Advocacy in New England States


Federal Legislation Important to New England

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 join IHRSA in thanking the following New England Based Clubs for their contributions to the Industry Defense Fund and their dedication to protecting the industry.

  • Cedardale Health & Fitness, Haverhill, MA
  • Dedham Health & Fitness, Dedham, MA
  • Fitness Management Systems, Worcester & Plymouth, MA
  • Healthworks Fitness Centers For Women, Boston, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill & Salem, MA
  • Millennium Partners, Boston, MA
  • Saco Sport & Fitness, Saco, ME

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