Events

Plug-in to events that shape the global fitness industry

Our educational events provide an array of speakers on business and strategy, instructional sessions for management success, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and spectacular trade shows.

Attending an IHRSA event will help grow your business.

  • Trade Shows

    Don’t miss the opportunity to test out the latest equipment, products, and services from the industry’s top suppliers, many of which unveil new offerings at our trade shows.

  • Education

    From sessions to intimate round tables to hands-on workshops, IHRSA’s education is designed to fit many learning styles and levels of professional development.

  • Keynotes

    Our eclectic keynote speakers, from both inside and outside the industry, share inspiring and motivating perspectives that will leave you invigorated.

  • Networking

    Lifelong relationships are born through IHRSA events when members connect with their peers in an environment that encourages education through communication.

IHRSA 2018

If you only attend one fitness industry event this year, make it IHRSA 2018. The IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show is world-renowned for its vibrant trade show, motivational keynote speakers, expert educational sessions, and buzzing networking events. This year will feature more than 350 trade show exhibitors from around the globe, as well as over 100 education sessions taught by some of the industry’s most successful individuals.

Join us and thousands of your peers March 21-24 in San Diego, CA.

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The IHRSA Institute

Take your career to the next level by attending The IHRSA Institute. The exclusive, executive-level event is designed to provide a strong overall base for anyone working in the fitness industry. You’ll learn from industry experts and college level professors in an intimate setting. Real-life examples and in-depth conversations with faculty and students—in the classroom and beyond—will help you run a better club.

Join us July 31 - August 3, 2018 in Chapel Hill, NC.

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The IHRSA European Congress

It’s no wonder the IHRSA European Congress is a can’t-miss event for executives in European markets. Each year, the Congress features presentations delivered by executives from inside and outside the health club industry, providing thought-provoking commentary on trends shaping the business world. Attendees network with over 500 pan-European leaders and decision makers during focus group discussions, lunches, and evening receptions.

Join us October 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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IHRSA / Fitness Brasil Latin American Conference & Trade Show

Gain insight into the growing Brazilian health club market by attending IHRSA / Fitness Brasil. Club managers, owners, and investors should take advantage of this event to understand the evolving market, which boasts over 31,000 clubs and 7.9 million club members.

Join us August 2018 in São Paulo.

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IHRSA / Mercado Fitness Mexico City Conference & Trade Show

Attending IHRSA / Mercado Fitness will give you a competitive advantage in understanding the third-largest market in the Americas. The program provides an incredibly high level of expertise encompassing virtually every aspect of club operations, sales, marketing, finance, leadership, and more on vital, targeted topics affecting health clubs today. Mexico currently has more than 7,826 clubs, serving over 2.7 million members and generating in excess of $1.5 billion in annual revenues.

Join us October 2018 in Mexico City.

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ChinaFit / IHRSA China Management Forum

This senior-management level educational and networking event brings industry leaders from China and Asia together to learn cutting-edge strategies from international speakers. Local and international attendees can participate in interactive workshops, which focus on personal training management, sales and marketing, customer service, member retention, and more. The Chinese club market—the second-largest in Asia—serves almost 4 million members, delivering revenues of more than $2.1 billion.

Join us November 2018 in Beijing.

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