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Thorstad Takes Home European Club Leadership Award

European Club Leadership Award winner Olav Thorstad, right, accepts the award from IHRSA CEO and President Joe Moore.Olav Thorstad, CEO of Health & Fitness Nordic, received the IHRSA 2014 European Club Leadership Award, presented at the European Congress, which is currently taking place in Amsterdam.

Thorstad is a visionary with a holistic view of the industry, shares his insights and leadership via international and national summits and seminars to help other industry operators.

“We are happy to honor Olav for his great leadership, strong understanding of business cultures, and his ability to attract and retain talent that shares his vision,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO, who presented the award.

The IHRSA Awards Program seeks to “recognize, celebrate, and inspire.” For more information about IHRSA’s annual industry awards, including prior recipients and open applications, please visit

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