Brent Darden

Interim CEO

The club industry has labeled Brent Darden a “Texas Talent” and “Industry Treasure” – “part preacher, part teacher, and part reacher”. For over three decades, the current CEO of IHRSA and former IHRSA Board of Directors Chairman has amassed a wealth of knowledge about the industry and continues to share his experiences around the world through speaking, writing and consulting. His messages have reached audiences in eleven countries and been translated into seven different languages. Most recently Darden, was the owner-operator of TELOS Fitness Center, an award-winning multipurpose luxury brand in Dallas, Texas. Telos was recognized as the N. Dallas Business and earned a litany of industry awards. Previously, he was V.P. of the renowned Cooper Aerobics Center, and was named IHRSA’s inaugural General Manager of the Year. Brent also Chairs several industry REX Executive Roundtables.


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