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IHRSA’s 5 Top Fitness Tech Posts of 2016

Back in December, we looked at our overall most-read blog posts of 2016, which provided some interesting insights about the news and topics that dominated the past year.

One common thread that seemed to be present in most of the stories was technology. So we decided to dig a little deeper into our analytics and pull out our five most-read tech-related blog posts from the past 12 months. 

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IHRSA's 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

2016 has been an eventful year for IHRSA and the fitness industry. We opened a European office to better serve our members, launched our Club Business Exchange, held yet another successful IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, and published a number of in-depth research reports.

So it comes as no surprise that much of those ongoings—and more—are reflected in our most-read blog posts from the past 12 months. See for yourself...

10. Personal Trainer Packs Big Fitness Design Into Tiny House

Our tenth most-read blog post of 2016 made a big splash by featuring a tiny home. We spoke to Mike De Vivo, a Corporate Fitness Works personal trainer, whose a fitness-themed, 330-square-foot house was featured on HGTV.    

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The 7 Most-read IHRSA Blog Posts in July

The summer months can be a slow time for health clubs in the Northern Hemisphere, where warmer weather drives some members to exercise outside instead of at the club. But, here at IHRSA, there’s never a dull moment—especially when it comes to delivering useful content that will benefit your business. 

Here are the seven most-read IHRSA blog posts published in July.  

  1. Small Group Training Delivers Huge Results for Health Clubs 
  2. Shape the Future of the Health Club Industry by Joining the IHRSA Board
  3. Anytime Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, GoodLife Fitness: Perennial Leaders of IHRSA's Global 25 
  4. New IHRSA Board Chair Sets Sights on Reversing the Physical Inactivity Epidemic 
  5. Leading Health Clubs Spent an Average of $90K on Fitness Equipment in ‘15
  6. Create a Five-Star Locker Room Experience with These 4 Tips 
  7. This Week in the Fitness Industry: Equinox, Life Time Fitness Create Workspaces for Members 

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The 7 Most-read IHRSA Blog Posts in June 

Each month on the IHRSA Blog we publish scores of posts aimed at helping health and fitness industry professionals improve their business, learn best practices, and keep up with relevant news.

We share each blog post across our social media channels—including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and, sometimes, Instagram—and it’s always interesting to see which topics readers engage with the most. So we thought readers might be curious, too.

Here are our top seven most-read blog posts published in June: 

  1. 11 Questions You Should Ask Every Job Candidate at Your Health Club
  2. Life Fitness President Chris Clawson Talks Acquisitions, Competition 
  3. 4 Steps to Deliver a Service Culture in Your Health Club
  4. Personal Trainer Packs Big Fitness Design Into Tiny House
  5. Two Worthy Recipients Awarded Scholarships to the IHRSA Institute
  6. Fitness Industry Leaders Tackle the ‘Big’ Questions 
  7. Learn How Jim Worthington's Leadership Style 'Walks the Talk'