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Entries in Woman Leader Award (7)

Wednesday
Mar082017

IHRSA 2017 Day 1 in Photos

Registration is Underway

It's been great to see so many eager attendees gearing up for the Convention at in the Registration area!

 

"Making Connections" Orientation

More than 50 first-time attendees learning the ropes at the "Making Connections" Orientation on Monday morning.

 

The Woman Leader Award Goes to Ellen Latham

Ellen Latham, co-founder and partner of Orangetheory Fitness, is this year's recipient of the Woman Leader Scholarship Award. Each year IHRSA celebrates the legacy of Julie Main by presenting the award to a woman who exemplifies what Julie stood for: courage, perseverance, excellence, and professionalism.

"To be recognized among my peers with an award that celebrates the life and legacy of one of the giants in our industry is truly humbling,” Latham said.

 

Seth Mattison Talks Building Better Connections

Seth Mattison, founder and chief movement officer of FutureSight Labs, explained how fitness professionals can build better connections in the digital age in his keynote presentation, sponsored by MYZONE.

 

 8th Annual Women’s Leadership Summit

As women, it’s our responsibility to promote our brand through communicating our values. We determine how we want to be known, said Sima Dahl, founder of Sway Factor, Inc. at the Women's Leadership Summit, sponsored by American Council on Exercise.

 

Gearing Up for the Trade Show

The Trade Show floor is nearly ready for attendees to check out state-of-the-art equipment, products, and services from more than 370 exhibitors. The Trade Show hours are Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Nick Westergaard Speaking at the ILC Summit

Westergaard explained how today's digital dynamics can help you build a better brand during his ILC Summit presentation, sponsored by ABC Financial.

Wednesday
Mar082017

Ellen Latham Receives the Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main

IHRSA celebrates the legacy of Julie Main by presenting the Woman Leader Scholarship Award to a woman who exemplifies what Julie stood for: courage, perseverance, excellence, and professionalism. Ellen Latham, co-founder and partner of Orangetheory Fitness, is this year's honoree. 

"To be recognized among my peers with an award that celebrates the life and legacy of one of the giants in our industry is truly humbling,” said Ellen Latham.


Thursday
Dec012016

Why Mentors Were ‘Critical’ to Mo Hagan’s Success at GoodLife Fitness

Maureen “Mo” Hagan, IHRSA’s 2016 Woman Leader of the Year, spoke to Club Business International about spending 32 years striving to provide a GoodLife for all of the citizens of Canada.

CBI: An obvious place to start: At IHRSA 2016 in Orlando, you were presented with the Julie Main Woman Leader of the Year Award. What does that mean to you?

Maureen “Mo” Hagan: It means, among other things, that I have an obligation to provide, to the best of my ability, what Julie Main offered—inspiration, leadership, personal commitment, and support for others. To pay it forward, I’ve created “The Role MO-del Influencer” award and scholarship, which will be presented to a deserving GoodLife associate. The recipient will attend IHRSA 2017 in Los Angeles with me.

CBI: Did you ever have an opportunity to meet Main? ... For industry newcomers, she was the co-owner and president of the West Coast Athletic Clubs, in California, and a former president of IHRSA. She died in 2009 following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

MH: Yes, I attended her convention sessions, and was blessed with a number of opportunities to meet her at IHRSA social events. I was always impressed by her kindness, patience, and eagerness to help her peers.

CBI: In your acceptance speech at IHRSA 2016, you gave special credit to the mentoring you’ve enjoyed. How important are mentors?

MH: They’re critical. Mentors have helped, guided, and taught me as I developed professionally. Fortunately, I’ve had many inspiring role models since I entered the industry in 1983. The first was Lynne Brick of Brick Bodies Fitness Services, Inc., and Planet Fitness Growth Partners, LLC. I’ve learned so much from her vision, leadership approach, and the confident way she’s conducted herself in what was once a male- dominant industry.

I’ve also learned a great deal from Jane Riddell, the COO of GoodLife, who’s been called the “architect” of our corporate culture—one that’s predicated on core values such as caring, passion, and personal fitness.

And, of course, David Patchell-Evans, or “Patch,” the founder and CEO of GoodLife, has inspired me, and encouraged me to take risks I wouldn’t have taken otherwise.

CBI: Speaking of Patch, he’s one of the most ambitious, energetic, and successful individuals in the industry. What’s it like to work with him?

MH: You can only imagine! It’s an education in itself, and I mean that in the most positive way. He’s a hard-driving entrepreneur who looks to the future, and, while
he expects others to work hard too, he’s never asked his people to do anything he wouldn’t do himself. Patch has always made himself available—and still does—as much as he can. He’s encouraged me to bring ideas forward and to seek out new ways of doing business.

The GoodLife work environment is dynamic, if not always easy. In the end, though, it’s always rewarding.

Continue reading Mo Hagan’s interview in the December issue of CBI.

Thursday
Nov032016

How Julie Main's Legacy Inspired the IHRSA Woman Leader Award

IHRSA offers the Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main, a woman whose tenacious drive and unbreakable spirit was an inspiration to all who knew her. 

Julie Main was the co-owner and president of the West Coast Athletic Clubs in California, a former board member, and past president of IHRSA. 

