IHRSA 2018 Day 3 in Photos & Videos

    On day three, IHRSA 2018 attendees celebrated a woman leader, harnessed their innovation, and spent even more time at the Trade Show.

    The sun is back for IHRSA 2018 day three in San Diego! Today, attendees worked out on the Trade Show floor, IHRSA Board Chair Derek Gallup announced an exciting new initiative, Aquafit Executive General Manager Kristen Green received the IHRSA Woman Leader Award, and Josh Linkner roused the crowd with a thought-provoking keynote presentation, sponsored by Matrix Fitness.

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    Early Morning Workout

    Cheers to the early risers who took the opportunity to work out on the Trade Show floor!

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    A New Global Initiative

    During his opening remarks at this morning’s keynote presentation, IHRSA Board Chair Derek Gallup announced a new global initiative to increase health club usage around the world.

    “We think other people in the industry are our competition, but I want us to flip that paradigm today and think differently and realize that, as big as our industry is, there’s a really large opportunity here,” he said.

    The goal of the initiative is to reach 230 million health club members worldwide by 2030.

    Kristen Green Accepts Woman Leader Award

    Kristen Green, executive general manager of Aquafit in South West Sydney, Australia, is this year's recipient of the Woman Leader Scholarship Award. Each year IHRSA celebrates the legacy of Julie Main by presenting the award to a woman who exemplifies what Julie stood for: courage, perseverance, excellence, and professionalism.

    "I am truly humbled and honored to be the 2018 recipient of IHRSA's Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main, and especially privileged to be the first Australian woman to receive this recognition,” she said. “It is my hope that through my own story, I can inspire, empower and motivate other women on their own journey to achieve their professional goals.”

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    Josh Linkner Turns Raw Ideas into Results

    Entrepreneur and jazz virtuoso Josh Linkner explored the connection between improvisation and innovation in his Matrix Fitness-sponsored keynote address, “Harnessing Innovation: Turning Raw Ideas into Powerful Results.”

    "All of us have enormous creative capacity…but, like developing muscles in the gym for your members, we have to develop those creative muscles," he said.

    (Did you miss Josh Linkner's keynote? Order a digital video of his presentation.)

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    Josh Linkner VIP Session

    Industry Leadership Council members got to hear more from Josh Linkner during his VIP session in the ILC Lounge.

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    Trade Show Day 2

    There's never a dull moment on the Trade Show floor! To learn more about featured equipment, products, and services, check out our IHRSA Live Studio interviews with select exhibitors.

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    Scenes from the Member Center

    All IHRSA members attending IHRSA 2018 are invited to spend time in the Member Center to enjoy coffee, meet other members, or simply rest their feet. This year members had some fun snapping pics behind our photo cutouts!

    Day 3 Video Recap

    See even more highlights in today’s quick video recap.

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    This article was a team effort by several IHRSA experts.