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Tuesday
May302017

Research Shows Functional Fitness Can Improve Overall Health

This is an IHRSA featured post, brought to you by TRX.

Health clubs contend with new training systems on a regular basis, and the pace seems to be picking up. One of the largest growth categories is “functional training,” a term that’s a catch-all for a number of styles that utilize a variety of unique training tools like kettlebells, medicine balls, and bodyweight exercise—like TRX Suspension Training—that model natural movement.

Does it work? On an empirical level, results vary, as the saying goes. But what does the scientific research say?

Continue reading "Research Shows Functional Fitness Can Improve Overall Health."

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Thursday
Mar092017

IHRSA 2017 Day 2 in Photos (and Videos)

Exercise Classes

Hats off to the motivated attendees who worked out in one of the early morning exercise programs! Today’s classes included STOTT PILATES Matwork Interval Training, Suples Fit Circuit, and #poweryour Functional Training Workout.

 

TRX Wins Associate Member of the Year

TRX, a leading producer of functional training programs, education, and equipment for the industry was selected as the 2017 Associate Member of the Year Award.

"We're thrilled to be selected as IHRSA's Associate Member of the Year. This will be one of the great highlights of 2017 for TRX. Since my first 10'x10' booth in 2005 through today, IHRSA has played a pivotal role in our history and success as a company," said Randy Hetrick, founder and CEO of TRX.

 

#IHRSA2017 attendees want Congress to #PassPHIT

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Joe Moore Urges Congress to #PassPHIT

“If exercise was a pill everybody would take it, right?” asked IHRSA President and CEO Joe Moore at Thursday's keynote address, which was streamed on Facebook Live. “If we could pass PHIT—if exercise was tax-deductible—just about everybody would be exercising more, and that’s what we want.”

 

Martin Lindstrom Touts Small Data

Martin Lindstrom, author, change agent, and brand futurist from Denmark, told attendees that small data defines the future during his keynote presentation, sponsored by Technogym.

 

If you haven't been to the Trade Show are you even at #IHRSA2017? 🤔

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The Trade Show Opens

There's never a dull moment on the Trade Show floor! Here's just a small sampling of the latest and greatest from more than 370 exhibitors.

 

IGNITE!

Thanks to all of those who spoke at IGNITE!, a 75-minute event where a succession of speakers each presented for five minutes, sharing their personal and professional insights on a host of wide-ranging topics that can be informative, innovative, humorous, or just plain fun. Above, Matt Wright, senior director of fitness for Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness, presents "Mean Tweets: Fitness Industry Edition."

 

IHRSA Live Behind-the-Scenes

The IHRSA Live team hard at work interviewing CEOs and other industry leaders in our studio in the LA Convention Center lobby.

Thursday
Mar092017

TRX Named IHRSA Associate Member of the Year

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.

TRX, a leading producer of functional training programs, education, and equipment for the industry was selected as this year's honoree.

Read the full release for more information on the 2017 Associate Member of the Year announcement.


Friday
Jan202017

This Week in the Fitness Industry: Merritt Athletic Clubs Unveils New Brand Identity 

Merritt Athletic Clubs Unveils New Brand Identity  
Merritt Clubs, formerly Merritt Athletic Clubs, marked its 40th anniversary by launching a new brand identity that better communicates the continual evolution of the company’s fitness facilities and programs. In addition to the new name, Merritt now has a new logo, messaging, website, and signage that is already installed in its nine locations. “Our mission is to change the way people think about fitness,” COO Mark Miller said in a release. “To us, fitness means strengthening your body and mind in the comfort of a place that feels like home, with a friendly staff that feels like family. Our new brand is helping to tell this story and it truly captures our purpose of being the best part of our member’s day and the spirit of our clubs.”   

TRX Named IHRSA Associate Member of the Year
We’re excited to announce that TRX, a leading producer of functional training programs, education, and equipment, is our 2017 Associate Member of the Year! "We are delighted to honor our good friends at TRX for their ongoing support of IHRSA and for their work to grow the industry,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA's president and CEO. “When Randy Hetrick launched the first Travel X, the precursor to the TRX Suspension Trainer in 2004, he foresaw what the future of functional training would be for millions of fitness consumers. Since then, TRX has been a leader in delivering innovative products and programs designed to not only inspire people to be more active, but more importantly, help them achieve their fitness goals.” The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize an IHRSA Associate 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. The award will be presented during IHRSA 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, March 8-11. Read the full “TRX Named 2017 Associate Member of the Year” press release.

