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Entries in Associate Member of the Year (11)

Thursday
Mar092017

IHRSA 2017 Day 2 in Photos (and Videos)

Exercise Classes

Hats off to the motivated attendees who worked out in one of the early morning exercise programs! Today’s classes included STOTT PILATES Matwork Interval Training, Suples Fit Circuit, and #poweryour Functional Training Workout.

 

TRX Wins Associate Member of the Year

TRX, a leading producer of functional training programs, education, and equipment for the industry was selected as the 2017 Associate Member of the Year Award.

"We're thrilled to be selected as IHRSA's Associate Member of the Year. This will be one of the great highlights of 2017 for TRX. Since my first 10'x10' booth in 2005 through today, IHRSA has played a pivotal role in our history and success as a company," said Randy Hetrick, founder and CEO of TRX.

 

#IHRSA2017 attendees want Congress to #PassPHIT

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Joe Moore Urges Congress to #PassPHIT

“If exercise was a pill everybody would take it, right?” asked IHRSA President and CEO Joe Moore at Thursday's keynote address, which was streamed on Facebook Live. “If we could pass PHIT—if exercise was tax-deductible—just about everybody would be exercising more, and that’s what we want.”

 

Martin Lindstrom Touts Small Data

Martin Lindstrom, author, change agent, and brand futurist from Denmark, told attendees that small data defines the future during his keynote presentation, sponsored by Technogym.

 

If you haven't been to the Trade Show are you even at #IHRSA2017? 🤔

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The Trade Show Opens

There's never a dull moment on the Trade Show floor! Here's just a small sampling of the latest and greatest from more than 370 exhibitors.

 

IGNITE!

Thanks to all of those who spoke at IGNITE!, a 75-minute event where a succession of speakers each presented for five minutes, sharing their personal and professional insights on a host of wide-ranging topics that can be informative, innovative, humorous, or just plain fun. Above, Matt Wright, senior director of fitness for Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness, presents "Mean Tweets: Fitness Industry Edition."

 

IHRSA Live Behind-the-Scenes

The IHRSA Live team hard at work interviewing CEOs and other industry leaders in our studio in the LA Convention Center lobby.

Thursday
Mar092017

TRX Named IHRSA Associate Member of the Year

The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize an IHRSA Member for their significant contributions to the advancement of the health club industry, as well as their support of IHRSA, its members and its mission through program and event participation, advertising and sponsorship.

TRX, a leading producer of functional training programs, education, and equipment for the industry was selected as this year's honoree.

Read the full release for more information on the 2017 Associate Member of the Year announcement.


Friday
Jan202017

This Week in the Fitness Industry: Merritt Athletic Clubs Unveils New Brand Identity 

Merritt Athletic Clubs Unveils New Brand Identity  
Merritt Clubs, formerly Merritt Athletic Clubs, marked its 40th anniversary by launching a new brand identity that better communicates the continual evolution of the company’s fitness facilities and programs. In addition to the new name, Merritt now has a new logo, messaging, website, and signage that is already installed in its nine locations. “Our mission is to change the way people think about fitness,” COO Mark Miller said in a release. “To us, fitness means strengthening your body and mind in the comfort of a place that feels like home, with a friendly staff that feels like family. Our new brand is helping to tell this story and it truly captures our purpose of being the best part of our member’s day and the spirit of our clubs.”   

TRX Named IHRSA Associate Member of the Year
We’re excited to announce that TRX, a leading producer of functional training programs, education, and equipment, is our 2017 Associate Member of the Year! "We are delighted to honor our good friends at TRX for their ongoing support of IHRSA and for their work to grow the industry,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA's president and CEO. “When Randy Hetrick launched the first Travel X, the precursor to the TRX Suspension Trainer in 2004, he foresaw what the future of functional training would be for millions of fitness consumers. Since then, TRX has been a leader in delivering innovative products and programs designed to not only inspire people to be more active, but more importantly, help them achieve their fitness goals.” The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize an IHRSA Associate Member for their significant contributions to the advancement of the health club industry, as well as their support of IHRSA, its members, and its mission through program and event participation, advertising, and sponsorship. The award will be presented during IHRSA 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, March 8-11. Read the full “TRX Named 2017 Associate Member of the Year” press release.

Blink Fitness Offers Amazon Lockers in 7 Manhattan Clubs
Blink Fitness announced Wednesday that seven of its 11 Manhattan locations are now home to Amazon Lockers, which offer members and the community a self-service delivery location to pick up and return packages from Amazon.com. Amazon Lockers are cropping up nationwide and there are more than 100 in and around New York City and, according to Blink, this is the first time Amazon Locker has worked with a fitness club. "Blink's collaboration with Amazon is a natural fit to benefit both our members and the community at large," said Blink Fitness President Todd Magazine. "Our member experience comes first, so we're thrilled that members will no longer have to worry or go out of their way to receive a package. Secondly, the Amazon Lockers will help introduce our state-of-the-art facilities to a new audience and hopefully encourage them to make their fitness resolutions with Blink."

Equinox CEO Talks Trump, Company Growth

Last week, Equinox CEO Harvey Spevak spoke to CNBC about how President-elect Donald Trump may affect business, and shared his thoughts on company growth and the SoulCycle IPO.

