40 Reasons to Attend IHRSA 2021, Part 4

If reasons 11-40 have not fully convinced you to join us at IHRSA 2021, we hope our top 10 will make you want to kick off our industry’s comeback with us this October.

There are hundreds of reasons why no one should miss out on IHRSA 2021 this October in Dallas, TX. We have been counting down the top 40 reasons why you should attend (check out parts 1, 2, and 3) and have reached our top 10.

10. Learn About Leadership. Daron Allen, CEO of VFPnext will moderate the IHRSA Industry Partner Leadership Panel with guests including Dana Milkie, General Manager - North America, EGYM and Frank Trulaske, Founder & CEO, TRUE Fitness. Additional panelists will be added soon.

9. Get on The FAST Track. The FAST Track learning concept is intended to jump-start your morning with three, concurrent 20-minute presentations. Each is designed to educate early risers with the best practices on a variety of key topics for immediate application in any club.

8. Think Beyond Just Physical Fitness. Join C. Victor & Lynne Brick, co-founders of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, and CEO and President, respectively, of Planet Fitness Growth Partners, LLC, in a timely discussion entitled The Role Health Clubs Play in Mitigating the Mental Health Crisis.

7. Maximize Your IHRSA Membership Benefits. The on-site IHRSA Member Center is the place to relax and ask any questions you may have about IHRSA and your benefits as a member. You can also take part in special sessions such as The New Health Club Sales Model, a discussion led by Mary Laudati, Chair of REX Roundtables for Executives.

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Leadership session taking place at IHRSA 2019.

6. Need Web Tech 101 for Dummies? We’ve got you covered. Andrew Sherman, IT Consultant for VIDA Fitness, and Aaron Moore, Director of Operations for VIDA Fitness, will break it all down so you can not only talk tech but learn how to make it work for your business!

5. There's an App for that! The IHRSA 2021 mobile app by SwapCard will alert you to the latest event news, happenings, and deals on the Trade Show floor. Plus, because IHRSA 2021 is truly a hybrid event, you'll get to experience the best of both worlds and check out additional sessions on the app and interact with your peers globally. The IHRSA 2021 App, sponsored by ABC Fitness Solutions and Life Fitness, will be available to download on October 6—look for a link in your email.

4. Tap into New Revenue Streams. Massi Sardi, Vice President, Partnerships for Gympass, will show you how to leverage the power of corporate wellness in order to grow revenue.

3. Immerse Yourself in Innovation. Join Scott Axonovitz, Chief Revenue Officer for UPshow and Geoff Dyer, President of Crunch South Atlantic at one of IHRSA’s Partner Education Session titled How Fitness Transforms Us: The Biggest Opportunities to the Fitness Industry Post-COVID for tips on how to make your business thrive.

2. Meet IHRSA’s new board members. The keynote on Friday morning will salute outgoing board members. You’ll also get updates on the state of IHRSA and the industry after the historic events of the last year and a half.

1. IHRSA is where FOMO meets ROI. Don’t miss out! IHRSA 2021 is what we’ve been waiting for—an opportunity to personally reconnect with friends and colleagues in a high-energy environment. We need to come together, cement our unity, and grow our businesses, while at the same time helping to make the world a healthier place. Let’s have fun, encourage each other, and truly celebrate the industry’s revival!

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This article was a team effort by several HFA experts.