The San Francisco Beat

<B><I>Whether its seminars, the trade show floor or featured speakers, everyone can find their own beat in San Francisco for the 26th annual IHRSA Convention and Trade Show, March 28-31.</b></I>

The city of San Francisco has a lot in common with the fitness industry. Both are dynamic and energetic, both offer numerous ways to get active, and both are incredibly diverse. Whether it's walking Fisherman's Wharf, playing Frisbee in Golden Gate Park, hiking up Lombard Street or biking down Alamo Square, San Francisco is a great city to visit, and the perfect time to tour the city is at the 26th annual International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) 2007 Convention and Trade Show March 28-31, 2007 at the Moscone Center. With the many options awaiting attendees at the show and in San Francisco, everyone is sure to find their own beat.

Attendees can choose from 10 seminar beats (more commonly known as professional tracks) including fitness and personal training, health promotion, human resources, management, member service and retention, operations and facility management, programming, sales and management, supplier seminars, and technology.

“San Francisco has been such a great venue for the trade show and convention,” says Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO. “Attendance has always been really good in San Francisco, and there are a lot of great clubs in the area. People love to go to San Francisco.”

More than 400 exhibiting companies will call 300,000 square feet of the Moscone Center home for the show's four-day stint, and more than 8,000 people are expected to attend the trade show, making it one of IHRSA's largest shows. In fact, this year's show will spill into an adjoining hall.

This year's theme, Success by Association, was a lasting concept from last year's show in Las Vegas, Moore says.

“Associate members become successful through IHRSA, and IHRSA through club operators. It's the interplay between the two,” Moore says. “Plus by associating with other club operators, it raises the level of us all.”

And if the show really lives by that motto, then attendees of the two keynotes are likely to be millionaires, if not billionaires. Michael Eisner, best known as the ex-chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, will give the keynote “Leadership: Succeeding by Failing and Other Paradoxes,” from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. on Thursday, March 29. The next day, Lyn Heward, former president of creative content for Cirque du Soleil and author of The Spark: Igniting the Creative Fire that Lives Within Us All, will present the keynote, “Delivering a Groundbreaking Customer Experience to Spark Business Growth,” from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Featured speaker Vice Admiral Richard Carmona will give his talk, “Where Do We Go From Here to Create a Healthy Nation,” from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28; boxer Sugar Ray Leonard will speak on “The Power to Win!” from 11 a.m.-noon on Thursday, March 29; pollster and researcher Frank Luntz will present “Focus on Your Company,” from 11 a.m.-noon on Friday, March 30; and writer and filmmaker Stephen Lundin will address the crowd about “Top Performer: A Bold Approach to Sales and Service,” from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31.

Annual don't-miss events include the open trade show floor from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, March 30; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. Get in your daily workout at exercise classes from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, or attend early morning workouts on the trade show floor from 6:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31.

Be it seminars, the show floor, early morning workouts or featured presenters and keynotes, there's a beat for everyone.

“According to what their goals are, we want attendees to come away with a positive experience,” Moore says. “Whether that's on the trade show floor, finding services they can use on a day-to-day basis or networking with other club operators, I think it's an individual outcome for each participant.”

Schedule of Events

IHRSA 2007 | 26th Annual International Convention and Trade ShowSan Francisco, CA | Moscone Center | March 28-31, 2007


8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Certification Workshops and Examinations

8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

10:30 a.m.-noon
Tax Exempt Forum

10:30 a.m.-noon
Concurrent Sessions

1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Feature Presentation:
“Where Do We Go From Here to Create a Healthy Nation”
Vice Admiral Richard Carmona

3 p.m.-4 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

3 p.m.-6 p.m.
3rd Annual IHRSA Technology Summit

Frank Abagnale, Con Man Turned FBI Instructor

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

8 p.m.-10 p.m.
Opening Reception


6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
Exercise Classes

7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Networking Focus Groups and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
IHRSA Annual Meeting and General Session
“Leadership: Succeeding by Failing & Other Paradoxes”
Michael D. Eisner, Former CEO, Walt Disney Company (1984-2005)

