Learning often occurs beyond the classroom. The Institute offers countless opportunities to share ideas with fellow attendees, faculty, sponsors, and the IHRSA staff.The event begins with an interactive, moderated session that allows you to connect with your fellow attendees. Meals, roundtables, and social activities throughout the event are structured to facilitate the exchange of best practices and build relationships that last long after the Institute ends.


Beyond The Classroom



Get further insight about your fellow attendees, faculty, sponsors, and the IHRSA staff. Photos, contact information, and personal & company profiles are some of the features in this program guide. This is a great resource as you meet new friends onsite and for continuing relationships for years to come. 



Get to know those attending the Institute during this fun, interactive session led by Denise Ryan of Firestar. Denise will help you to find attendees with similar backgrounds or operations, identify the challenges you wish to overcome, and find potential solutions to those challenges. 



Which is better . . . to give or to receive? Now you can do both! We encourage all Institute attendees to bring items printed with their club's logo, such as hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles or other distinctive items, to swap with fellow attendees. This is a fun networking experience and a great way to show off the uniqueness of your club's logo. 




Throughout the week, facilitated roundtables are planned to allow you the opportunity to review what you’ve learned and focus on additional areas of interest. 



Each morning features a different workout and further opportunity to spend time sharing ideas and information in a more casual setting. 

“Being new in the fitness industry I had no idea what to expect going into this experience. During the week I gained so many tools that I can implement in my club right away. The most valuable part was the networking. We have a connection now forever through The Institute. I left feeling inspired to do more and to be more."

Bria Forbes, Gainesville Health & Fitness
Gainesville, Florida

The 2017 IHRSA Institute Brochure is Now Available

Get a jump start on learning about the exciting IHRSA Institute curriculum, the inspiring speakers, and the wealth of resources that will be included in the 2017 program.