Support Ongoing Efforts to Provide Access to the Healing Benefits of Physical Activity

Exercise has many proven health benefits, yet physical inactivity, obesity, and chronic disease continue to be growing problems.

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The IHRSA Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established in 2012 with the goal of promoting health through exercise. The purpose of the IHRSA Foundation is to support the charitable and educational functions of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).

IHRSA Foundation Projects


ACCESS Health: Cancer Wellness
A 6 week "train the trainer" program pairing fitness professionals with medical professionals to serve the health needs of cancer survivors.


ACCESS Health: Inclusive Fitness
A program to increase fitness opportunities for individuals with disabilities, providing them with the knowledge and skills to achieve better health.


ACCESS Health: Diabetes
A multi-dimensional wellness program using best practices from a health club-based diabetes program to improve health of people with diabetes.


ACCESS Health: Chronic Disease
Helping people at risk for chronic health issues to prevent chronic disease through exercise and positive lifestyle behaviors.


The IHRSA Foundation works to lay the groundwork for a world that views physical activity, and its physical and mental health benefits, with increased importance.


Foundation Mission

The mission of the IHRSA Foundation is focused in four key areas:

  1. Researching outcome-based wellness programs in clubs
  2. Providing education and resources to support wellness
  3. Promoting programs that support health through exercise
  4. Encouraging involvement with the IHRSA Foundation and our mission

IHRSA Foundation Plans With Member Clubs

Read more about the IHRSA Foundation's work with IHRSA member clubs to deliver evidence-based health promotion programs, as featured in the March 2017 and May 2015 issue of Club Business International.

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