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Monday
Apr142014

Total Health Club Visits Surpass 5 Billion for the First Time 

More than 62.1 million Americans utilized a health club in 2013 for more than five billion visits, making 2013 the first year that total health clubs visits surpassed the five billion mark. “There is no question that surpassing five billion health club visits is impressive,” says Joe Moore, IHRSA’s president and CEO. “It’s proof-positive that every day the health club industry plays an integral role in helping millions of people achieve their health and wellness goals.”

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Monday
Apr072014

Leaders Will Gather in Amsterdam for IHRSA Congress

Amsterdam, The Netherlands will be the site of IHRSA's 14th Annual European Congress, 16-19 October 2014. The event will feature seminars presented by an array of speakers from within and outside the industry, with a dual focus on improving operational performance and seizing new opportunities.

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Monday
Mar312014

Thousands Gather at IHRSA2014

Attending IHRSA 2014 were over 11,000 industry professionals, including over 7,000 convention and trade show attendees from over 80 countries. The high-energy event, held in San Diego, California, March 12-15, celebrated industry success, product and service innovation and the industry’s commitment to increase global physical activity levels.

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Monday
Mar312014

IHRSA Releases Health Club Index Results for Q4 and Full Year 2013 

BOSTON – April 1, 2014 – The commercial health club industry held steady and strong in the year 2013, according to financial performance results released today by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. According to the IHRSA Index, total revenue increased 4 percent, membership revenue increased 2.7 percent, and non-dues revenue increased 4.3 percent, all since 2012.

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Wednesday
Mar262014

IHRSA and Mercado Fitness Announce New Conference & Trade Show for Mexico City in October 2014

IHRSA, The International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association and Mercado Fitness announce the creation of a business leadership conference and trade show for the Mexican and Central American health club market to be held October 22-23, 2014 in Santa Fe, Mexico. The inaugural IHRSA Mercado Fitness Mexico City Conference and Trade Show, presented in conjunction with the World of Business Ideas (WOBI) Forum in Santa Fe is the ideal venue to bring our vibrant industry together.

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