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Entries in European Congress (4)


IHRSA's European Congress is in less than 6 months

The IHRSA European Congress is without a doubt an international event. Last year the more than 500 attendees represented 36 countries. Spain, the host country, led the way with 138 registered participants; Russia (87) and France (55) rounded out the top three.

This year there is a comparable schedule of educational sessions and speakers, another impressive lineup of trade show booths, and great networking events and club tours.

“The seminars and networking opportunities are designed to spark conversation among delegates and engage them in new ways of thinking about the future of their business,” said Hans Muench, IHRSA Europe director.

The event is Oct. 16-19 at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Read on to see more on European Congress and how to register.

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Many new offerings at Reebok Sports Club Serrano 

Those who are attending the IHRSA European Congress in a couple weeks in Madrid will have the opportunity to tour a few of the local health clubs to see what their peers have to offer.

One of the stops is Reebok Sports Club Madrid, Serrano, where if it wasn’t for what is inside then the city views would easily be the highlight of the space.

A new fitness room is now available for the many classes, many of the Reebok branded. Also relatively new is the Technogym ARTIS equipment, which allows members to use the interactive console to keep track of training programs, data, apps social media and more. And, the club can keep the member abreast with message systems.

Read on to see more on Reebok Sports Club Madrid, Serrano.

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There is plenty to see in Madrid

So, you are headed to Madrid for the 13th Annual IHRSA European Congress and you have some extra time on your hands. Of course we don't expect anyone to spend all of their time in Meliá Castilla, where the event will be held.

No need to Google, go to Trip Avisor or pull out your Fodor's "Spain." We at IHRSA have compiled areas in nine different categories you should consider visiting while in the capital of Spain.

Read on for the list of places to visit in Madrid.

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Tour Fisico while at European Congress

One of the extras that is part of an IHRSA convention is seeing local clubs on a tour. 

Of course it is great to get out of the convention and trade show area, but more importantly a club tour gives you a first-hand view of how your peers’ facilities look and run.

For the European Congress, running Oct. 17-20 in Madrid, one of the tours will be at fisico. The 10-year-old club already sports more than 7,000 members.

Fitness Coordinator Belen Gonzalez said he is more excited to show those on the tour the six classes the club offers and the fitness area they are held. He also thinks those checking out fisico will most be impressed with the size of the gym and the variety of activities offered.

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