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Thursday
Feb262015

IHRSA-TRP Net Promoter Survey Tops 102,000 Health Club Members  

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association announced that the latest Net Promoter Score® (NPS®) for the North American health club industry is 43. The score is based on responses from 102,787 health club members. IHRSA conducts the survey in partnership with The Retention People (TRP), a major research firm that specializes in health club member retention and loyalty. IHRSA member clubs can participate in the IHRSA-TRP member loyalty survey at no cost (a $1,500 value).

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Wednesday
Feb182015

IHRSA Releases 2015 Threat and Opportunity Reports

IHRSA Releases Advocacy Reports to Educate Industry on Legislative Opportunities and Threats to Health Clubs 

Every year, state legislatures propose laws that affect health club operations. Many of these proposals threaten club operations and profitability. Threatening proposals include sales taxes on memberships and/or dues; restrictions on membership contracts, unreasonable mandates and more. However, many states also propose laws that would promote physical activity and hence increase health club membership numbers. These proposals include financial incentives to exercise or join health clubs, sales tax repeals, and policies that would improve general wellness.

To help its membership understand, track and either support or fight bills in each state, IHRSA has released two advocacy reports, The 2015 Threat Report that shows where IHRSA’s Public Policy Team expects to see proposed legislation that could harm the industry, and The 2015 Opportunity Report that shows where IHRSA expects pro-industry legislation to be introduced.

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Thursday
Feb122015

IHRSA Asia-Pacific Health Club Report Details Entire Region, Indicates Potential for Growth

BOSTON - February 12, 2015 – Today, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released The IHRSA Asia-Pacific Health Club Report, sponsored by Precor and produced in cooperation with Deloitte China. This research publication focuses on the health club industry in thirteen markets in the Asia-Pacific region, containing profiles of leading club companies as well as analyses of the competitive landscape, fitness trends, and an economic overview for all markets observed.

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Tuesday
Feb102015

19th Annual Financial Panel at IHRSA 2015

The 19th Annual IHRSA Financial Panel: Is the Health Club Industry Winning in the Financial World? And, is it sustainable? 

This year’s financial panel discussion, once again moderated by Rick Caro, President, Management Vision, features financial experts with recent relevant club involvement.

Each of the presenters who make up this year’s collection of panelists has been involved in a major club transaction within the past year. Recent transactions include Bay Club, Anytime Fitness, Flywheel, Core Power Yoga, Sport & Health, UFC Fitness, and Atlanta Fitness. Panelists include:

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Monday
Feb092015

IHRSA Announces 2015 Industry Award Recipients

IHRSA, The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association announced today that three award recipients will be honored during IHRSA 2015, the Association’s 34th Annual International Convention & Trade Show in Los Angeles, California, March 11-14, 2015.

  • The Julie Main Woman Leader Scholarship will be presented on Thursday, March 12 to Lori Lowell.
  • The Outstanding Community Service Award will be presented on Friday, March 13 to Midtown Athletic Club of Rochester, NY.
  • The Associate Member of the Year will be presented on Friday, March 13 to Twin Oaks Software.

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