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IHRSA's Top 10 Stories of 2015: Newsmakers, the Future of Fitness, and Gronk

There’s no doubt that 2015 has been a momentous year for the health and fitness industry. We have seen tremendous growth, with health clubs expanding across the globe, as well as new challenges, which health clubs have met head-on. And IHRSA has been proud to be with you every step of the way.   

As the year comes to a close, we’re taking a moment took look back at our top ten influential blog posts from 2015. This list includes a mix of popular posts, impactful news stories, exclusive interviews, and stand-out moments from the past 12 months. 

We’re looking forward to providing even more resources, advice, and assistance in 2016.   

1. 5 Ways Wearables Will Keep Clubs Full Beyond January 

Fitness wearables bridge the gap. A key reason people give up on their physical activity efforts is that they don’t see the results they want as quickly as they want to. This MYZONE-sponsored post explains how wearable technology can be used to help members obtain their desired results and keep coming back to the club all-year-long. 

2. IHRSA Announces Site of IHRSA 2016! 

We generated a lot of buzz when we announced that the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show will be held in Orlando, FL, for the first time. This post announced the details about our upcoming March 21-24 event. 

3. Trendspotting the Health Club Industry 

Anticipating future trends and capitalizing on them is one of the cornerstones of success. Doing so keeps your business fresh, fun, and ahead of the competition. This post marked the release of IHRSA's Forecasting the Future of the Health Club Industry report, which compiled and extrapolated advice from leading industry CEOs, owners, and thought-leaders. 

4. US Fitness Holdings' Executive Team is Ready to Roll 

Kirk and John Galiani, brothers and serial fitness entrepreneurs, spoke to Club Business International about US Fitness Holdings’ multilevel branding strategy. This post features their exclusive Q&A.   

5. Club Management 101: Leading Your Club to Success at IHRSA 2015 

Roberta Kruse-Fordham, general manager for WTS International, gave a preview of her IHRSA 2015 session on club management in this popular post. 

6. Tips To Implement A Strategic Plan To Develop A Small, Independent Club 

Jill Stevens Kinney, founder/chairperson of Clubsource Development Partners, and Joe Cirulli President, owner and CEO of Gainesville Health & Fitness Center, shared their insights on implementing a strategic plan to develop an independent club for the Best Practices series. 

7. IHRSA Releases 2015 Health Club Consumer Report 

More than 63 million Americans used a health club or studio in 2014, including 9.3 million non-members, according to the 2015 Health Club Consumer Report: The Story Behind Members and Their Health & Fitness Clubs. This post released the report and shared its key findings. 

8. You Never Know Who You’ll See At An IHRSA Trade Show! 

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots tight end and Super Bowl champion, stopped by the Life Fitness booth at IHRSA 2015 and we have the photos to prove it. 

9. The Willpower Instinct 

Kelly McGonigal, author of The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, spoke to Club Business International about what willpower is, why we have it, and how to develop it further. 

10. CBI: 5 Predictions About the Health Club of 2025 

If you’re curious about what’s in store for the future of the health club industry, look no further than this post. Rasmus Ingerslev, the founder of Wexer Virtual, shared five predictions about what health clubs might be like ten years down the road.

Reader Comments (1)

These all 10 stories are amazing and interesting for the readers also. and Thanks for sharing them with us.
April 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAvnish

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