State Advocacy

Standing side-by-side with members in all 50 states.

Ready to tackle issues in your own back yard? IHRSA’s advocacy team has our finger on the pulse of legislative and regulatory activity in all 50 states. We focus on supporting positive policies and crushing legislation that’s harmful to the industry.

Tracking Threats: Bad Ideas Can Cross State Lines

Legislators look to other states when deciding whether to introduce a bill and deciding what that bill might look like. IHRSA’s Public Policy team works with members on the ground to keep an eye on trends and patterns so we can fight threats and keep health clubs informed.

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    Membership Contract Restrictions

    Projected impact: Connecticut, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Vermont

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    Personal Trainer Licensure

    Projected impact: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Massachusetts

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    Sales Tax on Health Clubs

    Projected impact: California, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, and Virginia

Analyzing the Action

The IHRSA Advocate e-newsletter is your guide to quickly knowing and understanding the policies that influence daily health club operations. Every two weeks we summarize the action so you know when to take your own.

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State Alliances

The importance of establishing relationships with local leaders can not be overstated. IHRSA has been working with industry leaders in states across the country, providing them with tools to strengthen their voices at the local level, as new state alliances have formed.

Learn about State Alliances

I attended my first IHRSA Convention in 1983 and it changed my life. What I learned at that convention and every year I have been back has been really the impetus for my club to be one of the largest single clubs in the United States and I attribute that all to IHRSA.

Jim Worthington

Owner Newtown Athletic Club