BOSTON—October 24, 2018—The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association has announced that four keynote speakers will be headlining the 38th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego, CA.

Each speaker will share his or her unique expertise with an international crowd of thousands of fitness professionals. Attendees can expect to hear insights from:

  • Chris Riddell: In his keynote address, Future Customer 2020, Riddell, an Australian digital technology and futurist expert, will discuss why good is no longer good enough and emphasize the importance of focusing on your customers needs and planning for the day after tomorrow. Sponsored by Myzone.

  • Mel Robbins: Knowing how to make lasting, impactful decisions in a matter of just 5 seconds can be life-changing. CNN commentator and co-founder of Inspire52, Robbins will use the information in her best-selling novel, The 5 Second Rule, to explain how attendees can make positive changes to their businesses and their lives in the blink of an eye. Sponsored by Technogym.
  • Rohit Bhargava: Bhargava brings 15 years of digital and marketing expertise to his talk that will leave attendees wondering how they can Be More Trusted in a Skeptical World, the titled presentation. This conversation will touch on effective ways to build trust between employees and customers and how to be truly genuine in a skeptical world. Sponsored by Matrix Fitness.
  • Denise Lee Yohn: Yohn's presentation, The Fusion Formula: Brand + Culture = Results, places a high value on the importance of building a healthy organization and brand. Based on her book, FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World's Greatest Companies, brand expert and consultant Yohn will explain how to integrate core brand values into a company’s culture and how to align employees with the brand identity you establish. Sponsored by Gympass.

IHRSA 2019 promises to be the most exciting event of the year for industry leaders, filled with phenomenal keynote addresses, inspiring education sessions, and numerous opportunities to network with some of the best and brightest in the industry. The meeting will take place on March 13-16 in San Diego, CA. Visit the event website to see the full four-day agenda, and please contact IHRSA public relations for instructions on how to obtain a press pass.

IHRSA would also like to thank our generous sponsors. The current list of sponsors for IHRSA 2019 includes ABC Financial, Airex AG, American Council on Exercise, ASF Payment Solutions, Augies Quest, Balanced Body, ChinaFit, Club Automation, Crunch Franchise LLC, Fitness Brasil, Fitness Business Canada, Fitness Industry Council of Canada, Fitness Master Inc., Freemotion Fitness, Genavix Inc., Gympass, Helix, HydroMassage, Intenza, Iron Grip Barbell Company, JumpSport Inc., Keiser Corp., Les Mills Shared Services Limited, Management Around Sports, Matrix Fitness, Mercado Fitness, Merrithew, MINDBODY, MYE Fitness Entertainment, Myzone, Perfect Gym Solutions Inc., PFP media, Precor Inc., SportsArt, Technogym SpA, The Fitness Business Podcast, Torque Fitness, Trainerize, Transaction Services Group, TRUE Fitness, TuffStuff Fitness International Inc., Twin Oaks Software, Virtuagym, WaterRower, and Zumba Fitness LLC.


The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, racquet and sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. IHRSA and its members are dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and activity promotion. See IHRSA’s website for more information on upcoming events.