NIHCA News: February 2021
New at NIHCA:

NIHCA Knows is a new blog-based platform to keep you updated on what is working for other clubs/fitness facilities in the NIHCA network. Think of it as a library of resources for various questions like salaries, square footage, age requirements, policies and procedures, etc. We will address questions from our facilities and write a searchable blog for you to review, 24 hours a day with searchable keywords to find the most recent and relevant content on a given subject.

If you have a topic you would like addressed, you can email your request to
Health and Fitness Operations Post-Covid; How to Prepare
Wednesday, Feb 24
11am-12 noon CST

Never has it been more important to be forward thinking about the changes you will need to make in your health and fitness operations for post Covid success. This 60 minute session will cover considerations for revenue production, programming, facility modification and member/community relations. It is important to be planning for these changes NOW rather than wait. This will be a combination of presentation and discussion.


We know COVID sucks – so in an effort to help our fitness facilities, NIHCA gave away FOUR free NIHCA Memberships, up to $400 each in 2020.

Congrats to Club Winners:
The GM Gym - Grand Meadow, MN
Heart & Sol - Holdingford, MN
To Be Determined - Belgrade, MN
Proximal50 Life Center - Bismarck, ND

"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."— John Holmes


Student Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to our 2020 Student Scholarship winner, Anna German of Hutchinson, MN. Anna received a $500 scholarship from NIHCA for her 2021 school year. Anna intends to begin her education to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. Anna currently works at an acute and long term care facility and looks forward to continuing in a more specialized setting as a PTA. Anna said, “I think it is very important to get people moving and out of their rooms”. We couldn’t agree more, Anna. We can’t wait to see what you accomplish!

January 2021
Spotlight Winner

Fargo, ND

Congrats to the INSANE FITNESS on winning the $100 January Spotlight Contest. The January contest was to submit a What are you doing to make your existing members comfortable coming in with the changes and challenges we are all facing today and here's what they said:

"2020 threw challenges at us that we never expected and together we are coming into 2021 stronger. It is because facilities like yours are making members feel comforted to come back as doors open and as we move forward. Jennifer offers members Zoom trainings and her members know they can personally reach out to her with concerns.  
Know your members and invite them in!"


Your Club can WIN too...
$100 February Spotlight Contest:
The NIHCA Spotlight offers a chance to win $100 for your club and an opportunity to cast some “Spotlight” on your amazing facility, your awesome staff and your dedicated members!

This month's contest question:
"How do you show extra care/recognition towards your members?"

$100 will be awarded to the NIHCA club with the best response. 
Send in your video or picture along with your story to:

We will announce the winner in the upcoming newsletter, blog, Facebook and Instagram, while promoting your amazing facility! Please get your entry into us by February 15!

If you have questions, please contact or call NIHCA at 320.722.0084
and ask for Erica.
Please note that all pictures, videos, and promotional material may be used on our website, blog, and in our newsletters as it pertains to the Spotlight Challenge
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