BOSTON, MA—April 1, 2020—IHRSA, the International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association launched a webinar series to help club operators over the world learn best practices from industry leaders.

The third webinar in the series will take place Thursday, April 2, at 8:30 a.m. EDT. This webinar will be made available as an on-demand video for those who cannot join live.

Session Title: Coronavirus Conversations: Club Operations Part 2

Speaker: Colin Grant, CEO, Pure International Group, Hong Kong, China

Date: Thursday, April 2, at 8:30 a.m. EDT

Presented by Colin Grant, CEO, Pure International Group

During our first coronavirus webinar on March 18, Colin Grant, CEO of Pure International Group, shared his experience overseeing Pure’s 30+ locations across South Asia in the wake of the pandemic. Now, Grant returns with an updated perspective as club owners around the world adjust their clubs to the new normal.

In the second part of our club operations series, Grant will provide an update on the status of his clubs and tackle crucial topics on many club owners’ minds, from shutting down your club to preparing to reopen. He will also discuss staff communications tips—including more information about his daily team calls—as well as member communication strategies that you can potentially replicate for your facility.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what has changed in the past two weeks for clubs coming out of initial shutdowns
  • Gain valuable insights on coordinating staff communications
  • Learn strategies for providing value to members during a closure
  • Build a plan for what comes next for your club

To gain knowledge in the uncharted territory of reopening a health club following a pandemic, register for the webinar.

To access recordings to past Coronavirus Conversations webinars:

About IHRSA Resources

As a member-owned, not-for-profit trade association, most IHRSA products are released primarily to the IHRSA membership. In an emergency situation like this, the entire fitness industry is one family, so these resources are available for all fitness businesses.

"The health and fitness industry has never backed away from a challenge,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO. “IHRSA stands ready to help the industry through this worldwide problem. It’s what associations do. It’s why we exist…”

IHRSA will continue to create resources, collect and share best practices, and answer questions as needed. Please reach out and let us know your questions.


IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. IHRSA and its members are dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and activity promotion.

IHRSA maintains a leadership role in advancing physical activity, which is critical to global health and the battle against obesity and chronic lifestyle disease. IHRSA provides its members and clubs around the world with benefits and resources to help them better prepare for and get through all situations that arise. IHRSA supports policies that promote more active lifestyles to foster a healthier, happier, more prosperous world.