And the payoff can reach beyond health club members into revenue streams.
Wellness & Community Programming
Commit to Get Fit launched 30 years ago. What lessons can we learn from three of the original participating clubs?
Not only are gyms the perfect place for people who want to lose weight, they’re also in an ideal position to their help members keep it off.
The new guidelines stress that “doing something is better than doing nothing,” says project lead Katrina Piercy, Ph.D., RD, ACSM-CEP.
Your members need social connection. Give it to them and watch your club thrive.
Since February is American Heart Month, we've put together some easy ways your gym can promote healthy hearts for your members well past Valentine's Day.
In three steps, your club could tap into a new opportunity and help address a significant health problem.
Nearly 11% of all health club members join their gyms in January, but 80% of New Year's resolutions are abandoned by February. Here's how to help your members beat the odds.
Help your members accomplish their goals with these seven easy tips from club owners like you.
Worksite wellness, also called corporate wellness, may be the solution to sedentary lifestyles. And gyms—a natural partner—stand to benefit.
In 2018, Medicare changed the rules to allow non-clinical centers (like gyms) to be reimbursed for Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) services. Let's talk about how your club can leverage new opportunities in diabetes prevention.
Help your members stay motivated and fight the urge to drop their fitness routine with these seven tips.
Investments in the community and the political arena pay dividends, writes IHRSA Assistant Vice President of Government Relations Jeff Perkins.
A pilot study called the Warrior Wellness program is shining light on how exercise can help veterans manage PTSD symptoms.
Regular exercise benefits people with Type 2 diabetes, but it can also help people with other forms of diabetes maintain good health.
Whether you are looking to create new youth initiatives or you are looking to revamp your current programs, these seven ideas will help you get kids and teens moving.
Want to make your medical wellness program stand out from the rest? We’ve got seven tips to get you on your way.
There are 960 million people around the world over 60 years old who are interested in living their healthiest life. Here are seven ideas to keep your older membership active and engaged.
Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness uses these four tiers of corporate wellness services to encourage more employees to get active during the workday.
Health clubs are in perfect positions to help local employees get active through corporate wellness challenges. Here are some fun-filled ideas to get you started.
If your club runs health and wellness programs you may need to comply with HIPAA, which regulates the use and sharing of health information.
Here are five questions you can ask yourself to see how your facility can become more welcoming for different types of special populations.
Can your health club be more inclusive? Learn four key strategies from experts at leading clubs that serve members with disabilities.
It's easier than ever to integrate your club into the local community. Get started with these ideas for a community outreach project.
Start a conversation with your members about nutrition with these easy-to-implement suggestions.
Don't let your aging members fall back on the same routine every time they come to your gym. Give them a circuit training workout that will continue to challenge them!
Three essential ingredients are required to achieve a healthy lifestyle, but one of them—sleep—is too often overlooked.
More than 100 million Americans live with diabetes. That's why IHRSA has put together a list of ways your gym can improve the lives of your members who live with diabetes.
70% of U.S. adults are unfit to serve in the armed forces. We asked U.S. Army Brigadier General Blake Williams how gyms can help reverse this trend.
Many gyms offer specialized programs to help cancer patients manage their health. Here are some ideas to help you start a program of your own.
There are many ways your gym can work with local schools to encourage and instill healthy habits in children. Learn from three successful programs.
Wondering how your club can form a relationship with the medical community? We've compiled everything you should consider to get started.
It’s never too early for club operators to start planning for the post-New Year influx of people ready to get healthy and lose weight as part of their resolutions.
Launching a health promotion program may seem like a big undertaking, but these three simple steps will help you determine where to begin.
Clubs Fit proves that gyms provide the perfect place for people to gather and share their stories about their fitness journeys.
Many clubs that offer community programs aren't in it for the business benefits. But giving back often has its perks.
GIVE Fitness challenges the conventional health club business model by prioritizing the needs of the people they service over financial gains.
The Francos created a health club culture centered around families and community long before other clubs got on board.
Exercise is beneficial for older adults who want to stay healthy as they age, and health clubs provide opportunities to help them meet their fitness goals.