Awards

Get recognized.

IHRSA awards recognize our members for their service to their communities, their customers, and to the betterment of the health and fitness industry.

Outstanding Community Service Award

This award is presented to an IHRSA member that has made a longstanding commitment to making a difference in, and beyond, their community.

The 2019 Outstanding Community Service Award will be presented during IHRSA 2019 in San Diego, CA, March 13-16. The deadline to apply is November 9, 2018.

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Woman Leader Award in Honor of Julie Main

We celebrate the legacy of Julie Main by offering the Woman Leader Award to a woman who exemplifies Julie's qualities of leadership and drive. Women employed by IHRSA member clubs in good standing are eligible to apply.

The 2019 Woman Leader Award, in honor of Julie Main, will be presented during IHRSA 2019 in San Diego, CA, March 13-16. The deadline to apply is November 9, 2018.

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IHRSA Institute Scholarships

We offer two full scholarships to attend The IHRSA Institute:

  • The John McCarthy Merit Scholarship, named for IHRSA's first Executive Director
  • The Curt & Jane Beusman Institute Scholarship, named for two of IHRSA's early and most passionate founders

Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate their passion for, and absolute commitment to, the health club industry's future and their service, sales, and leadership skills. Meet the 2018 IHRSA Institute scholarship recipients and learn about making a donation to the scholarship funds.

Associate Member of the Year Award

This award is presented to the Supplier Member who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the club industry, and is also in recognition of their support of IHRSA through program and event participation, advertising, and sponsorship.

European Club Leadership Award

The European Club Leadership Award is presented to an IHRSA member who has advanced their company and the industry through strong leadership and performance in the European market.

The 2018 European Club Leadership Award was presented during the 18th Annual IHRSA European Congress, October 15-18, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Read about the 2018 recipient.

Distinguished Awards

We also recognize those who have made a significant impact on the health and fitness industry with the following awards:

  • Dale S. Dibble Distinguished Service Award, presented to an individual within the association who has excelled in their contributions to the industry and IHRSA.
  • John McCarthy Industry Visionary Award, presented to an individual or company who has made an unprecedented or unique contribution to the advancement of the club industry as a whole.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual whose lifelong commitment, outstanding leadership, and inspiration have made a lasting impact on IHRSA and the health club industry.