Dear Midwest MANIACs –
We are excited to be back home, in Chicago!
As I write this letter, preparing for Midwest MANIA®, I appreciate our SCW staff, our new home office and our fitness community more than ever.
Just one year ago, June 3, 2018, last summer, our office was completely burned down in an electrical fire. Our “home base” that we have inhabited for over a dozen years was destroyed overnight. While our SCW team has faced many challenges over these past 34 years in business, nothing that has compared with the devastation and ongoing repercussions of this fire. Thankfully, no one was hurt and my amazing team inspired me with how they rose to the challenge to keep this SCW MANIA® Machine running! It takes losing so much to realize what is important in life.
Through all of this, we have come out stronger with a way to make MANIA® even more exciting by launching new certifications, growing our presenter faculty and expanding our business offerings. SCW Fitness Education is honored to be partnering with Club Industry to run a Club Industry Business Summit at our MANIA® Fitness Education Conventions. The partnership means that over 40 business seminars with 25 top fitness industry leaders are now offered at the MANIA® Conventions to enhance the existing 250+ seminars. Together, the SCW MANIA® Conferences and Club Industry educate and inspire fitness industry Owners, Managers and Directors and is perfect for networking and growing your small business or controlling your larger enterprise. MANIA is now truly a ONE-STOP-SHOP for our Fitness Community!
I am eternally grateful to my incredible, hard-working staff. We are the oddest bunch of unique individuals that call each other family!
Whether you have been with us for thirty years or simply plan on joining us for three days, we wouldn’t be here without YOU and your tremendous support!
Thank you for all you have done to support SCW Fitness Education and the MANIA® Conventions.
Sara Kooperman, JD
CEO, SCW Fitness Education