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


Trade show profile: Cybex

Cybex has been in the game for 40 years, so most people who attend the IHRSA 2014 Trade Show know a thing or two about the Massachusetts-based company.

But, this year there will be a pair of workshops at the booth, led by training expert Todd Durkin, that will introduce new functional training that will be “bridging the gap between traditional strength training and functional performance training.” It will show you how to integrate the two and expand your training.

Read on to see the Cybex Trade Show Profile and when Durkin will be on hand.

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Gary Vaynerchuk is ready for IHRSA 2014

How to use social media effectively to produce business results remains a mystery to many, but Gary Vaynerchuk isn’t among them. An author, successful Web entrepreneur, and cofounder of Vayner-Media, a social-media-consulting firm, he’ll explain how to combine old values and new technology to great effect during IHRSA’s 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show, in San Diego, California, March 12-15. His presentation is sponsored by Matrix Fitness. 


Tell us what you are looking forward to at IHRSA 2014

Are you registered for IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show? Will we see you in San Diego, March 12-15?

We at IHRSA are getting very excited for next week and are wondering what you are most excited for. Go to the IHRSA App, click on "Live Polling" and take our Pre-Event Poll. Tell us what you are most looking forward to and we will post the results live in the days leading up to the Convention.

If you haven't downloaded the app yet, it is free for all mobile devices at Alternatively, simply search for "ihrsa' in the iTunes store or Google Play. The IHRSA App is supported by ASF Payment Solutions, FITREWARDS and Jonas Fitness. See you in San Diego!


Trade show is the place to be for equipment, and more

Where else can you feel like the Running of the Bulls, more than 300 Five-Minute Dating prospects, and a marathlon all in two days? And, no, it is not a new reality show. 

It is the trade show at IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show, which will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 13-14. The entire Convention & Trade event runs March 12-15.

The IHRSA Trade Show is the biggest and best in the health and fitness industry. For two days in the San Diego Convention Center, Halls A-F, mega-companies like Technogym, Matrix, Cybex and Life Fitness will share the attention from more than 7,000 attendees (7,450 in 2013) with newbies DIetBetter, Da Vinci BodyBoard, Paofit Technology and StrongBoard as well as those somewhere in the middle, like Woodway USA, ABC Financial, Iron Grip and Spri.

“IHRSA 2014 is going to be a spectacular event! The trade show is where the industry goes to look for competitive advantages in products and services,” said Joe Moore, CEO and president of IHRSA. “Many companies plan to unveil new innovations that promise to elevate the entire industry. I look forward to seeing everyone there.”

Read on for more on the 2014 Trade Show.


IHRSA App will make Convention & Trade Show easier to navigate

Attending the IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show without the IHRSA App downloaded on your phone is like … well, attending the industry’s biggest and best event blindfolded. 

The free, easy-to-use App allows you to connect, network, navigate and plan your days, right in the palm of your hand. It will make your time in San Diego easier when you want to connect with colleagues and peers, map out your daily schedule, learn more about the hundreds of speakers, and discover who will be at the two-day trade show.

“Trying to get the most (out of the event) seems overwhelming at first, but the IHRSA App allows you to map and see how to get from place to place. It is all very organized and very easy,” said Darryl Buhler, of Apollo Athletic Club in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, who attended his first show in 2013.

Read on for IHRSA App features.


Bid for BASH for Augie's Quest auction items even if you aren't attending

Those who will not be able to attend the BASH for Augie's Quest at the IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show but still want to bid on the spectacular auction items will have that option this year.

For the first time, those who will not be at the event on Friday, March 14, can bid on silent auction items at That is also the site to preview the Live auction packages. Check the online auction regularly, as packages will be added regularly.

If you cannot attend but you're interested in one of our live items, contact Kelly at

Those who will be in attendance will be raising money for a good cause, see Smash Mouth perform, and enjoy a night of friends, dancing and fun.

For more on the BASH, visit


Escape Fitness IHRSA blog #5: playground at its booth

With less than two weeks to go - at least when Escape Fitness published its fifth IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show blog item - the UK company decided to talk about what will be the highlight at its booth - The Escape Functional Playground.

The centerpiece of the Playground will be the Escape Octagon, one of its premiere functional fitness frames. But there will be plenty more to see, including weights, cross training gear and much more.

Click here for Escape's blog for more on this entry and the previous four.


IHRSA 2014 Trade Show Profile: Da Vinci BodyBoard

Da Vinci BodyBoard creator Floery Mahoney has done quite a bit in the fitness industry. So when she came up with her product she knew she had a winner with a bright and long future.

The board allows the user to get in a cardio and strength training in one workout as the resistance bands connected to the equipment engage your entire body. And you don’t need to find a secure anchor for the bands.

Da Vinci BodyBoard will be at the IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show with live demonstrations, information on certification classes and more.

Read on to see its IHRSA Trade Show Profile.

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IHRSA Store to offer specials during IHRSA 2014

IHRSA's 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show will take place March 12-15 in sunny San Diego. In addition to the educational sessions, general session speakers, trade show and many networking opportunities, the IHRSA Store will be at the San Diego Convention Center with many great resources.

While you are at the event, be sure to stop by the IHRSA Store (Hall D Lobby) to take advantage of these on-site specials:

  • Pre-order IHRSA 2014 session recordings (MP3) for $20 each or $399 for the full set (regularly $25 each or $499 for the full set);
  • Purchase The IHRSA European Health Club Report for $199 (a $70 savings); and
  • Save 50% on all DVDs




Escape Fitness IHRSA blog #4: the big deal about trade show

In its fourth blog entry that talks about IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show, UK's Escape Fitness catches up with Andy Hubbard, head of Sales in the US to learn what the big to-do is about the event.

Hubbard explained, which many of you are already aware, that IHRSA 2014 is the biggest trade show in the industry, a great place to form friendships and partnerships while also learning about new trends and products.

Check out the entire fourth entry on the Escape Fitness blog, and more on Escape and IHRSA 2014 in its IHRSA page.


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