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IHRSA Encourages Members to Sign CEO Pledge for Physical Activity
Posted: November 21, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - Every organization leader in America should sign the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity, says IHRSA President & CEO Liz Clark, and she hopes IHRSA members will lead by example. The Pledge, launched in late October, is a signature initiative of the Physical Activity Alliance, which counts IHRSA, ACE, ACSM, California Fitness Alliance, Move to Live More, Myzone and NASM among its board members. The goal of the Pledge is to impact at least 10 million American workers and fundamentally transform the workplace culture of the nation, from a culture that exacerbates the inactivity crisis to a culture that embraces physical activity and healthy movement. Read More...

IHRSA Releases 2022 Health Club Consumer Report
Posted: November 17, 2022 in IHRSA

2022 IHRSA Health Club Consumer ReportBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, has released its latest industry analysis report outlining the state of the industry. While still not fully recovered from the dramatic decline triggered by pandemic restrictions and closures, the report reflects positive progress across key metrics. The 2022 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report was sponsored by Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group, supporting the fitness industry, and was assembled from detailed responses from 18,000 online consumer interviews and proprietary online panels representative of the U.S. population. Data analysis was conducted by L.E.K., a global strategy consulting firm. Read More...

Welcome Back to San Diego: IHRSA 2023 Registration is Now Open
Posted: October 28, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2023BOSTON, MA - This March, join 300+ exhibitors, 6,000+ health and fitness industry professionals and 100+ wellness and business expert presenters at IHRSA’s International Convention and Trade Show (IHRSA 2023)! This year’s event returns to sunny San Diego, California, a fan favorite, March 20 - 22, 2023. Read More...

IHRSA Board Approves Sweeping Changes to Unify Fitness Industry
Posted: October 17, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - In a recent meeting, the IHRSA Board of Directors approved several new proposals that will change the organizational structure. First and foremost, the group, led by Board Chair Chris Craytor, voted to add three new seats to the Board. The new seats will represent one member each from the National Health & Fitness Alliance Advisory Council, the Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) Advisory Council and the Industry Partner Advisory Council (IPAC). The representatives from these three groups will serve two-year terms but will not hold officer positions. Additionally, the IHRSA Board approved changes to specific bylaws and created two new committees: Membership and Events. Read More...

Capitol Hill and Association Veteran, Jeffrey Solsby, Joins IHRSA
Posted: October 4, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationWASHINGTON, D.C. - Liz Clark, President and CEO of IHRSA, The Global Health & Fitness Association, announces that Jeffrey Solsby will join the group October 12 as Senior Vice President of Communications. Solsby brings experience as a veteran staff member on Capitol Hill and in prominent trade associations. Read More...

IHRSA Fitness Brasil 2022 Achieves ‘Indisputable’ Success
Posted: September 7, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - After a three-year absence due to the pandemic, IHRSA Fitness Brasil returned ready to revive the Latin American health and fitness industry. The Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo was vibrant with energy and optimism during the four-day event. The highly anticipated Trade Show was jam-packed throughout all three days with a notable emphasis on attendees participating in workout classes and testing out the pieces of equipment available from the 90+ brands on site. All in all, 8,000 Trade Show visitors made sure to make the most of the event by networking and closing deals. Read More...

2022 IHRSA Global Report Recognizes Fitness Industry Resilience
Posted: August 9, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - More than two years after the landscape of the health and fitness industry was forever altered, we see reassuring signs of recovery. The 2022 IHRSA Global Report focuses on how various regions are renormalizing through ongoing disruptions, highlights several landmark achievements, including increasing influence of the Global Health and Fitness Alliance (GHFA), and notes numerous mergers and acquisitions that shook up the industry. Read More...

GHFA Advisory Council Adds McCall Gosselin of Planet Fitness
Posted: July 20, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA), under the leadership of Chair, Andrea Bell, and Vice Chair, Richard Beddie, announces the appointment of McCall Gosselin, Senior Vice President of Communications & Corporate Responsibility at Planet Fitness, to its Advisory Council. McCall replaces Anna Henwood, former Chief Marketing Officer of Les Mills International (LMI). Read More...

IHRSA 2022 Reconnects Global Fitness Industry
Posted: July 7, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2022BOSTON, MA - For the first time, fitness industry professionals gathered in Miami Beach, Florida to attend IHRSA’s 41st International Convention & Trade Show. The theme of this year’s event rallied around moving forward, together. At IHRSA 2022, attendees networked --some for the first time since 2019-- tried out a myriad of equipment and products at the Trade Show, and learned invaluable lessons and information during education sessions. Read More...

Genesis Health Clubs Owner Rodney Steven II Receives Prestigious IHRSA Advocate of the Year Award, Rallies Industry to Pass the PHIT Act
Posted: July 7, 2022 in Chains, IHRSA

Rodney Steven IIWICHITA, KS - Genesis Health Clubs Owner and President Rodney Steven II has been awarded the Advocate of the Year award by the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). The award reflected Steven’s relentless efforts to organize and motivate the fitness industry to advocate for itself on the national stage as it recovered from the severe shock of the pandemic and associated consumer demand and government-mandated shutdowns. Read More...

