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Guru Pasternak picks IHRSA 2014 trade show faves

Helix Lateral TrainerHarley Pasternak, a celebrity trainer, nutrition expert, and best-selling author, knows a good thing when he sees it.

“The IHRSA trade show, held in San Diego, was definitely the place to be if you’re searching for all of the latest and greatest fitness gadgets, exercise equipment, and any fat-burning machine you can think of,” he wrote in a recent blog. “I’ve been attending the show for nearly 20 years, and remember when fitness innovations like the elliptical, arc trainer, and spin cycles were first introduced.”

Pasternak then went on to identify and describe four products that were among his personal favorites - ones that he’s considering purchasing for his own studio.

Read on to see what four products - out of thousands - he picked out from the 2014 IHRSA Annual Internatonal Convention & Trade Show.

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Get an understanding of retention and attrition with free webinar

Retention and attrition are two magical words in the health and fitness club world. One looks at the members leaving your club, while the other is the ability to keep members there and signing them up year in and year out.

If you are able to control both of these numbers in your favor then your bottom line will look mighty fine, with other line items – like non-dues revenue, for example – falling into place.

Numerous reports and research on these subjects are among the many benefits afforded to IHRSA members. Also are free webinars.

On Wednesday, May 21, 11 a.m. to noon (EDT), IHRSA is offering both. Reduce Attrition Using IHRSA Research, presented by Melissa Rodriguez, senior Research manager, is a free webinar that will delve into two free-to-IHRSA members reports – The Member Retention Report and Trend Report – that focus on retention and attrition. The webinar is sponsored by Cybex.

Learn more about the webinar by reading the entire story.

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All things personal training in next IHRSA webinar

Any business would love to be able to hire the applicant who was at the top of their class, has the most practical experience, and is a delight as an employee. 

First off, that person rarely, if ever, exists. Second, just because a candidate is flawless on paper it doesn’t automatically mean they will fit in with your company.

Hiring the right personal trainer is one of the main objectives for the next IHRSA Webinar, “Practical Tools for Leading and Managing Your Personal Training Team,” on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2 to 3 p.m. EST. The webinar is sponsored by Cybex.

Read on to see who is leading the webinar, what will be discussed and how to register.

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What pain is normal?

This may sound like a broken record, but today's This Week in the Fitness Industry has quite a bit of variety.

  • Cybex gives tips for personal trainers during assessment
  • Anytime Fitness collects items for Oklahoma
  • What aches and pains are normal?
  • Get rid of a smelly and dirty gym

Read on for more.

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Trade show profile: Cybex

Not stopping by the Cybex booth at the IHRSA trade show is like going to the beach and not dipping your toes in the water (unless you are near Cybex’s headquarters in Massachusetts, where the water is rarely warm). 

The international company boasts 150 unique pieces of equipment. And while they won’t have that many different ones on display at the32nd Annual International Convention & Trade Show, it certainly will have plenty to look at and test out. 

For more on Cybex at the trade show, read on. 

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