IHRSA Passport Program Making ‘Fantastic Progress’

Great progress has been made since the launch of the new IHRSA Passport Program, powered by TrainAway, at the start of the year. We introduce some of the great gyms enrolled in the network, and how IHRSA members can benefit from the program.

Nearly half a year after its launch, few could have predicted the success of the new IHRSA Passport Program, powered by TrainAway. There are now more than 1,000 clubs enrolled in the program, following the addition of Canadian chain Nautlius Plus, with 39 clubs across Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City this week.

The IHRSA Passport Program allows members of participating IHRSA clubs to buy discounted day pass access to clubs all over the world, via the TrainAway app.


The Passport Program Continues to Expand

The IHRSA Passport Program now comprises a comprehensive club network in North America, with clubs from California to New York and from Alaska to Florida, with coverage in every major city in Canada. Yet the program’s reach extends far beyond just North America. There are also IHRSA Passport clubs in places like Auckland, New Zealand, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Moscow, Russia.

Take-up from members has also been impressive, and is growing rapidly. Members of IHRSA Passport clubs have already bought discounted passes in a huge variety of locations across the world, which only increases as coverage widens.

Kenn Gudbergsen, TrainAway, Tara Verity, IHRSA

Kenn Gudbergsen, TrainAway & Tara Verity, IHRSA

TrainAway co-founder Kenn Gudbergsen is delighted with the success of the program so far. “We’re feeling extremely positive about the fantastic progress we’ve made up to now. We’re so pleased to be providing benefits for so many clubs and their members already. Our aim now is to keep expanding the TrainAway and IHRSA Passport network and help clubs to communicate the program’s advantages to their members.”

This is echoed by Tara Verity, Senior Service Project Manager at IHRSA. “We knew it was time to deliver the IHRSA Passport Program digitally, and the success of the collaboration so far shows we made the right decision teaming up with TrainAway. We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our member clubs.”


Two of the best

Clubs available through the IHRSA Passport Program include the fantastic VIDA Fitness Gallery Place, in Washington DC and the superb World Class Krestovsky in St Petersburg, Russia, as seen below:

VIDA Fitness Gallery Place, Washington DC, USA

In a prime location in central Washington DC, VIDA’s Gallery Place club provides premier facilities in a serene, focused environment. Luxury changing facilities are complimented by a salon and nutrition-focused cafe.

VIDA Fitness Gallery Place TrainAway

World Class Luxury Krestovsky, St Petersburg, Russia

The World Class approach to luxury health clubs is to leave no stone unturned when it comes to quality. Their Krestovsky club in St Petersburg, is no exception. Every conceivable piece of fitness equipment is accompanied by a full-size pool and a wide range of aftercare options – and IHRSA Passport users get discounted access.

World Class Krestovsky TrainAway


Where Next?

With great coverage in North America secured, TrainAway and IHRSA are now looking over the Atlantic to Europe. The aim is to strengthen presence in Europe, and to further expand in Asia Pacific and South America. The map below shows the areas currently covered, and areas for expansion.

IHRSA Passport Program TrainAway


For Club Operators

The IHRSA Passport Program is a superb benefit to offer your members. It allows them discounted access to a huge network of health clubs across the world. In addition, by welcoming Passport travelers using TrainAway’s platform, your club can generate some non-dues revenue.

Enrollment takes just a few minutes, requiring no IT integration and minimal administration. Read more here.

For Club Members

The IHRSA Passport Program ensures you can maintain your active routine, even when away from home. If your club is enrolled in the program you’ll receive 25% off day pass access to over 1,000 other great clubs around the world. All you need to do is contact your club for your unique invitation code, then download the TrainAway app to get started. Find out more here.

TrainAway is a digital platform that helps you find and access a gym anywhere in the world. Buy day passes to gyms near you using the TrainAway app, available from the  App Store or Google Play Store. Want to hear more from TrainAway? Subscribe to our newsletter.

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