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Seven Solid Reasons to Attend IHRSA 2015 

Perhaps you’ve been to the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show before - a number of times- and you’re wondering, ‘Should I do it again?’ 

Absolutely! The question is, how can you say no?

At IHRSA, there’s always something to surprise you. And IHRSA 2015, March 11-14 in Los Angeles, will be no exception. Consider these seven reasons to head for L.A.

Reason #1: Four stimulating keynote speakers you haven’t heard before. Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-In-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group (sponsored by SPRI). Magnus Lindkvist, Author & Trendspotter (sponsored by Technogym®). Adam Bryant, Author, and Columnist, The New York Times Corner Office (sponsored by Matrix Fitness). And Kelly McGonigal, Author, and Lecturer, Stanford University (sponsored by MYZONE®. Each will inspire you to think of your business—and your life—in a new and different way.

Reason #2: The FAST Track” Continental Breakfast. Take part in this novel, new learning concept, and you’ll jump-start your morning with three, concurrent 20-minute presentations. Each is designed to educate you with the best practices on a variety of topics—techniques that you can share will your staff and implement at your club—immediately. 

You can also make new contacts at this event, as well as at the many special receptions at IHRSA 2015, and share ideas with your peers during the stimulating Educational Tutorials. 

In a word, you can update your knowledge and experience the fun of networking like crazy.

Reason #3: The Management & Operations Track. Here, you can benefit from a menu of educational sessions in a variety of areas. You’ll learn how to crystallize your vision and refine your club’s culture; to develop confident, knowledgeable leaders among your staff; to hone your sales process so it’s more effective, and to cultivate a truly service-minded culture that retains more members.

Reason #4: The Technology & Social Media Education, and the Health Promotion-Wellness Tracks. You can absorb all you need to in these two important subject areas, as well. Each can help you to serve your members and your community better—while sharpening your competitive edge.

Reason #5: The IHRSA Trade Show. Need some new equipment, programs, or business services? See the real thing. Try it at the Trade Show, Thursday, March 12, from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Friday March 13 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. You’ll see just-released cardio and strength-training equipment; the newest versions of club management software; the most sought-after locker room amenities; the smartest, state-of-the-art retention technologies, and much, much more. 

Make a shopping list, stroll the floor of the LA. Convention Center’s 347,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall, and meet the vendors on your list person-to-person, one-to-one. See what deals they’re willing to offer. 

You can chose from more than 350 exhibitors who will be showcasing their product and service offerings in 29 different categories - just for you! 

And, you can sample the latest classes and programs during the Exercise Classes & Early Morning Workouts. Improve your own fitness level while you experience these programs to determine what’s best for your members and your market. 

Reasons #6 and #7: You can reconnect - and enjoy. At IHRSA 2015, you’ll see respected colleagues and hear how they’re handling the same challenges that you’re facing. 

You’ll make new connections that will pay off now and in the years to come. You’ll also re-connect with old friends, people who always put a smile on your face. 

Finally, you can have some “serious fun.” IHRSA 2015 will take place smack in the middle of L.A. Live, the famous entertainment center in the city that’s loaded with great restaurants. It’s also the site of many “red carpet” events. 

If you’re feeling the need to recharge and rejuvenate, to revitalize and rediscover, then register for IHRSA 2015 now. 

You’ll look forward to it all winter. And you’ll be prepared as you can be to make the most of it when you head for L.A.

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