Suppliers are eager to help with sprays and wipes that provide protection from contagions and give your members peace of mind. We spoke to a few who specialize in sanitation and maintenance to learn more.
IHRSA health clubs are coming up with solutions to help enforce social distancing protocols, from equipment screens to custom signage.
Arm yourself with the right vocabulary as you plan your health club's reopening and effectively communicate your cleaning efforts to members.
As gyms begin to reopen amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many are wondering whether it is safe to resume pre-closure activities, including working out in the gym. Here are four evidence-based reasons why exercise is beneficial for immune and overall health.
We’ve provided a framework to help clubs around the world manage risks associated with COVID-19 in exercise facilities.
To ensure the safety of members and employees during reopening, health clubs are implementing new procedures to monitor for illness, create space for social distancing, clean, and communicate with members.
The world has been experiencing a coronavirus pandemic since late 2019. This article provides basic information about the outbreak and how your club can help keep members and staff safe and informed.
Health clubs and fitness suppliers are using their resources to aid the community during the coronavirus crisis. See how.
Attorney Tony Ellrod shares legal and other issues being posed as health clubs traverse a world impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
This list gives the status of health clubs and fitness facilities by continent and country. It will be regularly updated.
A comprehensive list of all U.S. specific COVID-19 relief and closure information to help health clubs navigate the coronavirus outbreak. This page will be updated regularly.
What does social distancing mean and how to implement it in your fitness facility as you consider reopening.
If you’re wondering what reopening your health club will look like, Gold’s Gym franchisee and fitness industry veteran Lori Lowell has three safety measures and four tips to share with you.
Keep your staff and members safe by staying on top of your cleaning schedules and adding new preventative measures.
We’ve put together a list of key questions to consider as you begin to navigate your operational strategy when opening your business following COVID-19 closures.
Membership experience expert Blair McHaney shares his data-driven five-stage plan for reopening.
As states begin opening their economies, IHRSA and U.S. fitness clubs make the case that health clubs are vital and well-prepared for opening as soon as safely possible. IHRSA lays out four areas of focus to safely and successfully reopen clubs across the country.
What to consider before reopening pools, spa pools, hydrotherapy pools, and other water-based recreational facilities in your health club.
You’ve likely reconsidered your financial strategy many times in the last few months, and as you reopen, you’ll need to take an even closer look. This list will help you navigate the new normal.
Many health clubs have pools, hot tubs, or saunas. Learn how to keep members as safe as possible while using those facilities during the coronavirus outbreak.
Governments throughout the world are passing measures to provide financial relief to the hard-hit health and fitness club industry and their staff, as well as broader measures to support all business.
Health clubs around the world are starting to think about when—and how—to safely reopen. Here are 18 safety considerations to incorporate into your planning.
A selection of resources on employee hiring, training, and retention designed to help your human resources team keep their skills sharp while your club’s business is disrupted.
Maintaining member communications is key during a crisis. But in an unprecedented situation, what does good member service look like?
During times of social distancing, fostering relationships with your members is more important than ever. Here’s what to communicate to keep members engaged and informed.
Technology can keep your club’s community alive during the pandemic. In this webinar, SC Fitness’ José Teixeira shares tech strategies to engage your members and staff.
Check out our selection of sales and marketing webinars, e-books, and articles that your staff can use to strengthen their skills while your health club’s doors are closed.
America’s fitness industry is one of the hardest hit by the forced closures mandated by the coronavirus crisis. To ensure the inclusion of every health and fitness club in relief efforts, IHRSA and industry leaders are ramping up federal lobbying.
Learn from two speakers who each bring an international perspective you can apply to your health club’s recovery strategy.
We’ve put together our top webinars, e-books, and articles on health club member retention so your staff can strengthen their skills while your doors are closed.
Industry veteran Theo Hendriks says to survive this crisis, don't be too proud to share your problem, and communicate, communicate, communicate.
As payrolls take a hit, explore your options before planning your health club’s path forward.
“Pushing the reset button and planning your revival will help ensure a successful future,” writes Brent Darden to gyms struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the second part of our club operations series, Pure Group CEO Colin Grant tackles crucial topics on many club owners’ minds, from shutting down your club to preparing to reopen.
It's time to think about membership dues, suspensions, and cancellations as mandated closures continue.
No one is immune from the pressure COVID-19 is putting on the economy. Industry veterans Chris Craytor and Brad Simpson say we’re all in this together, and have five tips to share if you need to talk to your landlord soon.
As COVID-19 forces health clubs to close their doors, an alternative for keeping a steady flow of business has arisen. Learn how to make virtual exercises and classes available for members.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes mandatory employer-provided emergency sick pay and emergency paid family leave for certain circumstances related to COVID-19. Learn about the law that takes effect on April 1.
Health clubs and industry suppliers are coming together to help people stay active during the coronavirus crisis.
Two industry experts address legal, operational, and staffing concerns health clubs are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Colin Grant, CEO of Pure International Group, shares his experience overseeing Pure’s 30+ locations across South Asia in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.