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Introducing FITNESS PRO Magazine for Australian Industry

Boston, MA, USA & Queensland, Australia  – January 28, 2015 – The International Health, Racquet & Sporstclub Association (IHRSA) and FITmedia announce a strategic partnership of their primary periodicals, Club Business International and Ultra FITNESS magazine respectively.

Final cover artwork and copy are subject to change, however this is representative of future issues.FITNESS PRO Magazine will be published bimonthly and carry the branding as an official media partner of IHRSA as well as feature content from IHRSA’s flagship monthly publication, Club Business International.

FITNESS PRO Magazine will add real value to the Australian heath club market by combining IHRSA’s global perspective and industry-leading research with FITmedia’s local expertise," said Jay Ablondi, IHRSA’s publisher and executive vice-president of global products.

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Twin Oaks Named IHRSA Associate Member of the Year

IHRSA, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association today announced that Twin Oaks, a leading provider of club management software solutions is the 2015 Associate Member of the Year.

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.

Twin Oaks, an IHRSA member since 2000, was selected as this year's honoree due to their continued investment in leading edge technology for club management software, and support of the health and fitness industry.

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IHRSA Graphic on cover of USA Today

IHRSA regularly provides data on health club activities for consumer media data. The graphics department at USA Today has been quite active at using some of that information to make some interesting graphics.


The graphic at left appeared on January 1, cover of section B.


Fresh Fitness, Denmark sold to Fitness World

The Danish part of the low-cost club chain, Fresh Fitness, was sold (Friday, 19 December) to the market leader Fitness World.

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IHRSA Releases New Seasonal Report on Health Club Consumer Trends

BOSTON – Acknowledging that health club consumer behavior is heavily influenced by the time of year, IHRSA, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association published the first-ever IHRSA Health Club Consumer Seasonal Trend Report (Fall 2014). The new Seasonal Trend Report presents and analyses the behavior of American health club-goers from fall 2013 to winter 2014 (October 2013 – March 2014).

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