Fred Turok takes the chair at the Fitness Industry Association

So it’s official. Fred Turok, founder and chair of LA Fitness becomes the new Chairman of the Fitness Industry Association (FIA), given that Harm Tegelaars is moving onto the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA). It will be interesting to see the direction that Turok and the FIA executive take the FIA, which to date has taken a strong Government lobbying role. It needs to enlarge its membership base, especially in the independent club sector so that it becomes a representative and influential industry body.