PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL.— In a city filled with bright lights and millions of stories, FITTEAM’s ALL IN event made an indelible mark in Nashville, TN over the weekend of April 21-22 that left many who attended swooning and singing new hits.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIzcZGaWhbc]
Despite a rainy, overcast weekend, the spirits were bright early Saturday morning as the long line formed outside of the conference room in eager anticipation to the start of ALL IN 2017. As the doors opened just after 9:30 A.M., FITTEAM made its presence known as they filed in, full of excitement and passion for what lie ahead.
Executive VP Sales Brent Niblo provided invaluable training during the morning session with the assistance of Triple Diamond Executives Erin Giguere and Julie Mlynarek.
Rank recognitions were followed by an inspiring, humorous, and musical performance by motivational speaker and country music star, Keni Thomas. Following his presentation, Thomas spent time taking photos and conversing with the FITTEAM Family.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSHT6F0qQEs]
Country music star Colt Ford surprised the audience as they regrouped in the room. Ford announced that he’d be playing several songs later that night, exclusively for FITTEAM.
The second half recognized the Diamond Executives, was recapped by lessons learned, and a big announcement regarding the future of FITTEAM events.
Chris Hummel, Founder & CEO, announced that the October quarterly event would not take place this year. Instead, December will host the FITTEAM Family in the home base of Palm Beach Gardens to take part in the first ever FITTEAM Palm Beaches Half-Marathon/5K Run.
“We’re really excited about December,” Hummel said. “We’re going to have about four to five thousand people.”
FITTEAM unveiled that the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. would be the location for the Family Reunion 2017 event in July.
Saturday was not the only event-packed day as ALL IN 2017 got underway two nights earlier.
Three new Diamond Executives were honored at the third Diamond Dinner held Thursday evening. Katie Lavergne, Brenda Johnson, and Julie Smith joined the ranks of the highest achieving members of FITTEAM and each shared a similar sentiment.
“It was amazing,” said Lavergne. “An awesome experience that I’ll never forget.”[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2CXPwQ5Cck]
“Totally awesome,” Johnson echoed. “It was exciting to see everyone and all of the Diamonds.”[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlIFyRP2rjc]
Diamond Executive Tara Wiskow added, “Absolutely awesome to see the excitement, to see them come in and relive through them what I went through. To watch them be recognized and honored as Diamonds was amazing.”[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK7KQ47vahw]
With the new Diamonds in attendance, as well as the crowning of two Double Diamonds in Vicki Taft and Debby Gasperoni, the event culminated with an awards presentation. Taft took home the Top Sponsor and Growth awards as well as one of the four Duplication trophies. Wiskow, Matt and Julie Mlynarek, and Paula Turk were recipients of the three remaining. Wiskow also secured the Road Warrior award.
Coach Finch led the Brand Partners through an intense workout, rotating at different fitness stations for a full body meltdown. In the afternoon, Brand Partners began to line up outside the FITTEAM Apparel Store. They shopped through several new shirt designs, hats, visors, and other marketing tools.
The meet and greet packed the hotel restaurant with fellow members of FITTEAM as they caught up with their team, mingled with other members, and welcomed first-time attendees with open arms.
FITTEAM left it all on the table in the Music City.
“We expected great things,” VP Business Development Ryan Hummel said. “The event was incredible, made some changes, had some big announcements; it was a great time.”
“We went all in,” Niblo exclaimed. “All in with the training, with the motivation, with taking action together; we had a blast.”