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.

 

 



From educational tools and events to promotional programs and public policy initiatives, IHRSA brings you success... by association!

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Sunday
Nov012009

Canadian Club Membership Includes.... 

Meetings and Trade Shows  
IHRSA's meetings and trade shows are the best networking and educational opportunities in the world! They are designed to motivate and educate you and your staff, and generate new ideas to improve your management, sales, marketing and programming skills. IHRSA members receive discounted rates at all shows including:
  • Annual International Convention & Trade Show - The most important convention and trade show in the world for the club industry. Select sessions are translated into French and Spanish.
  • Annual European Congress - Take this opportunity to hear thought-provoking commentary on trends shaping the health club industry from world-class speakers. All sessions feature simultaneous translation into French.
Publications and Newsletters
  • Club Business International Magazine (CBI) - CBI features industry news and stories on successful practices in sales, marketing, operations and programming from around the world. CBI subscriptions are free with IHRSA membership.
  • Club Business for Entrepreneurs - a monthly electronic newsletter specifically tailored to owners and operators of small, independent health clubs.
  • The Global Report on the State of the Health Club Industry - This annual publication identifies major club companies and presents trends that are shaping the industry, along with the most current industry research and statistics. Members receive a complimentary copy.
  • FIT, IHRSA's Equipment & Buyers' Guide - This annual publication is designed to simplify the equipment purchasing process. Members receive a complimentary copy.
  • The IHRSA Store - Browse through IHRSA's online store to find IHRSA publications, convention session recordings, staff training videos and more! Members receive free copies of many annual publications and receive discounts on all other products available at the IHRSA Store.
  • IHRSA E-News - IHRSA E-News is an electronic newsletter exclusively for IHRSA members that brings you the latest in industry news, marketing tips and resources to help you run your business.
Programs
  • The Passport Program - Your club's participation in the Passport Program provides your members with guest access to over 3,000 IHRSA member clubs in over 50 countries when they travel.
  • www.healthclubs.com - IHRSA's consumer website makes it easier than ever to locate one of IHRSA's member clubs. Visitors to the site can view maps showing the club location, obtain driving directions to clubs in given communities and search for clubs that offer specific programs or amenities (e.g. tennis, swimming pools, etc.).
  • I Lost it at the Club! - an IHRSA program designed to get your club members, new and old, integrated into life at the club and to position healthclubs as the best place to lose weight and keep it off!
  • Contact Lists - IHRSA can provide you with lists of IHRSA members willing to share their experience on a wide range of programming and management topics.
  • Healthclubs.com/jobs - This web site connects qualified job seekers with exciting opportunities at fitness clubs and companies around the world. IHRSA members receive a discount on job postings and enjoy free, unlimited internship postings!
www.ihrsa.org
  • IHRSA's web site is a comprehensive resource for the health club industry. This site is updated daily with breaking industry news and research, as well as information about IHRSA products and services, meetings and trade shows, and legal, legislative and fitness resource links. The members-only area gives you access to a wealth of information, resources, and programming ideas. Special areas of interest include:
  • IHRSA's Resource Center - IHRSA compiles information that provides insight on a range of topics relevant to the daily operation of a health club.
  • IHRSA Tips' For Business Success - These tactical and practical business briefs will tell you just what you need to know about a range of operational and legal issues. Popular topics include: Beating New Competition, Cell Phone Use in Clubs and 'Do Not Call' Rules.
    
Public Policy
    
IHRSA is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) as it works to promote and protect the interests of the commercial club industry in Canada. FIC works to monitor industry developments, lobby for positive public policies, and support exercise and healthy lifestyle initiatives to assist its constituents, the 2,000-plus Canadian health clubs, with more than 2 million members
   
Eligibility
Club memberships are available to investor-owned fitness, racquet and athletic facilities which pay property taxes and do not accept tax-deductible contributions for capital or operating costs.
For More Information
Contact IHRSA's International Department:
70 Fargo Street
Boston, MA 02210 USA 
Phone: 800-228-4772
Fax: 617-951-0056 

 

Sunday
Nov012009

Top 10 IHRSA Leistungen

1. Vergünstigte Teilnahme an IHRSA´s jährlicher internationaler Konvention und Messe
Weltgrößte Messe der Fitnessindustrie, mit über 10.000 Teilnehmern wie z.B. Studioinhabern, Managern und Mitarbeitern aus über 70 Ländern. Ein „MUSS“ für alle, die neue Geschäftsbeziehungen eingehen und über die neuesten Trends der Branche informiert sein möchten. Näheres unter: www.ihrsa.org/convention(auf englisch).

