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Wednesday
May202015

IHRSA Offering Opportunity for Full Institute Scholarship

 

May 20, 2015 - Boston, MA: IHRSA is accepting applications for the John McCarthy Merit Scholarship for the 2015 IHRSA Institute, which will be held August 4-7 at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Applicants must be from IHRSA member clubs.

Named in honor of IHRSA’s first Executive Director, the John McCarthy Merit Scholarship has a value of $2,850 and includes a full registration to the IHRSA Institute as well as a $500 travel stipend. Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate their passion for, and absolute commitment to, the health club industry's future, as well as provide evidence of their service, sales, and leadership skills. Deadline to apply is June 5. ihrsa.org/institute-registration#institute-scholarship

The Institute’s graduate-level education, led by a faculty of industry experts and university professors, provides a balanced, structured curriculum. With an attendee limit, small class sizes are guaranteed in order to facilitate interaction and lively discussion.

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Tuesday
May192015

'Try Tennis Free' Nationwide Campaign

This news release was provided to IHRSA by the Tennis Industry Association

Nearly 2,000 Tennis Facilities Offer 'Try Tennis Free' in Nationwide Campaign

Facilities and teaching pros across the U.S. are offering free introductory tennis sessions in the month of May as the tennis industry rallies around a key campaign to get more people on the courts and enjoying the sport's many benefits.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the tennis-industry-wide "Try Tennis Free" national campaign passes the midpoint in the month of May, nearly 2,000 facilities across the country have signed on to offer free tennis sessions designed to bring non-players and former players into the sport.

Consumers, particularly new or returning players, can visit PlayTennis.com or TryTennisFree.com to find local facilities and tennis teaching professionals offering a free introductory session, lesson, clinic or other event.

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Thursday
Apr302015

Alzheimer's Assoc Receives over $31K from ACAC

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter recently received a $31,710 donation from acac Fitness and Wellness Center as a result of their March 30 Days for $30 campaign. The campaign, which ran at acac’s Midltohian and Short Pump locations, provided individuals a 30-day membership for just $30 with 100% of funds being donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

“One of acac’s five core values is Community,” said Wendy Greene, acac Marketing Director. “We take an active role in our community and we believe in dedicating our time, energy and resources to make a difference in the lives of others.”

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Wednesday
Apr292015

Hundreds of Tennis Facilities Join Nationwide 'Try Tennis Free' Campaign

This news release was provided to IHRSA by the TIA

With nearly 1,800 U.S. facilities offering a free intro-

ductory tennis session in the month of May, the 

tennis industry is rallying around a key campaign 

designed to get more people on the courts and 

enjoying the sport's many benefits.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C., April 28, 2015 -- Throughout the month of May, the tennis industry-supported "Try Tennis Free" campaign will bring non-players and former players into the sport at any of at least 1,800 participating facilities nationwide. Consumers, particularly new or returning players, can visit PlayTennis.com or TryTennisFree.com to find local facilities and tennis teaching professionals offering a free introductory session, lesson, clinic or other event.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Health Club Industry Continues Impressive Growth

Total consumers top 63 million; more than 34,000 U.S. clubs generate $24.2 billion in revenue

BOSTON, MA - April 22, 2015 - More than 63 million Americans utilized a health club in 2014, up 2.3% from 2013 when 62.1 million consumers indicated using a health club. Total U.S. health club memberships exceeded 54 million.

“For the second consecutive year, total health club visits surpassed 5 billion, an impressive mark for the industry,” says Joe Moore, IHRSA’s president and CEO. “By another measure, members frequented their health clubs for an all-time high of 103 visits, on average, in 2014. These numbers demonstrate the important role health clubs play in helping more and more Americans improve their overall health and wellbeing.”

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