IHRSA Announces 2017 Industry Award Recipients

IHRSA, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association has announced that three award recipients will be honored during IHRSA 2017, the Association’s 36th Annual International Convention & Trade Show in Los Angeles, California, March 8-11, 2017.

  • The Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main will be presented on Wednesday, March 8 to Ellen Latham, MS.

  • The Associate Member of the Year Award will be presented on Thursday, March 9 to TRX.

  • The Outstanding Community Service Award will be presented on Friday, March 10 to FITNESS SF of Corte Madera, CA.

Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main

IHRSA celebrates the legacy of Julie Main by presenting the Woman Leader Scholarship Award to a woman who exemplifies what Julie stood for: courage, perseverance, excellence, and professionalism. Ellen Latham, co-founder and partner of Orangetheory Fitness, is this year's honoree. 

"To be recognized among my peers with an award that celebrates the life and legacy of one of the giants in our industry is truly humbling,” said Ellen Latham.

Outstanding Community Service

The Outstanding Community Service Award is presented to an IHRSA member that has made a longstanding commitment to making a difference in, and beyond, their community. FITNESS SF is the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Community Service Award.

FITNESS SF, an IHRSA member for more than 16 years, has seven clubs in the Bay Area. The group has been deeply involved in the San Francisco community for over 26 years. Among some examples of their commitment to the community are partnerships with Lighthouse for the Blind, Zero Breast Cancer, and the Salvation Army.

“We are honored to be recognized as the 2017 recipient of the IHRSA Outstanding Community Service Award,” said Zsolt Jackovics, president of FITNESS SF. “We are trying to redefine the meaning of corporate philanthropy by forming true partnerships with the charitable organizations in our community that provide critical support for those in need.”

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.

TRX, a leading producer of functional training programs, education, and equipment for the industry was selected as this year's honoree.

See this news release for more information on the 2017 Associate Member of the Year announcement.

“On behalf of IHRSA and the entire industry, I am thrilled to honor these three outstanding IHRSA members and industry friends for their exceptional commitment and service to their communities and their customers,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA's president and CEO.

The IHRSA Awards Program seeks to “recognize, celebrate, and inspire.” For more information about IHRSA’s annual industry awards, including prior recipients, please visit


IHRSA, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. IHRSA and its members are dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and activity promotion. IHRSA's events provide a vast array of speakers on business and corporate culture, instructional sessions on all aspects of succeeding in the health club industry, social events to mix and mingle with peers, and the most spectacular trade shows in the industry.

About IHRSA 2017

IHRSA 2017, IHRSA’s 36th Annual International Convention & Trade Show will take place in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Convention Center & JW Marriott at L.A. Live, March 8-11, 2017. For more information and to register, visit Media are invited to register for press credentials by emailing