Health and fitness clubs across the U.S. are among the businesses most devastated by the coronavirus crisis. As soon as states began forcing health clubs to shut their doors, IHRSA started pursuing efforts to keep clubs protected.
Now that Congress is discussing additional relief for America’s small businesses, IHRSA has bulked up its lobbying power and presence in Washington D.C. by tripling its federal lobbying presence, assembling a team of proven lobbyists with strength in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. However, IHRSA will only be successful in saving the fitness industry with the support of the entire industry—we need you to act now.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest stimulus relief package in U.S. history, helps a good part of the fitness industry. Despite IHRSA’s efforts, a large segment of health and fitness club operators—representing thousands of clubs—was unintentionally left out in the cold.
Increasing Lobbying Firepower
To ensure that the entire fitness industry—all 40,000 clubs, their suppliers, and their employees—receives relief, the industry must bring more resources to bear on the federal government.