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Final IHRSA 2014 price break is Friday

Tomorrow, Jan. 24, is the last chance to register for the IHRSA 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show and save. The four-day event, March 12-15 in San Diego, is only $750 per person - that's $100 off the onsite rate.

Learn from leading business minds and expert presenters with over 100 educational sessions; take advantage of the fitness industry's biggest international gathering; experience IHRSA's dynamic Trade Show & innovative exercise classes; and more.

To register, visit For more information, go to, call 800-228-4772 or e-mail

Be sure to follow #IHRSA2014 for all the news and information leading up to the event, and during for recaps, pictures, videos and more. And, download the IHRSA App for navigating the event.



Convention hotels rooms going fast

IHRSA 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show attendees that are not within driving distance of San Diego, or are planning on more than one day at the event, should consider hotel accommodations soon.

IHRSA has checked into the suggested nearby hotels and a couple are nearing capacity. An easy way to get the IHRSA 2014 discounted rate is through the San Diego Concierge:

Individual Reservations
800-979-9091 (US)
+1 619-280-4121 ext. 5

Group Reservations (5 or more rooms)
800-979-9091 (US)
+1 619-280-4121 ext. 2

All of the hotel details are at


Get a sneak peek on IHRSA 2014 General Sessions

Rarely, if ever, will you hear the same thing from any of the four General Session speakers at the IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show.

This year’s lineup is no different - first impressions, making good decisions, the evolution of marketing and the use of social media today, and how innovation can disrupt an entire industry.

And seeing the presenters are household names and at the top of their respective professions – Sally Hogshead, Dan Heath, Gary Vaynerchuk and Luke Williams – the packed house will certainly bring home plenty of fodder for themselves, co-workers and colleagues.

“I am thrilled with the schedule and lineup of presenters and events for IHRSA 2014, especially the thought-leaders who will headline each day of the four-day Convention,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president & CEO.

For more on all four General Session speakers, read on.


Enhance your IHRSA 2014 experience with the IHRSA App

Be sure to download the latest version of the Free IHRSA App on your smartphone or tablet. New content and features are added daily! The app allows you to easily contact attendees at IHRSA 2014 to maximize your networking opportunities.   

In addition, the app will help you make the most of your time at the IHRSA show so you arrive with your plan in hand.  Login to this desktop web portal to personalize your event experience by identifying the sessions, exhibitors, speakers and other show features that interest you most and mark them as your favorites. 

Manage your agenda with sessions, appointments, and connections all on your computer and take them with you to the show. You can sync your plan to your phone or tablet when you login to both the portal and mobile app!    

The IHRSA App is available as a free download for all mobile devices from OR, search for "ihrsa" in the iTunes app store or Google Play.  


IGNITE back for a second year at IHRSA 2014

Mark Miller at IGNITE in 2013.With so much going on in four days at the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show it is easy to miss something. Come on, no one can get to everything!

That probably happened to a lot of people for the inaugural IGNITE session.  Arranged as a rapid-fire presentation format, IGNITE gives presenters five minutes, and no more than 20 slides, to get their message across. The subject can be informative, thought-provoking, personal or funny.

Unveiled for the first time last year in Las Vegas with two sessions, it returns this year, in March in San Diego., on Saturday, March 15 at 9 and 10 a.m.

Read on for more on IGNITE.



IHRSA Webinar: convention speakers

The next IHRSA Webinar will be of interest for everyone in the industry. And that isn’t just a sales pitch, especially since this one is free.

You could be a first-time IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show attendee, a seasoned veteran, or even someone who unfortunately won’t be joining us and 10,000 of our closest friends in San Diego in two months. 

Read on to see who we have at the webinar and what they are talking about.


Vaynerchuk: 'hardest working man in social media'

Gary Vaynerchuk, one of the General Session speakers at IHRSA's 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show in March, was recently featured on the cover of Inc. magazine, with the headline, "Know How: 29 skills every founder needs to master."

Dubbed "the hardest working man in social media" in the caption next to his photo, he talks about Facebook and how to master it in the story inside the publication.

On Friday, March 14, at the San Diego Convention Center, Vaynerchuk's presentation at IHRSA 2014, sponsored by Matrix Fitness, will focus on "The Thank You Economy," his 2011 book that details the effect of social media on business. 

To register and to learn more about all of the IHRSA 2014 speakers, the trade show and education sessions, visit For more on Vaynerchuk, check out a recent New York Times story.


Many interactive educational formats at IHRSA 2014

You know how this season works – before you know it, it is Jan. 2 and all of the holidays are over.

That also means that the 33rd Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show is almost upon us. The question this time of the year is not, “Have you been naughty or nice,” but, “Have you registered for IHRSA 2014 yet?”

If the lure of the perfect weather of San Diego, as well as numerous tourist attractions and world-class food, is not enough, then the wide variety of offering at the Convention & Trade Show will be.

Read on for what will be offered at IHRSA 2014.


Keynote speaker reaches out to help

We here at IHRSA like to think our choices for keynote speakers at our Annual International Convention & Trade Show are intersting and intriguing enough that you don't need much background on them in order to entice you to attend.

But, that doesn't mean we won't supply you with more information.

Here is a recent New York Times story on Gary Vaynerchuk, whose talk, "The Thank You Economy," is on Friday, March 14. He will teach attendees how to take advantage of the current business environment while also preparing them to succeed as it continues to evolve.

Click here for more on Vaynerchuk and here for more on IHRSA 2014.


Brochure for IHRSA 2014 in San Diego now available

Get ready to start mapping out your days in San Diego. The brochure for IHRSA 2014 - the 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show, March 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center, is now available.

You can check out when your favorite education session speakers and General Session speakers are presenting, what will be offered at the many workouts, the times for the Trade Show, and more. There are also keynote speaker bios, registration and accommodations information, and networking opportunities.