State Advocacy

Standing side-by-side with members in all 50 states.

The Health & Fitness Association's Government Relations team has its finger on the pulse of legislative and regulatory activity in all 50 states. We focus on supporting positive policies and crushing legislation that’s harmful to the industry.

Advocating for Health & Fitness in All 50 States

While Congress garners the headlines, your business is more often and more severely affected by state policies. To ensure the industry operates in a business-friendly climate, we work to protect you from unfair legal mandates, problematic legislation, stifling regulations, and short-sighted taxation.

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    Open and Vital

    The association promotes that exercise and our industry are vital and works with states to ensure clubs remain open.

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    Consumer Protection

    The association supports consumer protection policies that truly safeguard the public while fostering prosperity in the industry.

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    Sales Tax on Dues & Services

    State budget shortfalls lead to short-sighted taxes on health club and studio dues and services, which can be bad for health and costly for fitness facilities.

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    The Industry's Economic Impact by State

    Demonstrate the power of the health and fitness industry to your state legislators by using the economic impact data now available from the Health & Fitness Association and updated on an ongoing basis to provide the most current information possible.

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