Ohio wants to remove the sales tax on fitness memberships, but only at tax-exempt facilities. IHRSA is campaigning to remove the tax at all clubs.
Protecting your health club from misguided regulations takes many hours of tracking, monitoring, and lobbying on any legislation impacting your business. That time spent led to many victories and gives a glimpse into 2020.
The federal rule affecting overtime is changing in January, and business owners should re-evaluate how workers are classified before the change takes effect.
What do streaming music, cyber-bullying, and employee social media practices have in common? All can cause expensive, revenue-losing problems for health clubs.
In many states, the 2017-2018 legislative session brought long lulls followed swiftly by proposed regulation of our industry. Here are the most memorable bills that occurred in the last two years.
With so many club members using a wide variety of equipment, injuries can happen at any time. Here are some tips to keep your members injury-free and minimize your liability risks.
Many health clubs don’t understand how to properly classify and compensate their group exercise instructors. Often it comes down to how much autonomy the instructors have.
Lawmakers start filing bills while most sessions are out. That’s why we’re getting a head start on monitoring and tracking potentially harmful legislation for the fitness industry.
Natural disasters like hurricanes, wild fires, and earthquakes can hit when you least expect them, so it’s important for clubs to create a preparation plan in case one strikes too close to home.
Before you send that text blast about your club’s seasonal discounted classes, make sure you are in compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).