Posts tagged “IHRSA”

One place for all of the stories of good by health/fitness industry

IHRSA has today published  a great bog post about the work of Gymtopia under the heading 'One place for all of the stories of good by health/fitness industry'. ------- "The health and fitness industry does plenty of good on a daily basis by helping every person who walks through the door onto ...

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IHRSA European Congress, Barcelona

Just returned from the IHRSA European Congress in Barcelona. This year, over 500 delegates attended the event which is a record turn-out. I love attending this event. I find the delegates so open to new ideas and insights and the intimate size of the event means that everyone mixes. The big story The ...

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2010 IHRSA European Convention is Heading to Spain

  I have just received confirmation that this year's IHRSA European Convention is heading to Spain. There was speculation that it was heading to Scandinavia, but IHRSA has chosen Barcelona. The event brings together representatives from all parts of the European health club industry.  I attend this event every year and relish ...

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David Patchell-Evans set to become IHRSA’s second overseas Chairman

Later this week, David Patchell-Evans will become IHRSA's new Chairman. Nothing really significant about that you may be thinking. However, this is the only the second time that the role has gone to an individual from outside of the United States. Industry insiders refer to Evans as 'Patch' who is the ...

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Ray Algar presentation at the IHRSA European Convention Lisbon 2008

Here is my presentation from the recent IHRSA convention in Lisbon. Click on the arrows at the bottom of the slides to move through the presentation. Please leave a comment: What does your fitness club stand for: Ray Algar (MBA) IHRSA European Convention Lisbon Portugal October 2008 View ...

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IHRSA European Congress Lisbon 2008

I have just returned from the IHRSA European Convention in Lisbon. What a lot of fun. The event attracted around 400 delegates connected to the European health club and gym industry. The topic of my presentation was: What does your fitness club stand for? Talking about a company’s strategic purpose(why does ...

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Join me at the IHRSA European Convention in Lisbon

IHRSA's (International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association) European Congress is nearly upon us. This year's event is being held in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. This year’s Congress features keynote presentations on “Ryanair: Leading a Business Revolution” by Kell Ryan, Co-Founder of Ryanair; “From Tennis Ace to Ace of Clubs: Playing to Win” ...

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Presentation for the IHRSA European Congress almost ready

It has taken a while, but my presentation for this year's IHRSA Conference in Lisbon is almost finished. Ensuring the key message gets across is challenging at the best of times, but it becomes harder when the audience comprises delegates drawn from countries as disparate as Russia, Greece and Norway. ...

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IHRSA – Global Report

The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) based in Boston has recently published an excellent 104 page report on the global health club industry. Globally, the industry now comprises 108,059 clubs (up 6%) with revenues totalling $61.4 billion. Worldwide membership now stands at just less than 107 million, in ...

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Invitation to Present New Insights at the IHRSA European Congress, Lisbon

Last week I received a call asking if I would accept an invitation to speak at this year's European Congress that takes place in Lisbon from 23rd - 26th October 2008. As a big fan of this event, I obviously said, yes. Last year's congress in Paris attracted around 400 individuals ...

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