Our management team stems from some of the most rapidly growing companies in their fields—lending experience, talent, passion, and integrity to our mission. At Club One, we place priority on our relationships and take pride in the products we’ve designed that change lives each day. Leading by example, our brilliant team brings dedication and relentless pursuit of quality and innovation in health and fitness solutions.
Chairman & Chief Executive OfficerRobin Klaus has more than 20 years of executive management experience in the industry. He was formerly chairman of Planet Fitness, a health and fitness club company in Singapore, and served as President and Chief Operating Officer of fitness equipment manufacturer Star Trac. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for SummerSearch, a national mentoring program for teenagers. Robin holds a bachelor's in International Relations from American University, a master's in International Economics from University of Pittsburgh, and a master's in Business Administration from Stanford.
Vice President of OperationsDan Burns joined Club One in 2006 and has 20 years of fitness industry experience in commercial, managed, community and medial fitness centers. Dan is focused on developing and maintaining strong relationships with Club One’s management and consulting partners. Dan is responsible for the ensuring the implementation of industry leading best practices in the areas of member acquisition and retention, fitness and wellness programming, customer service and financial management at Club One’s Community and Medical Fitness Centers. Dan received his bachelor of science in Exercise Science from Penn State University.
Vice President of Marketing & PRKari Bedgood joined Club One in 2005 and oversees the marketing and public relations functions for the company. She leads an innovative, results-driven team responsible for lead generating marketing campaigns, brand management and strategic communications that support the company’s sales and growth objectives. Prior to Club One, Kari worked for Ketchum’s Brand Marketing and Consumer Food account management teams serving clients such as 24 Hour Fitness, Kikkoman and Clorox. Kari received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington.
Vice President of Business DevelopmentFrank Ancharski’s vast array of nationwide experience spans over 25 years in the commercial club, corporate, non-profit & medical channels as a General Manager, Area Director and Vice-President. Most recently, he opened a 23,000 member, 275 employee, $16 million revenue producing commercial club in Cary, NC. Certified as an Exercise Test Technologist and Health/Fitness Director for American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Frank is on the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) Education Committee and is an examiner candidate for their facility certification. He has been charged with opening an East Coast office for Club One in Raleigh, NC to support the Community & Medical management accounts. Originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Frank received his BS in Kinesiology from Penn State University and a master of science in Health and Fitness Management from American University in Washington, D.C. For questions regarding new business, contact Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President of Corporate Health & FitnessValerie joined Club One in 1992 and oversees the Corporate Fitness Management channel for the company. Since joining Club One, she has been an integral part of the expansion and operations side of the channel. She successfully manages multiple client relationships while overseeing operations of the corporate fitness centers. Valerie attended Santa Clara University where she received a bachelor's degree in Business. She worked for 15 years in banking where she was VP of Operations at San Jose National Bank until 1989.
Meredith Patton DePersia
Vice President of Commercial ClubsMeredith Patton DePersia is the Vice President of Commercial Clubs. She also has oversight for our Spas and our Playcare services. She is charged with operational continuity and standards within our branded sites and operational transition of new sites within the Commercial, Corporate Health & Fitness, Jewish Community Center and Medical Fitness channels of the company. Meredith began her career with Club One in July of 2003. She has held many roles including General Manager and Regional Manager. Prior to Club One, she worked as a General Manager for Sport & Health, a Washington DC based health club group. She holds a bachelor of science in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise and a master of science in Exercise and Health Promotion.
Vice President of MembershipHerschel Elder has 14 years of health club sales and management experience working with individual clubs and large club companies on both the East and West coasts. Since joining Club One in 2003, he has held multiple positions including General Manager, Regional Manager, and now Director of Sales and Membership. His expertise includes individual club sales, corporate sales, pre-sales, sales promotion and daily sales management. Herschel also conducts all sales related trainings for the organization across all major departments.
Director, Health and Wellness PromotionMichele started her career with Club One in 1999 after completing her master's degree in Exercise Physiology. Michele oversees the Club One Strategic Initiatives Committee which is responsible for the development and implementation of Club One’s best practices across all channels of the Club One management business; Corporate Health and Fitness, Community Centers, and Medical Fitness Centers. Michele has worked with over 30 Club One corporate partners throughout the years, focusing on design, development, and implementation of employee fitness and wellness programs. Her recommendations on the design and implementation of employee wellness programs have resulted in Club One corporate partners achieving impressive global participation results.
Regional Director of Corporate Health & FitnessCheryl joined the Club One team in 1999. She oversees the Corporate Health and Fitness division operations of more than 25 sites. Additionally, Cheryl is part of Club One’s new business initiatives team. Prior to joining Club One, she spent 11 years as an assistant swimming coach with the top 10 nationally ranked University of Texas Women’s swimming program. During her tenure, she worked with many Olympic-level athletes, Olympic coaches and helped earn the team three national championships. Cheryl received her bachelor of science in Exercise Science from Temple University and her graduate degree in Sports Science from the United States Sports Academy. She is a competitive swimmer and yoga enthusiast.
Regional Manager of Community CentersAmy has worked with Club One since 1995 and has a rich background in Community Center, Commercial Fitness, and Corporate Wellness Management. Amy has been integral in helping Club One develop and implement best practices in Wellness and fitness operations. Amy specializes in Operations Management, Customer Service/ Member Experience training and has a diverse background in Group Fitness and Programming. Amy supports our onsite General Managers to ensure deliverables are achieved on behalf of our partners. Amy holds her Masters and Bachelors degrees in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology and Wellness Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Director of Digital ProductsMichael Rucker comes to Club One with 15 years of professional experience in technology and digital strategy. His achievements include two C-level tenures and several award-winning enterprise projects. His body of work includes innovative solutions for companies such as Sony, Universal Studios, Red Bull, and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Michael is currently finishing his PhD with a dissertation on the impact of the Affordable Care Act to complement his Master in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.