TAKE 5 Video
Each week, IHRSA Interim President & CEO Brent Darden shares his most important topics of the moment in a five-minute video as part of an ongoing series called “Take 5.”
January 15, 2021
January 14, 2021
January 12, 2021
This week, IHRSA Interim President & CEO Brent Darden introduces resources that will spark ideas in the fight against inactivity, assure indoor safety, strengthen lobbying know-how, and announces the launch of a new event in Europe—the IHRSA SMART Summit.
In this case study, Pure Group CEO Colin Grant writes how health club misconceptions were set straight; how facts speak for themselves; how customers were safe and informed; and how the industry rallied together and worked to create a better future.
We review three studies that show resistance exercise can lower anxiety symptoms in young adults, higher levels of moderate-vigorous physical activity can mitigate the risks of lengthy sitting time, and physical activity is linked to lower rates of diabetic neuropathy and improved kidney function in people with type 1 diabetes.
With the next wave of COVID-19 forcing world governments to consider shutdowns again, we've put together eight steps gyms can take to help keep their clubs open or reopen as soon as possible.
A comprehensive list of all IHRSA resources created to help health clubs navigate the coronavirus outbreak. This page will be updated regularly.
As face-to-face meetings give way to more video and streaming gatherings, what do we risk losing and how can we maintain connections? How does the lack of hands-on interaction with the latest equipment impact facility planning?
Articles, webinars, and resources designed to help health clubs navigate the coronavirus pandemic.
Research-based guidance on retaining and engaging your club’s members, including strategies to enhance member experience.
Strategies and best practices about health club programming, including group exercise, corporate fitness, and the latest trends.
Best practices, case studies, and expert advice about hiring, training, and retaining your health club’s staff.
Guidance to help you make the best purchasing decisions, implement maintenance strategies, and stay up-to-date on equipment products.
Advice and strategies to help you become a stronger, more effective leader of your club. Learn from successful fitness industry veterans.
All the information you need to run a successful personal training program, including small group training strategies and certification standards.
Advice about running and maintaining your facility. Learn about the latest in health club design and facility-related product features.
Expert advice to help you strengthen your club’s wellness programming, health promotion strategies, and community programming.
Tips and tricks to hone your club’s sales and marketing efforts, including social media best practices and membership sales strategies.
High-level information about health club strategic planning, financial strategy, resource allocation, and industry trends.
Expert advice and best practices about state, federal, and international laws and requirements affecting health clubs like yours.
Information to strengthen your technology strategy. Find guidance on technology investment, equipment tech, wearables, and products.
The COVID Era Fitness Consumer is a report based on a study of American health club members commissioned by IHRSA and conducted by Kelton. The report discusses health club user sentiment and behavior prior to, during, and after facility closures.GET THE REPORT
Whether it’s analyzing consumer trends, compiling best practices, promoting active lifestyles, or defending the interests of gym owners, no trade association does a better job than IHRSA. And not only do fitness professionals benefit from IHRSA, anyone who cares about health and fitness does so as well.
Chuck Runyon, CEO and Co-founder
One of the first decisions I made before opening Aquafit was to sign up for an IHRSA membership. I wanted to ensure that we set high standards from the very beginning. I was aware of the important role that IHRSA played, and wanted to become recognized, internationally, as an accredited health and fitness center.
Kristen Green, General Manager
The fitness industry is always evolving, and it’s often hard to determine if something new is just a fad or something worth investing in...One effective way to do so is by turning to IHRSA, a great resource for learning about industry best practices and for developing a network of contacts.
Carol Nalevanko, President
We owe a great deal of our success to IHRSA. One of the secrets of success is to constantly hang out with people who know more than you do. If you’re the smartest guy in the room, you’re in the wrong room. With IHRSA, you’re never the smartest guy in the room.
Victor Brick, Chairman