The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association is the fitness industry's only global trade association representing over 10,000 for profit health and fitness facilities and over 600 supplier companies in 75 countries.



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A World of Thanks to ILC Members

The entire industry owes a world of thanks to the members of the ILC (Industry Leadership Council) whose contributions allow IHRSA to protect health club operations and promote the fitness industry.

Each and every member of the ILC has a particular reason why they feel that supporting IHRSA’s advocacy efforts is important enough to contribute their money and time. Here are just a few…

“The health club industry is poised to become a big part of a health care revolution. Without public policy advocates we risk not being part of the solution. I contribute every year to ensure that our industry has a seat at the table.”

Bryan O’Rourke, Integerus and FitMarc

“We feel it is essential to support the work IHRSA does on taxes and other critical issues. We have been contributing consistently for over ten years to help the entire industry and feel it is a good investment.”

Jim Thompson, Oakland Hills Tennis Club

"It is the obligation of every club, large and small to contribute. A few dollars invested today could save ten fold in lost earnings should harmful legislation pass because there was inadequate resources to fund it or fight it."

Scott Gillespie, Saco Sport & Fitness

"The advocacy work that IHRSA does is vital to the future of the health and fitness industry and we (NASM) are proud to support it."

David Van Daff, National Academy of Sports Medicine  

To learn more about how IHRSA Protects and Promotes clubs, contact Meredith Poppler, or download the ILC Report here, or visit And please pledge to join the ILC today. Every dollar counts and IHRSA cannot do it all without you.

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