3 Reasons International Gyms are Attending the IHRSA 2021 Hybrid Event

3 Reasons International Gyms are Attending the IHRSA 2021 Hybrid Event
By Florian Cartoux

By Florian Cartoux

Courtesy IHRSA.com

If you can’t make it in-person to IHRSA 2021, you can still join in on the fun from your home or office and access a wealth of resources to help your business thrive.

It’s time to get together again, and while we wish everyone could join us in person at IHRSA’s 40th Anniversary International Convention & Trade Show in Dallas, we understand that for some, that may be difficult.


That’s why we’ve created the IHRSA 2021 Hybrid Event. So, no matter where you are, you can celebrate the fitness industry’s revival with all the resources and networking opportunities IHRSA 2021 has to offer.


The Hybrid Event is not a webinar or a bunch of on-demand videos. The virtual component will be held in conjunction with the in-person Dallas event, providing networking and learning 24-7 during all three days of IHRSA 2021, playing during four time zones.


Here are three reasons why you’ll want to join us even if you can’t make it in person.

1. IHRSA’s Virtual Program Brings IHRSA 2021 to Your Doorstep


Join us live from Dallas on October 13 – 15 Central Daylight Time—October 14 – 16 for attendees in Europe, Africa, the Middle-East, and Asia-Pacific—from the comfort of your home or office! IHRSA is uniting health and fitness professionals worldwide online and in-person to proclaim our essential role in addressing obesity and physical inactivity epidemics.


IHRSA 2021’s virtual platform will provide you and your team with a wealth of resources and networking opportunities with club operators and suppliers alongside amazing content to help your business thrive.

No matter what part of the world you join us from, you will be able to enjoy thought-provoking presentations and education sessions from IHRSA 2021.


In addition, we’ll take you on a virtual tour of some of the top health clubs from around the globe. Travel with us from the comfort of your home or office to fitness clubs in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the United States to discover how these clubs have adapted to the new COVID-19 reality. If you can’t join the Hybrid Event live, there’s no need to worry. We’re making all sessions accessible on-demand and available until December 31, 2021.

2. IHRSA’s Hybrid Event Provides an Immersive Experience in 5 Languages


The Dallas live-streamed program includes access to world-class Keynotes, SPARK sessions, outside the industry speakers, and education sessions on all aspects of running a fitness facility.


Unique virtual content such as Global Health Club Tours, Global and Regional CEO Panels, and discussion groups will complement the live event.


The hybrid program will play in four different time zones, giving you the option to jump from one time zone to another, depending on your schedule.


We are also offering translation from English into Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese.

The Hybrid Event is not a webinar or a bunch of on-demand videos. The virtual component will be held in conjunction with the in-person Dallas event...”

3. Make Valuable Business Connections


The Hybrid Event provides a chance to connect with the global fitness community at IHRSA 2021—and from around the world—to discuss and learn how we can all work together to reopen, rebuild, and reimagine our industry!


When you register, you’ll be able to select your topic, language, and countries of interest, and our AI software will match you with other participants interested in those topics. Connect, chat, and schedule meetings with other club operators and exhibitors.


Want to speak with industry peers in your language? We are setting a social media hour in English, Spanish and Portuguese where you can make new and old connections!


Don’t forget to tag IHRSA and use #IHRSA2021 when talking about the event on social!


The IHRSA 2021 virtual program is the premier gathering for health club operators and fitness professionals around the globe. Don’t let travel restrictions stop you from meeting like-minded fitness professionals and exhibitors and their virtual booths.


No matter where you are, we want you to be a part of celebrating the fitness industry’s revival with the IHRSA 2021 Hybrid Event!

Florian Cartoux is director of the IHRSA European office in Brussels, Belgium. He’s is in charge of growing IHRSA’s membership in Europe, and attendance at IHRSA events. Being fluent in French, German, and English, Florian spends the best part of his time visiting the four corners of Europe meeting members and prospects. In his spare time, he tries to find time to play the drums, and be a good dad with his two daughters.




IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is a not-for-profit trade association representing the global fitness industry of over 200,000 health and fitness facilities and their suppliers.


IHRSA maintains a leadership role in advancing physical activity, which is critical to peak health and fight the battle against obesity and chronic lifestyle disease. As one of the world’s leading authorities on the commercial health club industry, IHRSA’s mission is to grow, promote, and protect the health and fitness industry. IHRSA provides its members with benefits and resources that will help them be more successful. IHRSA and its members are devoted to making the world happier, healthier, and more prosperous through regular exercise and activity promotion. IHRSA is the publisher of Club Business International, the leading monthly magazine for the global fitness industry.

Stay Connected!

Subscribe to FitBizWeekly’s FREE newsletter for news, commentary, idea sharing and developments across the Canadian health and fitness industry.

By clicking on the Subscribe button you agree to be on our newsletter list. You can opt out anytime. We respect your privacy. Your information will not be shared and your email address will be stored safely.