Health Club Management & Operations Resources

IHRSA's resources will help you keep your business on track. IHRSA has a library of managemnt and operations topics racing from strategic planning to financial managemtn and facilities best practices. 

Here are just a few of the IHRSA reports that will help you run your business successfully.


Management & Operations Best Practices

Best Practices feature answers from experts from both inside and outside the health club industry to thought-provoking questions on a wide range of topics.

How Can We Calculate and Compare the Return on Investment?

How can we calculate and compare the return on investment produced by expanding our current facility vs. opening a new one?

Air Quality Industry Standards for Fitness Facilities

Standards on air quality are often predicated on local building codes, and, as a result, differ from state to state and country to country.

What are some of the industry’s best practices when it comes to signage for a health club facility?

From the sign on the outside of your building or property that directs members, and would-be members, inside your club, to ones on the walls and doors that direct them to areas of the club or instructing them of the rules, it is imperative a sign is concise, precise and visible.


IHRSA's Financial Management Tool

In the club business knowing your numbers is critical to success. IHRSA's new, computer-based Financial Management Tool is a planning and financial management tool that will give you a professional edge and change the way you do business. Its complete set of connected financial statements will help you increase profits and improve cash flow.

This easy-to-use system automatically compares your numbers to key industry benchmarks, provides detailed information regarding staffing, analyzes profit centers, allows you to re-project quickly, sets up the Industry Standard System of Accounting and much more.


F.I.T. Commercial Fitness Guide

IHRSA's Commercial Fitness Guide (F.I.T.): Equipment, Services & Supplies is the industry's only comprehensive guide to commercial fitness equipment and other essential health club products & services.

A valuable year-round resource for club operators, F.I.T. is designed to simplify the purchasing process. The material is organized by product category and accompanied by charts to allow for comparing product features. The guide's easy-to-read format simplifies the buying process and connects suppliers with customers. Published in the fall, F.I.T. is distributed at all major industry trade shows. 

Learn more about F.I.T. Commercial Fitness Guide.


The IHRSA Store

We regularly conduct market research about the size and scope of the global health club industry, and we also survey consumer attitudes and perceptions about commercial health and sports clubs.