BOSTON, MA—May 5, 2020—IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is set to host a webinar to assist club operators around the world learn best practices on reopening from industry leaders.

The next IHRSA webinar will take place Thursday, May 7, at 3 p.m. EDT. This webinar will be made available as an on-demand video for those who cannot join live.

Session Title: Reopening Strategy Lessons from HV/LP Health Clubs

Moderator: Rick Caro, President, Management Vision, Inc.

Panelists: Todd Magazine, CEO, Blink Fitness; Ben Midgley, CEO, Crunch Franchise

Date: Thursday, May 7, at 3 p.m. EDT

Sponsored by: Zeamo

Many discussions are circulating around rebound strategies as the world strives to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Reopening safely and strategically is key.

In this session, experts will dive into lessons from the high-volume, low-price (HV/LP) club model. Learn about the issues these HV/LP clubs face as they navigate new social distancing protocols, evaluate the low-staffing model, and encounter obstacles of the high-density environment along the way.

Join IHRSA past president and director Rick Caro and HV/LP executives as they discuss what lies ahead for their clubs. Club size, model, and location will greatly impact reopening methods. Learn what steps these clubs are taking to assure safety in their facilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how industry experts are planning to reopen safely
  • Discover challenges to the HV/LP model and implications for other clubs
  • Identify how social distancing will play a new role in exercise
  • Evaluate staff needs based on new strategies

Register for the webinar to hear more about what health clubs are doing in regards to safely opening their facilities.

Access recordings to past IHRSA webinars regarding the coronavirus crisis:

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.