FAQ

The event will take place March 20-22 (Monday-Wednesday) in San Diego, CA. The Trade Show will be open March 21-22 (Tuesday-Wednesday).

San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 USA

Additional IHRSA events may be held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, just a short walk north of the San Diego Convention Center:

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 W Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 USA


The San Diego International Airport (SAN) is approximately four miles northwest of the convention center. It is your best option for direct air travel to IHRSA 2023.

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a two hour drive north of San Diego, and an Amtrak train is available between the two cities.

Food will be available for purchase within the convention center (coffee, snacks, light options, etc.) and certain special events will have small bites available. There are plenty of great restaurant options available within a short walk from the convention center as well.

For parking options, please visit visitsandiego.com/parking.

Sunday, March 19 | 2 pm - 6 pm
Monday, March 20 | 6:30 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, March 21 | 6 am - 6 pm
Wednesday, March 22 | 6 am - 4 pm
Tuesday, March 21
  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am Trade Show Access for VIPs 
  • 10 am - 6 pm 
Wednesday, March 22
  • 7 am - 8:30am Early Morning Workout
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm

IHRSA will have a variety of discounted room blocks available at nearby hotels. Group discount rates will be available through mid February, or until sellout. 

San Diego is known for sun and an average temperature of 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit (21.4 degrees Celsius). In March you can expect average temperatures and minimal precipitation.

The IHRSA Foundation Reception kicks off the event for those interested in learning more about research and impact from IHRSA’s 501(c)(3)—the IHRSA Foundation. This event is ticketed and considered a charitable donation. Attire is business casual.


Yes. IHRSA will offer select sessions for continuing education in coordination with the following:
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
  • International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
  • National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA)
  • National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Typical event attire is casual to business casual. Meeting rooms are often cooler, so we recommend you bring a sweater or light jacket. We suggest you wear comfortable sneakers or shoes to walk the Trade Show floor and when participating in exercise classes. For safety reasons, sandals are discouraged on the Trade Show floor.

Those with disabilities or who require special assistance during the event should contact IHRSA at +1 617-951-0055 or events@ihrsa.org.

The IHRSA app is the best way to receive and send communications while on site, view and customize your schedule, and see the Trade Show floor map and exhibitors. Our IHRSA app is accessible year-round outside of specific events, so it is already available for download to your mobile device. 

Feel free to visit the browser version at ihrsa.org/app, or search your app store for “IHRSA.”

IHRSA strongly advises attendees to refrain from bringing minors under the age of 16 onto the Trade Show floor. A minor under the age of 16 on the Trade Show floor is exposed to serious security and safety risks, including death. Furthermore, a minor under the age of 16 may interfere with the business environment of the Trade Show. A Child Waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian and authorized by IHRSA for all minors under the age of 16. The guardian must accompany the minor at all times while on the show floor. Failure of the guardian to supervise the child's activities may result in removal from the Trade Show. Should said removal occur, there are no refunds for the guardian(s) and the Participating Parties are not responsible for any associated costs to attend the event. Children under the age of 16 are strictly prohibited from the Trade Show floor during exhibitor set up and dismantle periods.

IHRSA is seeking a small number of event volunteers to help out at our event in various roles from event preparation, to session room monitors, to writers! This opportunity is available to health club/studio professionals or college students. If you’re interested in volunteering, submit a form. IHRSA will evaluate submissions and place accepted volunteers. If you are eligible to volunteer, IHRSA will contact you with next steps by January 15, 2023. 

Our registration policy has been updated to provide you with flexibility to help you register with confidence for IHRSA 2023. Here is what you need to know before you register:

You Can Transfer Anytime

We understand how quickly things can change. To ensure you have the best experience possible you can easily reassign your registration to a new team member. Substitutions are always welcome.  

New Registrations

You can transfer your registration to IHRSA 2024 if you are unable to attend. Simply notify register@ihrsa.org in writing on or before March 19, 2023, to request a credit.

Existing Credits on File

If you have a credit remaining from IHRSA 2020, this is the final opportunity to use your credit towards IHRSA 2023, membership, or IHRSA products. Credits are not redeemable for cash and expire on March 31, 2023.

You Can Cancel for Any Reason

Some things are beyond your control. With this in mind, you can request a full refund through March 1, 2023—no questions asked. Simply notify register@ihrsa.org in writing. Full refunds will be honored for new registrations only.

As you can understand, IHRSA has made significant investments in preparation for IHRSA 2023, and we are committed to finding the best solutions for you to make it a memorable event. Therefore, if you need to cancel after the March 1, 2023, deadline, you will have the option to transfer your registration as outlined above.

Trade show cancellations will be given a credit for IHRSA 2024 when notified.

There Are No Cancellation Fees

Registrations will not incur a cancellation fee in 2023! To be fair and ensure maximum access to IHRSA 2023, NO SHOWS will forfeit their registration if proper notification isn't provided to IHRSA in writing prior to the event at register@ihrsa.org.