Our Mission

NEHRSA’s mission is to be the premier resource for education, professional development, and business growth for the health and fitness club community in New England. We connect hundreds of fitness and business professionals throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Through creative programming, unique learning opportunities and engaging interactive experiences, we strive to help your business grow and prosper.

Founded in 1978 as NERITA (an indoor tennis trade association) with John McCarthy as its Executive Director, NEHRSA was reorganized in 1981 as a pilot regional association for the newly formed national trade association, IHRSA.

Our network of health clubs, gym service providers, marketing & communication services, and training systems puts NEHRSA at the forefront of education and business for our industry in New England.