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 is honored during IHRSA’s Annual International Convention & Trade Show, and receives one complimentary four-day registration to the event.

Read the press release announcing the 2020 recipient

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 is honored during IHRSA’s Annual International Convention & Trade Show, and receives one complimentary four-day registration to the event, a travel stipend up to $500, and four-night hotel stay including tax.

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

Read the press release announcing the 2020 recipient

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 the press release announcing the 2019 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 during the IHRSA European Congress 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.

Read the press release announcing the 2019 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.