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Early registrants looking forward to IHRSA 2014

Attendees come from all over the world. And, not surprisingly, they have a wide array of reasons for descending on IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show.

Today, a day before the event even begins at the San Diego Convention Center, close to 1,000 people were at the Registration Desk getting their passes, gift bags, schedules and more.

Here are some of the early registrants letting us know what they are looking forward to.


“We just built our first sports complex and we need many experiences from American and European systems. I was at Madrid and (Director of Europe) Hans (Muench) told me that (IHRSA 2014) has much more activity. I hope to share with clients and I want to network. It is important for us to make new improvements.”

Adeeb Alhowar
General Manager
Saudi Arabia



“I am excited to see all of my IHRSA friends. I am just excited to be here. It is the one time of the year that everyone comes together. I am looking forward to networking and seeing the friends I see once a year.”

Missy Moss
General Manager
Nike Fitness Centers
Beaverton, Oregon, USA


“There are two reasons I am here. First, I am interested in learning from the speakers. Then, I want to see the new trends in equipment and innovations. I could be considering new equipment for my club.”

Marco Peregrina


“My business is now 5-6 years old and this being my third IHRSA my horizons have now opened. I am looking to connect with people and look at areas (of my business) I hadn’t looked at before. At (previous IHRSA events) I looked at specific topics but now I am looking at increasing my finances, my fitness programs and other areas that will help the business that I am looking to expanding now.”

Ankur Arora
Managing Director
La Fitnesse Health Club
New Delhi, India


“I am hoping to get some new ideas to help improve my fitness clubs; maybe some technology, how to hire trainers and small group training equipment. I am also looking to make new contacts in the industry.”

Dmitry Grishin
World Class
Moscow, Russia


For more on the event, which runs March 12-15, visit Be sure to follow all of the happenings at and on Twitter at #IHRSA2014.

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