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Entries in awards (21)

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
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.

Wednesday
Feb192014

Polessky to receive first Canadian leadership award

Henry Polessky, the fitness icon who passed away in January, has been named as the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Fitness Leadership Award, given by the Fitness Industry Council of Canada.

The award will be presented posthumously during the Canadian Forum on Thursday, March 13, 1:30 p.m., at IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show. His contribution to the industry will also be recognized during the Canadian VIP Reception at 6 p.m. the same day.

Polessky was involved in the fitness industry for six decades, most notably launching Fitness World in 1978 and expanding to 13 locations throughout British Columbia. He was also very active in FIC of Canada.

“Henry was one of the industry's all-around good guys," said Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO. "The news of his passing was difficult for the IHRSA staff, who have wonderful memories of his humor and thoughtfulness.”

Check out the Fitness Industry Council website for more information.

 

 

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.

Tuesday
Oct222013

Deadline for two awards is Nov. 15

It's no secret that health club operators share a goal of helping people to lead a healthy, more active lifestyle. But a club's impact often extends far beyond the benefits of working out.  

Applications for the 2014 Outstanding Community Service Award and the 6th Annual Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship are currently being accepted. Recipients for both will be recognized during IHRSA 2014 at an awards presentation with videos highlighting their achievements. 

Read on for more.

Friday
Aug162013

European Club award deadline is Sept. 5

With the IHRSA European Congress just around the corner - Oct. 17-20 - applications for the European Club Leadership Award are needed. The deadline for the award, given to the club leader who has done the most to advance their company and the industry through strong leadership and performance, is Sept. 6. The award will be given out during the event in Madrid, Spain.

IHRSA is also gathering applications for tthe Outstanding Community Service Award and the Julie Main Woman Leadership Scholarship. They will be recognized on the stage at the 2014 IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego.

Read on for more on all IHRSA awards.

 

Friday
Aug022013

Three IHRSA award applications are being accepted

Radka Dopitova Wilson accepts the Julie Main award from Bill McBride, IHRSA board president.It seems like it was just yesterday that Franco's Athletic Club and Radka Dopitova Wilson were on the stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center accepting the Outstanding Community Service Award and the Julie Main Woman Leadership Scholarship, respectively.

While that may be, IHRSA is already gathering applications for the two honorees for those awards. They will be recognized on the stage at the 2014 IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego.

Also, just announced, applications for the European Club Leadership Award are being accpeted. That will be presented at IHRSA European Congress, Oct. 17-20, in Madrid, Spain.

Read on for more on all IHRSA awards.

Thursday
Jul182013

Recognize someone with IHRSA award

Radka Dopitova Wilson accepts the Julie Main award from Bill McBride, IHRSA board president.It seems like it was just yesterday that Franco's Athletic Club and Radka Dopitova Wilson were on the stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center accepting the Outstanding Community Service Award and the Julie Main Woman Leadership Scholarship, respectively.

While that may be, IHRSA is already gathering applications for the two honorees for those awards. They will be recognized on the stage at the 2014 IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego.

Read on for more.

Thursday
Mar072013

Don't miss award presentations at 2013 convention

Trina Gray of Bay Athletic Club received the Outstanding Community Service Award from IHRSA COO Anita Lawlor, last year in Los Angeles.While you are planning your schedule for the 32nd International Convention & Trade Show, March 19-22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, be sure to not forget to join us in honoring many deserving individuals, clubs and businesses in the industry.

Prior to three of the general session speakers IHRSA will present a total of five awards.

  • Franco’s Athletic Club will receive The Outstanding Community Service Award 
  • Radka Dopitova Willson will receive The Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship 
  • Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc. will receive The Associate Member of the Year Award
  • Rick Caro will receive The Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Zumba Fitness will receive The John McCarthy Industry Visionary Award  

For more, click here.

Monday
Sep102012

Nominations sought for European Club Leadership Award

IHRSA is seeking nominations for the 2012 European Club Leadership Award. It will be presented at the annual IHRSA European Congress in Vienna, Austria, which runs Nov. 1-4. The award recognizes the European club leader who has done the most to advance their company and the industry through strong leadership and performance.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others for the award. Deadline for entries is Friday, Sept. 21. For an application form please email intl@ihrsa.org.

For more information on the European Congreess and to register, visit ihrsa.org/congress.