IHRSA Advocacy


IHRSA Advocacy seeks to: 

  • Grow the number of people exercising in clubs through proactive legislation and policy at the statefederal and international levels through lobbying, education and working with like minded organizations.
  • Promote the benefits of physical activity and health club membership through health promotion, commentary, and the IHRSA Foundation
  • Protect club operations from harmful legislation and short-sighted taxes.


Industry Issues 

IHRSA provides legal and legislative information on issues such as ADA, AEDs, bonding, employment law, injury liability, single gender clubs, locker-room privacy and more. Learn more at ihrsa.org/industry-issues.

To protect your club from these issues, IHRSA tracks each and every bill introduced in all 50 states, gathering information from and strategizing with our state and DC lobbyists, and by working with IHRSA and Industry Leadership Council (ILC) members. 

How to be Involved in Advocacy  

  • Join the Industry Leadership Council, club owners from all types of club businesses as well as industry suppliers that understand the importance of investing time and resources to Grow, Promote and Protect the industry.