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 recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Community Service Award will be recognized during IHRSA 2020, and will receive one complimentary four-day registration to the event. The deadline to apply is November 8, 2019.

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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.

The recipient of the 2020 Woman Leader Award will be recognized during IHRSA 2020, and will receive one complimentary four-day registration to the event, a travel stipend up to $500, and four-night hotel stay including tax. The deadline to apply is November 8, 2019.

Women employed by IHRSA member clubs in good standing are eligible to apply.

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IHRSA Institute Scholarships

We offer two full scholarships to attend The IHRSA Institute: The John McCarthy Scholarship and The Curt & Jane Beusman Scholarship.

Learn more about the scholarships, who they are named for, and how to make a donation to the scholarship funds on the Institute Scholarships page.

Read about the 2019 scholarship recipients

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

This award is presented to an IHRSA member in the European market who has advanced their company and the industry through strong leadership and performance, and has had a strong impact on their community.

The 2019 award will be presented during the 19th Annual IHRSA European Congress in Dublin, Ireland, 14-17 October, 2019. The recipient will receive a full registration to the Congress. The application deadline has now passed.

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.