33% of Canadians Resolved to Improve Physical Fitness in 2017
One in three Canadians said improving their physical fitness and eating habits was their top New Year’s resolution, according to a new Ipos survey that was conducted on behalf of GoodLife Fitness. The survey also found that 21% of Canadians said they would focus on financial goals; 13% wanted to dedicate more time to travel and leisure; 11% planned to put a stop to bad habits, like drinking and smoking; and 10% will try to spend more time with family and friends. “It’s great to see more Canadians choosing fitness and nutrition as their number one resolution for 2017 because it suggests people are making positive choices when it comes to eating well and being active, with the goal of feeling better overall,” said David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans, founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness.

Tuesday
Mar222016

Visual Fitness Planner Named IHRSA Associate Member of the Year

The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize an IHRSA Member for their significant contributions to the advancement of the health club industry, as well as their support of IHRSA, its members, and its mission through program and event participation, advertising, and sponsorship.

Visual Fitness Planner was selected as this year's honoree due to their passion for the industry and commitment towards helping club operators better use technology to solve their needs and grow revenue. See this news release for more information on the 2016 Associate Member of the Year announcement.

Monday
Feb082016

IHRSA Names Visual Fitness Planner Associate Member of the Year

We are excited to announce that Visual Fitness Planner (VFP) is our 2016 Associate Member of the Year.VFP.png

The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize an IHRSA Associate Member for their significant contributions to the advancement of the health club industry, as well as their support of IHRSA, its members, and its mission through program and event participation, advertising, and sponsorship.

Visual Fitness Planner, an IHRSA member since 2001, was selected as this year's honoree due to their passion for the industry and commitment towards helping club operators better use technology to solve their needs and grow revenue.

"We are happy to honor our good friends at Visual Fitness Planner for their long-standing support of IHRSA and the industry,“ said Joe Moore, IHRSA's president and CEO. “Each year, Visual Fitness Planner hosts a panel discussion at the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show titled ‘90 minutes with Top Club Operators.’ It’s a hugely popular session, and just one example of the many innovative ways VFP shares industry expertise to everyone’s benefit.”

"We cannot tell you how much it means to the entire VFP Team to be selected as the IHRSA Associate Member of the Year! We are truly honored and humbled to have this award bestowed on us”, said Daron Allen, president and CEO of Visual Fitness Planner. “IHRSA has been a big part of our history, education, and success. We have always aspired to one day be awarded Associate Member of the Year, and that day is finally here! IHRSA Associate Members of the Year are truly the best in class Associates and we are so proud to be a part of this prestigious group."

The award will be presented on Tuesday, March 22nd during IHRSA 2016, IHRSA’s 35th Annual International Convention & Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, March 21-24.

The IHRSA Awards Program seeks to "recognize, celebrate, and inspire." For more information about IHRSA's annual industry awards, including prior recipients, please visit IHRSA.org/awards.

Friday
Mar132015

Twin Oaks Software Announced as IHRSA Associate Member of the Year

The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize an IHRSA Member for their significant contributions to the advancement of the health club industry, as well as their support of IHRSA, its members and its mission through program and event participation, advertising and sponsorship.

Twin Oaks Software was selected as this year's honoree due to their continued investment in leading edge technology for club management software, and for their support of the health and fitness industry. 

See this press release for more information on the 2015 Associate Member of the Year announcement.

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Wednesday
Mar192014

Take a look at all three IHRSA 2014 award videos

Patsy McLean, winner of the Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship, and Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO.In case you arrived late to the General Session speakers, or you were unable to attend IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show, you can still see the videos presented prior to the three award winners being recognized on stage.

Read on to see the videos.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

ABC Financial accepts Associate Member of the Year Award

ABC Financial, an IHRSA member since 1986, was selected as this year’s honoree due to their decades of outstanding achievements, innovations and support of the health and fitness industry, their continued investment in leading-edge technology, marketing programs and software solutions, and their unwavering support of IHRSA and its members.

Wednesday
Feb192014

Three awards to be given out at IHRSA 2014

Radka Dopitova Wilson is presented with the Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship by Bill McBride last year.One of the great parts of the IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show is having the award winners’ colleagues and peers witness first-hand their accomplishments.

IHRSA ensures that the maximum number of attendees get to see the amazing efforts, triumphs and good deeds by bringing the honorees on stage prior to the general sessions speakers, which always has a packed room.

In three weeks in San Diego it will be the same when the health and fitness world is together to see this year’s winners: ABC Financial, the Associate Member of the Year; Patsy McLean, Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship; and Gold’s Gym Dutchess County, Outstanding Community Service Award.

Read on for more on each IHRSA 2014 recipient.

Tuesday
Jan072014

ABC Financial named 2014 Associate Member of the Year

ABC Financial is always very visible around the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, with a booth at the trade show, sponsorships and many attendees seen around the site with their company shirts.

The visibility will be increased in March in San Diego as the longtime IHRSA member will be honored as the 2014 Associate Member of the Year. It will be recognized prior to a general session speaker during the March 12-15 event.

ABC Financial has had decades of outstanding achievements, innovations and support of the health and fitness industry. It's continued investment in leading-edge technology, marketing programs and software solutions, and well as unwavering support of IHRSA and its members, was noted as some of the many reasons for the award.

“We are happy to honor our good friends at ABC Financial for their long-standing support of IHRSA, and for the important work they do every day to help club owners better understand their members and improve their businesses,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO.

For more on the announcement, visit the IHRSA Media Center. Click here for more on IHRSA Awards.