IHRSA Innovation Summit, Thursday September 17, 2020


The IHRSA Innovation Summit is almost here! Make sure to reserve your spot today for only $99!

Now is the time to come together with the best minds in the industry to innovate, connect, and thrive in the new economy.


*Not a member? Join and receive a complementary Innovation Summit registration for you and up to four members of your team! Email: nj@ihrsa.org to learn more.





Zumba: Let it MOVE YOU!

Sponsored by Zumba Fitness LLC

Kelly Bullard, MS, Zumba Education Specialist, Zumba Fitness


Reinvent the Fitness Value Chain: Find Your Competitive Advantage

Sponsored by ABC Financial

Bill Davis, President & CEO, ABC Financial


Reimagining the Fitness Experience

Hear from the experiences of supplier executive leaders as they drive innovation, provide for their clients and their members, and reinvent the fitness community.


Building Content for Connection: From Fitness Center to Experience Center

Sponsored by Precor

Erica Tillinghast, Global Education Manager, Precor



Presenters will share their personal and professional insights on a host of topics that are informative and enlightening:


How to Create & Foster a Diverse Fitness Community

Shanel Anderson, Founder, Soul City Yoga


How Team Innovation Will Keep Your Gym From Crashing

Brent Gallagher, Owner, Avenu Fitness


How Great Leaders Respond to Adversity & Crisis

Sandy Franco, Owner, Franco Athletic Clubs


Planning for the Future

Paula Neubert, President & General Manager, Club Greenwood


Exceeding Expectation Through Technology: Taking Care of Your Customers

Eduardo Netto, Technical Director, Bodytech, Brazil


Maximize your Gym Profitability with Lateral Rebound Training

Stefan Sillner, Global Business Development, ALPHA CHAMP

Sponsored by ALPHA CHAMP


Today’s Best Marketing Tool: Using Your Members’ Voices

Jenny Hymer, Vice President of Customer Success, MXM

Sponsored by MXM


Zumba: Let it MOVE YOU!


Kelly Bullard, MS, Zumba Education Specialist, Zumba Fitness


Dozens of exhilarating rhythms…one amazing experience! Shake up the dance floor during a high energy virtual Zumba workout with killer choreo to the exotic sounds of African, French reggaeton and sexy Latin rhythms, as well as cutting-edge hip-hop. Sponsored by Zumba Fitness LLC

Earn CEC / CEUs


CECs/CEUs are being offered from: American Council on Exercise (ACE), Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF), National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT).


Crystal Washington: Imagine the Future


“You’re going to discover the very strange and real ways technology is changing humans—and what you need to know to be successful in the midst of a turbulent 2020.”

– Crystal Washington


Sponsored by Club OS


Josh Sundquist: One More Thing, One More Time


“In these times more than ever, we need the ability to get back up when we fall.”

– Josh Sundquist


Sponsored by ClubConnect


The Future of the Fitness Business


You’ll have the opportunity to hear from—and ask questions to—a panel of executive club leaders from around the world as they provide invaluable insight on how they have embraced change, provided excellent customer service, and rebuilt their teams over the last few months.


Sponsored by Club Automation | Motionsoft


Innovate, Motivate, & Engage Your Members to Build Loyalty


“The techniques and the strategy I’m going to give out in my session can make or break a club owner’s business right now. This could be a lifeline for a club that’s on the edge of [closing]. I’m sure something I present will put them in a position that they’ll see they can still win.”

– Diva Richards



The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is a global community of health and fitness professionals committed to building their businesses and improving their communities’ health and well-being. The mission of IHRSA is to grow, protect, and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with the benefits that will help them be more successful. IHRSA and its members (health clubs and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and industry suppliers) are dedicated to make the world healthier through regular exercise. For more information visit www.ihrsa.org.

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