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IHRSA names four nominees looking to join board of directors

The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has revealed the names of the four nominees looking to join its board of directors in 2020.

The four looking to be added to the 15-strong board are Loni Wang, CEO of Catic Wellness in Shenzhen, China; Luke Carlson, CEO of US-based Discover Strength; Aaron Moore, director of operations for VIDA Fitness; and Jose Teixeira, head of customer experience for Portuguese chain SC Fitness.

All four will stand for election during IHRSA’s annual meeting, which will be held in March at the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego, US.

If elected, each will serve a four-year term from July 1, 2020.

The IHRSA Board of Directors is tasked with helping guide the global fitness industry with strategic direction and insight.

Each year, two to four IHRSA members (club operators) are elected to the board to replace outgoing members.

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The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has revealed the names of the four nominees looking to join its board of directors in 2020.
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IHRSA names four nominees looking to join board of directors

The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has revealed the names of the four nominees looking to join its board of directors in 2020.

The four looking to be added to the 15-strong board are Loni Wang, CEO of Catic Wellness in Shenzhen, China; Luke Carlson, CEO of US-based Discover Strength; Aaron Moore, director of operations for VIDA Fitness; and Jose Teixeira, head of customer experience for Portuguese chain SC Fitness.

All four will stand for election during IHRSA’s annual meeting, which will be held in March at the IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show in San Diego, US.

If elected, each will serve a four-year term from July 1, 2020.

The IHRSA Board of Directors is tasked with helping guide the global fitness industry with strategic direction and insight.

Each year, two to four IHRSA members (club operators) are elected to the board to replace outgoing members.

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We’re identifying and upselling customers who would benefit from a direct gym membership, so we can help the sector grow again
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The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O'Connor explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
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Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
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Body scanning
COVID-19 is driving huge consumer interest in health, creating the opportunity for operators (with the right kit) to offer body scanning and analysis. We look at some of the top options
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Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train. Technogym is here to inspire you to offer members the best workouts and experience, making sure they have a great time
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