Why Attend?

The IHRSA Institute is so much more than a leadership conference—it provides a strong overall foundation for anyone working in the fitness industry. You’ll learn from today’s most successful health club owners, operators, and entrepreneurs, and you’ll walk away with the knowledge to take your business and career to the next level.

What's Included?

The all-inclusive registration fee covers education, lodging at the beautiful Rizzo Center, meals, networking events, and valuable IHRSA publications and management tools.

"The Institute will provide you with more than an education. It will challenge you to go deep, to challenge the status quo, to redefine your definition of success and what it means for you, your team, and your facility. The Institute is the path to become the leader you’ve always wanted to be."

Brent Gallagher, Avenu Fitness
Houston, Texas
2016 Curt & Jane Beusman Scholarship Recipient



A Taste of The IHRSA Institute Experience



The IHRSA Institute curriculum has been developed and perfected by club operators, for club operators. (A few outside experts and well-respected UNC faculty provided guidance, too.) At The Institute, you’ll learn about everything from sales and marketing to strategic planning, and leave with insights you can implement right away at your own business.



The Institute is designed to get you sharing with your fellow club operators. Meals, roundtable discussions, and interactive classes all give you the opportunity to meet like-minded people and build relationships that last long after the Institute ends.



The Rizzo Center features state-of-the-art meeting space along with a boutique style hotel specifically designed with the business traveler in mind. Amenities include fitness facilities, a pool complex with outdoor lounge areas, a UNC-themed sports bar, guest pantries stocked with beverages and snacks, laundry rooms, and top-of-the-line technology offerings.

The 2018 IHRSA Institute Brochure is Now Available

18IN_brochure_cover_drop.jpgGet 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 2018 program.

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