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IHRSA members take on #IceBucketChallenge

It's not very surprising but we've already seen a bunch of those in the health and fitness industry accept IHRSA's #IceBucketChallenge challenge.

And, as we promised, we will try to post or publicize as many as we can.

We are happy to report that some IHRSA member clubs are taking the challenge a step further. L&T Health and Fitness, a Corporate Fitness Works company, whose COO (and IHRSA board member) Allison Flatley drenched herself with ice water, is planning a fundraising effort to benefit ALS around the challenge. And  La Cima Club in Irving, Texas, has Augie's Quest as one of the beneficiaries for its upcoming Charity Classic.

And for those of you who are unaware of how the #IceBucket Challenge started, watch this video.

Here are a few of the Ice Bucket Challenge videos (and one photo compilation):

Augie's Quest compilation, including Lynn Nieto, The Atlantic Club, Zumba and more.

Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion, Ashburn, Va.

Brick Bodies, Baltimore, Md.

La Cima Club, Irving, Texas

L&T Health and Fitness 

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IHRSA 2014 Trade Show Profile: ASF Payment Solutions

Just think about the ebbs and flows, changes and improvements, and, gasp, apparel, ASF Payment Solutions has seen in its 40 years in the fitness industry.

The Denver company, which provides billing and club management software, will again be back on the Trade Show floor at IHRSA 2013 33rd Annual Convention & Trade Show, in San Diego. 

In addition to the software for billing products, there will also be demonstrations and information on its new mobil point-of-sale app. And, there will be plenty of give-aways.

Read on for the IHRSA Trade Show Profile for ASF Payment Solutions

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Trade show profile: ASF International

ASF International’s products may not stick out like a shiny new treadmill or that group trainer who packs it in day in and day out. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t just as important. 

ASF’s software, payment processing and merchant services probably is seen in the majority of clubs. ASF will show visitors to booth 949 its many options, including the new flexible payment processing and software integration with other vendors and services. 

This will be ASF’s 31st year at the trade show. The 32nd Annual International Convention & Trade Show is March 19-22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, with the trade show on March 20-21. 

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