BOSTON — The anticipated announcement about the replacement for International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Executive Director John McCarthy did not happen at the IHRSA trade show and convention in March. Instead, IHRSA announced at the Las Vegas show that Joe Moore, president of IHRSA's board of directors, would serve as transitional head of the association as the group started a new search for McCarthy's replacement.

A candidate had been offered the position, but upon further discussion, IHRSA and the candidate mutually agreed it was not the right fit, said Brooke Correia, IHRSA spokesperson. “So the process is starting again,” she said.

A new board of directors was elected at the IHRSA show and will come on board July 1, at which time Moore's term as president will expire. He will, however, continue as interim director until a new director is chosen. Moore owned Moore's Fitness World in Ohio until about two years ago when he sold his clubs to Fitworks.

The board of directors is leading the search for a new executive director in conjunction with a professional search firm. McCarthy will retire June 30.