IHRSA 2019 Day 3 in Photos & Videos

    On day three, IHRSA 2019 attendees learned how to earn trust in a skeptical world, honored a club for its community service, and spent even more time at the Trade Show.

    No matter how many times you attend the Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show, you’ll always find something new and inspiring. Each year, attendees can discover up-and-coming suppliers at the Trade Show and hear different perspectives from innovative keynote speakers.

    Today, Author and Innovation & Marketing Expert Rohit Bhargava explained how club operators can earn members’ trust in an increasingly skeptical world during his Matrix Fitness-sponsored keynote address. Attendees also sat in on a Fireside Chat—a new education format—and exchanged ideas with fellow club operators at Member Center Meet-Ups.

    Check out all of the day three highlights below.

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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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    IHRSA Board Elects New Members

    The IHRSA Board of Directors elected four new members to serve a four-year term. Congratulations to Little Rock Athletic Centers CEO Frank Lawrence, SNFW Fitness BC Ltd. CEO and President Chris Smith, Stevenson Fitness Owner Chris Stevenson, and Chelsea Piers Executive Director and EVP Greta Wagner!

    Midtown Sanctuaire Receives Outstanding Community Service Award

    Midtown Sanctuaire received this year’s Outstanding Community Service Award for its far-reaching work in the community. The club’s commitment to increasing awareness of mental health issues, and raising funds to support the Montreal Jewish General Hospital Foundation and Auxiliary, is one example of their passion.

    Midtown Sanctuaire annually hosts the hospital’s signature MINDSTRONG fitness event, helping to raise nearly $4.5 million to support mental health services in the last four years.

    “It is such an honor to receive an award for something we are so passionate about. Partnering with the community is not only what we do but it also defines who we are,” General Manager Diane Saucier said in a release.

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    How to Earn Trust in a Skeptical World

    Rohit Bhargava, author and innovation & marketing expert, revealed the five secrets of building trust among employees and customers in his Matrix Fitness-sponsored keynote, “Be More Trusted in a Skeptical World.”

    "There’s a delta between what people do because they have to and what people do because they want to, and if you can just fill that delta that’s where you get your most loyal customers from," Bhargava said. "And I believe it comes down to trust."

    IHRSA 2019 Trade Show Day 2

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

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    Getting Cozy with Fireside Chats

    New for 2019, IHRSA’s Fireside Chats are interactive, problem-solving sessions where industry influencers meet in intimate settings and take a deep dive into the most pressing issues clubs encounter. Today, O2 Fitness COO Shawn Stewart shared his tips for developing a culture of success.

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    Trade Show in Paradise

    ABC's Bachelor in Paradise's Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone posed for photos with fans and taught Trade Show attendees how to use Proven Fitness Solutions' SmartSquat. See more in IHRSA's Instagram stories from day three.

    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.