Regional Associations Affiliated with IHRSA

IHRSA has 5 affiliated regional associations. Each is separately incorporated as a nonprofit association of commercial clubs and has its own bylaws, mission, Board of Directors, and Executive Director. Other prerequisites for affiliation with IHRSA are that each:

  1. Have been active for at least six months;
  2. Have at least 15 club facilities as regular, dues-paying members;
  3. Admit as members only clubs which qualify for IHRSA membership and not deny membership to IHRSA member clubs; and
  4. Support and promote IHRSA standards and programs.

IHRSA recommends that all clubs which are located in the area of a regional association support that organization fully through membership. IHRSA and the regionals, working together, are more effective in meeting the legislative, competitive, and educational needs of clubs than either organization could be alone.


California Clubs of Distinction (CCD)

Represents: California
Executive Director: Lin Conrad
Phone: 510-243-1532
Fax: 510-243-1541
Email Address:
Address: 38412 Camino Aquacero, Indio, CA 92203
Incorporated: 1973
Affiliated with IHRSA since: 1993
Number of club members: 260
Number of supplier members: 36
President: Patricia Kirk, Club One

Mission Statement: CCD is the trade association for health, racquet and sports clubs whose purpose is to enhance the professionalism, effectiveness, and profitability of its members through networking, education, group purchasing and industry promotion both in California and nationally.

Vision: To provide member clubs with quality service and support that will improve their image, operations, and promote the responsible growth of the California Club industry.

Benefits: Access to Human Resource advice, Group Insurance (workers comp and GL) plans, data from annual compensation survey, online education specific to club needs, best practices information, 10% discount on IHRSA dues.  Additional discounts to members from the following vendors: ACE, IDEA, Active Careers, Petra Hygienics, First Service, Ftiness Focus Business Council, and Take It Off Weight Loss.

Visit California Clubs of Distinction website.


New England Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association

Represents: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Phone: 800-228-4772
Fax: 617-951-0056
Email Address:
Address: 70 Fargo Street, Boston, MA 02210
Incorporated: 1978
Affiliated with IHRSA since: 1981
Number of club members: 380
Number of supplier members: 80
President: Matt Wright, Healthtrax

Mission Statement: NEHRSA, The New England Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association is dedicated to enhancing the profitability of its member clubs and the professionalism of the industry through education, communication, and public relations.

Benefits: One conferences, fitness expo, and golf tournament held annually. Monthly workshops, networks, round tables and bi-monthly electronic newsletter. Government relations, lobbying, nonprofit competition issues, and public relations.

Visit the NEHRSA website.


Mid-Atlantic Club Management Association

Represents: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Executive Director: Kerry Campbell
Phone: 888-596-2262
Email Address:
Address: 5212 Plain Tree Way, Haymarket VA 20169
Incorporated: 1986
Affiliated with IHRSA since: 1989
Number of club members: 50
Number of supplier members: 40
President: Laurie Caton, Corporate Fitness Works 

Mission Statement: The Mid Atlantic Club Management Association responds to the needs of our regional clubs and vendors by providing support, education, networking and legislation.

Benefits: MACMA's purpose is to provide a forum for health and racquet club operators to improve their services and business, to be a primary source for continuing education for all positions of club employment, and to proactively assist clubs and legislative bodies in providing fair consumer and tax legislation to encourage better health through exercise. Annual conference and trade show, monthly seminars, training and networking sessions, government relations/lobbying and nonprofit competition fight, public relations, promotions.

Visit the MACMA website.