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This Week in the Fitness Industry: Rasmus Ingerslev Featured on Fitness Business Podcast

Rasmus Ingerslev Featured on Fitness Business Podcast
IHRSA Board Chair Rasmus Ingerslev was the featured guest on the latest Fitness Business Podcast in an episode called, “Club Landscape for The Future and Understanding Millennials.” Ingerslev, who also serves as the chair of REPEAT and the executive vice chairman of Wexer Virtual, spoke on a range of topics from hurdles on his road to success to three tips to strengthen your health club business. “The life of an entrepreneur and a pioneer is never an easy one, but for the true entrepreneur it’s the life you have to lead," Ingerslev said. “You simply can’t help exploring what you believe strongly in.” 

IHRSA Announces Fourth IHRSA 2017 Keynote Speaker
Soraya Darabi, co-founder of Zady, a clothing and consumer goods e-commerce company, will be joining three other dynamic keynote speakers at IHRSA 2017, March 8-11 in Los Angeles. Darabi has her finger firmly on the pulse of today’s constantly-changing media landscape. As a leader in next-generation digital communications and e-commerce over the past decade, Darabi has helped numerous brands and companies of all sizes anticipate, understand, and maximize emerging digital trends. Read our full announcement about Soraya Darabi and her keynote presentation.

Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago Ranked Most Active Cities in U.S.
Boston—home of IHRSA headquarters—nabbed the top spot in a new report’s list of the most active cities in America, according to CNN. San Francisco and Chicago landed the second and third spots, respectively. The report, which is part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being Series, assigned 48 medium and large cities an "Active Living" score based on factors such as walkability, bike-ability, the quality of the public transit system, and availability of well-maintained parks. According to CNN, “the residents of the top five cities have significantly lower rates, on average, of a handful of diseases (from diabetes to high cholesterol to depression) compared to people living in cities with low scores. They also have higher rates of exercise and eat more fresh produce.”

IHRSA European Congress Wraps Up in Seville

Hundreds of fitness industry professionals from dozens of countries attended the IHRSA European Congress in Seville, Spain, this week. The four-day event was packed with education sessions, networking events, leading equipment and service providers, and, of course, an A-list crowd. For those who couldn't join us, we compiled some photo highlights from the event.  Stay tuned for more information on the 2017 IHRSA European Congress in London!

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