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Entries in Trade Show (21)


IHRSA 2014 highlights are never-ending

There will be plenty time for networking at IHRSA 2014.OK, quick, what is your favorite part of the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show? 

I know, there is so much to choose from it is nearly impossible to answer that question quickly, or with only one thing.

Really, at the very least, you need to separate the event - this year running March 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. - into different categories. There are educational sessions, general session speakers, the two-day trade show, roundtables, networking events, exercise classes and even special events. Then, maybe it might be possible to pick a favorite from each category.

Wow, are you tired just thinking about how much you need to see and do in only four days? Don’t worry, you still have four weeks to scour the schedule, reach out to old colleagues as well as new ones you want to meet, and formulate each one of your days.

To help you out, here are a handful of the event highlights that are always attendee favorites. Read on to make sure you don't miss anything.

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Expect a bigger and better NEHRSA fall conference 

An attendee of the 2012 NEHRSA fall conference tests the ropes at the Life Fitness booth.For the first time in a decade IHRSA will be hosting an event in the Northeast, and it definitely will have been worth the wait.

NEHRSA (New England Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) and IHRSA are teaming up to present The NEHRSA/IHRSA Fall Conference & Trade Show on Oct. 3-4 at the Convention Center in Hartford, Conn. 

The event is open to NEHRSA/IHRSA members, and there is an invitation for New York and New Jersey clubs to attend as well.

For more, read on.

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Trade show profile: Matrix

With more than 200 new or updated products, it probably is an understatement that Matrix Fitness is excited for the 32nd Annual International Convention & Trade Show.

It shipped 110 pieces of equipment and more than 42,000 pounds, so not everything new will be on display. But you weill certainly get the gist of what Matrix offers.

Stop by on either Wednesday or Thursday, at either of its two booths, and maybe you will see Johnny G - founder of Kranking and Spinning.

Read on for more on Matrix.

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Trade show profile: Star Trac

Star Trac is no stranger to the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show. With more than 20 years under its belt, the California company knows exactly the purpose of the trip: "Connect with existing global customers, meet new potential customers, highlight new products while showing the compressive portfolio and promoting the Star Trac brand."

Star Trac will not be short of visibility, with two booths on the trade show floor - 1273 and 1073 - for the two-day event on the middle pair of the March 19-22 event.

Be sure to stop by either booth, or both. For more on Star Trac, read on.

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Trade show profile: Foreman Strength

Many companies wait until the IHRSA Annual International Convention & Trade Show, March 19-22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, to unveil new products. Foreman Strength will be doing this next week when it introduces the Ergonomic Olympic Plate. 

If that isn’t enough to stop by booth 170 then maybe attempts at a world record may be. 

For more on Foreman Strength, read on. 

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