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Welcome to the Fitness + Technology Podcast for club owners, operators, and fitness professionals! This show is your #1 trusted resource for the accelerating world of fitness technology. We regularly bring you an expert interview with a global influencer at the crossroads of fitness and technology. You’ll get the insights, tools, and inspiration you need to stay connected to the pulse of what matters most for your fitness business in the age of exponential technologies. This podcast is brought to you by the Fitness Industry Technology Council, who is mobilizing resources to drive the fitness industry forward, and representing leading companies and organizations to success through collaboration. This show is supported by Bryan O'Rourke and his family of companies including Vedere Ventures, a boutique investment and advisory firm helping early mature and late stage enterprises, moon mission media a digital marketing firm dedicated to the fitness space, and Integerus Advisors. To learn more visit bryankorourke.com
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Now displaying: September, 2019
Sep 9, 2019

This week, on the Fitness + Technology podcast, host Bryan O'Rourke welcomes friend and colleague Sean Maguire, MD and founder of Legend Club Management Systems. As one of the leading technologists in the fitness facility industry, Sean founded Legend in 2002 as a software solution provider for fitness club operators in the UK. Legend now provides leisure management software and outsourced services to hundreds of fitness facility operators in the public, private, and educational sectors. Listeners will appreciate Sean’s advice as he and Bryan discuss the future of technology and consumer trends in the market along with business philosophies and insights.

Legend will be hosting its annual conference October 10th in Birmingham, UK. To learn more, click here. Bryan O’Rourke will keynote the event. 

One Powerful Quote: 

4:50: The consumer has somehow overtaken us, but certainly, has stepped off our path, and we’re trying to understand where that consumer is going to be.

4-10 Bullet Points (w/timestamps) - Highlighting key topics discussed:

3:58: Sean shares his perspective on the highly competitive marketplace of the UK from the consumer of today to the challenges of continuously developing and innovating Legend.

9:14: Sticking with theme of consumer power, Bryan asks Sean the importance of having a leading, enterprise platform system for servicing the consumer. Sean says owners must align the “how” and “why” of supplying technology for operations without sacrificing the future.  

12:54: Sean discusses the differing outcomes in the public and private sector of lifestyle modification in the healthcare system. He and Bryan also discuss the importance of integrating customer support and frictionless service for the user experience. 

20:10: Bryan asks Sean about the 2019 Legends Conference and the importance to its customers showcasing latest software, plans for the future, and the opportunity to meet with fellow operators.

23:12: Sean offers some pearls of wisdom for his listeners including the importance of listening to customers and stakeholders.

33:23: Bryan and Sean address the outreach and monetization opportunity for the inactive, mass population as the biggest problem of the public health sector. 


Bullet List of Resources:

https://www.legendware.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/LegendWare/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-RWLcqGHnk

Guest Contact information:

https://www.legendware.co.uk/our-people

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-maguire-88b0511/

 

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