The NHFA drives successful health and fitness lobbying in Washington, D.C., including legislation to provide the industry with relief from the economic harm caused by mandated COVID-19 protocols.
We’re on the ground in all 50 states working hand-in-hand with community organizations and fitness businesses to protect the industry from harmful legislation and promote a competitive business environment.
We’re uniting the industry to loudly proclaim and demonstrate the essential role our industry plays in addressing the epidemics of obesity, physical inactivity, and preventable chronic disease; and improving mental health.
The National Health & Fitness Alliance (NHFA) is a broad-based, open-platform, community-driven alliance. We bring together thought leaders and change makers from a variety of fields and disciplines to do something important for the promotion of health and fitness, including:
We welcome and invite all health and fitness industry stakeholders to connect to the NHFA community.
The NHFA and its Advisory Council seek to unite and build on advocacy and lobbying efforts to represent and protect every sector of the U.S. fitness industry.
The NHFA is funded by a portion of IHRSA membership dues, donations from IHRSA Industry Partners, and contributions from a broad base of industry allies and stakeholders.
No. IHRSA membership is not required for participation in the NHFA. Any individual or organization interested in supporting the health and fitness industry is welcomed to participate.
IHRSA provides the NHFA with operational capacity, financial support generated from IHRSA membership dues, and oversight from the IHRSA Board of Directors. The NHFA is guided by the NHFA Advisory Council, which makes budget proposals and policy recommendations to the IHRSA Board of Directors.
The Industry Leadership Council focused on pooling together funding from IHRSA Club & Industry Partner Members to support health club lobbying efforts. The NHFA vision is broader and more inclusive of industry stakeholders, recognizing the power in uniting a dynamic community of interconnected interests to impact the future of the health and fitness industry.