By the Numbers

Washington health club industry keeps the state physically and fiscally fit


Washington health clubs


Residents visiting health clubs

  • Creating Jobs

    Creating Jobs

    32,636 health club employees; $217.3 million in total payroll benefits

  • Creating Jobs

    Driving Growth

    $517.4 million in revenue; $23.1 million paid in payroll taxes

  • Creating Jobs

    Fighting Obesity

    26.4% of adults are obese; 37th heaviest state in the nation

  • Creating Jobs

    Saving Money

    86% of healthcare costs are spent on chronic diseases

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IHRSA's advocacy team has our finger on the pulse of legislative and regulatory activity in all 50 states. We focus on supporting positive policies and stopping legislation that's harmful to fitness businesses.

  • Laws & Regulations

    Laws & Regulations

    Find up-to-date information about laws, regulations, and taxes that may affect your club.

  • Legislative Threats

    Legislative Threats

    Learn about proposed regulations and taxes that would increase the cost and difficulty of operating your club.

  • Shaping Policy

    Shaping Policy

    See how we're shaping policy to grow your business by increasing access to regular physical activity and healthy lifestyles.