2017 Keynote Speaker: Randy Hetrick
Speaker: Randy Hetrick, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, TRX
Randy Hetrick is the creator of the Suspension Trainer®--perhaps the most prolific piece of exercise equipment in history--and the founder of TRX, one of the world’s leading training brands. Over the past three decades Randy built a record of unique accomplishments including: collegiate athlete, 14-year Navy SEAL Officer, bootstrap entrepreneur, multi-patented inventor, and growth company CEO whose company earned multiple placements on the rosters of the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies and Outside Magazine Best Places to Work.He earned a bachelor’s from the University of Southern California; a master’s from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey; and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he is a contributing lecturer on entrepreneurship, branding and leadership. Randy has recently added television to his resume as host of Spike TV’s reality series “Sweat Inc.”
As the global leaders in functional training, TRX’s mission is to empower everyone in their pursuit of better. We’ve developed the world’s best training equipment, workout programs, and education courses to help everyone, of any fitness level become a better version of themselves. TRX has also become the industry’s leading provider of specialized education courses for fitness professionals.We have redefined the application of bodyweight training to enhance human performance and have successfully disrupted the mature landscape of the health club industry. In 2015, the company increased its footprint beyond the military and commercial club sectors, by adding schools and consumer retail as top-priority strategic markets.
The company began in a garage and is recently completed TRX’s 10thyear in the market, with a full-time staff of 100 team members. This year TRX will sell more than $50M of its best-in-class equipment, training programs and education courses. The brand is supported by a cadre of 350 certified, contracted instructors who deliver some 1,500 ongoing education courses per year to fitness professionals in dozens of countries. Over the past 8 years, TRX has qualified more than 200,000 training professionals—who comprise a formidable army of TRX brand ambassadors around the globe. The company’s customer base includes: hundreds of thousands of training professionals; over 40,000 health clubs; all branches of the US military and many allied foreign militaries; the largest sporting goods retailers in North America and Europe; a growing body of high schools; universities and corporate fitness facilities around the world; and tens of millions of individual club members, athletes and home fitness consumers. TRX enjoys the patronage of the top professional athletes in every sport. The company’s equipment and training philosophy is changing the way that soldiers train for combat, athletes at all levels train for sport and regular people of all ages and abilities train for life.