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The U.S. Health and Fitness Industry Is a $22.4 Billion Economic Powerhouse
Posted: May 6, 2024 in IHRSA

The Health and Fitness AssociationWASHINGTON, D.C. - The 55,294 health club and studio locations in the United States have a $22.4 billion economic impact on the country’s economy, according to new data analysis prepared by the Health & Fitness Association (formerly IHRSA) and released today to coincide with the HFA Fly-In and Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. Read More...

Statement from Health & Fitness Association CEO Liz Clark Honoring the Life of Waldyr Soares
Posted: April 10, 2024 in IHRSA

The Health and Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - Health & Fitness Association President & CEO Liz Clark released the following statement to honor the life of Waldyr Soares, founder of Fitness Brasil and a longtime industry leader in Brazil and internationally... Read More...

IHRSA 2024 Hits a High Note with Association’s New Name and Increased Attendance Numbers
Posted: March 15, 2024 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2024BOSTON, MA - The 2024 IHRSA Convention & Trade Show wrapped last week with buzz about the organization's new name launch and targeted mission to be the global community for health and fitness leaders focused on advocacy, education and research. The association’s new name is the Health & Fitness Association. IHRSA 2024 welcomed more than 350 exhibitors, 150 speakers, and 8,700 fitness professionals, which preliminary numbers show is a double-digit increase in overall attendance from last year. Read More...

IHRSA Modernization Continues with New Name
Posted: March 6, 2024 in IHRSA

The Health and Fitness AssociationLOS ANGELES, CA - Marking the next chapter of member service and engagement for an innovative and consumer-focused industry, IHRSA President & CEO Liz Clark today unveiled a new name for the organization: Health & Fitness Association, which she described as a “global community of industry leaders supporting an association committed to advocacy, education, and research.” Read More...

IHRSA Partners with the White House to Promote Physical Activity in the U.S.
Posted: February 27, 2024 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA -the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of industry leaders- announces its partnership with the White House to promote the importance of physical activity for both physical and mental health across the United States. IHRSA was accepted as a partner in the White House initiative Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities. As part of this groundbreaking collaboration, IHRSA will spearhead a series of initiatives aimed at increasing participation in physical activity and highlighting the role of fitness facilities in supporting healthy lifestyles. These efforts will be showcased through a range of events and programs held in communities nationwide. Read More...

Iconic Home of Fitness Gold’s Gym SoCal Welcomes All IHRSA-Goers for Free Workouts
Posted: February 26, 2024 in Chains

Gold's GymLOS ANGELES, CA - As the fitness world converges on Los Angeles for the highly anticipated International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) 2024 Convention and Trade Show, Gold’s Gym SoCal, the original home of fitness workouts, announces a special offer for all attendees. In celebration of this gathering of industry professionals, Gold's Gym SoCal will be extending complimentary gym passes to all IHRSA attendees, providing them with access to world-class facilities during their stay in the City of Angels. Read More...

IHRSA Hires Industry Veteran Katie Philipp to Develop Education and Events
Posted: January 29, 2024 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of industry leaders, has hired Katie Philipp as Manager of Education & Events. In her role, Katie will develop the curriculum for IHRSA's headlining events, which include the IHRSA Convention & Trade Show and the European Congress. She will solicit presenters from inside and outside the health and fitness industry to deliver expert insights. Read More...

IHRSA Releases 2023 U.S. Health & Fitness Consumer Report
Posted: December 20, 2023 in Suppliers

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - The number of Americans who were members of a fitness facility in 2022 increased by 3.7% to 68.9 million consumers ages six and older, a record number for the industry, and overall facility users (members plus non-member users) climbed 8.1% to 82.7 million people, according to the 2023 U.S. Health & Fitness Consumer Report, released by IHRSA, the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders. The member number is higher than in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic when the U.S. industry had 64.2 million members. Read More...

MIC Coalition Adds IHRSA as Member to Represent Health and Fitness Industry
Posted: December 6, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationWASHINGTON, D.C. - The MIC Coalition announces that IHRSA, the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of industry leaders, is the latest member to join the coalition in support of transparency and balance in the music licensing industry. IHRSA and its members join a broad-based collection of businesses that provide music in retail establishments, live entertainment venues, hotels, restaurants, bars, wineries and taverns throughout the country, as well as over the nation’s radio and television airwaves and Internet. Read More...

