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Have you ever considered how a state sales tax could impact your club and how you could take action to stop it? Are you searching for ways to promote leadership characteristics among your team? Wondering what actions you can take to help increase the physically active population? The IHRSA Advocate can help you find the answers you've been searching for.

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The IHRSA Advocate is your guide to knowing and understanding the policies that influence daily health club operations. We analyze the action, so you know when to take your own. For more timely relevant news about advocacy issues affecting the industry, and your bottom-line, subscribe to​ the bi-weekly (member-only) e-newsletter. The following four articles and resources will give you a taste of the topics that are regularly covered in each issue of The IHRSA Advocate.

A Small Victory: Gyms Included in Phase 1 of Reopening Plan

President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force discussed the three-part coronavirus reopening plan, which included the recognition that health clubs are vital to Americans and necessary to include in Phase 1. IHRSA sent a letter to the president thanking him for understanding the importance of opening fitness facilities.

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COVID-19 Relief & Information for the U.S. Fitness Industry

The coronavirus pandemic has left many businesses to fend for themselves and put them at risk of closing their doors for good. We’ve compiled a list of U.S.-specific COVID-19 relief and closure information that will be updated regularly to assist health and fitness clubs through the outbreak.

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European Fitness Facility Standards Poised to Change Industry

Recently, we sat down with Paul Eigenmann, an industry expert on standards, to learn why standards are important in the fitness industry and the global impact they have. Following these standards can keep you from losing money and lawsuits.

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6 Threats Fitness Professionals Need to Watch Out For in 2020

If you aren’t paying close attention to legislative trends or lawmakers, you may want to tune in. We have entered yet another election year, so we gathered a list of potential bills that—if passed—could negatively impact your club.

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