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: 5382 Coach Drive, El Sobrante, CA 94803
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 web site


New England Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association

Represents: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Executive Director: Casey Murphy
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: George Dossas, Commonwealth Sports Club

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: Two 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


Texas Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association

Represents: Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma
Primary Contact: Michele Melkerson-Granryd
Phone: 512-479-1053
Fax: 512-459-9425
Email Address:
Address: P.O. Box 160566, Austin, TX 78716
Number of club members: 60
Number of supplier members: 35
Chairman: Karen Kirby of Healthy Lifestyles

Mission Statement: It is the mission of THRSA to improve the overall health and quality of life in Texas through the promotion of regular exercise. This mission will be achieved by insuring a health and fitness club industry capable of providing competetive financial returns for owners, offering stable and fulfilling careers for employees, and meeting value expectations of customers.

Benefits: Networking - seminars, annual conference, round tables, trade shows; Education and Training - workshops, educational seminars and conferences; Legislative Support - monitoring state legislative issues; Member Communication - Monthly Newsline, periodic announcements/bulletins; Special Services - research assistance, expertise and information from a variety of industry sources.


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: 5734 Wheelwright Way, Haymarket VA 20169
Incorporated: 1987
Affiliated with IHRSA since: 1989
Number of club members: 50
Number of supplier members: 40
President: Dennis Doyle Westmoreland Athletic Club 

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.


Florida Health Club Association

Represents: Florida
President: Geoff Dyer
Phone: 727-456-3100
Fax: 727-456-3112
Email Address:
Address: 140 Fountain Parkway, Suite 410, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Incorporated: 1996
Affiliated with IHRSA: 2000
Number of members: 68
Number of suppliers: 11

Mission Statement: FHCA is committed to protecting the health club industry in Florida by being the voice of the industry to the Florida Legislature...

Benefits: Legislative support to educate state lawmakers about issues affecting our industry, educational seminars by leading individuals in our industry, networking opportunities, discounts through some of the leading vendors in our industry, dual association discount, monthly E-newsletter, FHCA Blog, ACE Quarterly e-news, career center, free access to and a Legislative Library ' online educational information, alerts and much more.