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Take a look at all three IHRSA 2014 award videos

Patsy McLean, winner of the Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship, and Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO.In case you arrived late to the General Session speakers, or you were unable to attend IHRSA 2014 33rd Annual International Convention & Trade Show, you can still see the videos presented prior to the three award winners being recognized on stage.

Read on to see the videos.

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Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship awarded to Patsy McLean

IHRSA celebrates the legacy of Julie Main by awarding the Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship to a woman who exemplifies what Julie stood for: courage, perseverance, excellence, and professionalism. Patsy McLean, Director of Group Exercise for the Adelaide Club in Canada, is the winner of the 2014 Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship.

Like Julie Main, Patsy also faced the adversity of a cancer diagnosis. Now a Melanoma survivor, she launched a Cancer Specific Exercise program at the Adelaide Club, and leads wellness seminars where she shares her message that life’s challenges can be overcome through healthy living. In all aspects of her work, her warm, caring and motivating approach is helping more people to get active and live healthier, happier lives.


Three awards to be given out at IHRSA 2014

Radka Dopitova Wilson is presented with the Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship by Bill McBride last year.One of the great parts of the IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show is having the award winners’ colleagues and peers witness first-hand their accomplishments.

IHRSA ensures that the maximum number of attendees get to see the amazing efforts, triumphs and good deeds by bringing the honorees on stage prior to the general sessions speakers, which always has a packed room.

In three weeks in San Diego it will be the same when the health and fitness world is together to see this year’s winners: ABC Financial, the Associate Member of the Year; Patsy McLean, Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship; and Gold’s Gym Dutchess County, Outstanding Community Service Award.

Read on for more on each IHRSA 2014 recipient.