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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...

Registration is Open for IHRSA 2022
Posted: March 15, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2022MIAMI, FL - Join thousands from across the health and fitness club industry in Miami Beach at IHRSA's 41st International Convention & Trade Show, June 22-24. At IHRSA 2022, you’ll attend three inspiring keynote sessions and learn from over 125 industry experts and thought leaders. Additionally, you will be able to explore over 360,000 square feet of exhibit space, interact with more than 300 exhibits, participate in 11 exercise classes and network with over 6,000 global fitness professionals, suppliers and industry partners. Read More...

Statement from IHRSA CEO & President Liz Clark on Congress’s Failure to Provide Relief
Posted: March 11, 2022 in IHRSA

Elizabeth ClarkBOSTON, MA - Despite broad bipartisan and bicameral support, Congress has once again left our industry, which has been disproportionately affected by government mandates, without federal relief. The small business owners and millions of employees we represent have faced devastating losses since the beginning of the pandemic and allowing them to continue to drown is a dereliction of duty by our elected officials. As a result, they've continued to put the health of Americans on the back burner and perpetuated the devastating economic impacts of this pandemic on local studio or gym owners. Nevertheless, our industry has a lot to be proud of. Read More...

Project 435 – Uniting the Fitness Industry to share ONE Message with One Voice!
Posted: February 28, 2022 in IHRSA, Other News

NHFAProject 435 is a National Health and Fitness Alliance Effort to secure strong representation in every congressional district throughout the United States. The Project 435 goal and #1 priority is collective and committed effort with all stakeholders in the industry that will form a team of fitness professionals that is active in spreading the message to all 435 Members of The House of Representatives through a grassroots effort focusing on the key premise. Read More...

IHRSA 2022 Brings Fitness Industry Professionals to Miami Beach
Posted: February 22, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA 2022BOSTON, MA - IHRSA’s 41st International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2022) is set to take place from June 22-24, 2022, in the bold and beautiful Miami Beach, Florida, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The IHRSA 2022 website is now live and includes a registration portal, schedule at a glance and more. For the second year in a row, IHRSA 2022 will be a hybrid event, offering on-site as well as virtual components and programming. Read More...

New Mental Health Tools Now Available to All Fitness Centers
Posted: February 15, 2022 in IHRSA

The IHRSA FoundationBOSTON, MA - The IHRSA Foundation has developed two new resources to assist health and fitness facilities when designing initiatives and programs to address consumer mental health and wellbeing. The IHRSA Foundation created the following resources thanks to a generous grant from the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation: Supporting Mental Health & Well-being: A Toolkit for Health & Fitness Centers; and Perspectives on Supporting Mental Health & Well-being in Health & Fitness Facilities: A Survey of Fitness Professionals. Read More...

New IHRSA Data Shows High, Growing COVID-related Closure Rates for Fitness Facilities
Posted: January 29, 2022 in IHRSA

IHRSA: The Global Health & Fitness AssociationWASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, IHRSA, the Global Health & Fitness Association, unveiled new industry data showing yet another increase in the number of health clubs, gyms, studios that have closed since this time last year. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, 25% of all fitness facilities have closed across the country, and 30% of studios closed as of January 1, 2022, an increase of 11% since January 1, 2021, which has left the industry looking to Congress for support. Read More...

Tireless Efforts in 2021 Provides Fitness Industry Hope for 2022
Posted: December 28, 2021 in IHRSA

IHRSA AdvocateBOSTON, MA - Congress and legislatures across the country are home for the holidays, which means there will be little happening before the New Year. So, let’s review all our advocacy actions accomplished in 2021 that lay the groundwork for success in 2022... Read More...

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