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5 Reasons People Are Talking About the IHRSA Institute

The staff at IHRSA could talk endlessly about how great The IHRSA Institute is, and how much it will change your career and your health club. 

But at the end of the day, the most trusted endorsements come from your peers. Therefore, check out what past attendees are saying about The IHRSA Institute.

1. It’s a goldmine of tools, tricks, and inspiration.

“I learned so many tools and tricks that I could implement in my club right away. All of the presenters had so much knowledge that I just soaked up. The most valuable aspect of The Institute was the networking; I now have many new connections that will last a lifetime. I left The Institute feeling inspired to do more and to be more.”

– Bria Forbes, Certified Personal Trainer, Gainesville Health & Fitness

2. It’s a career game-changer.

“The IHRSA institute provided more than I could've expected. Going into the program I knew about the curriculum and networking opportunities, but both proved to be far more beneficial than I anticipated. The most valuable part of The Institute was walking away with an even better understanding of our industry and a revived passion to challenge myself and the club. Each seminar isn't designed to provide you with the answer, but helps you think about the challenges in a different way and ultimately to improve your leadership within in your club and team. I would absolutely recommend The IHRSA Institute to any colleague or industry contacts!”

– Rob Wise, General Manager, Merritt Athletic Club 

3. It exceeds expectations.

“Everything about the Institute exceeded my expectations, from the accommodations to the quality of the presentations. Having the faculty attending classes and all of the events with everyone was priceless. I would absolutely recommend the program to a colleague!”

– Katie O’Donnell, Retail Coordinator/MOD, Stone Creek Club and Spa

4. It’s fuel for professional development.

“Everyone needs to fill up their gas tanks before starting any new road trip. Attending The IHRSA Institute has served as my fuel for personal and professional development.” 

– Denise Watkins, Sales Director, Newtown Athletic Club

5. It teaches everyone—yes, everyone—how to be a successful leader. 

“The Institute will provide you with more than an education. It will challenge you to go deep, to challenge the status quo and to redefine your definition of success and what it means for you, your team and your facility. The greatest ROI is an investment in yourself and your leadership skills. We learned at The Institute this powerful quote: ‘Leaders get the followers they deserve.’ The Institute is the path to become the leader you've always wanted to be.”

– Brent Gallagher, Owner, Avenu Fitness & Lifestyle

Visit The 2017 IHRSA Institute website to view the full curriculum, faculty list, accommodations, and more.

We hope to see you there!