Tom Behan

Co-Founder, Alaska Clubs + Co-Author,
Entrepreneurship: Prepare for Prosperity

April 5, 2022

Tom Behan

Tom Behan is a pioneer, leader, and investor in the health club industry. 

He is co-founder of the Planet Fitness Clubs franchise in Houston, Texas, co-founder of the Alaska Clubs, and past president of the International Health and Racquet Sports Association (IHRSA), which is the professional trade association of the global fitness industry. 

He has a background in finance, which includes serving as a bank president and as CEO of a multi-billion-dollar company. Recently, Tom co-authored Entrepreneurship: Prepare for Prosperity (Sentia Publishing, 2021) with Prof. Thomas Puffer. The book is focused on offering real-world examples of proven strategies that help those seeking to successfully launch a new business and provide them with critical tools to help assure they stay on track.
Tom’s education includes a BBA from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MBA from the Pacific Banking School at the University of Washington. He is a certified speaker, coach, and trainer with the John Maxwell Group. ✯

Publication: Entrepreneurship: Prepare for Prosperity