The 2019 IHRSA / Fitness Brasil in Photos

    Thousands of fitness experts and professionals helped celebrate the 20th anniversary of IHRSA / Fitness Brasil Latin American Conference & Trade Show.

    A big celebration was underway as thousands of fitness industry fans came together at the 20th IHRSA / Fitness Brasil Latin American Conference & Trade Show from August 29-31, 2019, in São Paulo. With more than 120 exhibitors bringing the best to the trade show floor, lecturers giving top-notch lessons, and networking events, this conference was one to remember.

    IHRSA’s Jay Ablondi Talks World Wellness Weekend

    World Wellness Weekend is September 21-22, 2019. IHRSA Executive Vice President of Global Products Jay Ablondi took the stage to invite attendees to join a network of clubs worldwide by participating with free wellness offerings for the public. Learn more on how to get involved.

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    IHRSA Video Ends with Surprise Entrance

    IHRSA’s Jacqueline Antunes helped kick off the three-day event by introducing the audience to IHRSA's Boston headquarters in a video and then making a grand entrance to the event. Was it movie magic or quick air travel?

    After taking the stage, Jacqueline snapped a selfie with Fitness Brasil Founder and President Waldyr Soares.

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    Waldyr Soares and Jacqueline Antunes take a selfie on Day 1.

    Ribbon-cutting Marks the Trade Show Opening

    As tradition goes, after the ribbon is cut the festivities begin!

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    A Meeting Place of Industry Greats

    Industry leaders smile for the camera! Gustavo Borges of Academia Gustavo Borges, Richard Bilton and Monica Marques of Cia Athletica, IHRSA's Jay Ablondi, and Chris Stevenson took a group photo after the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Meanwhile, behind the scenes Waldyr Soares and IHRSA's Jacqueline Antunes chat.

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    From left, Gustavo Borges, Richard Bilton, Monica Marques, Jay Ablondi, Chris Stevenson, Waldyr Soares, and Jacqueline Antunes.

    Chris Stevenson Makes a Mark

    After discussing solution-based selling on the stage, IHRSA Board member Chris Stevenson sat down with IHRSA Brasil for an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview that will debut at a later date.

    An Unforgettable Scene

    The trade show floor quickly became a place of endless entertainment, fun workouts, and plenty of things to see.

    Zumba Draws a Crowd

    Pabllo Vittar, a Brazilian popstar who has collaborated with such acts as Major Lazer, Charli XCX, and others, took the stage to wow the crowd with a new Zumba dance.

    Valuable Educational Sessions & Lectures from Stellar Speakers

    Attendees were treated to insightful panelists and knowledgable speakers. Leading the way on the stage were keynote speakers Bernardinho, famed Olympic volleyball coach; Cris Arcangeli, businesswoman who appeared on Shark Tank Brazil; Flávio Tavares, founder of Instituto PARAR; and Luiz Carlos Mendonça de Barros, columnist of Valor Econômico and Band News.

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    A panel at IHRSA / Fitness Brasil 2019.

    A Thank You for Two Decades of Success

    Without certain people, the past 20 years wouldn't have been possible. At this year's closing ceremony, IHRSA and Fitness Brasil gave plaques to several industry experts who's expertise and passion helped fuel Latin American's top fitness industry event.

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    Jacqueline Antunes hands Mauro Guiselini a plaque.

    On to the 21st Annual IHRSA / Fitness Brasil

    We're already counting down the days for year 21! Stay tuned for more updates on next year's details and for other IHRSA events.

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    IHRSA Staff @IHRSA

    This article was a team effort by several IHRSA experts.