IHRSA Board of Directors

The IHRSA Board of Directors is an experienced, intelligent team of industry leaders. They are chosen to serve IHRSA and the fitness industry by providing guidance, strategic direction and insight that has lasting global impact. 

Role of IHRSA Board

Strategic Planning –Set standards, policies, values and vision to increase the benefits to member clubs.

Promotion and Communication – Serve as the recognized liaison between staff, member clubs, other organizations, and vendors.

Governance – Provide oversight to ensure the President is implementing the policies and directives of the Board.

IHRSA Board Responsibilities and Expectations

A Board member’s responsibilities will require approximately 5-10 hours per month, including travel to three 2-day Board meetings, committee participation (usually phone/written correspondence), remaining informed about IHRSA Board documentation, etc.

All Board members are encouraged to participate and lead by example in the IHRSA Industry Leadership Council.

Travel and lodging expenses that are incurred during official business are paid by the association. Miscellaneous expenses (postage, telephone, etc.) are not reimbursed.

Board Composition:

  1. Board members must be qualified as “regular” members of IHRSA and may not be solely qualified as “developer” or “associate” members.
  2. The IHRSA Board is comprised of twelve to eighteen Directors; between two and four new Directors will be elected each year.
  3. Directors serve a four-year term.
  4. Directors will be designated Class A, B, or C with each new class containing at least one Class A and one Class B or Class C Director. Tenure will not be affected by a status change during term. 
    1. Class A – Owner/principal of five or less clubs or management companies which oversee five or less clubs.
    2. Class B – Owner/principal of six or more clubs or management companies which oversee six or more clubs.
    3. Class C – Owner/principal of fifty or more clubs or management companies which oversee fifty or more clubs.
  5. No corporation/entity may be represented by more than one Board member or nominee.
  6. Previous Directors may be renominated after a two-year hiatus.
  7. At least two thirds of the Board shall be equity owners.