SCW’s California MANIA, Succeed! 2020, NIRSA 2020 Are Latest Fitness Industry Events Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

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Even though California MANIA has been cancelled, attendees can get involved in eight live-streaming certifications. The Florida MANIA event is still set for May. (Image courtesy SCW Fitness.)

SCW's California MANIA, Succeed! 2020, and NIRSA 2020 have been cancelled due to the coronavirus, according to the three organizations behind each event.

California MANIA, which is owned by SCW Fitness, was to have occurred March 27-29, 2020, in Burlingame, California. The event, which attracts group exercise instructors and personal trainers, will offer eight live streaming certifications instead during the time California MANIA would have occurred, according to Sara Kooperman, CEO of SCW Fitness. In the future, SCW will live stream MANIA and its Health & Fitness Business Summit.

Participants in the live streaming events will be able to interact with the presenter and ask questions plus receive live feedback from the presenter using Zoom Video conferencing.  

The next MANIA event is Florida MANIA, which is scheduled for May 15-17 in Orlando, Florida. As of March 20, that event is still on.

The Association of Fitness Studios (AFS) cancelled its Succeed! 2020 conference for studio operators. The event was scheduled for April 30-May 3 in Irvine, California, but it has been rescheduled for April 29-May 2, 2021.

In place of the in-person event, AFS will host several online sessions during the weekend of April 30-May 3.

Anyone registered for Succeed! 2020 will have free access to the virtual event as well as free registration to Succeed! 2021 plus a free year of AFS’s on-demand streaming, which includes the 40 recorded sessions from the 2019 event.  

The NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo, originally scheduled for April 18 in Phoenix, has been cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19, the organization shared in a March 16 announcement.  The event for those who work in university recreation attracts about 3,000 people from hundred of universities throughout the country.

The organization is determining how to honor award winners who were typically celebrated at the event.

NIRSA will refund registrations.

These cancellations follow the postponement of FIBO Cologne from April to October in Germany, and the cancellation of IHRSA, which was to be held this week in San Diego.


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