Articles, webinars, and resources designed to help health clubs navigate the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted health clubs and fitness businesses around the world. IHRSA is hard at work lobbying on behalf of the industry and creating resources to help you through this challenging time. View our coronavirus resources.
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.
With some localities mandating masks in public places, clubs need to consider the logistics, member management, and legal implications of mask and face covering requirements.
Cancer research experts have a vision for the future where cancer treatments include tailored exercise prescriptions.
Health clubs around the world are seizing opportunities for new and exciting strategies to regain membership and revenue.
Did health club members stay active while the club was closed? Are they ready to return? Insights from four key global fitness markets provide some answers.
If you want to protect your brand and keep your members engaged during a crisis—be it a pandemic or social—then Diva Richards, owner of Hard Work No Excuses, has some advice for you.
A comprehensive list of all IHRSA resources created to help health clubs navigate the coronavirus outbreak. This page will be updated regularly.
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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