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November 8 Issue 

Welcome to the Election Day Issue of the IHRSA Advocate 

7 Healthy Exercise Habits of Former U.S. Presidents

Today, Americans elect their next president. Leading the United States is a stressful, demanding job, but that hasn't prevented past presidents from staying active. Enjoy a summary of the most popular—and interesting—ways presidents have been physically active since "Yankee Doodle" was a number one hit.

How Will State Elections Impact Your Business?

The Oval isn't the only office up for election...43 states are also holding individual elections. How will legislative changes at the state level impact clubs in your state?

A Vote for Either Party is a Vote for Physical Activity

While both parties remain divided over a number of issues, the topic of increasing the physically active population has support from both sides. So don't worry. Whether you're "With Her" or looking to "Make America Great Again"—there are an equal number of opportunities to encourage legislation that would get more Americans involved in daily activity.

What You Need to Know NOW About the New Federal Overtime Rules 

The new federal overtime rules are scheduled to take effect on December 1st, less than one month away. The new rule would extend overtime eligibility to 4.2 million workers but its cost and its inadequate compliance time pose major threats to your club operations. 

Need more information on the new regulations? Be sure to attend IHRSA's webinarThe DOL's Final Overtime Rule: Utilizing the Retail Sales Exemption to Comply—on Monday, November 21 at 2pm EST.

Are You Fit to Lead?

Even though you may not be the leader of the country, you can still be the best leader in the health club industry. Learn from our experts about how you can become a more effective fitness leader. 

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