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Entries in Minnesota (2)


Minnesota Club Operators Successfully Oppose Limits on Liability Waivers

Led by a small coalition of Minnesota club operators and an IHRSA Fund lobbyist, the industry successfully defeated legislation that would have exposed health clubs to a significantly greater risk of facing costly litigation. The legislation, House File 792 and Senate File 768, proposed to severely limit health clubs’ use of liability waivers. Neither version of the bill passed before the session’s adjournment. Click here for more information on this and a complete IHRSA End of Session Report


IHRSA Hits Ground Running by Combating Obesity in Minnesota

Anytime Fitness, Lifetime Fitness and Snap Fitness have launched FIT Minnesota, a campaign to increase financial incentives for physical activity. The least expensive way to reduce the incidence of preventable illnesses is to encourage physical activity. “FIT Minnesota believes we can continue our state’s leadership role by increasing incentives which encourage physical activity,” remarked Chuck Runyon, CEO, Anytime Fitness, in a press release. “Study after study has shown that incentives are working.”

The FIT Minnesota coalition includes: Anytime Fitness, Life Time Fitness, Snap Fitness, IHRSA and the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. The Minnesota health club industry generates $8 million annually in federal and state taxes, employ 22,000 Minnesotans and count 946,000 residents as members.

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Anytime Fitness, Lifetimes Fitness and Snap Fitness are all members of the Industry Leadership Council, which provides financial resources for IHRSA’s lobbying efforts, including advocating for healthier lifestyles.