IHRSA 2019 Day 2 in Photos & Videos

    The second day of IHRSA 2019 featured the event you’ve all been waiting for … the Trade Show opening! Attendees also experienced an inspiring keynote from Author & Entrepreneur Mel Robbins.

    The energy was palpable during the opening of the IHRSA Trade Show, one of the most anticipated events in the fitness industry. Attendees also brought their enthusiasm to several early morning exercise classes and Mel Robbin’s Technogym-sponsored keynote presentation.

    Keep scrolling to see those highlights and more from IHRSA 2019 day two!

    Full Steam Ahead at IHRSA 2019

    The IHRSA 2019 Trade Show is officially open! Here’s a taste of what’s been going on behind the scenes.

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    Getting an Early Start with Exercise Classes

    Hats off to the motivated attendees who worked out in one of the early morning exercise programs! Today’s classes included Take Barre to New Heights!, STOTT PILATES: The Fitness Circle Flex Workout, and LES MILLS GRIT — High Intensity Interval Training, powered by Polar Club.

    IHRSA Partners with the WHO

    At the opening of Thursday's keynote presentation, IHRSA President and CEO Joe Moore announced IHRSA's partnership with the World Health Organization's Let’s Be Active campaign, a global action plan on physical activity.

    Moore played the above video for the audience and let attendees know that there will soon be opportunities for IHRSA member clubs to get involved.

    Francesca Schuler Receives IHRSA Woman Leader Award

    In-Shape Health Clubs CEO Francesca Schuler accepted IHRSA’s Woman Leader Award in Honor of Julie Main. Schuler's successful career as a marketing executive led her on the path to the fitness industry. She has a passion for developing people and creating opportunities for all levels and functions to build a career. Since joining In-Shape Health Clubs as CMO in 2015, Schuler’s people-first approach to leadership earned her the title of CEO for the California-based club chain.

    “I am incredibly honored to receive IHRSA’s Woman Leader Award in honor of Julie Main. I am proud of the diverse group of talented women and men on our team and the work we’ve done to enable our passionate team members to not just work in fitness, but build a career in the industry. I'm inspired by all my peers and motivated to continue cultivating our future leaders,” she said in a release.

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    230 Million by 2030

    Last year, UFC Gym CEO and IHRSA Board Chair Derek Gallup announced 230 Million by 2030, IHRSA’s global initiative to increase physical activity through health club membership. Today, Gallup, now the Board's ex-officio, announced that in one year the industry grew global membership from 162 million to 174 million.

    “If we continue at that rate every year until 2030, we’ll hit 400 million members," he said. "There’s a huge opportunity ahead of us."

    Gallup gave an overview of the top 10 countries with the highest percentage of health club members, with Sweden in the number one spot at 31%. He also shared the top 10 countries with the fastest growth in club membership, with the Philippines in the lead with a 33% increase.

    "Ninety-four percent of the world doesn’t have a gym membership," Gallup said. Clubs think they're competing with one another, but "the real competition is inactivity."

    Mel Robbins’ 5-second Rule

    Author and Entrepreneur Mel Robbins inspired attendees in her Technogym-sponsored keynote, “The 5 Second Rule: Achieve Breakthrough Performance in Your Career & Life.”

    “There is a window that defines your entire life and it’s only five seconds long … I call it the window of hesitation,” Robbins said. “Once you see this window of hesitation you’re going to see it everywhere. There’s a five-second window between when you feel inspired and when the fear and excuses make you back away.”

    The IHRSA 2019 Trade Show Opens

    The 2019 IHRSA Trade Show opened to crowds of attendees eager to be the first to check out the latest and greatest equipment, products, and services from more than 370 exhibitors.

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    Mel Robbins VIP Session

    Industry Leadership Council members got to hear more from Mel Robbins during her VIP session in the Industry Leadership Council (ILC) Lounge.

    Did you know anyone who contributes to the ILC can get access to the ILC Experience, which provides special networking and leadership opportunities at the Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show? If you’re in San Diego, drop by the ILC Lounge to learn how to get access!

    Trade Show Exhibitor Highlights

    Our film crew hard at work catching up with IHRSA supplier members at their Trade Show booths. Watch the exhibitor video playlist to learn about the latest and greatest products and services.

    Day 2 Video Recap

    See even more of the action in today’s video recap!

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    This article was a team effort by several IHRSA experts.