What We Do... For The Fitness Facility

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 15 fitness incentive programs.

Gain Happier and Healthier Members

Your members will love the fitness incentive programs and it is so easy for you!  We give you the ability to offer an up to $20 reimbursement to your members without changing or discounting your current membership rates.  You change nothing at your facility.  Your qualifying members can take advantage of a fitness reward if they meet the required number of work outs each month.  The reward is paid right to your member’s bank account by our incentive partners.  All you need is a computer and internet access.

How does the Fitness Incentive programs work?

  1. Inform your members and the public that your fitness center offers the fitness incentive programs that rewards up to $20 for working out*.
  2. The interested and eligible member(s) fill out an enrollment form.
  3. Enter their enrollment information online.  There is no special software needed nor do you need to download anything.
  4. Once a month (between the 1st and 8th of the month) log in to submit the actual number of workouts for your member(s).
  5. The reimbursement will be paid on or about the 25th of each month directly from our processor to your member(s) individual bank account(s).
  6. An electronic reimbursement report will be sent monthly for your review on or about the 25th of each month.

In addition to having the opportunity to offer these fitness reimbursement programs at your facility, as a non-profit organization, we provide you with many benefits, along with support in promoting these programs so that you can gain new members and retain your current members.

The Benefits To A Fitness Facility

The NIHCA Advantage:

  • Attract new members and retain your current members
  • Heighten your visibility while staying one step ahead of your competition
  • Offer exclusive fitness incentive programs to your members
  • Gain access to a market where you don’t currently have access
  • Join a network of nearly 1,200 fitness facilities nationwide

What you get?

  • Easy, stress free coordination of exclusive fitness incentive programs
  • Website exposure including facility name, address, and phone number, on www.nihcarewards.org, as well as exposure on the fitness incentive partner’s website.
  • Unlimited “job posting” listing on www.nihca.org
  • Unlimited “equipment for sale” listing on www.nihca.org
  • Unlimited use of training material and phone support for your facility
  • Access to FREE bi-monthly webinars to unlimited number of staff ($600 value!)
  • Access to a “75+ Point New & Unique Programming list”
  • Access to promotional materials and posters to attract new members and retain current members
  • Access to our “preferred vendor list” that contains high-quality products and services at discounted rates exclusively for NIHCA members.
  • Access to member-only newsletters containing informative fitness related topics and articles
  • Highly discounted rates to attend regional conferences that help you grow in the fitness industry.

Your investment in NIHCA gives you yet another business partner and an additional voice in the ever-changing fitness industry.  We strive to help you succeed and grow through our programs and partners.

Why Should you Join?

  • To offer fitness incentive programs that will attract new members and retain your current members.
  • To be part of an organization that strives to help fitness centers succeed especially in today’s economy.
  • To heighten your visibility in the fitness industry.
  • To gain access to a network of over a thousand fitness facilities nationwide.
  • To develop healthier and happier members.
  • To increase members at your fitness center.
  • To gain access to a market you currently do not have access to.
  • To help establish and maintain a great reputation in the industry.
  • To have the opportunity to learn new skills through education and training opportunities.
  • To have the ability to get involved in the fitness industry and make a difference.

Join NIHCA Today!


Why Join NIHCA?
  • NIHCA offers Fitness Incentive Programs – Exclusive only to NIHCA members
  • Club exposure on NIHCArewards.org and exposure on our partner’s websites
  • Free postings for job openings and equipment for sale
  • Secure online member enrollment and member portal to view reimbursements
  • Preferred Vendor discounts on products and services
  • Discounts off of regional conferences (continuing education credits, when available)
  • FREE webinars for all staff ($600 value)
  • Access to a “75+ Point New & Unique Programming list”
  • FREE program training
  • The best world class customer service

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