Fitness and business expert to speak in Grand Junction

Phil Castle, The Business Times: 

An entrepreneur who’s been equally successful in promoting physical fitness in women and developing her business will share her advice during an upcoming event in Grand Junction.

Rachel Cosgrove

Rachel Cosgrove — co-owner of Results Fitness, corporate consultant and best-selling author — will speak at a presentation hosted by the Mesa County Women’s Network.

The luncheon event is set for 11:30 a.m. May 1 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 767 Horizon Drive. Tickets sell for $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For tickets or more information, log on to

While Cosgrove is perhaps best known for helping women become fit, she’s also developed one of the top gyms in the country and will share her advice for achieving success with other entrepreneurs.

“We’re very excited about it,” said Kiele Wilson, president of the Mesa County Women’s Network and herself the owner of a fitness business — Empower Fitness in Grand Junction.

Cosgrove and her husband, Alwyn, operate Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, Calif. The business has quadrupled in size over the past 10 years and has been ranked by Men’s Health magazine as one of the top 10 gyms in the U.S.

Rachel Cosgrove also serves as a consultant for such Fortune 500 companies as Nike and Gatorade and as a columnist for Women’s Health magazine. She’s the author of “The Female Body Breakthrough” as well as a contributor to the best-seller “The Big Book of Exercises.”

Wilson is among a small group of fitness professionals from around the world who work with the Cosgroves to learn about not only training techniques, but also business management techniques.

Wilson said she’s applied many of the things she’s learned to her business, from techniques to foster teamwork and a fun work environment for employees to systems that assure a consistent experience for clients. One of the most important lessons she’s learned, she said, is to apply what’s worked in other industries to her own industry.