Because of an IHRSA board resolution, Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO, wrote a song and played it on his guitar during the Thursday morning presentation at the IHRSA 2010 conference in San Diego. The IHRSA board sang and danced along, getting the crowd up on its feet
(left to right) Joe Moore congratulates John McCarthy Industry Visionary of the Year Award recipients, Phil Wendel, owner of Atlantic Coast Athletic Clubs Fitness and Wellness Centers in Virginia and co-owner of Maryland Athletic Clubs, and Roberta and Lloyd Gainsboro, co-owners of Dedham Health and Athletic Complex in Dedham, MA.
Lynne and Augie Nieto appeared briefly at the Augie’s Bash event Friday night.
ABC Financial featured its new software, MYiCLUBonline at its booth. The software features an online membership enrollment function.
At the ASF International booth, attendees could hear about the company’s EFT, billing, software and marketing services.
Balanced Body featured a visit by Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Natalie Coughlin, their Pilates Arc spokesperson. The Arc is a versatile, lightweight, low-cost Step Barrel. It acts as a classic Spine Corrector, an Exercise Arc with versatility, and a Wedge to use on a reformer, providing back support and stability.
Body Training Systems caught attendees up on its group programming options.
Under the CSI logo, attendees could hear about the company’s software for club management, campus recreation, wellness centers, JCC/YMCA/YWCAs, parks and recreation departments, and hotel and fitness resorts.
efi showcased its GRAVITY product and unveiled a new version of the PlyoRebounder, which is a multi-faceted and versatile training tool that offers “rebounding” on a mini trampoline surface
Fiserv was one of many software companies busy during the show.
FreeMotion had a lot going on at its booth, including classes on MC2 Training, FreeStrider workouts, an Incline Trainer Challenge, a Fat Bar Pull-up Challenge and a Climb Everest Challenge where the winning team could earn $10,000.
Hoist showcased a colorful array of strength equipment at the show.
At the Iron Grip booth, club operators could hear about the company’s new buyback program in which they can return their old Iron Grip urethane dumbbells and weight plates in exchange for a credit toward the purchase of new equipment.
Not only did Les Mills trainers encourage attendees to join in on their workouts throughout the day, but the company’s booth also featured several fashion shows highlighting the new Les Mills clothing line.
The Life Fitness booth highlighted its new Signature Series strength-training line, and its Elevation Series Recumbent Lifecycle Exercise Bicycle (shown here), which recently won a Good Design award.
The Matrix booth provided plenty of activity, including a video wall that offered previews of the company’s products, including the Krankcycle and the G7 Series Strength. The company recently launched a LIVESTRONG by Matrix commercial line, endorsed by Lance Armstong. The line includes two treadmills, an elliptical, a recumbent bike and an upright bike.
Motionsoft, which sponsored the opening night reception at IHRSA, was able to talk to old customers as well as new customers after its recent purchase of Conexion.
Paramount Fitness Corp. showed off its new 7.85T and 7.55T treadmills as well as its 6.85E elliptical.
Peak Pilates had many of its products on display for attendees to try out, including its freeFORM Board.
Attendees could try out Polar Electro’s two newest training computers, the FT4 and the FT7, which incorporate guidance, feedback and easy-to-use features, such as heart rate.
At the Power Plate booth, club operators could jump on the pro6, which incorporates upper body cable-resistance training into the vibration training, allowing for a full-body workout in 30 minutes.
Power Systems brought with it many of its products, which include exercise balls, bands, dumbbells, kettlebells, steps and exercise mats.
The Precor booth was busy with attendees checking out the company’s new C-Line and S-Line strength equipment and its Adaptive Motion Trainer, but plenty of people were still attracted to workouts on the treadmills, too.
Attendees could participate in a RealRyder class using the company’s ABF8 indoor cycle. The cycle has CoreBalance technology that allows it to tilt, turn and bank, which helps incorporate core training into the traditional cardio and leg strength training of many indoor cycles.
Attendees could jump on a Schwinn bike at the IHRSA 2010 show. Schwinn was recently sold, along with StairMaster, by Nautilus to Fit Dragon International, which is marketing the products through its affiliate Core Fitness LLC.
Star Trac had a wide array of strength and cardio products on display in one of the exhibit hall’s largest booths.
Not only did Stott Pilates have its Reformers on hand for viewing—and use—but staff also talked to attendees about the company’s recently introduced Stott Pilates Studio Planner, which can help design the layout of a Pilates studio.
TechnoGym featured its Excite+ series of cardio equipment, which include a Visio platform. One of the products in the series is the Top, which is an upper body training system (to the right in the picture) that combines shoulder, torso and core muscle strengthening with high calorie expenditure and aerobic activity.
On display at the True Fitness booth was the company’s CS elliptical, which offers side steps for added safety and allows users to step off the machine and use only their upper body. To the left in the picture is the TrueStretch, which comes with a placard noting a complete stretching routine.
Fitness Anywhere showed off its TRX equipment, offering almost constant demonstrations of its suspension training workouts. The new TRX Suspension Trainer features several design improvements, including modular anchoring interface with quick-release carabineer for faster set-up and take down.
XForce staff emphasized that the 45 degree angle of the company’s equipment allows for a 40 percent heavier negative stroke, which helps increase muscular size and strength more quickly.