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, Julie remained committed to making physical activity a priority and learned first-hand the powerful role that exercise plays in cancer treatment and rehabilitation. As a result, Julie co-created a community organization, the Cancer Well-fit Program, which enables cancer patients to feel better about themselves and cope with cancer through exercise.

The Woman Leader Award was established to recognize women who exemplify what Julie stood for—professionalism, excellence, courage, perseverance, and tireless contribution to the industry and community.

IHRSA President and CEO Joe Moore with 2016 Woman Leader Award recipient Mo Hagan

The deadline to apply for the 2017 Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main is November 11, 2016. The recipient will receive a scholarship to attend IHRSA 2017, and will be honored at the event during a presentation that includes a video highlighting their achievements.

Visit the Woman Leader Award page to learn more and download application materials.

Tuesday
Oct112016

There's One Month Left to Apply for IHRSA 2017 Awards

Don't miss the November 11 deadline to apply for the following IHRSA awards, which will be presented during IHRSA 2017, March 8-11 in Los Angeles.

The Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main 

IHRSA President and CEO Joe Moore with 2016 Woman Leader Award recipient Mo Hagan

Julie Main made a meaningful impact on the health and fitness industry, her colleagues, and her community. IHRSA proudly offers the Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie, whose tenacious drive and unbreakable spirit was an inspiration to all who knew her. Learn more about Julie.

Outstanding Community Service Award

The 2016 Outstanding Community Service Award went to The Claremont Club

Awarded annually to recognize an IHRSA club that has made a longstanding commitment to making a difference in and beyond their community.

The inspiring stories of award recipients will be shared with IHRSA 2017 attendees during an award presentation, including a video highlighting their achievements.

Learn more and download the applications on the IHRSA awards page. The deadline to apply is November 11, 2016.

And be sure to check out our blog posts about the 2016 recipients:

Wednesday
Feb102016

IHRSA Announces 2016 Industry Award Recipients

We’re excited to announce that three award recipients will be honored during IHRSA 2016, March 21-24 in Orlando, FL.

“I am privileged to honor these three outstanding members of the IHRSA family as this year’s award recipients” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO. “And, on behalf of IHRSA and the entire industry, I thank them for their exceptional commitment and service to their communities and their customers.” 

  • The Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main will be presented on Monday, March 21st to Maureen (Mo) Hagan.
  • The Associate Member of the Year will be presented on Tuesday, March 22nd to Visual Fitness Planner.
  • The Outstanding Community Service Award will be presented on Wednesday, March 23rd to The Claremont Club of Claremont, CA. 

Woman Leader Award: Maureen (Mo) Hagan

IHRSA celebrates the legacy of Julie Main by presenting the Woman Leader Scholarship Award to a woman who exemplifies what Julie stood for: courage, perseverance, excellence, and professionalism. Maureen (Mo) Hagan, vice president of program innovation for GoodLife Fitness and canfitpro, is this year's honoree. 

“I am moved to win an award named after one of the most inspirational female leaders our industry has ever seen,” Hagan said. “This is a key milestone for me in my life, one that I will always cherish.”

Outstanding Community Service: The Claremont Club

The Outstanding Community Service Award is presented to an IHRSA member that has made a longstanding commitment to making a difference in, and beyond, their community. The Claremont Club of Claremont, CA, is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Community Service Award.

The impact of The Claremont Club’s community outreach is felt far and wide, and at the heart of it is the belief that exercise is medicine. Among the life-changing programs offered by the club are Living Well After Cancer, Project Walk (dedicated to improving the quality of life of clients with spinal cord injuries), summer camp scholarships, and Adopt-a-Family, which offers support to families during the holiday season.

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized as the 2016 recipient of the IHRSA Outstanding Community Service Award,” said Mike Alpert, president and CEO of The Claremont Club. “The programs that have become core to our club and a large part of our culture are proof that exercise and fitness in the right environment have a remarkable impact on the quality of life of those struggling with chronic injuries and illness.”

Associate Member of the Year: Visual Fitness Planner

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.

Visual Fitness Planner was selected as this year's honoree due to their passion for the industry and commitment towards helping club operators better use technology to solve their needs and grow revenue. 

The IHRSA Awards Program seeks to “recognize, celebrate, and inspire.” For more information about IHRSA’s annual industry awards, including prior recipients, please visit ihrsa.org/awards.

Friday
May082015

IHRSA Award Applications Are Now Being Accepted

The IHRSA Awards Program recognizes members of the association for their service to their communities, their customers, and to the betterment of the health and fitness industry. Applications for four awards are now being accepted. 

IHRSA proudly pays tribute to John McCarthy - the association’s first Executive Director - by offering the John McCarthy Merit Scholarship to attend the IHRSA Institute.  Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate their passion for, and absolute commitment to, the health club industry's future, as well as provide evidence of their service, sales, and leadership skills. Don’t delay – the deadline to apply is June 5th

The application deadline of June 30th for the European Club Leadership Award is also fast approaching! The award, given to the club leader who has done the most to advance their company and the industry through strong leadership and performance, will be presented during the 15th Annual IHRSA European Congress, October 19-22, in Marseille, France.

In addition, the applications are already online for the Outstanding Community Service Award and the Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main. Both have a submission deadline of November 13th and will be presented during IHRSA’s 35th Annual International Convention & Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, March 21-24, 2016. 

Learn more and download the applications at ihrsa.org/awards.