Concept2 CTS has just returned from the biggest international trade show of the year—The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association show, or IHRSA, for short. IHRSA is the fitness industry’s only global trade association. It represents over 9000 health and fitness facilities and over 650 supplier companies in 75 countries.
This year, the star attraction in our booth at the Moscone Center in San Francisco was the Concept2 SkiErg. By all accounts, it seems the fitness industry is catching on to what individuals in the Nordic ski community have known all along—the SkiErg is a terrific full body, aerobic exercise. Booth traffic was heavy over all three days of the show, and it was all we could do to keep up with answering questions and giving product demos!
Concept2 CTS also sponsored a supplier seminar presented by Terry Arends, Program Director for Aaron Family JCC in Dallas. Terry discussed how group exercise, specifically indoor rowing, can add muscle to a health club’s bottom line by increasing member retention.