Although health and fitness clubs are open—to some degree—in every state, things are still bad for the fitness industry. Restrictions, maximum capacities, member cancellations, and cleaning protocols, for example, are making it tough for many businesses to stay afloat. While you’ve all been busy on the front line, we’re also fighting for your survival. Here’s an extensive review of everything we’re doing.
Over the past six months, IHRSA has dedicated countless hours, manpower, and resources to lobbying for relief for the fitness industry. From the curation of resources to calls with industry leaders and lobbyists, sending letters to governors to grassroots campaigns—and everything in between—we’re working diligently to prove how vital clubs are.
For more information on IHRSA’s lobbying actions, IHRSA’s Coronavirus Action Center includes an interactive timeline of industry efforts and events since the first clubs were mandated to close. Additionally, this timeline details IHRSA’s early lobbying efforts and the more recent July lobbying efforts.
Now, onto our lobbying recap for the month of August.