Where was Thom Plummer 25 years ago when I was struggling to make it in the gym business? The information found in Making Money in the Fitness Business could have saved me hundreds of hours of frustration and caused me to be even more successful. I knew Thom was a pro but, until reading Making Money in the Business Business
, I didn't realize how much of a professional he really is. My hat goes off to him for wanting to share this valuable information with others. -- Bill Pearl, Mr. California, Mr. America, four times Mr. Universe and lifelong gym creator and gym owner
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Thomas Plummer has over 20 years experience in the fitness industry. He is the founder of the Thomas Plummer Company, which currently has eight full-time employees and does approximately 22 major seminars per year. Thomas Plummer presents to over 4,000 people a year, including acting as MC for special events such as the national Powerhouse convention, writes numerous articles, and does independent consulting around the country. He has recently been featured on the cover of the IHRSA magazine and Club Insider.
In 1980, Thomas became the Vice President of Operations for ATA Fitness Centers located in San Francisco. This chain had 90 commercial fitness centers and 150 commercial martial arts schools. He was also a club manager and martial arts instructor in San Diego from 1980 to 1998. From 1985 to 1989, he became the Vice President of Marketing for American Service Finance, the largest third-party financial-service provider in the industry. He was the Executive Director of the National Health Club Association from 1989 to 1990.
He created Thomas Plummer and Associates in 1991 and started a limited tour with industry sponsorship. In 1999, he reformed the company as the Thomas Plummer Company and added Lloyd Collins as president and partner.
Thomas attended Western Illinois University and then attended graduate school at the University of Arkansas. He is a 3rd-degree black belt and has been involved in martial arts since 1976.