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Wednesday
Jul292015

IHRSA releases new Member Retention Report

Boston MA, July 30, 2015 -- Today, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released the IHRSA Member Retention Report (Volume 3, Issue 1), What Differentiates Promoters from Detractors? Conducted in partnership with The Retention People (TRP), the current report focuses on the impact of the Net Promoter Score® on club member retention. Based on a survey of more than 10,000 health club members in the UK, the current installment examines how member demographics, duration, attendance, and activity participation vary between Promoters and Detractors.

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Thursday
Jul092015

Active Wellness, LLC and St. Joseph Health Join to Redefine Wellness 

This release was provided to IHRSA by Active Wellness.

Active Wellness, LLC and St. Joseph Health Join to Redefine Wellness

This historic partnership represents a new day in building healthier communities. 

SAUSALITO, CALIF., July 7, 2015 - Active Wellness, LLC and St. Joseph Health announce today a joint venture to develop new models for health, wellness, lifestyle management and illness prevention in both the work and residential setting. This breakthrough collaboration is reimagining healthcare and fitness.

“St. Joseph Health and Active share a vision of outcomes-oriented health and fitness,” said Bill McBride, Co-founder, president & CEO, Active Wellness. “We’re thrilled and positioned to deliver this convenient new model that integrates all aspects of good health and well-being, backed by science, fun, technology and service. It’s an exciting time for Active Wellness to partner with the renowned St. Joseph Health as we forge ahead on our mission of positively impacting the health and happiness of as many people as possible.”

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Thursday
Jul022015

IHRSA Announces New Chairperson, Welcomes New Members, Seeks Applicants to Board of Directors

The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2015, Molly Kemmer, regional director for EXOS/Medi-Fit Corporate Services, is the chairperson of the IHRSA Board of Directors for the 2015/2016 term.

“This position is a tremendous honor and responsibility, encompassing my passion for service and relationships. The collaborative strategic work of the Board and IHRSA staff today, will bolster the future impact and relevance of our industry, thereby impacting global health.”

The IHRSA Board also proudly welcomes four newly elected members who will serve a 4-year term from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2019.

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Thursday
Jun252015

IHRSA Releases One Million Strong: An In-Depth Study of Health Club Member Retention

One Million Members Can’t Be Wrong:

New IHRSA Report Examines Health Club Membership Retention Results from a Comprehensive North American Sample 

June 25, 2015 – BOSTON – Today, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association released IHRSA One Million Strong: An In-Depth Study of Health Club Member Retention in North America. Written by Dr. Paul Bedford and sponsored by Life Fitness, the report provides a comprehensive retention analysis of more than one million membership records.

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Monday
Jun222015

IHRSA Global 25 Highlights World’s Top Health Clubs 

June 22, 2015 – Boston, MA – Today, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced the release of The IHRSA Global 25, which lists the top 25 health club companies worldwide ranked by membership, number of locations and revenue.

“In 2014, the leading companies that make up The IHRSA Global 25 listings continued to demonstrate solid performance across all key metrics,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO.

In fact, 15 of the top 25 club companies had revenue growth of 10% or more in 2014, demonstrating that the industry has ample growth opportunities for well-run companies.

One such company is Anytime Fitness. The always-open club offering sits on top of several of the IHRSA Global 25 charts. Anytime Fitness placed No. 1 in terms of “Number of Franchises,” “Revenue Growth,” “Top 10 Five-Year Revenue Growth,” and “Top 10 Five- Year Unit Growth.”  Since its inception in 2002, Anytime Fitness has grown to nearly 3,000 units.

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