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This Week in the Fitness Industry: Les Mills US Provides Group Training Education via ClubConnect

Les Mills US Provides Group Training Education via ClubConnect
Les Mills US has signed on as a ClubConnect Education Partner, which will enable fitness professionals at more than 4,500 health clubs to learn the latest workouts with the click of a button. As of Thursday, health clubs that use the ClubConnect software will get access to the Les Mills “Tips and Tricks” videos of each of the 12 Les Mills programs, including how to teach BODYPUMP 101, BODYCOMBAT 71, CXWORX 26, GRIT 20 and RPM 74. These videos will help current instructors teach the newest Les Mills releases each quarter. “Les Mills is seen as one of the top leaders in the group training industry,” Jason Davis, President of ClubConnect, said in a release. “I’m excited that they have put their education onto ClubConnect so that it will be seen by fitness professionals who work at the world’s largest and most successful health clubs. By including their education on ClubConnect, fitness professionals at over 4,500 locations will have 24/7 access to their best in class content.

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IHRSA Staff Congratulates Norm Cates on his Lifetime Achievement Award

Club Industry announced this week that IHRSA’s founder and first president Norm Cates is this year’s recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here are a few words of congratulations from the IHRSA staff:

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Moore: An industry with heart and soul

Gary Vaynerchuk was easily one of the biggest hits during the 2014 IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego. Hundreds of attendees have referred to keynote in the six months since. 

In one part of his energetic and informative talk he explained the humanization of business, which he said is how companies take on the characteristics of their leaders.

IHRSA President and CEO Joe Moore, in his CBI magazine Last Rep column, feels the fitness industry takes on this trait, especially when it comes to the support of Augie Nieto and the Bash for Augie’s Quest.

Check out Last Rep in CBI.