National Independent Health Club Association


Fitness Centers have an opportunity to do business with some of the largest insurance providers and employer groups in the industry! The National Independent Health Club Association works with insurance providers, employer groups and incentive programs that offer a fitness and wellness benefit.  We are the clearinghouse that allows individual fitness centers the opportunity to take advantage of these great fitness incentive programs.   For insurance providers and employer groups, NIHCA will help manage your fitness incentive programs at the facility level, maintaining the goals and perimeters of each individual program. Participating fitness centers will gain access to an entirely new market – our incentive programs help facilities attract new members and retain their current ones – all without having to offer discounts that hurt your bottom line!  Besides being able to offer these great incentives and reimbursement programs, NIHCA members can take advantage of other value-added benefits, such as free webinars and a preferred vendor list. The National Independent Health Club Association, a non-profit organization, has been created to represent independent fitness centers across the nation, work with insurance providers and employer groups on existing or new health management programs.

Our Incentive Programs

Here at NIHCA we manage fitness incentive programs for the insurance provider/employer group, for the fitness center, and for the members working out.  These incentive programs help the fitness centers as well as provide a way for members to get paid for working out.


Avera Health



Fleet Farm Fitness Program


Health Partners




Northern Plains



Sanford Health


Sioux Falls School District








Success Stories


Join NIHCA Today!

The National Independent Health Club Association (NIHCA) serves as the clearinghouse that allows each individual fitness facility the opportunity to take advantage of exclusive fitness incentive programs. We are currently working with 14 fitness incentive programs.


First Step:

Download our Activation Packet


  • NIHCA offers Fitness Incentive Programs - Exclusive Only to NIHCA Members
  • Club Exposure on and exposure on our partner’s websites
  • Free Postings for Job Openings & Equipment for Sale
  • Secured online Member Enrollment; secured online member portal to view reimbursements
  • Preferred Vendor discounts on products and services
  • Discounts off of Regional Conferences (Continuing Education Credits, when available)
  • FREE bi-monthly webinars for all staff ($600 value)
  • Access to a "50+ Point New & Unique Programming list"
  • A $100 bi-monthly NIHCA Spotlight contest for your facility to be spotlighted ($600 value)
  • FREE marketing/promotional materials
  • FREE program training
  • The Best World Class Customer Service

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NIHCA National Activation

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NIHCA Minnesota/North Dakota Activation

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