11 a.m.-noon
Feature Presentation:
“The Power to Win!”
Sugar Ray Leonard, Former Boxer and Entrepreneur

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Supplier Seminars

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
11th Annual IHRSA/Life Fitness Global Industry Summit

1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
11th Annual IHRSA Financial Panel

1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Trade Show

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Interactive Forums

4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Interactive Forums

6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Planet IHRSA Reception

7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
IHRSA's Leadership Recognition Dinner


6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Exercise Classes and Early Morning Workouts

7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Networking Focus Groups and Breakfast

9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
General Session and Awards Presentation
“Delivering a Groundbreaking Customer Experience to Spark Business Growth”
Lyn Heward, Former President, Creative Content, Cirque du Soleil/Author

11 a.m.-noon
Feature Presentation:
“Focus on Your Company”
Frank Luntz, Ph.D., Communications Specialist

11 a.m.-noon
Concurrent Sessions

11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Trade Show

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Interactive Forums

4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Interactive Forums

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Regional Receptions

7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS' Gala Evening


6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Exercise Classes and Early Morning Workouts

7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Networking Focus Groups and Breakfast

9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Feature Presentation:
“Top Performer: A Bold Approach to Sales and Service”
Steve Lundin, Ph.D., Organizational Culture Expert/Author

9 a.m.-10 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Trade Show

2:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
San Francisco City Tours
(As of Jan. 17, 2007)

