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Entries in IHRSA Community Service Award (9)

Wednesday
Mar232016

The Claremont Club Receives the Outstanding 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 Christmas season.

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized as the 2016 recipient of the IHRSA Outstanding Community Service Award,” said Mike Alpert, president and CEO of The Claremont Club. “The programs that have become core to our club and a large part of our culture are proof that exercise and fitness in the right environment have a remarkable impact on the quality of life of those struggling with chronic injuries and illness.”

 

Wednesday
Feb102016

IHRSA Announces 2016 Industry Award Recipients

We’re excited to announce that three award recipients will be honored during IHRSA 2016, March 21-24 in Orlando, FL.

“I am privileged to honor these three outstanding members of the IHRSA family as this year’s award recipients” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO. “And, on behalf of IHRSA and the entire industry, I thank them for their exceptional commitment and service to their communities and their customers.” 

  • The Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main will be presented on Monday, March 21st to Maureen (Mo) Hagan.
  • The Associate Member of the Year will be presented on Tuesday, March 22nd to Visual Fitness Planner.
  • The Outstanding Community Service Award will be presented on Wednesday, March 23rd to The Claremont Club of Claremont, CA. 

Woman Leader Award: 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. 

“I am moved to win an award named after one of the most inspirational female leaders our industry has ever seen,” Hagan said. “This is a key milestone for me in my life, one that I will always cherish.”

Outstanding Community Service: The Claremont Club

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.

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized as the 2016 recipient of the IHRSA Outstanding Community Service Award,” said Mike Alpert, president and CEO of The Claremont Club. “The programs that have become core to our club and a large part of our culture are proof that exercise and fitness in the right environment have a remarkable impact on the quality of life of those struggling with chronic injuries and illness.”

Associate Member of the Year: 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. 

The IHRSA Awards Program seeks to “recognize, celebrate, and inspire.” For more information about IHRSA’s annual industry awards, including prior recipients, please visit ihrsa.org/awards.

Friday
Mar132015

Midtown Athletic Club Receives IHRSA Outstanding 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. Midtown Athletic Club of Rochester, NY is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Community Service Award.

Midtown Athletic Club’s involvement in their community is greater than can be listed, but a few of their impactful efforts include leading an annual American Diabetes Association “Tour-de-Cure Bike Ride” that raises funds for research, prevention, advocacy and treatment for Types 1 and 2 Diabetes; and supporting The Equicenter, an equine therapy center for children and adults with disabilities, at risk youth, wounded veterans, and their families in the Rochester area.

Friday
Oct312014

IHRSA Awards Deadline in Two Weeks

IHRSA’s Outstanding Community Service Award and Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship are awarded annually both to recognize excellence and to discover and share industry best practices. 

Applications for the 2015 awards are now being accepted. Apply today or encourage a colleague to apply! Applications must be received by Nov. 14, 2014. Recipients will be honored during IHRSA 2-15 34th Annual International Convention & Trade Show in Los Angeles at an awards presentation to include a video highlighting their achievements. 

The Outstanding Community Service Award is designed to recognize the IHRSA member that has done a remarkable job serving its local community. The award serves to provide an example of outstanding community service that can be emulated by other clubs.

Download the application.

In addition, IHRSA honors the legacy of Julie Main -- an industry leader, cancer activist, and former president of IHRSA – by offering a full scholarship to attend IHRSA 2015. The scholarship, which is valued at US$3,000, was established to recognize women who exemplify what Julie stood for - professionalism, excellence, courage, perseverance, and tireless contribution to the industry and community. 

Download the application and reference questionnaire.

For more information visit ihrsa.org/awards or email Tara Verity at tv@ihrsa.org.

Friday
Mar142014

Outstanding Community Service Award: Gold’s Gym Dutchess County

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. Gold’s Gym Dutchess County is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Community Service Award.

The reach of Gold’s Gym Dutchess County extends far beyond the walls of the two clubs; Kim Austin Kenyon and her team have seen many of their greatest successes when touching the lives of people outside their clubs.

Gold’s Gym Dutchess County is a regular supporter of organizations like the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and The Renegades’ Pitch for Kids, a local foundation that focuses on strengthening children and families.

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.

Thursday
Sep122013

The Francos invest in their club and community

The husband-and-wife team of Ron and Sandy Franco are staunch proponents of family fitness and community service.

In 1988, they opened Franco’s Athletic Club, in Mandeville, Louisiana, then a 28,000- square-foot facility. Today, it serves 15,000 members who make use of more than 250,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor fitness, sports, and recreation space.

Franco’s weight-loss programs and many community service initiatives led to its being honored as the recipient of the IHRSA Community Service Award during the association's convention and trade show, held in Las Vegas in March.

Read the full interview with Ron & Sandy Franco.

 

IHRSA's 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. Apply for the 2014 award at ihrsa.org/awards.

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.

 

Wednesday
Mar202013

Outstanding Community Service Award: Franco's Athletic Club

Congratulations to Franco's Athletic Club IHRSA’s Outstanding Community Service award winner!