Merideth Harrington brings a wide variety of experience to our team as an experienced sales and marketing executive. Since entering the fitness arena in 1985, Merideth has cultivated a strong expertise in the areas of digital marketing, traditional advertising and grass roots marketing as well as sales coaching and sales platform development for commercial clubs, and medical fitness centers.
Merideth currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Marketing for GlobalFit and oversees sales, marketing and operations for the Gym Network 360 platform, driving membership acquisition and marketing for over 9,500 health clubs, studios and medical fitness centers here in the U.S.
Her passion for all things related to lead generation, lead conversion and creating the ultimate online customer experience, led her to launch Full Sail Fitness Marketing in 2013 where she currently serves as the CEO and President. Full Sail Fitness Marketing specializes in marketing communications and sales coaching for health clubs, medical fitness centers, physicians and wellness business. Utilizing a proven strategy of blending traditional advertising, digital marketing and local and grass roots marketing campaigns geared towards the medical community and other health providers, Full Sail Fitness Marketing provides club operators, physician practices and wellness business with the lead traffic they need to achieve brand awareness and overall profitability in record time.
Merideth is unique in her experience as she is one of the few industry veterans with experience with medical fitness centers, commercial health clubs and weight loss centers and has served the industry in a variety of different roles:
1992-2004 ~Vice President, Linda Evans Fitness Centers
2004-2008 ~ President, Matrix Fitness Centers
2008-2011~ Director of Operations, Integrated Health
2011-2013~ National Sales Director, Medifast
2014-present~ Senior Vice President of Marketing, GlobalFit
Since the early 1970s, Dan has been actively engaged in the development of medically integrated health and wellness centers. He spearheaded the American College of Sports Medicine preventive certification program, was National President of the Association for Worksite Health Promotion and has currently launched a Medically Integrated Facility Certification for the Medical Fitness Association. He is an accomplished lecturer who has spoken on preventative health strategies to thousands in 22 countries.
Additionally, Dan developed and managed over $500 million in building development and has experience overseeing operating budgets of up to $11 million per site and $40 million system wide.
He is adept at goal development and team building to accomplish the vision and outcomes of the business plan for medically integrated health and wellness centers. His proven ability to bring teams of 400 - 600 employees together to meet the common goal of the organization enabled him to create customer satisfaction programs that produced the highest retention rates achieved in the retail fitness market.
As a previous Hospital Administrator, Dan is comfortable in the healthcare environment and communicates very well with physicians and their office staff, and has successfully developed referral patterns from physician offices to health and fitness projects.
Mr. Lynch is entrepreneurial in spirit. He was active in the start up of five successful companies, a professional certification, published articles, professional speeches and guidelines for the delivery of corporate health promotion strategies.
Since 1997 he has been exclusively involved with medically integrated health and wellness centers. His experience with the following hospitals includes providing services that range from land acquisition, feasibility studies, design/development, marketing, and operations.
Like Dan Lynch, Mike has been working in the health and wellness industry since the early 1970s. He has been awarded multiple industry awards and accolades.
Up until recently, Mr. Dupuis served as the Executive Director of HealthWorks Fitness Center — a 48,000 square foot fitness center in El Dorado, Arkansas. In operation since 2002, the center currently has almost 5,000 members in a town of 21,000 resulting in higher than average market penetration. Most recently, he completed construction of a $6 million in-patient Hospice facility, as well as a $6+million expansion and renovation of HealthWorks.
He has developed, or participated in, the development of operational manuals including accounting, development, equipment purchase, customer service, front desk operations, fitness programming, personal training, facility maintenance, facility inspections, standard operating procedures, food and beverage, sales, marketing, facility reports, and operational start-up and pre-sales. He has specialized training in customer service, sales, and operations.
He has experience in a number of areas including:
Commercial profit health clubs
Hospital owned centers
Moral Non-profit health clubs
Single and multi-sport
Corporate wellness centers
Youth activity center
Mr. Dupuis earned his masters degree from the University of Maryland and his bachelors degree, specializing in exercise physiology from New England College.
Currently Mike is the Chief Operating Officer for Key Health Institute, a new project based in Edmund, Oklahoma.
Michael E. Dupuis, MS, FMFA
Daniel J. Lynch, MS, FMFA
President and CEO
Meet The Team
Stephen A. Black,
DSc, PT, ATC/L, NCSA-CPT
Steve brings to the company 30+ years of experience in the health and wellness industry. As an entrepreneurial expert in the healthcare vocation, he has travelled the world promoting healthy lifestyles and providing expert insight and research in areas related to rehabilitation, wellness/health promotions and sports specific training. Dr. Black has worked with professional teams including the NFL, NBA, NHL, WNBA and ABL/NBL affiliates.
In addition to his responsibilities at VisionBridge, Steve is an Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Wellness at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Exercise Science; Florida Gulf Coast University. He frequently lectures on clinical integration in the health club/wellness setting, disease prevention and management as well as integrating the "well-care" model into industry.
As a Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Steve utilizes his expertise and experience to the benefit of his clients. Currently, Steve oversees clinical and research operations at RMHPC, an exercise testing and prescription facility located in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Boulder, Colorado and Fort Myers, FL. RMHPC provides individualized programs for athletes, weekend warriors, and post-rehab clients. Steve is also a much sought after and respected presenter to the health and wellness industry. He serves as an advisor to several organizations and non-profit entities.
In his spare time Steve enjoys recreational activities such as running, cycling, swimming, skiing and experiential activities that lead to a balanced/integrated lifestyle. He has completed multiple endurance events including the Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI. Steve's passion is in assisting others achieve the lifestyle they aspire to.
Merideth R. Harrington
Benson Fine has had a long-term involvement in the health and fitness industry. He has held various executive management positions with companies such as Holiday Universal, Inc., U.S. Industries Inc. and Bally Total Fitness. Under his leadership, Holiday was the first fitness corporation approved by the SEC for an initial public offering. In 1984 he co-founded Belmont Associates, Inc. which provided accounts receivable services to independently owned fitness facilities throughout the country. Having his pulse on the industry, and to better serve his customers, he recognized the need for integrated accounts receivable services with club management software.This led to his acquiring a club management software development company.The two organizations operated under the name Conexion since 2002 and were acquired by Motionsoft in June 2009. Benson served as Motionsoft's Chairman of the Board through March 2013.