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Club Industry's Coronavirus Resource Page for Fitness Industry Professionals

This page includes a list of Club Industry's coronavirus-related coverage to date, as well as additional resources for fitness business professionals. The page will be updated as more coverage is added.

Club Industry's Town Halls and Webinars on the Coronavirus

Club Industry’s Town Hall on the Effects of the Coronavirus on Your Fitness Business - Part 1. Topics: billing, staffing and member retention. Panelists: Paul Bedford of Retention Guru, Al Noshirvani of Motionsoft and Nir Kossovsky of Steel City Re. - March 18, 2020 (Now available on-demand.)

Club Industry's Town Hall on the Effects of the Coronavirus on Your Fitness Business - Part 2. Topics: preventing spread of the COVID-19 at your gym, virtual training options, marketing efforts. Panelists: Dr. Rajesh Grover, Ph.D., immunologist; Casey Conrad of Communication Consultants, and Michelle Blakely of See Jake and Jane Train - March 19, 2020 (Now available on-demand.)

Club Industry Town Hall on How Suppliers Are Helping Health Clubs Through the Coronavirus Crisis - March 25, 2020 (Now available on-demand)

Club Industry's Master Class Webinar Series: Being Proactive During the Coronavirus Crisis Shutdown​​​​​ - March 26, 2020 (Now available on-demand)

How to Engage Members with Virtual Solutions During the Coronavirus Shutdown  - April 1, 2020 (Now available on-demand) 

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


Answers to Questions Submitted During Town Halls 

Immunologist Answers Questions Submitted During Club Industry’s Town Hall about the Coronavirus - March 20, 2020

Answers to Questions about How to Virtually Train Clients During the Coronavirus Shutdown - March 22, 2020

Casey Conrad Answers Questions about How to Market During the Coronavirus Shutdown - March 23, 2020

ABC Financial Answers Questions from March 25 Club Industry Town Hall on the Coronavirus Crisis - March 25, 2020


Legislation and Loan Possibilities

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

Insights on Retaining Your Members and Protecting Your Business

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

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

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

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


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


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



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