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IHRSA 2016 Day 3 in Photos

More motivated early risers checking out some unique workouts. #IHRSA2016

A video posted by IHRSA (@ihrsalive) on Mar 23, 2016 at 4:51am PDT

Early Morning Workout

Great to see so many attendees turn out to get their blood pumping at today's Early Morning Workout!


Claremont Club Community Service Award

The Outstanding Community Service Award is presented to an IHRSA member that has made a longstanding commitment to making a difference in, and beyond, their community. The Claremont Club of Claremont, CA, is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Community Service Award.

The impact of The Claremont Club’s community outreach is felt far and wide, and at the heart of it is the belief that exercise is medicine. Among the life-changing programs offered by the club are Living Well After Cancer, Project Walk (dedicated to improving the quality of life of clients with spinal cord injuries), summer camp scholarships, and Adopt-a-Family, which offers support to families during the holiday season.


Rasmus Ingerslev to Serve as IHRSA Board Chair

Current IHRSA Board Chairperson Molly Kemmer announced on Wednesday that Rasmus Ingerslev, founder and executive vice chairman of Wexer Virtual, was elected to serve as the next board chair.


Randi Zuckerberg's Keynote Presentation

Randi Zuckerberg, CEO of Zuckerberg Media, talked about the early days of Facebook, how "hackathons" help foster a creative workplace culture, and the top five social networks for business in her keynote addresssponsored by Matrix Fitness. 


A small sampling of the many morning workouts happening on the #IHRSA2016 Trade Show floor!

A video posted by IHRSA (@ihrsalive) on Mar 23, 2016 at 4:41am PDT

Trade Show Day 2

There's never a dull moment on the Trade Show floor!


Financial Panel 

Rick Caro, president of Management Vision, Inc., and former IHRSA board president, and other expert panelists shared their insights during the 20th Annual IHRSA Financial Panel.


IHRSA 2016 Day 2 in Photos

Exercise Classes

Hats off to the motivated attendees who worked out in one of the early morning exercise programs! Today's classes included Rope Burn, Balanced Body Fit: Circuit Blast, STOTT PILATES Matwork Strength & Mobility, and PILOXING: Adore the Core. 


Associate Member of the Year Award - Visual Fitness Planner

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. 

State of the Industry

You’re figuring out a way to make people healthier and happier without them becoming members,”  said IHRSA President and CEO Joe Moore during the "State of the Industry" address. “There was a time when revenue streams only came from members—that’s not the case anymore. The more of these customers and consumers that you can help, the bigger the industry gets. So congratulations on that—you’re doing one fantastic job.”



McKeown Keynote

Greg McKeown, CEO of THIS Inc., told attendees how "essentialism" can help them become more productive by being more selective in his keynote address, sponsored by Technogym.


Trade Show Opens

Crowds streamed into the Trade Show as soon as the doors opened this morning, eager to check out the latest and greatest from more than 400 exhibitors. 



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.


IHRSA Live Behind-the-Scenes

The IHRSA Live team hard at work interviewing CEOs and other industry leaders in our studio on the Trade Show floor. 


Latin American Forum

IHRSA's Jacqueline Antunes and Guillermo Vélez, editor of Mercado Fitness and director of FitBiz Institute, lead discussion during the Latin American Forum.


Greg McKeown VIP Session

"An essentialist embraces trade-offs & makes tough decisions in order to be successful," McKeown said during his ILC Q&A.


IHRSA 2016 Day 1 in Photos 

Registration is Underway

It's been great to see so many eager attendees gearing up for the Convention at in the Registration area! 


"Making Connections" Orientation

More than 50 first-time attendees learning the ropes at the "Making Connections" Orientation on Monday morning.


The Woman Leader Award Goes to Maureen (Mo) Hagan

IHRSA celebrates the legacy of Julie Main by presenting the Woman Leader Scholarship Award to a woman who exemplifies what Julie stood for: courage, perseverance, excellence, and professionalism. Maureen (Mo) Hagan, vice president of program innovation for GoodLife Fitness and canfitpro, is this year's honoree. 


Jay Baer Preaches Meaningful Marketing in Keynote Address 

Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert, explained how to rethink marketing to attract attention, increase sales, and cultivate customer loyalty and advocacy in his keynote presentation, sponsored by SPRI.


Women’s Leadership Summit

Beth Cabrera, Ph.D., author of Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being, shared her views on why women should stop trying to find balance and focus instead on increasing their well-being during the 7th Annual Women's Leadership Summit, sponosred by American Council on Exercise.


Gearing Up for the Trade Show

The Trade Show floor is nearly ready for attendees to check out state-of-the-art equipment, products, and services from more than 400 exhibitors. The Trade Show hours are Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


Ann Handley Speaking at the ILC Summit

The MarketingProfs Chief Content Officer explained how to create bigger, braver, and bolder content.