IHRSA, the trade association for commercial health clubs, has hired two firms to help its existing lobbying firm secure funding on behalf on the fitness industry experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19, according to a daily alert sent out on April 13 by the Boston-based association.
IHRSA’s current lobbyist, Van Scoyoc Associates, is increasing its scope. New firms joining the effort are McGuireWoods Consulting and Capitol Hill Policy Group. IHRSA is reviewing the need for additional assistance.
The move comes after the third stimulus package that Congress approved and the president signed in late March did not include the fitness industry.