In this week’s Take 5, Brent discusses the decision to move IHRSA 2021 from Los Angeles to Dallas. He also brings you new research on rising chronic health conditions due to COVID-19 and what can be done to prevent a wave of disabilities and death in the coming decades. Brent also shares how IHRSA is working to build relationships to unite the industry around the world and reiterates the importance of the Active & Safe commitment to keep members safe and clubs open during and after the pandemic.
Developed by international fitness industry experts in accordance with the foremost public health guidance, the Active & Safe Commitment shows the fitness industry's dedication to the safety of their members, guests, and staff. Policymakers and public health officials know that health clubs and gyms are safe and vital and promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, improving overall quality of life. Join clubs around the world and make the Active & Safe Commitment today. You'll receive comprehensive guidelines, complete marketing materials, and valuable resources for staff implementation. Make the Active & Safe Commitment and have a voice in managing your own fitness facility: https://www.ihrsa.org/activeandsafe
In this week’s Take 5, Brent shares a study that found physical inactivity linked to more severe cases of COVID-19 and how you can restore movement after your COVID diagnosis. Brent also discusses the future of the fitness industry and where it’s headed according to 10 personal trainers. We also provide new research on the wellness industry and a quick IHRSA State Legislative update.
Topics of this week's IHRSA Take 5:
0:00 Introduction 0:42 Study links physical inactivity to higher risk of severe COVID cases 1:40 Restoring movement after COVID-19 2:33 Future of the fitness industry 3:46 Wellness industry 4:47 IHRSA State Legislative
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Three studies show a link between low physical activity during COVID-19 to anxiety and depression, the potential for exercise to improve sleep quality in older adults, and how higher objectively measured fitness and strength levels lower the odds of anxiety and depression. IHRSA’s Senior Manager of Health Promotion & Health Policy, Alex Black Larcom, MPH, RD, LDN, reviewed these studies and you can read her full summaries here: https://www.ihrsa.org/improve-your-cl...
In this week’s Take 5, Brent announces the new members of the National Health & Fitness Alliance Council who are working hard to promote and protect the fitness industry and shares how IHRSA is working with the World Health Organization to support physical activity. Brent also shares the growing numbers of home fitness equipment sales and gives more good reasons to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Topics of this week's IHRSA Take 5: • Fitness Equipment Sees Increased Sales • COVID Surge in Brazil & Gyms • WHO Committed to Increasing Physical Activity • National Health & Fitness Alliance • Vaccine Health Data & Sweet Treat Subscribe to receive Take 5 via email to make sure you never miss an issue! Subscribe here: https://hub.ihrsa.org/take-5-subscribe
In this week's Take 5, sponsored by Precor, Brent shares results from several surveys further revealing the pandemic’s impact on well-being. Brent also talks about a new COVID-19 risk calculator, ACE’s “Moving Together Outside” campaign, IHRSA’s 2021 Global Report, and welcomes four new members to the IHRSA Board of Directors.
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In this week’s Take 5, IHRSA interim President & CEO Brent Darden shares data and statistics on personal trainers, discusses in-person events, updates us on health clubs in Texas after the lifting of all mandates, and more.
In this week’s Take 5, IHRSA Interim President & CEO Brent Darden urges industry leaders to join us for the United We Rise: Stronger than Ever action event. He also shares insights on a report out of China that underlines the industry’s resilience, gives a GYMS Act update; and more. Subscribe to receive Take 5 via email to make sure you never miss an issue! Subscribe here: https://hub.ihrsa.org/take-5-subscribe
U.S. President Joe Biden cycles on his Peloton and Vice President Kamala Harris gets her cardio in with a run up the Lincoln Memorial steps. Leaders who prioritize their health send a message to the constituency: Fitness and physical activity is necessary and vital.
More U.S. lawmakers are backing that message by supporting the GYMS Act, which would create a $30 billion fund to provide grants to affected businesses in the health and fitness industry. So far, 14 U.S. representatives have signed on to support the bill’s passage.
In this week’s Take 5, IHRSA Interim President & CEO Brent Darden reveals the GYMS Act Dashboard, a “one-stop shop” to see the progression of the bill and what you can do to help get it passed. Darden also discusses two UK studies that shed light on behavior change, mental health, and exercise during a pandemic.
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In the U.S., relief for the health and fitness industry is closer to reality after lawmakers filed the $30 billion Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMS) Act, which would provide grants to affected health clubs.
Introduced by Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), the GYMS Act would establish a program to help distressed fitness facilities by allowing owners to apply for grants from the Small Business Administration, similar to other existing relief programs.
In this week’s Take 5, sponsored by Precor, Brent discusses IHRSA’s efforts to get it passed and urges gym owners, staff, and members to share their support for the bill with lawmakers.
Also this week, Brent shares some top fitness industry trends by Les Mills and McKinsey and announces an impactful IHRSA Foundation project.
Here is the McKinsey report Brent references: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/r...