If you haven’t thought about how you (and your HVAC system) will deal with summer heat waves, now is the time to start.
New digital tools are changing the look, feel, and cost of the usually more pragmatic club space.
Understanding the basics of capacity management—‘Value = Utility – Price’—can put your club ahead of the curb.
Two successful health club brands reveal how a practical makeover changed everything for their business.
It’s important to understand your club’s rights and responsibilities when managing a situation involving a service animal.
Chelsea Piers’ newest health club relies on Brooklyn’s vibrant history for a welcoming and unique look.
Today, health club flooring meets aesthetic, performance, and protective demands.
With so many club members using a wide variety of equipment, injuries can happen at any time. Here are some tips to keep your members injury-free and minimize your liability risks.
Natural disasters like hurricanes, wild fires, and earthquakes can hit when you least expect them, so it’s important for clubs to create a preparation plan in case one strikes too close to home.
Beat the brick-and-mortar blues with a “dynamic moving space.”
The franchising sector is expected to maintain its 5.2% growth trajectory through 2023. Here’s what to consider before taking the plunge.
Your gym’s soundtrack is more important than you think.
Seven health clubs fell victim to active shooter incidents in the last decade, so it’s important that club staff members are prepared
It is challenging to predict when an active shooter incident could occur, which is why it's best to plan ahead in case one were to happen at your club.
If well-conceived, these spaces can enhance member satisfaction and clearly differentiate your brand. These gyms in Spain, Saudi Arabia, and Belgium are prime examples of that.
A kid-friendly environment can make your gym feel like family, while also providing a competitive advantage to your business.
Your club’s maintenance crew may be doing more harm than good. Here’s why.
Excessive noise and vibration from today’s high-energy fitness trends can have a negative impact on your business. Here’s what to do.
Costs and logistics have held back some club owners from going green, but creating a sustainable-energy gym is quickly becoming a winning strategy—especially with younger consumers.
A well-designed locker room gives women a place to relax, reflect, and refresh in a post-workout oasis.
Learn how to provide a high-end locker room experience without breaking the bank.
Has your gym become a cluttered hot mess? Here's how to rethink your floor space and aesthetics to create a more pleasing environment for members.
How a health club manages sound makes, or breaks, the member experience. We asked noise experts for their best solutions.
Members rate facility hygiene as a high priority. Here are seven steps to make sure no detail is overlooked at your club.
Locker room theft is a real problem for health clubs, but there are some measures you can take to stay a step ahead of the bad guys.
Over the last few years, the United States has seen particularly volatile winters. Here are three steps you can take to make sure you're not caught off-guard this cold season.
Today, health clubs are demanding flooring with strong performance, functionality, aesthetics, and more.
A noisy gym can detract from the member experience and, ultimately, your business. Choosing the right type of flooring can help.
A clean and tidy gym has a direct impact on your profitability.
A growing number of millennials are choosing eco-friendly gyms over lower-priced options because they want to lower their CO2 footprint.
The European club chain's sleek facilities, designed by a team of architects, have attracted the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Thanks largely to millennials, Stone Creek Club's spa revenues have grown 12% annually for the past three years.
How large should your locker rooms be? How much should you budget for a remodel? Four design experts share their advice.
Thinking of adding a spa to your club? April Smith, spa manager at The Ocean Reef Club, lays out what you should consider before pulling the trigger.
Music is a driving force behind many great workouts, but licensing can be expensive. Luckily, for IHRSA members, Broadcast Music, Inc. can help.
The fitness flooring industry is thriving, creating products that feature increased shock absorption and sleeker looks.
It's impossible to know when a natural disaster will strike, but you can be prepared. We put together a list of resources to get you started.
More members are looking for environmental responsibility and sustainability in their gyms, but going green can be pricey.
Three health club design experts explain everything you need to consider when determining your gym's locker room size.