This week, we cover two IHRSA Premium members who took on crucial interviews with highly touted media outlets and share a CNN article that lists several studies that prove COVID-19 risk greatly increases due to a person’s weight. Plus, learn tips on how to earn revenue for your gym and exercise trends and objectives for 2022.
Boston Gyms Hopeful that Vaccine Mandate Brings Members Back
Following local mandates and pushing the narrative that gyms are safe is the best way through the pandemic. One health club owner recently scored a primetime interview with Boston 25 News to help spread the message. Enforcement of the vaccine mandate for Boston gyms, restaurants, and indoor venues started on January 15, and many surrounding towns are following the lead. Mark Harrington, HealthWorks Group owner—an IHRSA Premium member with locations in Boston and Brookline—is taking the vaccine mandate in stride and hoping that members will feel safer returning. “I’m hoping it’s going to spur more people coming to our downtown districts that need their customers back,” Harrington told Boston 25 News. “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from our membership base, looking at emails we’ve received almost 200 positive emails for every negative email, and we’ve received thousands of emails.”