The IHRSA Foundation, jointly with ACE, have been approved for our first ever grant funding through the Special Olympics Inclusive Health Innovation Grant, supported by the CDC. The project will focus on supporting and facilitating the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in fitness and sport.
Alexandra Black Larcom
Health clubs around the world are starting to think about when—and how—to safely reopen. Here are 18 safety considerations to incorporate into your planning.
We want to invite all gyms and health clubs on September 19-20, 2020, to participate in a global initiative to get people active and healthy. See how.
We review three studies showing how physical inactivity can affect COVID-19 outcomes, what the evidence says about physical activity and Alzheimer’s disease risk, and the benefit of adding exercise to behavioral therapy for depression treatment.
More studies are revealing the effectiveness of wearing face coverings to stem the spread of COVID-19. Learn what researchers are discovering as you develop your health club's mask policy.
IHRSA spoke with four health and fitness centers leading the industry in health and wellness programming. Here's how they're continuing to serve at-risk populations.
An increasing number of studies are pointing out the benefits of physician referrals for exercise. During the COVID-19 pandemic, some clubs who could prove they were offering health services were allowed to remain open, even as others closed. Here's the evidence your club can use to continue to build relationships with the medical community.
Media and policymakers continue to cite a COVID-19 transmission study that, while informative, has limited applicability to the current health club environment.
Learn about three studies showing how exercise can alleviate adverse side effects for some cancer patients, be used as a prevention and mental health promotion strategy, and how it can help lower depression and hostility in sedentary adults.
New cases will continue to emerge as more people venture out and as businesses reopen. Here’s how to communicate with your members if someone at your club tests positive.