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Entries in Passport Program (11)

Monday
Nov142016

2 New Tools to Promote the IHRSA Passport Program to Your Members

Health club members who have the opportunity to continue their fitness routine while on the road will be more apt to pick up where they left off when returning home.

Fortunately, clubs that participate in the IHRSA Passport Program have an effective way to assist traveling members with their stay-healthy strategy. The program provides guest access at more than 1,700 clubs worldwide to members of participating clubs. 

What's more, guest fees are discounted by at least 50% for a minimum of one visit—a commitment that clubs must make upon enrolling in the program. 

As the holiday season approaches, participating clubs will be happy to learn that the 2017 Passport ID is now available to download. The ID serves as traveling members' identification when visiting a participating club, and a reminder of the value of their membership back home.

In addition to the ID, IHRSA has introduced a new video for clubs to include on their website, social media platforms, and in other digital communications to educate members about the IHRSA Passport Program. The engaging video is the latest resource offered to help participating clubs promote this value-added benefit of membership at their club. 

The 2017 Passport ID, promotional video, and many other valuable resources can be downloaded from the IHRSA Passport Toolkit (member login required).

Not yet enrolled in the IHRSA Passport Program? Learn more and enroll today!

Monday
Jan252016

IHRSA Passport Program Helps to Keep Your Traveling Members on Track 

Your members are always on the go, and when they leave town—whether it’s for work or fun—they’re apt to lose track of their fitness goals, even after they return home.

Luckily, the IHRSA Passport Program is a great way to help your traveling members hit the road with a plan to continue their fitness routine. The reciprocal guest access program is offered free as part of IHRSA membership, and provides your members with at least 50% off guest fees at participating clubs worldwide.

Administering the Passport Program is simple. Participating clubs receive access to an online toolkit where they can download all support materials, including ID for traveling members. And your members can easily locate a participating club to visit at healthclubs.com/passport. This area of IHRSA's consumer website makes it possible to conduct a search of only those IHRSA clubs that participate in the program.

As the post-New Year's rush continues, keep in mind that the IHRSA Passport Program is also an excellent selling tool for your sales staff. Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your membership offering for prospective members. Enroll your club today. 

Learn more at ihrsa.org/passport.

Wednesday
Dec032014

Give Your Traveling Members the Gift of Fitness

'Tis the season for your club members to travel and, likely, indulge in some hard-to-resist holiday treats. It's no surprise that those who leave town with a plan to continue their fitness routine will be more apt to pick up where they left off when returning home. Fortunately, clubs that participate in the IHRSA Passport Program have an effective way to assist members with their stay-healthy strategy. The program provides guest access at more than 1,700 clubs worldwide to members of participating clubs. What's more - guest fees are discounted by at least 50% for a minimum of one visit; a commitment that clubs must make upon enrolling in the program. 

There is no cost to participate in the IHRSA Passport Program, and administering the program is simple! Clubs receive access to an online toolkit that includes everything they need, including program ID for traveling members, staff training pieces, posters, digital images...and much more!

Check your club's healthclubs.com listing to see if you are already taking advantage of this valuable benefit of IHRSA membership. Listings that include an airplane symbol indicate participation in the program. 

Learn more about the IHRSA Passport Program at ihrsa.org/passport.

Friday
May162014

Celebrity Fitness boasts about its Passport Program participation

Celebrity Fitness recently joined the IHRSA Passport Program and was sure to make its members aware of the numerous benefits.

Celebrity Fitness members can use any of the close to 9,000 clubs that participate in the program. By presenting their membership and Passport cards they will receive more than 50% day pass savings.

“We’re very excited to welcome Celebrity Fitness as our latest Passport Participant in (Southeast Asia). The IHRSA Passport has proven phenomenally popular with fitness users in the US, and we’re sure Asian members will love it, too,” said Joe Moore, CEO and president of IHRSA.

Check out the Celebrity Fitness website for more on its Passport Program participation. Visit ihrsa.org/passport for more on the porgram and how to join.

Tuesday
Apr012014

Now is the time to participate in Passport Program

IHRSA makes it easy for your traveling members to exercise through the IHRSA Passport Program.

Offered free as a part of IHRSA membership, this reciprocal guest access program could provide your members with 50% off guest fees at participating clubs worldwide.

The IHRSA Passport Program is a great sales and retention tool for your club. Don't miss the chance to offer your members this added benefit as the summer travel season gets into full gear. 

Participating clubs receive online access to download all support materials including ID for traveling members! And your members will find that locating a club to visit is easy at healthclubs.com/passport. This area of IHRSA's consumer website makes it possible to conduct a search of only those IHRSA clubs that participate in the program.

Check out the story on the Passport Program in the March CBI.

Enroll your club at ihrsa.org/newpassport.

Tuesday
Dec172013

Materials for 2014 Passport Program are ready

The IHRSA Passport Program provides guest privileges worldwide to traveling members of participating clubs. What's more, the program offers a superior value - a minimum of 50 percent savings on guest fees at participating clubs. 

Using the program is simple: participating clubs provide a copy of the Passport Guest Pass to members who will be traveling. The pass serves as members' identification when visiting another participating club. And for clubs that prefer to offer their members a more compact form of ID, there's an option to print Passport ID cards using a file provided by IHRSA. 

For who qualifies, how to sign up, and more, read on for additional Passport Program information.

Tuesday
Jul022013

Summer means travel and the IHRSA Passport Program

IHRSA makes it easy for your traveling members to exercise through the IHRSA Passport Program.

Offered free as a part of IHRSA membership, this reciprocal guest access program could provide your members with 50% off guest fees at participating clubs worldwide.

Read on for details and more.

Thursday
Jun062013

Passport Program is great for those traveling this summer

IHRSA makes it easy for your traveling members to exercise through the IHRSA Passport Program.

Offered free as a part of IHRSA membership, this reciprocal guest access program could provide your members with 50% off guest fees at participating clubs worldwide.

Read on for details and more.

Tuesday
Apr092013

Weight Watchers suggests Passport Program when traveling

IHRSA got a little publicity in Weight Watchers' pamphlet, Weight Watchers Weekly. More specifically, it was the Passport Program.

In the Fitness section of the 12-page publication the question, "How can I stay active while I'm traveling?" was posed. Under the sub-title "Plan ahead" Weight Watchers suggested the IHRSA program that features discounts at participating clubs.

Read on for more on the Passport Program.

 

Tuesday
Dec112012

New info on Titan Fitness acquisition includes access to IHRSA Passport Program

It was reported in this space last week that Titan Fitness, based in Charlotte, NC, had acquired seven new clubs, bringing its number to 25 facilities.

A new story on Yahoo! Finance shed some additional light on the transaction and benefits for current gym members.

Titan Fitness Chief Development Officer, Aaron Lieberman, said members will be offered new programs and services being implemented at the new clubs, and all members will have access to any of the locations.

Also, Fitness Connection members have access to thousands of gyms worldwide when they travel via the IHRSA Passport Program. 

For the complete story, go to Yahoo! Finance.