IHRSA names 2009 Associate Member of the Year

IHRSA to Honor SPRI Products, Inc. with Associate Member of the Year Award at 28th Annual Convention and Trade Show


Rosemary Lavery or Kara Thompson, IHRSA
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IHRSA to Honor SPRI Products, Inc. with Associate Member of the Year Award
at 28th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Boston – March 12, 2009 – The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is pleased to announce the award for Associate Member of the Year will be presented to SPRI Products Inc. on Monday March 16 at the the 28th Annual Convention and Trade Show to be held March 16-19 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

The award for IHRSA Associate Member of the Year acknowledges a company whose dedication to advancing its products and services improves not only itself, but also the industry as a whole. SPRI Products, Inc. was chosen for its pioneering innovation in becoming one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of rubberized resistance exercise products for the health and fitness industry. SPRI has grown from a small, one product company to a category leader and innovator in the fitness industry worldwide.

SPRI Products, Inc. have been an IHRSA member for over 17 years. In that time, under the leadership of President and CEO Herb Flentye, SPRI led the way in advancing a simple, but effective method of strength training. As a result, SPRI has established itself as mainstay on the cutting-edge of today's exercise trends. With a focus on quality and innovation, Herb has lead the company in creating breakthrough functional training products for clubs and consumers.

SPRI was also recognized in 2007 as a NOVA 7 winner, and has been named best selling accessory brand in Gear Trend Magazine three consecutive times.

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. The association's membership includes over 9,750 clubs in 78 countries, along with over 740 industry suppliers.

IHRSA is committed to taking a leadership role in advancing physical activity, which is critical to America's health and the battle against obesity and disease. IHRSA supports effective national initiatives to promote more active lifestyles for all Americans and is working to pass laws that will help affect societal changes toward a more fit America.