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Maximize Your Convention Experience with IHRSA’s App

Before you head to Los Angeles for IHRSA 2015, be sure to download the free IHRSA App to your mobile device. New content is added every day!

There are countless features on the App. However, here are some of the key ones that will come in handy next week in Los Angeles.


Login to the app to search for attendees or trade show exhibitors at the touch of a button. Click on the Networking icon. Then, type in keywords or names and hit the search button. Everyone who meets the criteria will come up. It is here where you can also update your profile, with a photo, reason for attending, biography, contact information and more.


Instead of going through the schedule when you get to Los Angeles, hit the Scheduling icon and start picking out events you plan on attending. Click on the desired event and then click on the Add to Agenda star. Then when you go to My Schedule icon all of your planned events are right there for you, by day and time.


One of the cooler applications is the trade show map. You can learn more about an exhibitor by clicking on the booth number. And if you want to then get to another booth from where you are, there is a directions section that will guide you from where you are to where you want to go.

IHRSA 2015 Feed

Anything and everything having to do with IHRSA’s social media is right at your fingertips. Click on the IHRSA 2015 Feed icon and you see all of the stories and blog posts relating to the Convention & Trade Show as it appears on IHRSA Live. Along the bottom are direct connections to IHRSA’s YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to contribute your own to the Feed to share what you are most excited about at IHRSA 2015.                

Much more

There is a list of translations; a guide icon with hours, badge types and Los Angeles information; list of the numerous sponsors; Member Center hours and schedule; IHRSA Store onsite hours and specials; Continuing Education Credits providers; and hotel and travel information. IHRSA also publishes daily notifications on the App that gives reminders of important events, changes in schedules, and more.

You can also access the App via the online portal. Everything you do there, including scheduling, networking, your profile and more, will show up when you get on the App on your mobile device or tablet.

The IHRSA App is available as a free download for all mobile devices from Or, you can find it by searching for “IHRSA” in the iTunes app store or Google Play.

IHRSA App is supported by:


ACE Scholarship for Those Working with Children

This week we focus on IHRSA members for This Week in the Fitness Industry. Here is what we have:

  • New American Council on Exercise scholarship
  • SPRI at-home workouts
  • Anytime Fitness headquarters
  • Industry hires

It is all in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Multistations Coming Into Their Own

Matrix MEGA rackAn increasingly heterogeneous user population and the growing popularity of functional training have forced these two categories of equipment to adapt, evolve, and improve.

Now, functional multistation units boast numerous stations, accommodating multiple exercisers; more cables and pulleys, enhancing freedom of movement; and special connections to support accessories such as heavy ropes, suspension straps, rings, and heavy bags.

“Clubs are looking for units that provide greater variety, which gives their members something new to do, and allows trainers to get creative,” observes Tom Baumler, the director of product management for Torque Fitness. The company’s M-Series Multi-Jungle is its answer to the demand.

MoveStrong has responded with its Functional Training Stations (FTS), which facilitate moves that expand on those of basic circuit rou- tines. “Members aren’t limited to a piece of equipment that can only be used one way,” points out Deanna Burks, a MoveStrong sales and mar- keting representative. “FTS programming allows members to attend classes and, if they like, never perform the same exercise twice.”

Go to CBI magazine online to read more and see the many options.


Star Trac's Inaugural Owner-Dealer Retreat Was 'Productive'

Ken Eastman, director of Business Technology at CORE Health and Fitness, talked about IT infrastructure and IT solutions. (Star Trac photo)Star Trac recently hosted its inaugural North America Dealer Owners Strategic Approach in Denver, with the idea of to address ideas and topics on the minds of dealers and Star Trac corporate leadership. 

Forty representatives from 18 of the top dealers in the United States and Canada were able to talk directly with executives about strategies and areas of improvement.

“We were thrilled at the quality of the discussions and the action items put into place because of this highly influential group of industry leaders,” said  Kevin Farley, director of Vertical Market Sales for Star Trac. “It was one of the most productive and effective meetings I have ever attended.”

The three-day event also afforded Star Trac to explain its future growth plans.

For more on the event, the Star Trac website has a press release.


Star Trac to be in Shangri-La Hotel and Resorts

If you happen to find yourself in one of the Hong Kong luxury Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts locations and you are looking to work out, you will be happy to know that the equipment will be none other than Star Trac.

The Irvine, Calif.-based company recently signed a multi-year exclusive agreement to be the global supplier of cardio, strength and group exercise equipment.

“The Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd.’s Sales and Supply Agreement has an industry reputation of being one of the toughest approval processes for an approved vendor status,” explains Brian Dorairajah, Star Trac’s Hospitality Manager – Asia. “I am extremely happy to be able to partner with such a prestigious hotel brand to introduce customized, high quality fitness solutions across all Shangri-La properties.”

For more, visit


Recumbent and upright bikes still the best for cardio

True recumbent bikeDespite the constantly growing number of cardio equipment options, upright and recumbent stationary bikes are holding their own, their status ensured by their ease of use, ongoing innovation, and increased interest in cycling.

Manufacturers report strong sales both in the U.S. and abroad. In the U.S., demand for recumbents remains high, due in part to their comfort and growth in the country’s aging and obese populations. Meanwhile, overseas, uprights sell more strongly, in part because of their smaller footprint.

Although stationary cycling is one of the oldest and most evolved cardio concepts, new bikes and refined features continue to emerge.

Read on to see the popularity of recumbent and upright bikes.

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Core Health adds to executive team

Core Health & Fitness has named a new chief financial officer who will oversee global financial operations for Star Trac and StairMaster.

Jason Leone will oversee strategic global financial plans, establish long-range goals and manage the human resources and IT departments, among other responsibilities.

For more, visit


This Week in the Fitness Industry 8-22-14: GoodLife aiming high

It's all about our members in the latest This Week in the Fitness Industry. Associate members receving national recognition, acquistions and new brands are among the items:

  • MINDBODY and Wellbeats fastest-growing U.S. companies
  • Star Trac is Vendor of the Year
  • GoodLife Fitness growing with current model and new brand
  • Sport & Health purchased

Read more on all of these in This Week in the Fitness Industry.


Thanks to IHRSA Institute sponsors

IHRSA wants to thank its sponsors - MINDBODY, NASM, SPRI and Star Trac.

Without their support and collaboration the IHRSA Institute certainly wouldn't be as successful as it has been, and will be for the entire four-day event.

For more on the Institute, visit


Star Trac is Gold's Gym 'Vendor of the Year'

Star Trac has been named Vendor of the Year—Equipment by Gold's Gym.

Gold's Gym Franchise Association and Gold's Gym corporate vote based on satisfaction and the likelihood of recommending the company for future purchases.

“We are thrilled to have been named the Gold’s Gym Vendor of the Year,” said Sal Pellegrino, director of Key Accounts at Star Trac, in a press release. “We have worked hard to foster a strong relationship with Gold’s Gym and to provide true solutions to their fitness needs, both at a corporate level and for the franchisees.” 

Check out more in the Star Trac press release.