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What is The IHRSA Institute?

The IHRSA Institute provides ongoing education for health and fitness industry professionals. From seasoned veterans looking to sharpen their skills to those new to the industry looking to advance their careers, everyone that attends will take home valuable ideas and new skills that can be immediately be put into practice. Alumni say the concepts they have learned at The Institute have paid for the cost to attend many times over.

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


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Get the Most out of The IHRSA Institute



The IHRSA Institute curriculum has been developed and perfected by club operators, for club operators. You’ll learn about everything from sales and marketing to strategic planning, and leave with strategies you can implement right away at your own business.



The IHRSA 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 a 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.

Network in an Intimate Setting

Learning happens outside the classroom, too, and at The IHRSA Institute you’ll network with health club operators—including faculty—who are teeming with knowledge to share. At meals, roundtables, and social activities, you will make connections with people who will inspire you to take your business and career to the next level.



The Institute kicks off with an informal evening session led by Institute-favorite Denise Ryan of FireStar. Pair up with attendees with similar backgrounds to solve fun challenges.



Everyone loves to go to an event and grab some swag! Bring your club's branded gear to trade for other items from clubs around the world.



Start your day right with a workout led by a different instructor each morning.

“When you go to The Institute you come with your top problems and concerns about your business and you leave with ideas, strategies, and the renewed drive and confidence to tackle your issues."

— Krista Williams, Newtown Athletic Club


Keep me updated on IHRSA Events!

Our educational events provide an array of speakers on business and strategy, instructional sessions for management success, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and spectacular trade shows. Learn more about upcoming events.