Club Industry's Coronavirus Resource Page for Fitness Industry Professionals

Studies on COVID-19 Transmission at Gyms

COVID-19 Infection Rate At European Gyms Is Low, Per Report – Dec. 17, 2020

Gyms Pose Low COVID-19 Transmission Risk, Per European Study – Nov. 5, 2020

Returning Gym Members Are Confident In Safety Protocols At Their Gyms, Survey Found - Nov. 3, 2020

Health Clubs Are Not Spreading COVID-19, Study Finds – Sept. 2, 2020

Norwegian Study Found No Gym Goers Contracted COVID-19 From Gym Use During Trial Period – June 28, 2020

Legislation and Loan Possibilities

Bill To Help The Fitness Industry Introduced In The U.S. House – Oct. 5, 2020

U.S. House Introduces Business Interruption Insurance Bills For Small Businesses - May 5, 2020

Third Stimulus Package Does Not Include Provisions Specific to the Fitness Industry - March 31, 2020

Fitness Industry Fights for Inclusion in Third Federal Stimulus Package Related to the Coronavirus - March 19, 2020

SBA to Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans - March 19, 2020


State Fitness Alliances (list developed by IHRSA)

Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)

Financial Technology (Fin Tech) Companies

Debt Consolidation

Club Industry's Town Halls and Webinars on the Coronavirus

A list of Club Industry's town halls can be found on this town hall resource page. 


Insights on Retaining Your Members and Protecting Your Business

Four Steps to Keep Members Safe If Your Health Club Is Still Open - March 21, 2020

MXM Offers a Free Way to Capture Ideas for Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis - March 21, 2020

Club Industry's First Coronavirus Town Hall Elicits Billing, Staffing and Risk Management Advice - March 19, 2020

Fitness Industry Fights for Inclusion in Third Federal Stimulus Package Related to the Coronavirus - March 19, 2020

Keep Communicating with Your Members and Other Retention Tips for the Coronavirus Era - March 17, 2020

Town Hall: You Have Questions about How Coronavirus Will Affect Your Business; We Have Experts Who Are Here to Help - March 17, 2020

Local, State Mandates Cause Some Health Clubs to Close to Slow Spread of Coronavirus - March 16, 2020

How to Protect Your Members and Your Fitness Business During the Coronavirus Pandemic - March 12, 2020


Bright Spot Series

Bright Spot: Live Online Classes Give The LAB An Invitation Into People’s Homes During COVID-19 Shutdowns - May 21, 2020

Bright Spot: Online Offerings Open TruFusion To New Franchisees, Members - May 18, 2020

Bright Spot: Jabz Boxing Bobs And Weaves To Online Classes During Coronavirus Crisis - April 26, 2020

Bright Spot: MADabolic Shifts To Equipment Rentals, Online Offerings During COVID-19 Shutdown - April 26, 2020

Bright Spot: Workout Anytime Gets Creative To Keep Members Fit, Revenue Flowing During COVID-19 - April 22, 2020

Bright Spot: REGYMEN Fitness Turns To Communication, Enhanced Resources To Survive The COVID-19 Outbreak - April 20, 2020

Bright Spot: Team At Avenu Fitness Bands Together For Pivot During COVID-19 Crisis - April 14, 2020


Additional Resources for Fitness Industry Professionals

Coronavirus tracking page - Johns Hopkins University

IHRSA Coronavirus Resource Page - IHRSA

States in Which Health Clubs Are Closed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

CDC guidelines on the coronavirus - U.S. Centers for Disease Control

Filing for unemployment - U.S. Department of Labor

Finding small business loan lenders - U.S. Small Business Administration

Coronavirus prevention and treatment guidelines - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information about getting a small business loan - Mason Enterprise Center

SBA disaster loan assistance- Small Business Administration

Google's Educational Website on the Coronavirus - Google

Employer Obligations and Resources Regarding New Federally Required Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave as a Result of COVID-19 - Conn Maciel Carey

COVID in Gyms: What the Research Says About Mitigating Spread



Reopening Efforts

Gym Owners Take Action To Get States To Reopen Health Clubs - May 28, 2020

California Fitness Alliance Sends Gym Reopening Guidelines To California Governor - May 26, 2020

Health Club Operators Reopen In Defiance Of State Orders - May 21, 2020

Equinox, SoulCycle, Life Time, Others Release Reopening Protocols - May 14, 2020

Some State Reopenings Include Health Clubs - April 30, 2020

IHRSA Urges A Four-Pronged Approach To Reopening, Urges Governors To Open Health Clubs When Safe - April 28, 2020

Health Clubs Are Slated To Be In The First Wave Of Businesses To Reopen Under Phase One Of COVID-19 Guidelines - April 19, 2020

Some Health Clubs In Northern Utah Get The Green Light To Reopen - April 16, 2020



News on Postponement or Cancellation of Industry Events (FIBO and IHRSA)

Coronavirus Concerns Cause Precor, Life Fitness to Withdraw from FIBO - Feb. 27, 2020

Coronavirus Concerns Lead to Postponement of FIBO in Cologne - Feb. 29, 2020

IHRSA 2020 Is Still On March 18-21 in San Diego - March 3, 2020

Life Fitness, Precor and Other Vendors Withdraw from IHRSA 2020 Due to Coronavirus Concerns - March 6, 2020

IHRSA 2020 Remains On Amid Vendor Cancellations, Growing Coronavirus Concerns - March 9, 2020

Augie's Quest Cancels 15th Annual ALS-Fundraising Bash, Holds Online Auction - March 11, 2020

IHRSA 2020 Has Been Canceled and Will Not Be Rescheduled - March 12, 2020

California MANIA, Succeed! 2020, NIRSA 2020 Are Latest Fitness industry Events Cancelled Due to Coronavirus - March 20, 2020

2020 IDEA World Convention Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Crisis - April 15, 2020