IHRSA Advocacy - Promoting and Protecting Your Business & Bottom Line
Each year, IHRSA monitors and tracks hundreds of pieces of legislation in all 50 states. Many of these bills could have a direct, harmful impact on the bottom‐lines of IHRSA clubs. IHRSA is always standing ready to notify member clubs when their advocacy is needed.
Promoting the Industry
At both the state and the federal level, IHRSA promotes positive health promotion legislation that provides tax-credits and incentives for healthy lifestyles. The industry's Vision for a Healthier, More Prosperous America is a unified game plan to change the way our nation views health care and primary prevention. IHRSA also supports the First Lady's Let's Move! campaign and the President's Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition.
Defending the Industry
IHRSA defends the industry by preventing state legislatures from implementing harmful consumer protection legislation, restricting automatic renewals, licensing personal trainers and taxing membership dues.
IHRSA Health Promotion
IHRSA is continually making the case that physical activity is part of the solution for the healthcare, chronic disease, and obesity crises. Learn more about IHRSA's Health Promotion efforts at ihrsa.org/health-promotion.
A national grassroots project bringing together exercise enthusiasts to make healthy lifestyles a priority for all Americans.
Take action to make America a healthier place by educating legislators about the importance of regular exercise. Our online advocacy campaigns allow you to easily reach out to lawmakers.
The Council is made up of club owners from all types of club companies as well as industry suppliers that support IHRSA's Industry Defense Fund so that the industry has the resources to protect itself from harmful legislation, and are positioned to take advantage of positive nationwide opportunities.
Join IHRSA and fitness professionals from across the country for an enlightening event in our nation's capital, as this is the only national lobbying event for the fitness industry. Sponsors are American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and SPRI Products.
State Activity - IHRSA monitors legislation in all fifty states to protect and promote the health club industry. Learn what is happening in your state and access valuable information your state.
Federal Activity - Keep track of IHRSA's presence in Washington, DC, including the bills we support, the coalition we work with and how prevention is gaining attention on the national agenda. Also includes information on Health Care Reform and how the new law effects your club.
Capitol Report - Weekly e-mail newsletter about legal and legislative issues affecting the club industry.
Briefing Papers - Series of informative, easy-to-understand legal issue papers. Each paper answers commonly asked questions about industry issues and the law.
International Public Policy - Find out what issues the industry faces at the international level.