Health Club Health Promotion
Our vision is for the fitness industry and health clubs to be a well recognized voice in health promotion and prevention and for health clubs to be viewed as partners in preventive healthcare. Learn more about the Get Active Vision.
Medical Wellness Resources
A comprehensive resource to help IHRSA members implement successful physician referral programs in their clubs. The toolkit includes tips for connecting with physicians and other practitioners, best practices for creating and implementing medical wellness programs, and templates to help you build and improve your program. (IHRSA Member Only - Login Required)
A resource created for you to distribute to health professionals in your community. The 'leave-behind' makes the case for prescribing exercise to their patients and referring them to your club to fill that prescription. (IHRSA Member Only - Login Required)
As more and more clubs are beginning to collaborate with the medical community, clubs wonder whether or not HIPAA applies to them or whether it could apply in the future. IHRSA collaborated with industry leaders, Molly Kemmer, Linda Howard, and Garrett Felix to create a resource that take some of the mystery out of the HIPAA conversation and identifies how HIPAA regulations should be applied to a health club environment. (IHRSA Member Only - Login Required)
Health Promotion Resources
Tools and resources to help club owners and operators and fitness professionals design and implement successful health promotion programs in their clubs and communities.
When it comes to health, research shows that nutrition and physical activity go hand-in-hand, and better results are often seen when the two are combined compared to each alone. Both an active lifestyle and sustainable, healthful diet are key components in the pursuit and maintenance of optimal health. (IHRSA Member Only - Login Required)
An introduction to the youth inactivity problem and opportunities for clubs to be a solution. Stories from 7 clubs running successful programs to get kids and adolescents more active. A discussion of common themes in successful programs. (IHRSA Member Only - Login Required)
An introduction to the global weight problem with stories from 5 IHRSA clubs with different strategies for running successful weight loss programs and a discussion of common themes in successful programs. (IHRSA Member Only - Login Required)
Being involved in the local community helps reassure your members about being part of an organization that has such a genuine interest in the health and wellbeing of its members and local residents. (IHRSA Member Only - Login Required)
This monthly series has you covered, regardless of the month, this series provides resources to run programs in your club on Nutrition, Heart Health, Active Kids, Exercise Prescriptions, Engaging Seniors and more.
Get Active Initiatives
Health promotion programs and initiatives designed to help you get more members through your doors.
Get Active America! an annual community health initiative helps clubs increase their role in improving the health of their community while building their membership base by opening their doors to the local community.
The CEO Pledge campaign is a powerful tool for making the case to corporate clients about the benefits of a physically active workforce. It’s also an opportunity to position IHRSA members as critical partners for optimum business performance. This toolkit provides the basic information you need implement the CEO Pledge at your club or use it to market to corporate clients.
The IHRSA Joining Forces Network is an IHRSA initiative in support of Joining Forces that provides free health club memberships to the spouses and teenage children of deployed reservists and National Guard members.
Health Info Center
What you need to know to help members address their chronic conditions and get healthy.
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The IHRSA Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization established in 2012 with the lofty goal of promoting health through exercise. The purpose of the IHRSA Foundation is to support the charitable and educational functions of the International, Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).