With a total of more than 10,000 clubs and industry supplier as members, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA
) is an association dedicated to providing health and fitness market trend annually.
According to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, this business alone has a total annual turnover of more than 71 billion dollars and the association has more than 128 million members (IHRSA
Dubai The figure is alarming -- only 1.3 per cent of people in the UAE are in a regular exercise programme, said Julie Meer, Proprietor of Body Balancers in the UAE, referring to a recent Middle East report by the International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association (IHRSA
) that serves the global health and fitness club industry.
Only 16 percent of Americans belong to a health club, according to the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA
"It is a tumultuous time Outside because, at same time (the country is) going through recession, the consumer is more discriminating and more educated about their options," according to Brewster, who sits on the board of directors of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA
This barrier is also supported in literature (Booth, Bauman, Owen, & Gore, 1997; IHRSA
, 2005; Heath, 2006; Fletcher et al., 2007; Van Niekerk, 2009).
In his monthly article in the August 2000 issue of Club Business International, John McCarthy, long-time executive director of the of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA
), previously the International Racquet Sport Association (IRSA), took aim at what he said was the private fitness club's main enemy, "a rogue charity [emphasis added] that is often ...
"Clubs are really starting to target the corporate market," says Tom Richards, senior manager of public policy for the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA
According to IHRSA
, memberships have declined but, despite the economy, club revenues have actually gone up.
The organizations benefiting the women the most in this study included ACSM, the International Dance and Exercise Association (IDEA), NSCA, IHRSA
, and others.
commissioned a telephone survey of 1,016 U.S.
Racquet & Sportsdub Association (IHRSA
), was published in 1997 and included six standards and about 500 guidelines.