Your Guide to IHRSA 2024

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February 9, 2024

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 The Club Automation team at IHRSA 2023

IHRSA 2024 is almost here. Health and fitness professionals across the country are getting ready to network with other experts, learn from success stories, and discover cutting-edge technology that will help reach their growth goals for 2024 and beyond.

IHRSA only comes once a year, so it’s important to make your time there count. Use this guide to plan out your trip and navigate the convention for the best experience possible.

What is IHRSA 2024?

IHRSA 2024 is an international convention and trade show. Every year, experts from across the health and fitness industry come together to learn from industry veterans, explore the latest fitness technology has to offer, and grow as an industry.

When and Where is IHRSA 2024?

IHRSA 2024 will run from Wednesday, March 6 through Friday, March 8, 2024. It will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

The IHRSA 2024 Trade Show will take place from Thursday, March 7 through Friday, March 8, 2024.

What to Do at IHRSA 2024

Network With Health and Fitness Professionals

IHRSA is a networking goldmine for health and fitness professionals looking to elevate their clubs and careers. The Women’s Leadership Cocktail Reception (March 6), IHRSA Kick Off Party (March 6), and Young Professionals Huddle (March 7) are all great opportunities to connect with peers, learn from industry leaders, and gain insights into the latest strategies for club growth.

If this is your first time attending IHRSA, the IHRSA “Making Connections” Orientation event (March 6) is a great opportunity to learn what to expect and how to network with other attendees. Add these networking events to your schedule on the IHRSA 2024 website.

Photobooth pictures of attendees at a previous Club Automation VIP party
Connecting with friends and colleagues is the highlight of IHRSA every year.

Learn From the Experts

IHRSA 2024 has some amazing keynote speakers lined up, including:

  • Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Mariana Atencio
  • Mark S. Mastrov, founder of 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc., UFC Gym, and Crunch 2.0
  • Restaurateur and best-selling author Will Guidara

Join experts Wendy White and Nick Lindauer for the Dominate the Digital Fitness Landscape For Explosive Growth breakout session on March 6. This interactive session will unlock the digital strategies essential for growth in the fitness industry, including SEO, digital ads, website optimization, and post-lead follow-up tactics. You’ll walk away with actionable techniques to elevate your fitness business in the digital era.

Each day will be full of learning opportunities, with over 60 educational and networking sessions taking place at the convention. You’re sure to walk away with new insights into topics like DEI&B in the health and fitness industry, career advancement, expert advice for growing your business, and more.

Get Energized to Tackle 2024

Use the shared energy at IHRSA as a catalyst for inspiration and momentum. Immersing yourself in the latest industry innovations will recharge your enthusiasm and prepare you for the year ahead. Learn from the best in the business and leave ready to transform your club’s operations, enhance member satisfaction, and grow revenue.

6 Tips for Having a Great IHRSA 2024 Experience

1. Plan Your Schedule Before the Convention

You’ll only have three days, so use your time wisely. Review the IHRSA 2024 convention schedule and plan which events you want to attend ahead of time. Create an itinerary with the date, time, and location of each event. Come prepared with the questions you want to ask and a list of your convention goals.  

Don’t forget to budget time for networking and breaks. A bit of preparation beforehand will help you optimize your opportunities and avoid feeling overwhelmed.

2. Come Ready to Connect

Take advantage of the ability to connect with health and fitness leaders from across the country. Schedule time to connect with friends and colleagues before the convention begins, and don’t forget to pack your business cards.  

Embrace opportunities to expand your network beyond the physical event. Stay active on social media platforms before, during, and after the convention. Follow #IHRSA2024 on LinkedIn to join online discussions and connect with other attendees.

LinkedIn post asking to connect at IHRSA 2023

3. Discover Cutting-Edge Fitness Technology

At the heart of IHRSA 2024 is the Trade Show, a showcase of the exhibitors redefining the boundaries of the fitness industry. Explore the solutions that will shape the future of fitness at hundreds of exhibitor booths, each offering innovations designed to elevate your business.

Don’t forget to chat with the Club Automation team at booth #2000 near the entrance to the exhibit hall. As you walk through the entrance, we’ll be on the right next to Life Fitness – you can’t miss us!

The Trade Show will be open from 10:00am-6:00pm on March 7 and 10:00am-4:00pm on March 8.

4. Celebrate and Learn With Club Automation

We at Club Automation are excited to bring a mix of insights and fun to IHRSA 2024. Whether you're looking to learn, test out new technology, or simply enjoy an exclusive celebration, we’ll have something special for you.

We are proud to sponsor the 15th annual Women’s Leadership Summit on March 6. Conflict to Collaboration - The Conversation Women Need to Have promises to be an empowering opportunity to discuss, learn, and grow together in a supportive environment.

Stop by booth #2000 for an interactive demo of the Club Automation online join and mobile experiences. See for yourself how our solutions enhance the member journey and learn how to integrate them into your club’s operations.

Our much-anticipated annual VIP party is back on March 7, this time with a Casino Royale theme. Earn playing cards by attending Club Automation breakout sessions, experiencing our interactive demo in booth #2000, or visiting our partner booths. Then, bring your cards to the party for a night of fun, networking, and a chance to win big.  

5. Start the Day With an Exercise Class

Start your day with energy and focus by joining the early morning exercise classes on March 7-8. IHRSA has scheduled top-notch programming to get your heart rate up and your mind ready for the day ahead. These sessions are a perfect opportunity to decompress, meet fellow attendees in a relaxed setting, and prepare both physically and mentally for the busy schedule.

6. Explore Los Angeles

Los Angeles, the host city for IHRSA 2024, has no shortage of sightseeing opportunities. When you’re not busy at the convention, take some time to explore the city’s iconic sites and hidden gems. As a vibrant hub of culture, history, and entertainment, Los Angeles offers an array of attractions to suit every interest. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to discover what makes Los Angeles a must-visit destination.

Learn more about what Club Automation has in store for IHRSA 2024. We can’t wait to see you there.

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