The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced the recipients of two scholarships to attend The IHRSA Institute, August 1-4, 2017, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
The John McCarthy Merit Scholarship has been awarded to Melinda Tempest, Owner of Ballarat Body & Soul Health & Fitness Studio in Ballarat, Australia.
The Curt & Jane Beusman Scholarship has been awarded to Matthew Wright, Senior Director of Fitness for Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness in Glastonbury, CT.
The John McCarthy Merit Scholarship, named for IHRSA’s first executive director, and The Curt & Jane Beusman Institute Scholarship, named for two of IHRSA’s most passionate founders, are awarded to individuals who demonstrate a passion for, and absolute commitment to, the health club industry’s future and leadership skills in club operations, sales, or service. Each scholarship has a value of more than $3,000 and includes a full registration to The Institute, program materials and handouts, social and networking events, lodging, meals, and a travel stipend.
Tempest, who opened her club in 2003, has succeeded in keeping it among the top three in a community where competition has grown from 10 facilities to 70 facilities. Her application reflected her genuine love of the industry and of positively impacting lives, and a superior level of dedication to her staff and clients.
During his time at Healthtrax, Wright has opened three new facilities and rebuilt the company’s fitness program. His commitment to the industry, passion for learning, and for sharing his knowledge has fueled Wright’s success.
The recipients were selected by a judging panel of highly experienced and dedicated industry professionals. The panel included:
• Rick Caro, President, Management Vision, Inc.
• Bill McBride, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Active Wellness and President & CEO, BMC3
• Michele Melkerson-Granryd, General Manager, BB Fitness Studios
• Bud Rockhill, Owner, CW Strategic Advisors