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Have you ever considered how a state sales tax could impact your club and how you could take action to stop it? Are you searching for ways to promote leadership characteristics among your team? Wondering what actions you can take to help increase the physically active population? The IHRSA Advocate can help you find the answers you've been searching for.

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The IHRSA Advocate is your guide to knowing and understanding the policies that influence daily health club operations. We analyze the action, so you know when to take your own. For more timely relevant news about advocacy issues affecting the industry, and your bottom-line, subscribe to​ the bi-weekly (member-only) e-newsletter. The following four articles and resources will give you a taste of the topics that are regularly covered in each issue of The IHRSA Advocate.

PHIT Passes House, Makes History

The U.S. House of Representatives passed The Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act for the first time as part of H.R. 6199. PHIT would allow Americans to use HSAs and FSAs to pay for qualified fitness expenses, including health club memberships, sports safety equipment, and youth sports fees.

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Tax Updates Gym Operators Need to Know

State and federal tax proposals continue to affect health club businesses across the U.S. Check out some recent trends we are tracking that are not going away anytime soon.

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Why Sending a Text Has Big Implications

An increasing number of clubs are using text message marketing to promote seasonal or discounted memberships and class offerings. However, to avoid costly legal fees, clubs should ensure they are in compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act before sending any messages.

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Answers to Your Questions about Injury Liability

When anyone works out at a gym, there is always a chance they could injure themselves. Therefore, it’s important for clubs to know how to reduce the risks of injury and liability at their facilities. Our briefing paper has the answer to your injury liability questions.

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