IHRSA Events


Once a working plantation, then a country estate, the setting for The IHRSA Institute now includes a modern hotel and state-of-the-art conference center on a 30-acre hilltop just minutes from the main campus of The University of North Carolina and Chapel Hill's quaint yet vibrant downtown.

Spectacular Facility with Five-Star Service



Total Package includes single occupancy for three night’s hotel (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) and meals as noted in the schedule. Additional 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.

Double occupancy rates are available.



If you would like to stay additional nights, or bring a guest, the following costs will apply:

  • $245.00 per additional night, per person, including breakfast, plus applicable taxes.
  • $65.00 additional fee per night for double occupancy (spouse or guest, non-Institute attendee), including breakfast for the second room occupant, plus applicable taxes.


Beginning in May, IHRSA will contact all registrants to determine arrival and departure dates, discuss special requests, and secure a credit card to guarantee reservations. The credit card information will be provided to the Rizzo Center for any additional fees and for on-site incidentals.

Should you have any questions about your accommodations, call IHRSA at +1 617-316-6796, or email events@ihrsa.org.


Rich in history and filled with charm, Chapel Hill offers access to a wide variety of area attractions and recreational activities for visitors.

For more information, visit visitchapelhill.org.

The closest airport is Raleigh Durham International (RDU). It is about a 20-minute ride to the Rizzo Center.

Rizzo Center
150 DuBose Home Lane
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517

“I left the IHRSA Institute with an even greater love for the fitness industry! The curriculum far exceeded my expectations and the networking opportunities provided me with some great new friends to reach out to! If you want to make a difference and be the difference in the fitness world, The IHRSA Institute is a must!"

— Amy Williams, Little Rock Racquet 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. 


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