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2015 opportunities for clubs

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IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association has a mission to Grow, Promote & Protect health clubs. To grow club membership, IHRSA advocates for legislation that encourages physical activity.

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2015 opportunities for clubs

  1. 1. Opportunities IHRSA 2015 State Legislative To Grow U.S.Health Club Membership
  2. 2. IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association has a mission to Grow, Promote and Protect the health club industry.
  3. 3. To carry out this mission, IHRSA advocates against legislative threats that are harmful to health club operations and profitability.
  4. 4. And, IHRSA advocates for legislation that encourages physical activity and health club membership.
  5. 5. Pro-Industry Legislation that IHRSA advocates for includes:  Financial Incentives to Exercise,  Efforts to Repeal a Sales Tax, and  Wellness Promotion.
  6. 6. IHRSA advocates by:  Working with state lawmakers to write “pro- industry” legislation,  Alerting clubs on actions they and their members should take to support the legislation, and  Implementing grassroots campaigns to put the weight of the industry behind the legislation.
  7. 7. IHRSA pursues financial incentives, such as:  Tax credits and deductions for health club membership,  exercise equipment, and  other physical activity- related expenditures to make health club memberships and services more affordable. Financial Incentives States with opportunities are in Green
  8. 8. Sales Tax Repeal 25 states* plus DC currently impose a sales tax on dues or services or both. IHRSA is constantly working to repeal these taxes, as well as to stop tax impositions where proposed. IHRSA encourages States to exempt health clubs from a sales tax to send the message that active lifestyles are encouraged, and that preventive health is vital to a healthy economy. *AK, CT, DC, FL, HI, ID, IA, KS, LA, MN, MO, NE, NJ, NM, ND, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. States with opportunities are in Green
  9. 9. Wellness Promotion An increasing number of states are proposing legislation to make their communities healthier and more active. IHRSA works with these states to support proposals that:  Increase physical education time  Implement promising wellness programs  Incentivizes small business owners to provide employee wellness programs, especially those that include health club memberships. States with opportunities are in Green
  10. 10. Why IHRSA supports legislation that promotes physical activity:
  11. 11. To learn more, support IHRSA’s efforts or lend your voice:  Download the 2015 Opportunity Report  Download the 2015 Threat Report  Join IHRSA at IHRSA.org/Membership  Support the Industry Leadership Council  Contact Meredith Poppler at mpoppler@ihrsa.org or 800.228.4772, ext.129.
  12. 12. THANK YOU!

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