March 12, 2019 @ 8:00PM — 8:30PM
A unique opportunity to network with global industry leaders and support the IHRSA Foundation's ACCESS Health Initiatives
About the Event
Please join the IHRSA Foundation Board of Directors and the IHRSA Board of Directors for the third annual IHRSA Foundation VIP Reception. Enjoy a cocktail reception on the scenic Omni Palm Terrace the night before IHRSA 2019 gets underway.
The Palm Terrace, located adjacent the pool on the sixth floor, offers gorgeous views of San Diego. This is a unique opportunity to network with global industry leaders and support the IHRSA Foundation's ACCESS Health Initiative–-created to remove the barriers to physical activity for people with chronic conditions.
IHRSA Foundation - Starting Small, Thinking Big
The IHRSA Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established in 2012 with the goal of promoting health through exercise. The purpose of the IHRSA Foundation is to support the charitable and educational mission of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).
Our mission is to help health clubs open their doors to people living with chronic disease and disability.
Our vision is to start small, with pilot programs in a handful of clubs, but to think big. Imagine, 10,000 health clubs offering programs for every type of chronic condition to people who may never have stepped foot in a health club before.
IHRSA Foundation programs have already made a difference.
The ACCESS Health: Inclusive Fitness Programs were implemented in eight clubs in two countries using the UFIT model.
"I got better, I felt stronger, I loved it, and I progressed very well," "I was surprised that many machines could be adjusted to suit a wheelchair user. I wouldn't have thought it possible."
-- Michelle, a participant in Westpark Fitness' UFIT program
"Our trainers that are teaching this program have found this to be one of the most rewarding things that they have done."
-- Kathy Guibord, Senior Director at the Atlantic Club