Alain Beaudry, current CEO and founder of Quebec’s largest gym chain, announced today that his son, Renaud Beaudry, has taken over as the company’s chief operating officer. Renaud has been with Econofitness since the very beginning and has held the title of Vice President for more than 5 years. “The pandemic has made it clear that physical activity is more important than ever for Quebecers. I firmly believe that our mission to make fitness available remains relevant and ensures a promising future for our company and our community,” says Renaud Beaudry, now in his new role, as he looks back on the roller coaster ride the industry has been on since March 2020.
This large-scale takeover is part of the succession plan that has been implemented over the past few years for this ever-expanding company. After the opening of new gyms over the last few months in Montreal, Gatineau and Quebec City, Econofitness will continue its expansion, aiming to reach a total of 100 gyms in Quebec under Renaud’s leadership, as he celebrates his 20-year career with the family business in 2022. This appointment is also coupled with changes in the management team as Senior Director of Operations, Élyse Perron, is promoted to the position of Vice President. With 26 years in the company, Perron is passionate, optimistic and generous of her time and knowledge. With these changes, the new administration will benefit from the experience and expertise of its new strategic advisors, Alain Beaudry and the two former vice-presidents, Judith Fleurant and Caroline Pitre.
The health crisis and the many issues it has created in the sport and wellness industry have proven to be a valuable learning experience for the company’s new management. “After 36 years in the company of my two essential associates, Judith Fleurant and Caroline Pitre, it is undeniable and timely for us to hand over the keys to our two super leaders who have acquired the necessary expertise for the successful continuity of Econofitness in Quebec . Renaud Beaudry and Élyse Perron will face this great challenge and I wish them the best of success, “says Alain Beaudry with much pride.
Econfitness was founded in 2013 by Alain Beaudry with the mission to make fitness accessible to as many people of the province of Quebec as possible. Today, the Quebec fitness company provides its members with nearly 70 gyms and 950,000 square feet of space throughout the province.
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