From working to expand inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in the fitness industry to conducting studies to better understand the barriers related to physical activity, the IHRSA Foundation has accomplished a lot in just the last few months. Here are some of those accomplishments.
Alexandra Black Larcom
Key findings of a recent John W. Brick Foundation report reviewing 30 years’ worth of studies and what this data means for fitness industry professionals.
Population health and the fitness industry are more connected than many realize, and making 'physical activity for all' a reality will require both.
Key findings and recommendations on how clubs and trainers can better serve people with intellectual disabilities.
Current evidence suggests physical activity and exercise benefit mental health. In June 2021, the John W. Brick Foundation released their Move Your Mental Health Report, a scoping review of studies conducted over the last thirty years. This article outlines the key findings of the report and what this data means for fitness industry professionals.
In 2020, the IHRSA Foundation focused on projects expanding access to physical activity, specifically club-based physical activity opportunities. What will the years to come bring?
We review three studies that find associations between physical activity and lower risk of infection and hypertension, and how exercise mediates obesity-related mortality risks.
It is now safe for fully vaccinated people to “resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing” except where required by state and local laws, rules, and regulations and/or local business and workplace guidance.
As more Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine, there are several matters health club operators will need to consider. We looked at insights and perspectives from legal experts to help answer your questions around vaccine policies for members and visitors.
Fitness centers in many areas are beginning to wonder when they can start to allow members to exercise without face coverings. Considerations vary depending on a number of factors, but a few key metrics can help inform the case for easing mask restrictions for gym members.