The IHRSA International Trade Show is the place for health club operators to discover the newest and best fitness equipment and technology the world has to offer.

More than 350 exhibitors come from around the globe to showcase their products and services in a vibrant, high-energy environment that you won’t want to miss.

IHRSA 2018 Trade Show Package Opportunities


Exercise Programming

IHRSA 2018 would not be complete without the very best workout opportunities. Participate each morning in cutting-edge, trend-setting exercise programming and early morning workouts on the Trade Show floor.


Education Seminars Presented by Associate Members

Seminars presented by a variety of IHRSA Associate members allow you to dig deeper into the programs and products that can increase success in your club. Enjoy the hands-on aspect of these seminars and learn more about the products and services that you will be able to fully ‘test-drive’ on the Show floor.

Wednesday, March 21


6:30am - 6:00pm | Registration Desk Open


1:30pm - 2:45pm | Education Sessions

Several IHRSA 2018 sponsors are offering presentations to share their story, provide industry insights and further educate participants. These interactive sessions will provide participants with pertinent information to continue a dialogue with the sponsors during the Trade Show.


The Smart Gym: Effects of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence on Retention and Revenue

Michal Hawrasz, Product Manager, Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.

Sponsored by Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.

Learn how the Fitness Industry can benefit from Business Intelligence. Perfect Gym will demonstrate the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in its gym management system. See how you can benefit from science-driven reports and a lead generating mobile app.


Integration of Healthcare and Fitness Facilities

Panel Discussion Moderated by Cedric Bryant, Ph.D., FACSM, Chief Science Officer, American Council on Exercise

Gregory Degnan, MD, Medical Director, acac Fitness and Wellness

Chuck Henley, Vice President of Operations, Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness

Natalie Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, Practicing Pediatrician, Children’s Primary Care Medical Group

Sponsored by the American Council on Exercise

The Prescription for Activity (PfA) Task Force is comprised of 50+ national experts and thought leaders from fitness, healthcare, academia, business, philanthropy, and government who share the belief that physical activity-based behavior-change interventions, administered directly in the community, should be integral to healthcare. Be part of an interactive discussion about how your facility can play a role in the delivery of physical activity-based behavior-change interventions that are a seamless extension of care delivery.


Marketing Never Stops: How to Be an Irresistible Brand

Josh Todd, Chief Marketing Officer, MINDBODY

Sponsored by MINDBODY

Session to be simultaneously translated into Chinese (Sponsored by ChinaFit), Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Your future clients are interacting with you right now, before they ever walk through your doors or book a session. Do you have a marketing strategy that reaches them along every touchpoint of the customer journey? In this session, MINDBODY’s marketing maven will share her tips for creating an integrated and seamless marketing strategy across search, social and mobile platforms that increases your visibility and keeps your current and future clients engaged.


The Technology of Connected Gym Experiences

Panel Discussion Moderated by Al Noshirvani, Chairman, Motionsoft

Dan Cath, Partnerships Lead, Reserve with Google

Craig Miller, CIO, Planet Fitness

Adam Zeitsiff, CIO, Gold's Gym

Sponsored by Motionsoft

With the percentage of Internet users who own a smartphone exceeding 80% and apps usage accounting for 89% of mobile media time it’s more important that ever for club operators to have technology strategies that are integrated into and reinforce member experiences in-club and beyond the four walls of a club. Join industry thought leaders from Planet Fitness, Gold’s Gym, Blink Fitness, and Google to learn key fitness technology takeaways club operators can act on now to drive incremental ROI.


ECO-POWR: Get Ahead of the Competition with Energy Producing Cardio

Panel Discussion Moderated by Ivo Grossi, Vice President of Sales, SportsArt

Jose Antonio Avina II, Co-Founder, Sacramento Eco Fitness

Josh Leve, CEO, Association of Fitness Studios

Adam Zellner, President, Greener by Design, LLC

Sponsored by SportsArt

Standing out in a crowd of competition is not only critical, it’s necessary. You need to differentiate, and green/sustainable businesses are reaping the benefits as Millennials surge into the fitness industry. Hear from real gym/club owners and operators who are implementing energy producing equipment and sustainable business practices and how by doing so, you can rise above your competition.