2. Vergünstigte Teilnahme an IHRSA´s jährlichem Europa Kongress
Wichtigste Unternehmer-Konferenz der europäischen Gesundheits- und Fitnessindustrie mit Teilnehmern aus nahezu 25 Ländern. Näheres unter www.ihrsa.org/congress (auf englisch).

3. Club Business International Magazine (CBI)
Monatlich veröffentlichte internationale Wirtschaftspublikation der Fitnessindustrie mit News aus der Branche und Erfolgsberichten aus den Bereichen Verkauf, Marketing und Management weltweit. Siehewww.ihrsa.org/cbimagazine (auf englisch).

4. Club Business Europe Magazine (CBE)
Neues leistungsstarkes Magazin für Fitness-clubinhaber, -manager und Investoren: CBE kombiniert IHRSA´s Fachkompetenz auf journalistisch hohem Niveau, stellt wichtige Analysen zur Verfügung sowie Menschen und Unternehmen vor, die eindrucksvoll zum Wachstum der europäischen Branche beitragen. Siehe www.ihrsa.org/cbe (auf englisch).

5. Zugang zum Mitgliederbereich auf der IHRSA Homepage www.ihrsa.org (auf englisch).

6. Kostenlose Teilnahme
An den Programmen der IHRSA, wie z.B. „I lost it at the club“ oder „Passport Programm“.

7. Passport Programm
Die Teilnahme Ihres Studios am Passport Programm ermöglicht Ihren Mitgliedern einen Gastzugang zu über 3.200 IHRSA-Mitgliedsvereinen in über 50 Ländern. Kostenlos oder zu einer günstigen Gastgebühr. Siehe www.ihrsa.org/passport (auf englisch). 

8. Kontakt Listen
IHRSA war schon immer stolz auf die Tradition des Networkings und der Informationsweitergabe unter ihren Mitgliedern. IHRSA verfügt über eine Liste von Mitgliedern, welche Erfahrung aus den Bereichen Ablauf und Management weiter geben möchten.

9. Health E-Review
Monatlicher, nur für Mitglieder erhältlicher Email-Service mit einer Übersicht der wichtigsten Forschungen und Werbematerialien wie z.B. Poster als Download. Siehe www.ihrsa.org/healthereview (auf englisch). 

10. Healthclubs.com/jobs
Plattform für qualifizierte Arbeitssuche mit aufregenden Möglichkeiten auf dem Arbeitsmarkt der Fitnessbranche weltweit. www.healthclubs.com/jobs (auf englisch) enthält u.a. beispielhafte Jobbeschreibungen, Angaben zu Vergütung, wichtige Informationen zum Angestelltenverhältnis und branchenspezifische Neuigkeiten aus dem Personalwesen.

Wednesday
Aug192009

How a Bill Becomes a Law 

Once a Member of Congress introduces a bill and the clerical work of assigning a bill number is finished, it is referred to the appropriate committee in the House by the Speaker, or in the Senate by the Parliamentarian.

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Wednesday
Aug192009

Staff Roles 

Building relationships with legislators and their staff can be crucial to achieving your political objectives. The first step in becoming known as a health promotion expert and concerned constituent is getting to know the right staff members.

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Wednesday
Aug192009

Meetings

If you have ever sold a club membership, you know that a face-to-face sales pitch is far more effective than one direct mail piece or a cold call. Though both are vital components to building awareness of a bill, the face-to-face visit is your best opportunity to pitch your position to a legislator.

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