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IHRSA Hires Industry Veteran Katie Philipp to Develop Education and Events
Posted: January 29, 2024 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of industry leaders, has hired Katie Philipp as Manager of Education & Events. In her role, Katie will develop the curriculum for IHRSA's headlining events, which include the IHRSA Convention & Trade Show and the European Congress. She will solicit presenters from inside and outside the health and fitness industry to deliver expert insights. Read More...

IHRSA Releases 2023 U.S. Health & Fitness Consumer Report
Posted: December 20, 2023 in Suppliers

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - The number of Americans who were members of a fitness facility in 2022 increased by 3.7% to 68.9 million consumers ages six and older, a record number for the industry, and overall facility users (members plus non-member users) climbed 8.1% to 82.7 million people, according to the 2023 U.S. Health & Fitness Consumer Report, released by IHRSA, the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders. The member number is higher than in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic when the U.S. industry had 64.2 million members. Read More...

MIC Coalition Adds IHRSA as Member to Represent Health and Fitness Industry
Posted: December 6, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationWASHINGTON, D.C. - The MIC Coalition announces that IHRSA, the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of industry leaders, is the latest member to join the coalition in support of transparency and balance in the music licensing industry. IHRSA and its members join a broad-based collection of businesses that provide music in retail establishments, live entertainment venues, hotels, restaurants, bars, wineries and taverns throughout the country, as well as over the nation’s radio and television airwaves and Internet. Read More...

IHRSA Adds to Its Advocacy Team
Posted: November 8, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- has hired Charles Regnante as Manager of Government Affairs. In this role, Charles will play a crucial role in strengthening IHRSA’s advocacy initiatives. Read More...

IHRSA’s Latest Capitol Hill Fly-In Focused Attention to PHIT Act
Posted: November 2, 2023 in IHRSA

PassPHITWASHINGTON, D.C. - On October 23, 70 industry executives met with U.S. legislators and their staff members on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to drive home the importance of the health and fitness industry and the need to pass the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act. The Fly-In --the second for IHRSA in 2023-- was hosted in conjunction with The Fitness Technology Summit, which was held October 24 - 25 in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More...

IHRSA European Congress Attracts Fitness Executives From 33 Countries
Posted: October 25, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- concluded its 2023 IHRSA European Congress last week at the Lisbon Congress Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. This year’s event was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the European Congress as well as the return of the event, which had not been held since 2019. Read More...

IHRSA Named Top-Performing Association
Posted: October 19, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- was named a top-performing trade group as ranked by key policymakers, staff, media, influencers, lobbyists and communications professionals working in the nation’s capital, according to an annual TradeMarks survey by APCO, an independent global public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. Read More...

IHRSA 2024 Keynotes Include Industry Visionary Mark Mastrov
Posted: October 11, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2024BOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- has secured industry visionary Mark Mastrov as one of three keynote speakers at its IHRSA Convention & Trade Show, March 6 - 8, 2024, in Los Angeles. The other two keynote speakers come from outside the industry. Read More...

IHRSA European Congress Keynotes Focus on Performance and Trends
Posted: September 25, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- has announced three keynotes for its 20th IHRSA European Congress, October 17 - 19, at the Lisbon Congress Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. Read More...

IHRSA Releases Best-selling Annual Global Report
Posted: September 18, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- has released the 2023 IHRSA Global Report, an annual review of the health and trajectory of the global industry. Data from a survey of IHRSA member health clubs, gyms and studios, as well as insights from federation leaders in 15 countries and industry partners show that the industry has demonstrated resilience despite facing social and economic challenges. Read More...

IHRSA 2024 Convention & Trade Show Registration Is Now Open
Posted: September 12, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2024BOSTON, MA - Lights, camera, action! IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- has opened registration for the IHRSA Convention & Trade Show in Los Angeles March 6 - 8, 2024. More than 8,000 participants from around the world are expected to attend this premier event at the Los Angeles Convention Center for education, networking and purchasing, featuring an expected 350 exhibitors and 50 sponsors. The event will include three days of education sessions (March 6 - 8) and two days for the Trade Show (March 7 - 8). Read More...

