Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 12

96 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 12 AT A GLANCE IHRSA (INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, RACQUET & SPORTSCLUB ASSOCIATION) WHAT: The trade association representing the global fitness industry WHERE: Based in Boston, Massachusetts WEBSITE: U nder the mantra ‘Recover. Revive. Reconnect’, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is fighting to spread the message that exercise is vital – and to keep health clubs open around the globe. As the not-for-profit trade association representing the global fitness industry of over 200,000 health and fitness facilities and their suppliers, IHRSA maintains a leadership role in advancing physical activity, which is critical to peak health and fight the battle against obesity and chronic lifestyle disease. IHRSA and its members work diligently work to make the world healthier, happier, and more productive through regular exercise. As a recognized leader in research for and about the fitness industry, IHRSA tracks and reports industry performance and consumer behavior trends. In that regard, the stats confirm that the year 2020 tested the resiliency and strength of the fitness industry. From the start of the pandemic, IHRSA focused Health & Fitness Association