IHRSA Adds to Its Advocacy Team
Posted: November 8, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- has hired Charles Regnante as Manager of Government Affairs. In this role, Charles will play a crucial role in strengthening IHRSA’s advocacy initiatives. Read More...

IHRSA’s Latest Capitol Hill Fly-In Focused Attention to PHIT Act
Posted: November 2, 2023 in IHRSA

PassPHITWASHINGTON, D.C. - On October 23, 70 industry executives met with U.S. legislators and their staff members on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to drive home the importance of the health and fitness industry and the need to pass the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act. The Fly-In --the second for IHRSA in 2023-- was hosted in conjunction with The Fitness Technology Summit, which was held October 24 - 25 in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More...

IHRSA European Congress Attracts Fitness Executives From 33 Countries
Posted: October 25, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- concluded its 2023 IHRSA European Congress last week at the Lisbon Congress Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. This year’s event was a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the European Congress as well as the return of the event, which had not been held since 2019. Read More...

IHRSA Named Top-Performing Association
Posted: October 19, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- was named a top-performing trade group as ranked by key policymakers, staff, media, influencers, lobbyists and communications professionals working in the nation’s capital, according to an annual TradeMarks survey by APCO, an independent global public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. Read More...

IHRSA 2024 Keynotes Include Industry Visionary Mark Mastrov
Posted: October 11, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2024BOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- has secured industry visionary Mark Mastrov as one of three keynote speakers at its IHRSA Convention & Trade Show, March 6 - 8, 2024, in Los Angeles. The other two keynote speakers come from outside the industry. Read More...

IHRSA European Congress Keynotes Focus on Performance and Trends
Posted: September 25, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- has announced three keynotes for its 20th IHRSA European Congress, October 17 - 19, at the Lisbon Congress Centre in Lisbon, Portugal. Read More...

IHRSA Releases Best-selling Annual Global Report
Posted: September 18, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- has released the 2023 IHRSA Global Report, an annual review of the health and trajectory of the global industry. Data from a survey of IHRSA member health clubs, gyms and studios, as well as insights from federation leaders in 15 countries and industry partners show that the industry has demonstrated resilience despite facing social and economic challenges. Read More...

IHRSA 2024 Convention & Trade Show Registration Is Now Open
Posted: September 12, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2024BOSTON, MA - Lights, camera, action! IHRSA --the Health & Fitness Association, a global community of health and fitness industry leaders-- has opened registration for the IHRSA Convention & Trade Show in Los Angeles March 6 - 8, 2024. More than 8,000 participants from around the world are expected to attend this premier event at the Los Angeles Convention Center for education, networking and purchasing, featuring an expected 350 exhibitors and 50 sponsors. The event will include three days of education sessions (March 6 - 8) and two days for the Trade Show (March 7 - 8). Read More...

IHRSA Fitness Brasil 2023 Triumphs Again
Posted: August 25, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBRAZIL - For decades, the IHRSA Fitness Brazil Conference & Trade Show has been the largest, widely anticipated, and highly respected fitness, sport, health and wellness event in Latin America. This year’s gathering, the 24th in history, occurred August 16 - 19 at the Transamérica Expo Center in São Paulo. 15,000 visitors took advantage of more than 30 educational programs and attended 200 lectures, hearing from hundreds of speakers. The Trade Show, spanning more than 172,200-square-feet, featured 100 major equipment and service brands, which exhibited some 3,000 products. Read More...

IHRSA Launches PHIT Act Campaign to Connect Fitness Professionals With Elected Officials
Posted: July 31, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - August may be summer recess for the U.S. Congress, but for IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, it offers an opportunity to launch a grassroots campaign urging co-sponsorship of the PHIT Act of 2023 (H.R. 1582/S. 786). Read More...

IHRSA Calls Upon Fitness Leaders to Participate in 2023 Global Survey
Posted: July 25, 2023 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationBOSTON, MA - IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, is calling upon leaders at health clubs, gyms and studios worldwide to participate in its 2023 Global Report Survey with the chance to be featured in the most requested research publication, The IHRSA Global Report. Completion of the survey takes just 10 - 15 minutes. The deadline to participate in the survey is Thursday, August 3. Read More...

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