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Join like-minded colleagues at IHRSA European Congress 

IHRSA has chosen yet another spectacular locale to host the European Congress. And while Madrid, Spain, has so much to offer, really, it is all about what is inside the Meliã Castilla hotel.

The 13th Annual IHRSA European Congress will offer the normal IHRSA event highlights, like excellent general session speakers, thought-provoking educational sessions, discussing on trends in the industry, networking opportunities and tours of nearby clubs.

The event, which runs Oct. 17-20, 2013, is expected to attract around 400 from the industry.

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Use video games to get in shape

Photo courtesy of Flickr.comWith the childhood obesity epidemic in full affect you would think it would be difficult to utter the phrase, “video games are good for one’s health,” in good conscience.

But the International Sports Sciences Association has recently found that exertainment or exergaming – the terms for getting a workout from a video game, like Wii or Kinnect – introduces a new group of people who may not otherwise get off the couch.

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  • Late-night classes offered in Canada
  • GNC and Mark Wahlberg team up
  • Spain considering cutting healthcare
  • Large chain using brand for new members
  • New online store for equipment

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