War is a disfigurement of the human experience—a painful and heartbreaking ordeal bluntly summed up by the phrase, “War is hell.”
The scenes from Ukraine tell the story. Life in the country is forever altered. IHRSA and its membership recognize the importance of helping those suffering deprivation and destruction in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and are calling on the industry to provide humanitarian assistance to the country.
Sport Life, the leading fitness chain in Ukraine, has seen some clubs destroyed and converted many of their intact facilities into makeshift refugee centers where people temporarily stay as they make their way to safety in neighboring countries. Everything from squash courts to group training studios have become temporary shelter for displaced citizens fleeing the violence.