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Entries in IHRSA 2014 International Convention and Trade Show (110)


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.


IHRSA 2014 Exhibitor Video: Helix Company

Visit the Helix Company at IHRSA 2014, booth 3726.

Visit the IHRSA 2014 International Club

For attendees outside of the US, meet with colleagues, catch up with friends, or just relax. An IHRSA staff member will be available to answer any questions you might have.

Visit San Diego Convention Center, Room 11. Sponsored by Anytime Fitness, LLC and Leisure Industry Week (LIW)


Visit the IHRSA 2014 Member Center

IHRSA Member Center Sponsored by MINDBODYNeed a place to sit down and check your email? IHRSA's Member Center has couches and free wifi. An IHRSA staff member will be available to answer any questions you might have. Visit San Diego Convention Center, Room 5. Sponsored by MINDBODY, Inc.

Be sure to also attend the "Member Center" Networking Roundtables. Limited seating for this fully interactive event, so get there early. 



IHRSA Live CEO Interview with Chris Clawson of Life Fitness

Visit Life Fitness at IHRSA 2014, booth 1615.

Plenty of Exercise Classes to choose from

If you enjoyed past Exercise Classes, IHRSA has a treat for you this year.

The IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show  boasts 26 workouts, up from 19 last year.

Being held in both the San Diego Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis & Marina, there will be classes in barre, cardio boot camp, Pilates, yoga, high intensity training and a pool workout. The classes run Wednesday, March 12, through Friday, March 14, 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Check out the complete schedule on the IHRSA App or your Convention Program Guide.



Early registrants looking forward to IHRSA 2014

Attendees come from all over the world. And, not surprisingly, they have a wide array of reasons for descending on IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show.

Today, a day before the event even begins at the San Diego Convention Center, close to 1,000 people were at the Registration Desk getting their passes, gift bags, schedules and more.

Read on to see what early registrants are looking forward to.

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Scenes from pre-IHRSA 2014

It may only be the day before the start of the IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show but that doesn't mean there is pleny going on in order to make sure everything runs smoothly and perfectly for the next four days.

We have compiles a few behind-the-scenes, as well as in-front-of-the-scenes.



Experts: here's how to get the most out of IHRSA 2014

The IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show is just about upon us and now is the time you want to make sure you get your money’s worth.

If you haven’t already picked out the educational session during the convention and booths you want to check out during the trade show, now is the time.

You also want to make sure you are getting the most of the event. We have rounded up three past Best Practices columns that might just help you in that area. Industry experts weigh in on how to maximize the experience, ideas they have brought back with them, and what they have implemented following past events.

Veterans of IHRSA convention explain how to make the most of experience

Ideas taken back from IHRSA conventions

Make the most of IHRSA events by bringing back what you learn


Everything you need for IHRSA 2014

Image courtesy of sattva / FreeDigitalPhotos.netIn order for the thousands of health and fitness professionals ready to descend on San Diego for IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show to not have that feeling that they forgot something – every traveler gets it – IHRSA is providing you with a checklist of sorts.

We will be playing the part of both IHRSA Concierge and spouse/significant other/parent, with lists for both sides - professional and personal (not too personal, of course).

For the complete IHRSA 2014 checklist story, read on.