NIHCA NEWS: October 2022
Fall Networking Workshop
Wednesday, Oct 26
Are you coming to the next in-person networking event at the Rochester Athletic Club on Wednesday, Oct 26th from 10am-3pm? It’s time to re-group and gather together as fitness friends to share each others ideas on programming, marketing, membership ideas and more. Everyone will bring their facility brochure to share with others. We will tour the magnificent Rochester Athletic Center at 10am, then we will have a small program, followed by lunch and a few hours of round-tabling with each other. What’s working well at your club? Heck, what’s not working well!?! Let’s share ideas and come away feeling re-motivated and ready to roll out some new programming for fall and deep winter. 

Email Holly to sign up:  [email protected].

The workshop is FREE, however please bring $15 for lunch. 
    Customer Service Quote of the Month:
“The purpose of a business is to create a customer who creates customers."
~ Peter Drucker
Fall Flyer For YOU!

NIHCA has a customized fall fitness flyer that you may utilize at your gym. Hand it out, hang it up, post in on social media, put it in your next newsletter and email blast to your members – just use it. Fall is time to re-promote the Fitness Incentive Programs. Keep Promoting! 
Call or email us.

This is your annual reminder that your BCBSND members are only offered a 9 month program (from Jan through Sept) each year. This means that September workouts submitted in October will be the last and final rewarded month for all BCBSND members until 2023. As always, starting again in Jan 2023, BCBSND members will need to complete their annual authorization starting January 1, 2023.
Last Chance to Win $100!

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!

$100 NOVEMBER Spotlight Contest:
November is the National Gratitude Month. We are asking you, what are you grateful for this month? We encourage creativity with the theme; you could be grateful for a special group of members, a class that is always full with positive attitudes, new equipment, or your attentive custodians.

Share with us what you are grateful for and enter for a chance to win a $100 check from NIHCA.

$100 will be awarded to the NIHCA club with the best response.
Send in your video or pictures 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 November 15! NIHCA Spotlight will be discontinued as of 12/31/2022.

If you have questions, please contact or call NIHCA at 320.722.0084 and ask for Erica.
October Webinar
WEDNESDAY, October 12
10 - 11 am CST

presented by Kristen Brown

When it comes to selling success, YOU are a total health industry rockstar who has navigated so much as the new realities of work and life have created massive change and challenge.

But guess what…if you don’t stay charged up and passionately commit to making success happen even amidst all the change it WILL mess with your club sales, kill your influence and impact your employees, and tank your bottom line.

During this session you will assess and activate your seven Sales Success Energy Centers so you can engage more powerfully with the tasks and people you work with every day. Then you will learn fast action steps to uplevel your energy when you need it most, step into your full potential as a sales rockstar, and have a ton of fun in the process.

Learning Objectives:
  • ASSESS your seven Sales Success Energy Centers to better understand your influence and impact.
  • LEARN how to activate your Sales Success Energy Centers to improve sales relationships and drive the bottom line.
  • TAKE ACTION on your Sales Energy Centers right then and there during the session and leave with Powershots that keep the momentum going when you get back to work


Let’s talk about the small, seemingly insignificant “Verified box” on the bottom of each of your members profiles. Rule #1 – Never, ever un-check a member’s verified box. You need to leave it checked, even after the member cancels from you. If a member cancels, you should simply change their Member Status to Cancelled or Terminated – whichever you choose. But again, we kindly ask, that you do not un-check the verified box; leave the verified box checked at all times. Thank you.
Have you seen our Newsletter section, “Can’t Make This Up”? Every now and again we hear a great story from one of our NIHCA Clubs about the antics happening with their members. We ask our clubs to be creative with our Spotlight Contest themes and you did not disappoint this month. The entries this month included stories that were creative, inspiring and we could not have made them up.

Congratulations to Maslowski Wellness and Research Center in
Wadena, MN
MWRC sent us the story of their Grand Opening Gala in 2014 and the antics of those attending and some who overstayed their welcome:
“Later that night (IN FACT...Early the next morning) after our staff had eaten what they liked of the pizza and snacks and placed them in the fridge in our Executive meeting room, I found a family that had decided to take it upon themselves to not only eat the leftovers, but to also stay the night in the meeting room! They were KINDLY asked to leave the facility. Never have seen them again! You just never know what you might see at your center!!!!”
"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them." ~Bruce Lee
Thanks for realizing we are human, we hope to see you on October 26th!
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