IHRSA Announces New Dates & Location for IHRSA 2021

    IHRSA 2021—IHRSA’s 40th anniversary celebration—will take place September 20-22, 2021, in Los Angeles, California.

    BOSTON, MA—October 1, 2020—The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has announced that the Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) will take place on September 20-22, 2021, in Los Angeles, CA.

    IHRSA 2021 marks the association’s 40th anniversary. In fact, IHRSA 2021 will take place exactly 40 years to the month of IHRSA’s founding in September of 1981.

    IHRSA’s Annual International Convention & Trade Show brings world-class business keynote speakers together and offers dozens of education sessions. Attendees will hear from leading operators in the health and fitness industry and share and take away new ideas to elevate health and fitness clubs. The IHRSA Trade Show is traditionally where the industry’s latest innovations, products, and services are launched, showcasing the exciting global fitness world for all to see and experience.

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    All in all, the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show is the premier annual gathering for the global fitness industry.

    IHRSA 2021 will mark the fourth time that the Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show will visit Los Angeles, a popular destination for IHRSA and its members. The global fitness industry has convened there in 2017, 2015, and 2012. Historically, the event brings together club owners, operators, and suppliers from more than 70 countries.

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic’s ongoing implications, the association began exploring options for rescheduling the event this summer. After consulting the IHRSA Board of Directors, its club and supplier membership, and key industry stakeholders, September 20-22 in Los Angeles, CA, was determined to be the best possible event location and timeframe.

    “The consensus we heard is that there is too much uncertainty right now to commit to a large in-person event in March. Companies are still managing their way through this crisis. The industry will be in a much stronger position in the fall of 2021 to come together for the first major in-person event since the crisis began,” said Brent Darden, IHRSA president and CEO.

    IHRSA 2021 had initially been scheduled to occur in March at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.

    Further details about IHRSA 2021 will be announced as they are finalized. Visit ihrsa.org/convention for updates.

    About IHRSA

    IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is a not-for-profit trade association representing the global fitness industry of over 200,000 health and fitness facilities and their suppliers.

    IHRSA maintains a leadership role in advancing physical activity, which is critical to peak health and fight the battle against obesity and chronic lifestyle disease. As one of the world's leading authorities on the commercial health club industry, IHRSA’s mission is to grow, promote, and protect the health and fitness industry, while providing its members with benefits and resources. IHRSA and its members are devoted to making the world happier, healthier, and more prosperous through regular exercise and activity promotion.

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    This article was a team effort by several IHRSA experts.