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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.

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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What Gyms Need to Know Before Selling Gift Certificates

Before you make the decision to sell gift certificates at your health club, you should acquaint yourself with the gift certificate laws in your state. While gift certificates may be an excellent opportunity to boost your revenue or get newcomers through the door, there are traps for those new to gift cards, and they can be costly.

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How Should You Compensate Group Exercise Instructors?

Think carefully about how you structure the compensation for your group exercise instructors. In the U.S., there are two main ways of compensation: paying hourly and paying as piece-rate employees. Which way is best for your club?

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