Exhibitor List

Exhibitor Name Booth #
3D Art 6034
5 Hour Energy 6014
A Best Enterprises, Inc. 5916
A-1 Textiles 416
Ab Coaster 5707
Abbey Press 35
ABC Financial Services, Inc. 225
AbCore Fitness, Inc. 5312
Abloy Security, Inc. 5721
Absoflat Core Trainer 5401
Ab Solo 2637
ActiveXL Promotions 104
Admiral Furniture 5704
Advanced Commercial Pool and Spa Products 2802
AFAA 2415
Affiliated Acceptance Corporation 412
AGM Group/Aeromats 2344
Airex 5715
American College Of Sports Medicine 5737
American Council On Exercise 2125
American Specialty Health 433
Am-Finn Sauna Company 5406
ASF International 501
Aspen Information Systems, Inc. 5606
Association Insurance Group 5603
Athletic Business 5819
Athletix Products by Contec, Inc. 6214
AV Now, Inc. 5935
Axess/North America LLC 5404
Axios-Endless Rope 2821
Balanced Body Pilates 2217
Ball Dynamics Intl. LLC 6009
BH USA/Bladez 6217
Big Ass Fans 5839
BioLab Commercial Pool Care 112
Biometrics Nutrition and Fitness 2407
Biospace 6310
Body Bar Systems 2429
Body Bike North America LLC 6027
Body Care Resort, Inc. 6520
BodyMedia 6327
BodyRev 2801
Body-Solid, Inc. 6114
Brudden Equipanentos LTDA 2435
Bubble Marketing LLC (Club Wipes, USA) 5711
California Blimps 6701
California University of Pennsylvania 6130
Callbright 5941
CalorieKing 5810
Cateye Fitness/Source Distributors, Inc. 201
CEMCO Fitness Products, Inc. 219
Centaur Floor Systems LLC 528
CheckFree 1629
CI Solutions 5609
City Blends Ltd. 5725
CleenTec LLC 6112
Club and Spa Synergy Group 2818
Club Industry's Fitness Business Pro 408
Club Marketing and Management Services (CMS) 100
Club Resource Group 1741
Colubra 5716
Companion Worlds, Inc. 5507
Concept2, Inc. 425
Conexion 2131
Connor Sport Court International 5613
Coral Springs Software 5718
COSMED USA, Inc. 5812
Creative Agency Group 5920
Creative Fitness Marketing 6419
CRS Products International, Inc. 532
CSI Software 625
Cybex International, Inc. 1001
Dauntech Co., LTD 2735
DietMaster Pro by Lifestyles Tech 5730
Digilock 319
Dinoflex Manufacturing Ltd. 2527
DiPietro and Associates, Inc. 6509
Dr. Smoothie Enterprises 5700
Duomed, Inc/Armasport Mats 124
EasyZone Weight Loss and Nutrition 5412
efi Sports Medicine 2233
Everlast Performance Flooring 1841
Exergenics/Justwise Group 5708
Expresso Fitness Corporation 2625
Extend Bar 2805
Extreme Engineering 5709
EZ, Inc. 5418
FIT. 5833;2816
Fabiano Designs 6124
FAR Inc./Calfroller 6505
First Service 2528
Fitlee Emotionwear 5309
FitLinxx 437
Fitness and Wellness Insurance Agency 5516
Fitness Anywhere, Inc. 5301
Fitness Audio Distributors 5939
Fitness Business News 5321
Fitness Fit Wear 2807
Fitness Flooring 2419 2504
Fitness Management 5914
Fitness Pak, a division of InterWest Insurance 421
Fitness Quest, Inc. 637
FitnessAge 6018
Fitnus Chart Series 406
Fitter International, Inc. 5818
FreeMotion Fitness 1901
Fujiiryoki/ACIGI 6412
Fundamental Fitness Products 6118
Gerstung 2525
Goalsetter Systems, Inc. 5414
GoJo Industries 6210
GP Industries 2529
Graham/Meus, Inc. Architects 208
Gym Doctors 2825
GymValet/B&D Specialty Concepts, Inc. 5526
GymWipes-2XL Corporation 6421
H/P/Cosmos Sports and Medical GMBH 2044
Hafele America Company 5306
Hampton Fitness Products 2401
Harbinger/Grizzly Fitness USA 333
Health Club Panel Network 5733
Health Enhancement Systems 15
Health Inspire, Inc. 5611
Health Mark, Inc. 120
Health Mate, Inc.-PLH Products, Inc. 6119
Healthcare International, Inc. 228
Healthways 212
Healthwise 45
Hoggan Health Industries, Inc. 2425
Hoist Fitness Systems, Inc. 1937
Holland Fitness BV 6041
Hollman, Inc. 516
Hugger Mugger 5421
Human Kinetics, Inc. 6213
Humane Manufacturing Company, LLC 6017
HurUSA (distributed by Med-Fit Systems) 441
Hyperstrike-Online Personal Fitness 5505
Ideacast, Inc. 6101
Ideal Products 5626
Inflight Fitness 2144
Intek Strength 6519
Intelametrix 5719
Intellifitness 6016
International Play Company 5417
International Tanning Equipment 2409
Iron Grip Barbell Company 1917
Ironwear Fitness/Christin Renee Corp. 5201
Island Oasis 5525
Ivanko Barbell Company 525
Jenkins Athens Insurance Services 5821
JESS, Inc 6507
JLR Associates 2717
Joel B. Cantor AIA Architect 5915
K & K Insurance Group, Inc. 2417
Keiser 2201
KI Software 6019
Koko Fitness, Inc 5901
Konami Digital Entertainment America 6601
Korr 5625
