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IHRSA Launches Health Club Employee Compensation & Benefits Survey

Boston, MA - September 10, 2014 - Today, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced the launch of the IHRSA Employee Compensation & Benefits Survey. This biennial study gathers compensation and benefits practices among leading North American health clubs. Base salary and wage data - along with benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans and vacation - are gathered for nearly 60 job titles. The survey also gathers educational and certification requirements for corporate and club-level positions.

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IHRSA Releases New Health Club Consumer Report

BOSTON - September 3, 2014 - The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced today the release of the Health Club Consumer Report: 2014 Health Club Activity, Usage, Trends, and Analysis. This annual publication provides demographics and participation data on American health club consumers. The 2014 report also examines membership growth, attrition, and opportunities for club operators, among other membership-related topics.

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2nd NEHRSA/IHRSA Conference at Mohegan Sun

NEHRSA, the New England Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, and IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association have teamed up once again to host the NEHRSA/IHRSA Fall Conference & Trade Show for club operators in New England and the Northeast. This year’s event will take place November 5 & 6 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, a convenient destination for clubs all across the Northeast.

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IHRSA Receives Top Honors for Support of Augie’s Quest 

ASAE, the association of associations, has awarded IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association with a 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award. IHRSA received this honor for its role as facilitator in bringing the fitness industry together to support Augie’s Quest, the aggressive cure-driven research initiative to cure ALS established by fitness industry pioneer Augie Nieto.

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IHRSA Awards Institute Merit Scholarship

IHRSA, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association has awarded Michele Glaeser, General Manager at Adventure 212 Fitness in Stevens Point, WI with the 2014 John McCarthy Merit Scholarship to attend the 2014 Institute for Professional Club Management. A grateful Michele commented, “thank you, thank you, thank you for selecting me to be this year’s recipient!! I am more than thrilled about this experience and am looking forward to it with graciousness!” Michele and approximately eighty additional health club professionals will be attending the Institute, IHRSA’s highly regarded education and training program for club professionals, August 5-8 at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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