Advocacy in Mid-Atlantic States


Federal Legislation Important to Mid-Atlantic

IHRSA is actively seeking to increase the number of exercisers by supporting tax incentives and healthy lifestyle legislation. In addition to aligning the industry with organizations like the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, IHRSA is actively seeking passage of legislation that will create incentives for Americans to exercise, such as tax-credits and comprehensive anti-obesity legislation.


State Activity

Each state page link below includes the following:

  • Legislative activity affecting the industry
  • Full text of your state's Health Club Consumer Protection Statute
  • Your state's Legislature page
  • Summary of state's view of liability waivers
  • News stories related to industry issues
  • Child care licensing laws
  • and much more


Recent Events by State


The Industry Defense Fund

Please thank the Mid-Atlantic based clubs below for their contributions to the Industry Defense Fund and their dedication to protecting the industry. Thanks to their contributions sales taxes have been stopped, AED regulations have been ammended and your right to automatically renew your members has been protected.

  • American Family Fitness, Glen Allen, VA
  • The Atlantic Club, Manasquan, NJ
  • Brick Bodies, Cockeysville, MD
  • Columbia Association, Columbia, MD
  • Gold’s Gym Alliance of NY, NJ & PA
  • Gold’s Gym Alliance of DC, VA, DE & MD
  • Hockessin Athletic Club, Hockessin, MD
  • Onelife Fitness, Mclean, VA
  • Oxford Athletic Club, Wexford, PA
  • Ridley Sports Club, Woodlyn, PA

Learn more about why you should support Industry Defense, or Contribute now!