New Report Details Global Fitness Industry’s Profound Economic Impact
Posted: June 23, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - In a first-of-its-kind advocacy report, the health and fitness industry targets governments to assist policymakers in making preferable decisions related to health and wellbeing and to improve population health and productivity worldwide. Commissioned by IHRSA and the Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) and produced by Deloitte, the Economic Health & Societal Well-being: Quantifying the Impact of the Global Health & Fitness Sector Global Report analyzes the economic and socioeconomic impact of the global health and fitness industry. Read More...

U.S. Health Club Membership Reaches Over 66 Million Americans
Posted: June 20, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - More than one out of five Americans belonged to a health club or studio in 2021, totaling 66.5 million consumers ages 6 years and older. The latest data shows a 3.8% growth over the last two years, a validation of the importance of the industry despite COVID’s challenges. Read More...

Expansion, Growth and Revenue Projected for MENA Fitness Market
Posted: May 18, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA and the Global Health & Fitness Alliance collaborated with Ken Research to produce the Assessment for Direct and Indirect Impact of Health and Fitness Clubs to MENA Economy - Outlook to 2025 report. While the report highlights timely current information on the state of the MENA health and fitness industry, it also provides crucial future market projections such as industry size by revenue. The report includes individual country reports for Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, Oman and Qatar. Read More...

IHRSA 2022 is Only Six Weeks Away, Register Today!
Posted: May 17, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2022MIAMI, FL - The event of the year is almost here! Next month, IHRSA will bring together over 6,000 global fitness professionals, suppliers and industry partners for the event of the year, where attendees will interact in-person and virtually with four keynote presenters, sessions from over 125 industry experts and thought-leaders as well as product and service exhibits from hundreds of vendors! Read More...

Six Reasons for Fitness Pros to Attend the IHRSA 2022 Trade Show
Posted: April 12, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2022BOSTON, MA - The health and fitness club industry’s biggest event returns this June. IHRSA’s 41st International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2022) is slated to take place in Miami Beach, Florida, from June 22 - 24. Arguably, the most exciting and highly anticipated piece of the Convention is the two-day Trade Show on June 23 and 24. IHRSA has put together a list of six reasons why all health, fitness and wellness professionals should attend the IHRSA 2022 Trade Show... Read More...

Two Fitness Industry Leaders Nominated for IHRSA Board
Posted: April 7, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, announces fitness industry veterans Al Noshirvani and J.J. Creegan as the two nominees for service on its Board of Directors. Al and J.J. will stand for election during the IHRSA annual meeting at IHRSA’s 41st International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2022). If elected, they will serve from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2026. IHRSA members are encouraged to register for IHRSA 2022 and attend the annual meeting. Read More...

IHRSA 2022 Prepares to Make a Splash in Miami Beach
Posted: April 5, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2022MIAMI BEACH, FL - Florida is a consistent haven for tourists, welcoming 122.4 million visitors in 2021, a slight drop from its record 131.4 million people in 2019, due to the pandemic. There’s no wonder that Miami Beach lands on the top of best destinations to visit. For the first time ever, IHRSA’s International Convention & Trade Show will be hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Spanning from June 22-24, #IHRSA2022 is sure to leave attendees blown away. Here's what to expect... Read More...

IHRSA Seeks Fitness Facilities to Participate in 2022 Global Survey
Posted: March 30, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, is calling on health clubs, gyms and studios worldwide to partake in its 2022 Global Report Survey with the chance to be featured in its bestselling and most requested research publication, The IHRSA Global Report. Health club, gym and studio operators can complete the survey in just 10 - 15 minutes. This year’s survey gathers basic company contact information as well as membership levels, club count figures, number of employees and revenue data for 2019, 2020 and 2021 in order to gain insight on how the industry’s pandemic recovery is stacking up. Read More...

Global Health and Fitness Alliance Advisory Council Elects New Chair
Posted: March 28, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA AdvocateBOSTON, MA - The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) announces the election of Andrea Bell as the New Chair and Richard Beddie as Vice Chair of the GHFA Advisory Council as it ramps up its efforts to establish the health and fitness sector as an essential service and key contributor within the healthcare continuum. Andrea and Richard take up their new positions on April 1, 2022. Read More...

IHRSA Foundation and Fitness Industry Tackle Mental Health Issues
Posted: March 16, 2022 in IHRSA

The IHRSA FoundationBOSTON, MA - The fitness industry is working to normalize mental health and recognize it as another element of overall wellness that needs to be exercised and cared for. With the recently released IHRSA Foundation toolkits, health clubs, gyms and studios are able to provide consumers with mental health programming and initiatives that fit their individual needs. Read More...

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