75 Minutes with Top Club Operators

Panel Discussion Moderated by Daron Allen, CEO, VFP

Dave Patchell-Evans, Founder & CEO, GoodLife Fitness

Joshua Rider, Vice President, Revenue Management and Strategic Partnerships, Gold’s Gym

Sponsored by VFP

Spend 75 minutes with some of the most experienced, top level owners and operators in the world. Obtain views and predictions on industry trends including sales systems, member engagement, membership sales, personal training, small group training and some of the very latest technology solutions.


Latest Trends in Successful Club Management

Phillip Mills, CEO, Les Mills International

Sponsored by Les Mills

Learn about present and future trends in fitness programming and winning strategies in club design. Discover how to attract millennial and Gen Z members, capitalize on the digital wave and avoid being disrupted, and succeed with group exercise.


Strategies from Industry Leaders: Build Your Business and Close New Members

Panel Discussion Moderated by Allison Flatley, Industry Consultant

Kevin McHugh, COO, The Atlantic Club, Inc.

Cory Brightwell, Co-Founder & CEO, Chuze Fitness

Ken Davies, President & CEO, City Fitness

Sponsored by HydroMassage

Hear a panel of industry experts discuss successful strategies that all fitness club owners can use to increase their bottom line. Learn how to position your membership packages to maximize profit. Explore how to build and incentivize the right team to sell. Discover simple and successful ideas to boost new member close rates.



Thursday, March 22


6:30am - 6:00pm | Registration Desk Open


6:30am - 7:30am | Exercise Class


JumpSport: Unleash the Bounce!

Krista Popowych, JumpSport Master Trainer & Director of Education, JumpSport, Inc.

Tracey Mallett, Founder, the bootybarre & Creator, bootybarre BOUNCE

Sponsored by Jumpsport, Inc.

Participate in a circuit workout that will unleash your inner rebounding beast! Experience what sets JumpSport Fitness Trampolines apart from other ‘rebounding’ options and workout in a circuit that is creative, highly versatile for cardio and strength training and appeals to both GX and personal trainers. Regardless of participant level, the fitness trampoline is extremely versatile and can be tailored to both high and low intensity sessions and classes. Join us for a workout that is fun, cutting-edge, and effective.


3ACT Slide Total Body Train

Emma Barry, Observer & Catalyst

Sponsored by 3ACT Slide

3ACT slide. The sideboard reinvented...because life is not a straight line. An intense, multidirectional, low impact workout for all ages and abilities. Join us for the most fun slide of your life!


STRONG by Zumba Master Class

Renee Pickett, AFAA, Strong by Zumba Master Trainer, STRONG by Zumba

Alex McLean, Strong by Zumba Master Trainer, STRONG by Zumba

Sponsored by STRONG by Zumba

STRONG by Zumba combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.



7:30am - 8:30am | Exercise Classes


ThinkFit Circuits: Core, Cardio & More

Portia Page, Education Program Liaison, Balanced Body, Inc.

Erika Quest, Owner, Studio Q Pilates Conditioning

Sponsored by Balanced Body

Join the Balanced Body team for an invigorating, full body circuit workout. Experience the ThinkFit programming system for designing effective, exciting classes using Balanced Body tools including the MOTR, SmartBells, Precision Rotator Discs and more. This class will include exercises on each piece of equipment combined with dynamic bodyweight training drills for a full body rush.


Merrithew Intro to Fascial Movement

Kim Kraushar, Merrithew Master Instructor, Merrithew, CANADA

Sponsored by Merrithew

Fascia is creating a buzz in the fitness industry. But what is fascia and why do fitness professionals need to know about it? This workout demonstrates there is much more to fascia than self-myofascial release. Through simple movements, explore fascial movement variables such as: bounce, sense, expand, and hydrate and discover how adding these to programming can enhance mobility, strength, and durability. The first 50 participants receive a free Pilates Express Mat and a Resistance Loop.


