on November 10th was a huge success. Raising $1,050 for Paralyzed Veterans of America has never been more fun. For many of our participants it was their first experience training for and competing in a powerlifting meet. We provided powerlifting clinics and did one-on-one training for many of the participants to prepare them. In case you haven’t heard of powerlifting the basic premise is to Squat, Bench press and Deadlift as much weight as you can with in three attempts for each lift. Form is critical, so the participants not only trained to build strength but also did lots of work on technique and form. If you didn’t get a chance to experience the excitement, mark your calendars for November 9, 2019! See you next year.

Here is a summary of what went down: 
· Participants lifted over 5 tons, 10,475 pounds 
· $525 donated to Paralyzed Veterans of America based on weight lifted
· We raised an additional $525 through the generous donation of our members 
· We had more than 75 spectators attend throughout the event

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2018 Customer Engagement 
Awards Winners Revealed

Provided by James Charles, Marketing Executive, TRP 

TRP’s Customer Engagement Academy (CEA) has named the winners of its first ever annual Customer Experience Awards for the health and fitness industry.

Created to recognize and reward operators consistently delivering a high-standard of member experience, as measured by their Net Promoter Score® over a 12-month period, the program comprises ‘Best Awards’ given to the top performing organization and individual site in their sector as well as Silver, Gold and Platinum ‘Medal Awards’ for organizations and sites who achieve an above-average NPS®.

This year’s winners were as follows:

Operator of the Year: Fitness Incentive (USA)
Best Customer Experience - Private Independent Gym: Fitness Incentive (USA)
Best Customer Experience - Private Multi-Site Gym Chain: Power Wellness (USA)
Best Customer Experience - Leisure Trust: Wolverton Leisure Trust (ENG)
Best Customer Experience - Local Authority: Pembrokeshire County Council (WAL)
Best Customer Experience - Golf Club Group: Altonwood Golf Group (ENG)
Best Customer Experience - University/School/College Gym: Hertfordshire Sports Village (ENG)

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Merritt Companies Named 2018 
Baltimore Sun Top Workplace

Provided by Donyel Cerceo, Marketing Director, Merritt Clubs

Merritt Companies, a family of businesses that includes Merritt Properties, Merritt Construction Services and Merritt Clubs, has been named a 2018 Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun Media Group in the large employer category. Other awards were distributed for midsize and small companies.
Chairman and CEO Scott Dorsey received the Top Leadership award for large business during the Top Workplaces 2018 awards event. He was also interviewed and featured in an article about his leadership, which noted Merritt Companies’ culture as one that’s inclusive. 

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Merritt Clubs Give Back

Provided by Donyel Cerceo, Marketing Director, Merritt Clubs

We are excited to announce this year we raised $20,529 for the American Cancer Society Strides campaign which focuses on breast cancer.  During the month of October Merritt Clubs did various fundraising campaigns to raise money, and this year was a real success!

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Meet the Newest in Functionality: 
The Power Systems Deck 

Provided by Emily Currence, Marketing Coordinator, Power Systems

The new Power Systems Deck tops the charts for products that enhance workouts for less!
Get a multitude of exercises and stability in one powerful tool with less money, less hassle, and less headache. We love this deck for Group X, small group, and individual workouts to add impact by incorporating step and bench-based exercises. Snap and click to transform the deck from high and low positions for added challenge and adjust from an inclined or declined weight bench for strength training. But don’t stop there, go beyond basic when you attach strength bands and loops to the deck for even more variety in a workout. Looking for the perfect pair for your Power Systems Deck to create the ideal training system? We’ve got you covered there too. Then stack and store decks in between workouts and classes. Start now by adding the deck that will blend perfectly with your gym, club, or studio.
Power Systems Deck Features:

  • 48 in x 13 in x 8 in with 2 variable heights – 8 and 14 in
  • Clips to attach resistance tubes for a varied workout
  • Internal storage compartment for weights and resistance tubes
  • Incline/decline/flat has 3 position angle support
  • Black and gray
  • Adds diversity in a sleek, mobile tool.
  • Pair your Power Systems Deck with accessories for a comprehensive workout routine.

The Power Systems Deck is in stock now – contact your rep or sales@power-systems.comfor more information. 


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