Blink Fitness Offers Amazon Lockers in 7 Manhattan Clubs
Blink Fitness announced Wednesday that seven of its 11 Manhattan locations are now home to Amazon Lockers, which offer members and the community a self-service delivery location to pick up and return packages from Amazon.com. Amazon Lockers are cropping up nationwide and there are more than 100 in and around New York City and, according to Blink, this is the first time Amazon Locker has worked with a fitness club. "Blink's collaboration with Amazon is a natural fit to benefit both our members and the community at large," said Blink Fitness President Todd Magazine. "Our member experience comes first, so we're thrilled that members will no longer have to worry or go out of their way to receive a package. Secondly, the Amazon Lockers will help introduce our state-of-the-art facilities to a new audience and hopefully encourage them to make their fitness resolutions with Blink."

Equinox CEO Talks Trump, Company Growth

Last week, Equinox CEO Harvey Spevak spoke to CNBC about how President-elect Donald Trump may affect business, and shared his thoughts on company growth and the SoulCycle IPO.

33% of Canadians Resolved to Improve Physical Fitness in 2017
One in three Canadians said improving their physical fitness and eating habits was their top New Year’s resolution, according to a new Ipos survey that was conducted on behalf of GoodLife Fitness. The survey also found that 21% of Canadians said they would focus on financial goals; 13% wanted to dedicate more time to travel and leisure; 11% planned to put a stop to bad habits, like drinking and smoking; and 10% will try to spend more time with family and friends. “It’s great to see more Canadians choosing fitness and nutrition as their number one resolution for 2017 because it suggests people are making positive choices when it comes to eating well and being active, with the goal of feeling better overall,” said David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans, founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness.

Saturday
Mar142015

IHRSA 2015 Exhibitor Video: TRX

TRX, the industry leader in functional training and creator of Suspension Training, offer the TRX App for commercial facilities to their Commercial Business Solutions packages. Focused on continued commercial client support, this app provides exclusive tools and support for trainers and loads of premium content from live workouts, access to extensive exercise libraries, coaching sequences, tips and additional tools like a built-in Tabata timer and a direct feedback component linked to TRX corporate. The appís user-friendly interface makes it a cinch to enhance training sessions and classes, allowing for seamless access to the latest content and TRX educational information from most smart devices (compatible with iOS and Android). The app features an extensive, indexed library of exercise videos and training documents giving users instant access to basic and advanced video education segments and manuals. Additionally, the app will serve as the conduit for all monthly and quarterly programming updates included in the TRX TEAM suite of small group training solutions.

Tuesday
Mar102015

IHRSA 2015 Trade Show Profile: TRX

TRX, the creator of Suspension Training, offer the TRX App for commercial facilities to their Commercial Business Solutions packages.

Focused on continued commercial client support, this app provides exclusive tools and support for trainers and loads of premium content from live workouts, access to extensive exercise libraries, coaching sequences, tips and additional tools like a built-in Tabata timer and a direct feedback component linked to TRX corporate. The app is user-friendly interface makes it a cinch to enhance training sessions and classes, allowing for seamless access to the latest content and TRX educational information from most smart devices (compatible with iOS and Android). The app features an extensive, indexed library of exercise videos and training documents giving users instant access to basic and advanced video education segments and manuals. Additionally, the app will serve as the conduit for all monthly and quarterly programming updates included in the TRX TEAM suite of small group training solutions.

Visit TRX at booth 2301.

Read the full TRX trade show profile.

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Monday
Dec292014

TRX Launches TRX CORE

TRX has announced a new and improved TRX CORE, an unlimited-access membership program that’s now available to all fitness professionals. Members enjoy a wide range of benefits, including TRX exercise and workout videos, a discount on products, and access to educational and networking events. Among the upgrades are a new dashboard and navigation system; an upcoming features calendar; targeted content and challenges; and a video series featuring TRXperts answering the questions asked most frequently by TRX CORE members. “We’re proud to offer this comprehensive educational and content-delivery platform to the entire fitness community,” says Randy Hetrick, the founder and CEO of TRX.

For more information, contact the company at 888-878-5348. or visit trxtraining.com.

Friday
Nov072014

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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Thursday
Oct092014

Pink TRX Suspension Trainers for Breast Cancer Awareness

TRX and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are partnering to offer an exclusive pink suspension trainer, coinciding with October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The TRX product will be available through the holiday season, while supplies last. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to Komen's fight against breast cancer.

“We are honored and humbled to partner with Susan G. Komen and support a cause that is working to improve the health and well-being of women around the world,” said TRX founder and CEO Randy Hetrick. “Now women who train with TRX can train knowing their investment in their own health is also supporting awareness for the improved health of all women.”

For more information, visit www.TRXtraining.com.

Thursday
Sep182014

Associate members' news and profiles in CBI

In the CBI magazine IHRSA Report section, every month there is space dedicated to our associate members' news and profiles of companies.

This month, September, included in the space is:

Associate news: Octane Fitness; Europa Sports Products,  Inc.; Everlast Fitness Flooring; NASM; Precor; and TRX.

Associate profiles: Cincinnati Insurance Company; Evolution Nutrition; One Beat CPR + AED; and Portable Kettlebell.

Learn more on each in the September CBI.