The theme for the 29th Annual International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Convention and Trade Show is “The Future is You!” The theme could have been “Back to the Future,” since the show is returning to San Diego, which last hosted the event in 2008 after a nine-year absence. Given one of the show's speakers, one could go a step further and say that the show is heading back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back to the future.

This year's IHRSA show, March 10-13 at the San Diego Convention Center, will once again feature a talented lineup of speakers, including ESPN's Chris Berman, famous for his familiar “back, back, back, back” home run calls during baseball games and highlights. Berman's presentation, which will lead off the featured presenters at the show at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, is titled “Teamwork, Collaboration, Versatility: Attributes of a Successful Business Venture.” Berman has been with the all-sports cable network since its inception in 1979.

Two best-selling authors are the keynote speakers for the show. Malcolm Gladwell, who also writes for The New Yorker magazine, will present “Outliers — Why Are People Successful?” at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 11. Chip Heath, a professor at Stanford University's graduate school of business, will present “Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard,” at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 12.

The other featured presenters are Kristina Ripatti and Tim Pearce of the Los Angeles Police Department and four-time Olympian Silken Laumann. Ripatti, who was paralyzed from the chest down after she was shot twice in 2006, and Pearce will present “Transforming Lives: An ‘Extreme Home Makeover’ Success Story” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 11. Laumann, a world- champion rower from Canada who is now an author and child advocate, will present “The Courage to Shine: Releasing Your Inner Excellence” at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, March 13.

The show will have two fundraisers for Augie's Quest, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) initiative to combat ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. A Zumbathon event, hosted by Beto Perez, co-founder of the Zumba program, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 11. Then on Friday night, the fifth annual “B*A*S*H” for MDA's Augie's Quest will begin at 6 p.m. The theme of the event is patterned after the hit TV show “M*A*S*H.” Jann Carl, formerly of TV's “Entertainment Tonight” and a co-host of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, will emcee the event, which is named for its “Chief Inspirational Officer,” Life Fitness founder Augie Nieto.

The 14th annual IHRSA Financial Panel will take place at 11 a.m. Friday. Rick Caro of Management Vision Inc. will once again moderate the panel.

The show concludes with the San Diego Harbor Cruise from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. There is a limited capacity for the cruise.

Trade show hours for the IHRSA show are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Early morning workouts begin at 6:30 a.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday on the trade show floor at the San Diego Convention Center.

For the latest information about the show, go to IHRSA's Web site at www.ihrsa.org.

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IHRSA 2010 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

March 10-13, 2010 • San Diego • San Diego Convention Center

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Medical Wellness Association 2010 Forum
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Educational sessions
9 a.m. - noon Half-day workshops
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Certification provider workshop and exam
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Certification workshop
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Certification provider workshops and exams
11 a.m. - noon Educational sessions
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Special session
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Women's leadership summit, part one
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Educational sessions
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Half-day workshops
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. IHRSA's Public Policy Council meeting
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Women's leadership summit, part two
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Educational sessions
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Feature Presentation: "Teamwork, Collaboration, Versatility: Attributes of a Successful Business Venture," Chris Berman, ESPN
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. "First-timers" welcome reception
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Opening reception: The Future is You!
THURSDAY, MARCH 11
6:30 a.m. - 7:25 a.m. Exercise classes
7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Networking groups continental breakfast
7:35 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Exercise classes
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Awards presentation and keynote address: "Outliers — Why Are People Successful?" Malcolm Gladwell, author
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. IHRSA 2010: Technology Solutions
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Supplier seminars
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Trade show, San Diego Convention Center
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Educational sessions
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Feature presentation: "Transforming Lives: An ‘Extreme Home Makeover’ Success Story," Kristina Ripatti, Tim Pearce, Los Angeles Police Department
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. IHRSA regional receptions
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Special event: Zumbathon fundraiser for Augie's Quest
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Planet IHRSA reception for international registrants
FRIDAY, MARCH 12
6:30 a.m. - 7:25 a.m. Exercise classes
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Early morning workouts
7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Networking groups continental breakfast
7:35 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Exercise classes
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. IHRSA annual meeting, awards presentation and keynote address: "Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard," Chip Heath, author, Stanford University professor
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 14th annual IHRSA Financial Panel
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Educational sessions
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Trade show, San Diego Convention Center
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Educational sessions
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Educational sessions
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Go Canada reception
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fifth annual Bash for Augie's Quest to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association's ALS research program
SATURDAY, MARCH 13
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Exercise classes
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Early morning workouts
8:30 a.m. - noon Trade show, San Diego Convention Center
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Educational sessions
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. National Federation of Professional Trainers workshops and exam
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Certification provider exam
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Feature presentation: "The Courage to Shine: Releasing Your Inner Excellence," Silken Laumann, four-time Olympian, author
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Educational sessions
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. San Diego Harbor Cruise

Schedule subject to change. For the latest show information, go to IHRSA's Web site at www.ihrsa.org.