Landice Treadmills 123
Les Mills International, Ltd. 5925
Life Fitness 1301
LifeGuard Health LLC 2819
Lightspace 6425
Lincoln Equipment, Inc. 5732
MS Plastics, Inc. 5617
Marpo Kinetics, Inc. 126
Master CPR 6518
Mateflex 5918
Matrix Fitness Systems 725
Mavericks Franchise Group LLC 5836
Maxion Design 2433
Medifit Corporate Services 22
Members Today 5631
MicroFit, Inc. 2411
Milnor Laundry Systems 429
Mondo USA 2624
Motivatrix 2721
Motus USA 2116
MRM Leg and Arm Fit USA, Co. 2727
Muscle Dynamics Corp. 1639
Musculart, Inc. 118
MYE Entertainment 101
National Council on Strength and Fitness 5806
National Federation of Professional Trainers 5816
National Fitness 5416
Nautilus, Inc. 1323
NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) 2711
New Leaf Health and Fitness 233
Nicros Climbing Walls, Inc. 6040
North West Rubber 2707
NSCA Certification Commission 420
NuMetrex by Textronics, Inc. 5524
Nutrihand, Inc. 16
Octane Fitness 2517
Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative (OLC) 5912
Optimal Design Systems International 5619
OPTP 6117
Pacific Energy Solutions LLC 5717
Panasonic/Fitness Innovations 6501
Paramount Acceptance 216
Paramount Fitness Corporation 1729
PaviGym-USA 310
Peak Performance 321
Peak Pilates 2535
Penco Products, Inc. 5425
Perform Better 5500
Performance Food Centers 5813
Personal Best/Oakstone Wellness Publishing 46
Personal Training on the Net 2713
Petra Hygienic Systems 431
Philips 2701
Pilates Method Alliance 2346
Plastic Display Leadbox 5917
Pneumex 6218
Polar Electro, Inc. 325
Popular Leasing USA 128
Posfit, Inc. 6211
Power Plate North America 2501
Power Systems, Inc. 5801
Powertec Fitness 5517
Precor, Inc. 1025
Prepak Products, Inc. 5736
Promaxima Fitness 341
Pure Inventions 2800
PureFit, Inc. 2508
Quantum Fitness Corp. 5701
RB Rubber Products, Inc. 317
Ready Care Industries 2530
Relaxation Station, Sponsored by Twin Oaks Software 2513; 5511; 5608
Retention Management 2719
Rowbics, Indoor Rowing, Inc. 544
RSN Promotionals 5720
SafeKids, Inc. 5817
Sales Makers 2413
Salsbury Industries 5832
Salutron, Inc. 239
Saris Cycling Group 5325
Sasaki Associates 6115
Scifit 401
Scifit-Medical Fitness 411
Shake This 5501 Software 5621
Soft Play 6311
Speed Queen-Alliance Laundry 419
Sports and Fitness Insurance Corp. 520
Sports Solutions, Inc. 2516
SportsArt Fitness 1925
Sportsbeat, Inc. 116
SportsMark 5919
Sportwall International, Inc. 6225
SPRI Products, Inc. 2137
Stamina Products, Inc. 6401
Star Trac 1601
Steam Sauna 5506
STL International, Inc./TEETER 5508
STOTT Pilates 2239
Strive 2209
Sun Ergoline 5825
Sunlight Saunas 211
Susan K. Bailey 6020
Suunto 215
Tanita Corp. of America, Inc. 6108
Taraflex Sports Flooring by Gerflor 5518
Technogym USA Corp. 701
Teks Training Enhanced Kenetic System 1546
The Club Insider News 109
The Cooper Institute 6212
The Core Spinal Fitness System by MedX 533
The Royale Smoothie Co. 5409
Thin and Healthy's Total Solution 5814
Thomas J. KlC and Associates, Attorneys At Law 5607
Thomas Plummer Company 5601
TKO Sports Group, USA Limited 6411
TMI Salt Pure Corp 210
Treeforms Lockers 414
Tropic Craft 6015
Troy Barbell and Fitness 5909
True Fitness 509
Truform Fitness 1444
Tuff Stuff Fitness Equipment, Inc. 2225
Tuflex Rubber Flooring 6424
Tune Belt, Inc. 418
Turnstile Security Systems, Inc. 6325
Twin Oaks Software 2510
US Rubber Recycling, Inc. 130
UltraSun USA, Inc. 6125
Umax Strength 111
UniMac-Alliance Laundry Systems 2506
United Leasing, Inc. 311
Vaccination Services and Health Fairs of America, Inc 38
Vectra Fitness 944
VersaClimber/VersaPulley 631
Visual Fitness Planner 108
Vitabot 5921
Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 6513
VoiceScapes On-Hold Marketing 5605
Water Technology, Inc. 5624
WaterRower 121
Wellcoaches Corporation 36
Wellness Health Education Network 5313
Wellsource, Inc. 37
Woodway 301;307
Worldwide Sport Nutrition/MET-Rx 313
Xpiron, Inc. 6111
Yamaha Corp. of America 6133
Yeadon Fabric Structures Ltd. 417
YogaFit Training Systems 2405
Youth Fitness Solutions 2705
Zumba Fitness LLC 6614

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2008 and 2009 IHRSA Show Dates

27th Annual March 5-8, 2008, San Diego

28th Annual March 18-21, 2009, San Francisco

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