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Get the latest news about the health and fitness industry, consumer research and trend information, IHRSA advocacy, and the role that it plays in providing a solution to the crisis of physical inactivity.

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Over 550 Fitness Industry Leaders attend IHRSA European Congress

IHRSA’s 14th annual European Congress concluded on 19 October in Amsterdam, The Netherlands at The Beurs van Berlage with attendance of over 550 delegates from 36 countries and 5 continents.

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Nearly 3000 Attendees Gather at IHRSA Mercado Fitness in Mexico 

The first edition of IHRSA Mercado Fitness Conference and Trade Show was held from October 21st to 23rd  in Expo Bancomer Santa Fe, Mexico City. The event brought together nearly 3,000 entrepreneurs and fitness professional from clubs all over Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.

In its 34,400 sq.ft. exhibition floor, over 50 domestic suppliers and also international brands presented their latest innovations in products and services for the sector. Moreover, in parallel, 6 seminars and more than a dozen conferences with renowned experts from the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina were presented.


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IHRSA and STR Enter Into Strategic Partnership 

BOSTON - October 28, 2014 - NASHVILLE, TN and BOSTON, MA - STR Sector Analysis, LLC ("STR") and the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association ("IHRSA") today announced that they have into entered into a strategic partnership to gather, analyze and market data and information about the health club sector in the U.S.

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The IHRSA 2014 European Club Leadership Award

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Boston, MA USA – October 17, 2014 - IHRSA, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association has announced that Olav Thorstad, CEO of Health & Fitness Nordic, is the recipient of IHRSA’s 2014 European Club Leadership Award. The award was presented on Friday, October 17th in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during the 14th Annual IHRSA European Congress. The IHRSA European Club Leadership Award annually recognizes a leader in the European fitness club industry who has done the most to advance their company and the industry through strong leadership and performance.

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Four Keynote Speakers announced for IHRSA 2015

IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association has announced four keynote speakers for IHRSA 2015, the association’s 34th Annual International Convention & Trade Show, taking place in Los Angeles, California.

The four keynote presenters in order of presentation are:

  • Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-In-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group, Redefining Success: The Third Metric That Can Benefit Your Bottom Line (sponsored by SPRI)
  • Magnus Lindkvist, Author & Trendspotter, Thinking About the Future in an Uncertain World (sponsored by Technogym®)
  • Adam Bryant, Author, and Columnist, The New York Times Corner Office, Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation (sponsored by Matrix Fitness)
  • Kelly McGonigal, Author, and Lecturer, Stanford University, The Willpower Instinct (sponsored by MYZONE®)

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