Team Power Systems Training Camp

Bennie Wylie, Jr., Power Systems Master Coach, Power Systems

Sponsored by Power Systems

Kickstart your day with an action-packed large group training session led by Power Systems Master Coach Bennie Wylie. A large scale group warm up, followed by a functional cardio and strength training circuit designed with the same programming, exercises, and movement sequences Coach Wylie uses to train his athletes. Show up, work hard, get coached, and HAVE FUN!


10:00am - 6:00pm | TRADE SHOW



Friday, March 23


6:00am - 5:00pm | Registration Desk Open

6:30am - 7:30am | Exercise Classes


Pulling for Power

Ken Weichert

Sponsored by WaterRower

Pulling for Power with SGT Ken utilizes extremely effective Variable Intensity Interval Training (VIIT) techniques with WaterRower drills and calisthenics uniquely arranged to muster muscle-fatigue like never before. VIIT can help you burn body fat for 24 hours from a 60-minute workout. Pull for power today to produce progress tomorrow!


ALLN-1: Badass Booty Boot Camp!

Al Smith, Jr., Developer/Owner, TrainChange Fitness

Sponsored by TrainChange Fitness

Whether you’re a beginner or pro this HANDS-ON booty building workshop is designed to jumpstart your booty building workouts. During this class, your instructors will teach you how to target and isolate all three muscles of your gluteal deltoid, without overdeveloping the larger muscles of the legs. By the end of this class, you’ll “strut your stuff” out the door with a confidence in knowing that you now have everything you need to create your own, effective and fast booty building workout routines.


3ACT Slide Cardio Core

Emma Barry, Observer & Catalyst

Sponsored by 3ACT Slide

Make your heart rate soar, burn tons of calories and slide your way to a stronger core! The slide board reinvented-because life is not a straight line.



6:30am - 8:30am | Early Morning Workout


7:30am - 8:30am | Exercise Classes


SandBell Circuit

Brook Benten, M.Ed, Fitness Professional, Hyperwear

Sponsored by Hyperwear

SandBell Circuit is a dynamic strength and endurance workout ideal for small and large group training.The class is set up with multiple exercise stations per circuit. Exercises progressions are used in each circuit keeping the participants constantly engaged and moving through challenging exercises in a fast-paced and fun environment.


STOTT PILATES Essential Matwork with a Focus on Fascia

Kim Kraushar, Merrithew Master Instructor, Merrithew, CANADA

Sponsored by Merrithew

This workout incorporates new fascial research concepts within the body of STOTT PILATES Matwork exercises. Following the Essential Matwork order, explore how exercise can be enhanced inspiring a new movement experience. Experience seamless and flowing exercise sequences that take the body through multiple planes of movement, spark creativity in programming and allow participants to tap into their innate body wisdom. The first 50 participants receive a free Pilates Express Mat Session.


Total Body Workout with Heart Rate Based Training

Nick Ekbatani, MBA, Barry’s Bootcamp and Cycle House

Sponsored by Polar

Have you ever wondered how you really performed during an intense workout? Come see for yourself at Polar’s Total Body Workout with Nick Ekbatani. Nick will be utilizing Polar Club, a heart rate based solution, to help guide participants and optimize the workout for maximum intensity and results. This total body workout will consist of a variety of cardiovascular and strength exercises at different intensities, all while viewing your heart rate on the big screen. All participants will be able to review their results at the end of the workout. Get ready to work!



10:00am - 5:00pm | TRADE SHOW


* Offer may not be combined with or applied to any other promotions, discounts, or previously purchased registrations. Offer expires March 16, 2018.

“IHRSA is by far the best show in our industry. From the fantastic sessions, to the massive trade show, to the incredible networking events it just can’t be beat. If you are going to attend one show a year this has to be it.”

– Chris Stevenson, Stevenson Fitness

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