This panel discussion will tackle the complex and important topic of diversity (and by extension equity and inclusion) within the fitness industry. The panelists will offer their unique insights regarding why diversity is generally lacking in the fitness industry, how greater diversity benefits all stakeholders (facility owners and managers, health and fitness professionals, and fitness consumers/participants), and what strategies can be employed to improve diversity.
1: Understand the current state of diversity with the fitness industry
2: Explore the benefits of creating a more diverse fitness industry
3: Discuss strategies for creating more diversity within the fitness industry
Cedric Bryant, PhD, FACSM – President & Chief Science Officer at the American Council on Exercise
Paige Jones, III, ACSM CEP, EIM3 – Manager at the Piedmont Atlanta Fitness Center
Lacey Harris, MBA, Operations Manager at the Valley Health Wellness & Fitness Center