Monthly Speakers

Sandy Franco, Owner, Franco’s Health Club and Spa

Topic: A Fresh Start To The New Year


Owner, Vice President, Director of Marketing and Advertisement, Creator of Club Programming, Faculty and Expansion Designer, Group Exercise Instructor and Trainer. She is a certified trainer for Body Pump, Resist-a-ball, Kickboxing and Reebok Coreboard. She is also an AFAA Certified Instructor and Examiner. She is the mother of four and passionate about promoting youth fitness. In laud of her efforts in community involvement Sandy received the Community Leadership Award by the Chamber of Commerce and was chosen Business Woman of the Year by the Louisiana Business Woman's Association.

Her accomplishments in building a small-town club into a multimillion dollar business with over 14,000 active members has made Sandy and expert in the field. She is a published industry columnist and is a national and international speaker and presenter. Sandy was elected to serve on the Board of Directors and was recently appointed as Vice President for IHRSA International Racquet Sports Club Association.

Date: January 15, 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Place: Grace Disciples of Christ Church
975 Hwy 190 Service Road, Covington, LA 70433

Free event for first-time guests.
Members pay $5 meeting fee.


January Sponsor to be announced

Sponsors can sign-up here (must be a WIP member to sponsor).

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