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Michelle Gonzalez, Account Executive at Iron Grip, Named to the SFIA Future Industry Leaders Scholarship Program for 2017

Source: Iron Grip Barbell Company

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – August 29, 2017 – Iron Grip Barbell Company, the industry-leading manufacturer of innovative and durable American-made free weight equipment, is pleased to congratulate Account Executive Michelle Gonzalez on her nomination to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s Future Industry Leaders Scholarship Program Class of 2017.

Ms. Gonzalez is one of just five young professionals in the sports and fitness industry that the SFIA has selected to be recognized at the fifth annual SFIA Industry Leaders Summit this September 13-14 in Chicago. The SFIA chose the five finalists for “exemplifying professionalism, creativity, and knowledge” of the industry, through essay applications that outlined their visions for the future of the sports and fitness industry and the ways in which they intend to contribute to that vision.

Ms. Gonzalez joined Iron Grip in early 2015, with a strong background in project management, sales and marketing, and health and fitness. She holds a degree in Kinesiology from Washington State University, where she also participated in several athletic training and sports medicine internship programs. Prior to joining Iron Grip she served as Business Development Representative for a leading pharmaceutical-grade nutrition company.  She is enthusiastic about sports and fitness, plays organized team sports regularly, and is an avid runner and weight lifter.  

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products and fitness industry, and is the number one source for sport and fitness research. SFIA seeks to promote sports and fitness participation as well as industry vitality through research, thought leadership, public affairs, industry affairs, and member services.

About Iron Grip

Iron Grip Barbell Company, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is the largest provider of commercial free weight equipment worldwide and the only manufacturer with a complete line of exclusively American-made free weight equipment. Iron Grip equipment can be found in premier fitness facilities in over 95 countries, including major health club chains, independent gyms, YMCAs, professional and university strength-training facilities, corporate wellness centers, hospital and physical therapy facilities, and police, firefighter and military fitness facilities worldwide. For more information, contact the company at 800-664-4766 or visit


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