IHRSA Fitness Brasil 2023 Triumphs Again
Posted: August 25, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBRAZIL - For decades, the IHRSA Fitness Brazil Conference & Trade Show has been the largest, widely anticipated, and highly respected fitness, sport, health and wellness event in Latin America. This year’s gathering, the 24th in history, occurred August 16 - 19 at the Transamérica Expo Center in São Paulo. 15,000 visitors took advantage of more than 30 educational programs and attended 200 lectures, hearing from hundreds of speakers. The Trade Show, spanning more than 172,200-square-feet, featured 100 major equipment and service brands, which exhibited some 3,000 products. Read More...

IHRSA Launches PHIT Act Campaign to Connect Fitness Professionals With Elected Officials
Posted: July 31, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - August may be summer recess for the U.S. Congress, but for IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, it offers an opportunity to launch a grassroots campaign urging co-sponsorship of the PHIT Act of 2023 (H.R. 1582/S. 786). Read More...

IHRSA Calls Upon Fitness Leaders to Participate in 2023 Global Survey
Posted: July 25, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, is calling upon leaders at health clubs, gyms and studios worldwide to participate in its 2023 Global Report Survey with the chance to be featured in the most requested research publication, The IHRSA Global Report. Completion of the survey takes just 10 - 15 minutes. The deadline to participate in the survey is Thursday, August 3. Read More...

The 20th IHRSA European Congress Returns to Lisbon in 2023
Posted: July 7, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - The IHRSA European Congress celebrates its 20th edition with a return to the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal. The premier leadership event will be held October 17 - 19 at the Lisbon Congress Centre and will offer live translation in several languages. In addition to celebratory receptions, the program will feature keynote presentations from experts across various industries, discussing topics that present opportunities for growth such as diversity, staffing and leadership. Read More...

IHRSA Announces New Staff and Promotions
Posted: June 22, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationWASHINGTON, D.C. - Liz Clark, President & CEO of IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, announces the hiring of new staff members and the promotion of a team member. Pamela Kufahl joined June 19 as Senior Director of Communications and will lead external-facing campaigns, drive social media content, and produce a wide array of member and industry-facing articles, documents and resources such as the popular Health Club Consumer Report and Global Report. Pam joins IHRSA from Club Industry where she was Director of Content and Engagement, and previously Editor-in-Chief, a post she assumed in 2004. Read More...

Act Now to Speak at IHRSA 2024
Posted: June 20, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - Thousands of the global health and fitness industry's best minds gather each year at the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show. The IHRSA stage is set as the perfect opportunity for you to tell your story, share your expertise and build your network. IHRSA 2024 will take place March 6 - 8, 2024, in Los Angeles, California. Apply to speak at an education session before applications close on June 30. Read More...

Registration for the European Congress is Open!
Posted: May 30, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - The 20th European Congress will feature presentations delivered by leaders from inside and outside the health and fitness industry; explore some of the latest and greatest product offerings in the Sponsor Marketplace; network and attend sessions providing thought-provoking commentary on best practices and trends shaping the business world. Registration is now open! Read More...

Industry Partner Town Hall Tackles Key Issues
Posted: May 12, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - On April 27, the Industry Partner Advisory Council (IPAC) hosted its first-ever town hall along with Liz Clark, IHRSA President & CEO, and additional IHRSA leadership to discuss the state of the industry and other issues. Read More...

An IHRSA Town Hall Conversation With Liz Clark
Posted: April 18, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - Please join Liz Clark, IHRSA President & CEO and the IHRSA Industry Partner Advisory Council for a conversation around the state of IHRSA and the industry. Other topics of discussion will focus on Advocacy, an IHRSA 2023 recap and Advisory Council updates. Read More...

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