The Global Health & Fitness Association


Committed to the growth, protection, and promotion of the health and fitness industry, and the success of our members.

The mission of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is to grow, protect, and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with the benefits that will help them be more successful. IHRSA and its members (health clubs and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and industry suppliers) are dedicated to make the world healthier through regular exercise.


Shaping a Healthier World for All

IHRSA and the fitness industry are dedicated to increasing access to physical activity across the world. There are many ways in which we strive to achieve this goal: we advocate for a universally inclusive fitness industry, one in which people of all races, backgrounds, ages, orientations, and abilities feel intentionally welcomed and included; we actively partner with several national, international, and global organizations working to help more people get active, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), and the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition; and we run global campaigns promoting inclusive physical activity, like the Get Active for All Campaign. Together, we can make the world a healthier place and create a better future for our industry.


Coronavirus Resources for Health Clubs

Articles, webinars, and resources designed to help health clubs navigate the coronavirus pandemic. 


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  • Member Retention
  • Fitness Programming
  • Staffing
  • Equipment
  • Leadership
  • Personal Training
  • Facilities
  • Wellness & Community Programming
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Strategy & Finance
  • Legal
  • Technology 

  • IHRSA Convention & Events

    Our educational events provide an array of speakers on business and strategy, instructional sessions for management success, peer-to-peer networking opportunities, and spectacular trade shows.

    More Information » ihrsa.org/events

    IHRSA Convention & Events
  • Free Webinars & Classes

    Whether you want to hone your fitness business knowledge or educate staff, IHRSA webinars and educational classes are for you. An archive of 90+ on-demand webinars and monthly live webinars are free to members.

    More Information » ihrsa.org/webinars

    Free Webinars & Classes
  • IHRSA.org

    Access exclusive tools to maximize the profitability and efficiency of your health club. IHRSA’s digital library serves as the one-stop source for industry-specific best practices and insights covering everything to grow your club.

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  • Access for Your Staff

    IHRSA benefits are available to each and every member of your staff so they can increase their knowledge and work smarter for your business.

    More Information » ihrsa.org/login

    Access for Your Staff
  • Research Reports & Publications

    IHRSA's research publications are the most authoritative reports on health club performance indicators, including revenue, retention, and member demographics.

    More Information » ihrsa.org/publications

    Research Reports & Publications
  • Club Business International

    Club Business International is the health and fitness industry’s leading magazine. IHRSA members can receive up to four subscriptions for you and your staff.

    More Information » ihrsa.org/cbi

    Club Business International
  • Protection Against Threats

    Don’t get blindsided by laws that threaten your business, leaving you clueless on how to fight back. Stay informed with IHRSA’s legal resources and the IHRSA Advocate newsletter, exclusively available for members.

    More Information » ihrsa.org/industry-leadership

    Protection Against Threats
  • IHRSA Experts

    Our diverse roster of expert staff is here for our members. We run offense to keep you informed and provide you with critical guidance on legal matters, research, and more

    More Information » ihrsa.org/staff

    IHRSA Experts
  • Discounts & Savings

    Save thousands with exclusive discounts on reports, event registrations, product purchases, insurance and energy costs, music licensing fees, and much more!

    More Information » www.ihrsa.org/grouppurchasing

    Discounts & Savings
  • Passport Program

    Give your members access to clubs around the world! The IHRSA Passport Program entitles members of participating IHRSA clubs to enjoy discounted guest access worldwide when they travel.

    More Information » ihrsa.org/passport

    Passport Program


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  • Nicole Johnson
    Nicole Johnson

    Director of US Club Membership
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Chris Hixson
    Chris Hixson

    Global Membership Manager
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Alison Giannaras
    Alison Giannaras

    Associate VP of International Development
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Jacqueline Antunes
    Jacqueline Antunes

    Director of Latin America
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • Luke Ablondi
    Luke Ablondi

    Trade Show Manager
    Boston, Massachusetts