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IHRSA's Passport Program

IHRSA's Passport Program

One thing that most of us do during the holidays is travel. It is almost inevitable and nice to have a tropical holiday or see family across the country. The problem starts when you stop your work out.


If you belong to a gym, be sure to check with them to see if it is part of the IHRSA's Passport Program. (The IHRSA is the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association.) Basically if your gym is a member of the program, when traveling at least 50 miles away from your home club, you will be allowed access to over 3,000 IHRSA member health clubs in more than 50 countries. Pretty cool right?

To find a club where you're traveling to that participates in the Passport Program, visit my post on Healthclubs.com. Oh, and be sure you ask a staff member at your home club for a valid Passport ID card (pictured above) or a Passport ID sticker for your membership card -- they forget to give them out.

Fit's Tip: You may still need to pay a guest fee when visiting another club but participating clubs are asked to lower their regular guest fee for Passport guests, and some clubs will waive guest fees entirely. Please call the club before visiting to ask about their policy.

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