Another IHRSA Annual Conference and Trade show has come to a close and it was by far one of the best show's I have ever attended!
Two weeks ago I shared with you about what I was looking forward to regarding the show and the ILC experience being my number one driver around my anticipation of the show. I will tell you, the ILC experience was by far one of the best investments I have ever made! If you have not looked into this lovely opportunity, I would highly recommend it. Not only is it an elevated way of attending the show, having access to the keynote speakers but also having a quiet place to sit in the ILC lounge was a huge plus as well. Especially being 5 months pregnant, having a meeting place to sit for a few minutes and then re-join the show, was a fabulous bonus!
The trade show floor was buzzing, the energy as always is so high and positive and the education sessions were so very insightful. I really enjoyed the Women's Leaderships Summit event, both empowering and inspiring with female leaders from all over the globe. Another highlight was that my friend Bryan O'Rourke was welcomed to the IHRSA Board of Directors, a very exciting accomplishment for him, IHRSA is lucky to have him. An event I have now come to look forward to is the annual Augie's Quest Bash to defeat ALS, and this year was beyond exciting where over 3 million dollars was raised at the event to apply towards research to find a cure! Two and a half years ago my father passed away from ALS and being able to put my energy towards this important cuase means a great deal to me.
Outside of all the other excitment that came with this year, I am beyond grateful that I was recognized as a IHRSA Rising Star and was able to share in this video. Please check out the video and share if you'd like.
As always IHRSA is such an enjoyable event, seeing people that you only get to see once a year is such a pleasure!
What about you? What are some of your favorite IHRSA moments this year? Please do share, I would love to hear what the show meant to you!
Lindsey Rainwater, also known as Lindsey RainH2O, is a sought-after business consultant, leadership coach, writer and presenter to the fitness and wellness industry. For more information about Rainwater, follow her on Twitter@LindseyRainH2O