BOSTON, MA—January 20, 2020—IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is pleased to announce SportsArt as the 2020 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.

SportsArt, an IHRSA member since 1999, was selected as this year's honoree due to its outstanding achievements, innovations, and support of the health and fitness industry, and its unwavering support of IHRSA and its members.

"In addition to their strong commitment to the industry and to IHRSA, SportsArt is committed to creating eco-friendly products while using eco-friendly business practices,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO. “The company’s focus on positively impacting the environment allows club owners to meet the demands of today’s socially and environmentally responsible customers.”

“We are honored to have been selected for this award. Since the inception of SportsArt in 1977, it has been our founders’ personal mission to bring sustainability to the fitness industry by not only helping people create healthy happier bodies but also contribute their efforts to a healthier planet.” said Ruben Mejia, executive vice president. “We are overjoyed to have his innovations and green approach to traditional fitness recognized and are excited to partner with IHRSA as we focus on growing his vision in the decade to come.”

The Associate Member of the Year Award will be presented during IHRSA 2020, IHRSA’s 39th Annual International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego, CA, March 18-21.

The IHRSA Awards Program seeks to "recognize, celebrate, and inspire" IHRSA members. IHRSA's annual industry awards, including prior recipients, are listed on our website.

About SportsArt

SportsArt is the leader in sustainable gym equipment that is revolutionizing the way people stay fit with its ECO-POWR line. With over 40 years of innovative design and manufacturing experience, SportsArt consistently seeks to advance industry standards, positioning itself as one of the most creative manufactures in quality fitness, medical and residential equipment. SportsArt is one of the largest single brand manufacturers in the world and is sold in over 70 countries worldwide. With over 500,000 square feet of state-of-the art manufacturing space; SportsArt designs, manufactures and tests all equipment to rigorous TÜV quality standards.


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 2020

IHRSA 2020, IHRSA’s 39th Annual International Convention & Trade Show, will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, March 18-21, 2020. Visit the IHRSA website for more details on how to register. If you are a confirmed member of the media, please request press credentials here.