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IHRSA exhibit hall, 2018 Photo courtesy IHRSA.
Last year's IHRSA event in San Diego attracted more than 12,000 international fitness industry professionals and more than 400 exhibitors, according to IHRSA.

IHRSA Returns to San Diego for Next Week's 38th Annual Event

This year's IHRSA convention (March 13-16) returns to San Diego and features keynote presentations from futurist Chris Riddell, entrepreneur Mel Robbins, author Rohit Bhargava and consultant Denise Lee Yohn.

The 38th annual International Convention and Trade Show of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) takes place March 13-16 at the San Diego Convention Center.

March 13 kicks off with the Making Connections Orientation (7:30 a.m.). From there, a full day of conference programming follows. Highlights include a keynote presentation from futurist Chris Riddell (10:30 a.m.) and the 10th Annual IHRSA Women's Leadership Summit (1 p.m.). The first day closes with the Opening Welcome Reception at 7:30 p.m.

Exercise classes (6:30 a.m.) and The Fast Track Continental Breakfast (7 a.m.) jumpstart March 14, the latter of which features three 20-minute presentations. (Both events repeat on March 15.) Other morning highlights include a keynote presentation from entrepreneur Mel Robbins (8:30 a.m.) and the opening of the trade show floor (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

March 15 features another keynote, this one from author Rohit Bhargava (8:30 a.m.) and continued trade show activity (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Friday closes with the 14th annual Bash for Augie’s Quest. The initiative, established by industry veteran Augie Nieto, seeks to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). (Nieto was diagnosed with the disease in 2005.) Last year’s bash raised more than $6 million to go toward research.

March 16 will feature the final keynote presentation, which will be by author and consultant Denise Lee Yohn (11:30 a.m.).

A full IHRSA event guide can be viewed here, and registration information is available here.

Last year’s event, also in San Diego, attracted more than 12,000 fitness industry professionals and more than 400 exhibitors, according to IHRSA. 

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