Board of Directors

The IHRSA Board of Directors is an experienced, intelligent team of industry leaders. They are chosen to serve IHRSA in particular and the fitness industry in general by providing guidance, strategic direction, and insight that has lasting global impact.

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Luke Carlson

Discover Strength

Bloomington, MN

Luke Carlson is the CEO of Discover Strength in Minneapolis, MN. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota and studied executive leadership, strategy, and innovation at Stanford University. He’s also an ACSM-certified exercise physiologist and cancer exercise trainer.

His seven Discover Strength studios in the Metro Minneapolis area offer personalized strength training and body composition testing for clients seeking to maximize their results in as little as 30 minutes, twice a week.

Carlson is the Co-author of two books and many scientific journal articles on resistance exercise and has been a featured speaker at IHRSA’s International Convention & Trade Show, European Congress, Institute, and at ChinaFit and other industry meetings.