IHRSA Awards Program
The IHRSA Awards Program recognizes members of the association for their service to their communities, their customers, and to the betterment of the health and fitness industry.
Read the press release announcing the award winners that were honored at IHRSA 2014 in San Diego.
For more information, contact Tara Verity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EUROPEAN CLUB LEADERSHIP AWARD
Applications are now being accepted for this award, to be presented at the 14th Annual IHRSA Eurpean Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands October 16-19, 2014.
Download the application and submit by September 3, 2014.
The European Club Leadership Award recognizes the European club leader who has done the most to advance their company and the industry through strong leadership and performance.
|2013||Nick Coutts||Fitness Hut|
|2011||Franck Gueguen||Club Med Gym & Silhouette|
|2011||Anastasia Yusina||Strata Partners|
|2009||Theo Hendriks||Sports and Leisure Group|
|2008||Pedro and Constance Ruiz||Vivafit|
|2006||Ramon Canela||DIR Fitness|
|2006||Olga Sloutsker||RFG (World Class and Fizkult)|
|2005||Harm Tegelaars||Cannons Group|
|2004||Etienne Madelin||Club Med Gym|
|2003||Fred Turok||L.A. Fitness Head Office|
|2002||Michael Balfour||Fitness First PLC|
JOHN McCARTHY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
IHRSA congratulates Michele Glaeser, General Manager at Adventure 212 Fitness in Wisconsin, as the 2014 recipient of the John McCarthy Merit Scholarsip to attend the IHRSA Institute.
Read the press release.
The John McCarthy Merit Scholarship, name for IHRSA’s first Executive Director, has a value of $2,850 and includes a full registration to the IHRSA Institute, program materials and handouts, social and networking events, lodging, and meals, as well as a $500 travel stipend.
Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate their passion for, and absolute commitment to, the health club industry's future and their service, sales, and leadership skills; presented at the IHRSA Institute. [Recipients]
|2014||Michele Glaeser||Adventure 212 Fitness|
|2009||Brad Wilkins||Cooper Fitness Center|
|2008||Michael McDonald||World Health Club|
|2007||David Brodmann||Word Health Club|
|2006||Jarod Cogswell||ClubSport Oregon|
OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
This award is presented to an IHRSA member that has made a longstanding commitment to making a difference in, and beyond, their community.
|2014||Kim Austin Kenyon||Gold's Gym Dutchess County|
|2013||Ron and Sandy Franco||Franco's Athletic Club|
|2012||Trina Gray||Bay Athletic Club|
|2011||Laury Hammel and Myke Farricker||The Longfellow Clubs|
|2010||Patricia Laus||The Atlantic Club, Inc.|
|2009||David Patchell-Evans.||GoodLife Fitness Clubs|
JULIE MAIN WOMAN LEADER SCHOLARSHIP
Julie Main was triumphant in how she addressed her own personal encounter with cancer. And she succeeded in leaving a legacy of strength, hope, and resilience for others.
IHRSA celebrates Julie's legacy by offering the Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship annually to a female IHRSA member who exemplifies courage, perseverance, excellence, and professionalism.
Visit ihrsa.org/mainscholarship to learn more about Julie and the scholarship.
|2014||Patsy McLean||Adelaide Club|
|2013||Radka Dopitova Willson||World Bank Fitness Center|
|2012||Linda Mitchell||Newtown Athletic Club|
|2011||Jane Clark||Western Athletic Clubs|
|2010||Jasmin Kirstein||My Sportlady Fitness|
|2009||Karen Jashinsky||02 Max Fitness|
ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award is presented to the Associate Member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the club industry, and is also in recognition of their support of IHRSA through program and event participation, advertising and sponsorship. [Recipients]
|2013||HOIST Fitness Systems, Inc.|
|2012||Polar Electro OY|
|2010||Balanced Body Pilates|
|2008||Matrix Fitness Systems|
|2002||American Council On Exercise (ACE)|
|2000||SchwinnCycling & Fitness Inc.|
|1999||Reebok International, Ltd.|
|1995||Universal Gym Equipment|
|1994||Unisen, Inc. (Star Trac)|
|1993||CYBEX International, Inc.|
|1992||The Step Company|
|1990||Randal Sports/Medical Products (StairMaster)|
|1989||Paramount Fitness Corporation|
|1987||Bally Fitness (Life Fitness)|
|1986||RcmSystems (Check Free)|
|1985||Club Marketing & Management Services, Inc.|
|1984||United General Agency|
DALE S. DIBBLE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
This award is presented to an individual within the Association who has excelled in their contributions to the industry and IHRSA. [Recipients]
|2012||John Doyle||The Belmont Athletic Club|
|2011||Zoe Veasey||Cedardale Health & Fitness|
|2010||Michael Motta||Plus One Health Management|
|2009||Herb Lipsman||The Health Club Company|
|2008||Geoffrey A. Dyer||Lifestyle Family Fitness|
|2007||Greg Lappin||Rochester Athletic Club|
|2006||Julie Main||Santa Barbara Athletic Club|
|2005||NA||East Bank Club|
|2003||Frank Eisenzimmer||Cascade Athletic Club|
|2002||Rudy Smith||Las Vegas Athletic Clubs|
|2001||Norm Cates||Club Insider|
|2000||Cecil Spearman Jr.||Spearman Clubs, Inc.|
|1999||Jill Stevens Kinney||Clubsource Development|
|1998||Robert Dedman Jr.||ClubCorp, Inc.|
|1997||Jim Gerber Sr.||Western Athletic Clubs|
|1996||Mitch Wald||The MAC (Maryland Athletic Club)|
|1995||Rick Caro||Management Vision, Inc.|
|1994||Patricia Laus||The Atlantic Club, Inc.|
|1993||Alan Schwartz||Tennis Corporation of America|
|1992||Curtis Beusman||Saw Mill Sports Management|
|1990||Todd Pulis||The Thoreau Club|
|1989||Tim Richards||Orchard Hills Athletic Club|
JOHN McCARTHY INDUSTRY VISIONARY AWARD
This award is presented to an individual or company who has made an unprecedented or unique contribution to the advancement of the club industry as a whole. [Recipients]
|2013||Alberto Perlman||Zumba Fitness|
|2010||Lloyd & Roberta Gainsboro||Dedham Health & Athletic|
|2010||Phil Wendel||ACAC Fitness & Wellness Center|
|2009||Chuck Runyon & Jeff Klinger||Anytime Fitness Corporate|
|2005||Joe Cirulli||Gainsville Health & Fitness|
|2004||Gary Heavin||Curves International Franchise Office|
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual whose lifelong commitment, outstanding leadership and inspiration have made a lasting impact on IHRSA and the health club industry. [Recipients]
|2013||Rick Caro||Management Vision, Inc.|