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Keep Aware with IHRSA’s Legislative Threat Report

IHRSA’s Public Policy team is constantly on the lookout for legislation that may threaten U.S. health clubs.

To do this, the team reviews legislation that could hinder profitability or create burdensome regulations. Once identified, they work in your best interest to protect your club against proposals that would discourage healthy behaviors. 

"Legislative surprises can happen, but through our process of reviewing, anticipating, and monitoring, we do our best to make sure the surprises are rare and even then, we are prepared to address these challenges," says Executive Vice President of Public Policy Helen Durkin. 

In the coming year, we expect to see the following threats:  

  • Restrictions on membership contracts
  • Personal training regulations
  • Sales tax on memberships
  • Locker room privacy  

To brief you on these issues and more, we created The 2016 Legislative Threat Report. This new resource provides case studies of threats IHRSA has faced in the past and looks ahead to the issues that we anticipate to see during the 2016 legislative sessions.

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