Next Page: IHRSA 2010 EXHIBITOR LIST

IHRSA 2010 EXHIBITOR LIST

AS OF JAN. 8, 2010

COMPANY BOOTH
2XL Corp. - GymWipes 3909
A-1 Textiles 3734
Ab Coaster LLC 3701
ABC Financial Services Inc. 4026
Active Rewards 634
Admiral Furniture 1537
AFAA - Aerobics & Fitness Association of America 3926
Affiliated Acceptance Corp. 3319
Airex 3838
Alexandave Industries Co. Ltd. 423
All Brands Vending 621
Am-Finn Sauna Co. 1039
American Council On Exercise (ACE) 3600
American Express OPEN 3442
American Specialty Health 1444
ASF International 1821
Aspen Information Systems Inc. 4000
Association Insurance Group 818
Athletix Products by Contec Inc. 737
AV Now Fitness Sound 4215
Avanti Fitness Inc. 3506
AVID Fitness Headphones 3928
Balanced Body Pilates 1510
BH North America Corp. 3312
BIOMETRICS Nutrition & Fitness 1636
BiPro 836
Body-Solid Inc. 3334
BOSU by Fitness Quest Inc. 3816
BroadcastVision Entertainment 1641
Celsius Inc. 3637
Centaur Floor Systems 3906
Club Industry 838
Club Insider 3810
Communication Consultants 3807
Concept2 CTS Inc. 1711
Courtclean 1145
CP Mobelsysteme GmbH & Co. KG 4100
Creative Fitness Marketing 3604
Creative Insurance Services Inc. 531
CRS Products International Inc. 632
CSI Software 3226
CYBEX International Inc. 2500
DietMaster Pro by Lifestyles Technologies 845
Digilock 3900
DINOFLEX Group Limited Partnership 4006
Entre Prises Climbing Walls 1544
ERC Wiping Products Inc. 3315
EVERLAST Sports Surfacing with Nike Grind 3200
First Service 4004
Fiserv 2826
Fitness Anywhere Inc. 821
Fitness Flooring 3718
Fitness Insurance LLC 1045
Fitness Pak Insurance, a Division of InterWest 3634
FLEXI SPORTS GmbH 3834
FreeMotion Fitness 2926
Go Figure Inc. 731
GP Industries Inc. 723
GRAVITY by efi Sports Medicine 4226
GymTek 1119
GymValet/B & D Specialty Concepts Inc. 1638
Hampton Fitness Products 3500
Harbinger Sports/GrizzlyFitness USA 523
Health Club Media Network 3218
Helix Co 4326
HEX Tanning 3214
HOIST Fitness Systems Inc. 831
Hollman Inc. 1640
Hydromassage 2546
I-Trainer International Inc. 3733
ICA/Travel Network Inc. 618
Indo Board Balance Board Trainer 711
Inflight Fitness 4099
Intek Strength 911
Intelametrix 3636
International Play Co. 3313
Iron Grip Barbell Co. 1431
Ivanko Barbell Co. 1611
K & K Insurance Group Inc. 3699
Keiser Corp. 1619
KORR Medical Technologies 4426
Landice Treadmills 811
Legacy Lockers 3538
Lemond Fitness Inc. 2140
Les Mills International 3326
Life Fitness 1211
M-Core FTS 1541
Matrix Fitness Systems 2800; 2814; 2900
Members Today 1545
MINDBODY Inc. 3540
Mondo USA 4025
MotionSoft 1531
NASM - National Academy of Sports Medicine 1439
National Strength & Conditioning Association 616
NETA - National Exercise Trainers Association 3833
New Leaf Health & Fitness 431
NFPT 3930
Noritsu Technical Services 733
North West Rubber 3342
NuStep Inc. 631
Octane Fitness 1631
Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative 3812
Paramount Acceptance 810
Paramount Fitness Corp. 1831
Parisi Speed School 4519
PaviGym - USA 3700
Peak Performance 722
Peak Pilates 1811
Perform Better 4218
Performance Food Centers 4126
Personal Training on the Net 2146
Petra Hygienic Systems 4034
Polar Electro Inc. 3626
Power Plate North America 921
Power Systems Inc. 3914
Precor Inc. 2526
PTA Global Inc. 2245
RealRyder International LLC 1019
REGUPOL AMERICA LLC 4212
Retention Management 3934
Salsbury Industries - Lockers.com 3799
Salutron Inc. 2444
Shape.net Software 4033
Speed Queen 720
Sports & Fitness Insurance Corp. 3317
Sports Solutions Inc. 830
SPRI 3526
StairMaster 1011
Star Trac 2100; 2400; 2414
Steamist Co. Inc. 636
STOTT PILATES 3726
Sun Ergoline, Division of JK Products & Services Inc. 4014
Sunlight Saunas 3712
TAFT Consulting 3239
Technogym 2126;2426
TMI Salt Pure Corp 3708
Treeforms Inc. 834
TRUE Fitness 1031
Tuff Stuff Fitness Equipment Inc. 2940
Tune Belt Inc. 630
Tung Keng Enterprise Co. Ltd. 611
Twin Oaks Software Development Inc. 4416
U.S. Rubber Recycling Inc. 738
UltraSun USA Inc. 3800
UMAX Strength 915
UniMac 4029
Vectra Fitness 3206
VersaClimber/VersaPulley 3236
ViPR 2150
Visual Fitness Planner 4822
Vitabot 1644
Volo Innovations 3911
WaterRower 4118
Woodway USA 3514
Worldwide Sport Nutrition/MET-Rx 2836
X-FORCE AB 1231
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide Inc. 623
Zumba Fitness LLC 1945