The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) brings their annual international convention and trade show to San Diego, California on March 5-8, 2008. IHRSA is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs and suppliers worldwide more than 8,800 clubs in 74 countries, along with more than 600 industry suppliers.


The fitness industrys premiere event is now in its 27th year and boasts the latest innovations in an experiential setting. Attendees to this industry-only tradeshow will witness the latest in trends, equipment, products and fashions as well as experience new product launches and exercise classes for hundreds of exhibitors. Enthusiasts will also try the latest workout classes and interact with more than 12,000 fitness industry leaders, professionals and experts from more than 70 countries.


According the Centers for Disease Control, more than 50% of American adults dont get enough physical activity to provide health benefits, even though most Americans seem to understand the importance of exercise. IHRSA is also at the forefront of shaping government legislation at the state and Federal levels, to incorporate mandatory health and wellness programs into insurance benefits and workplace sites.


IHRSA stresses the importance of childrens fitness, with kids and obesity being such an epidemic. While some children excel in sports and other traditional activities, IHRSA also fully supports Exer-gaming, a fantastic way to get kids moving and actively combats childhood obesity. iTechFitness, Lightspace and Gerstung Fun Fitness are among the names of companies serving the emerging youth market through providing interactive gaming technology.

In short, the IHRSA International Convention and Trade Show is the perfect entre to learn about the revolutionary trends that are up-and-coming in the fitness industry.
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