Group Class Participation

Group Class Participation Group classes are fun. They keep members motivated and they tend to keep their participants accountable to each other, but what happens when the class numbers are low? There are times when class numbers may be low due to vacations, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. What about when class numbers are low…

2023 Midwest Recreation-Aquatics-Fitness Conference

2023 Midwest Recreation-Aquatics-Fitness Conference August 21, 2023   Thank you to all who attended the 2023 Midwest Recreation-Aquatics-Fitness Conference! We had two full days of learning, networking, laughter and fun. The conference kicked off with a pre-conference “Customer Service Bootcamp” presented by our Executive Director, Holly Johnson. This session nearly doubled in size as word…

Software Pros and Cons

Software Pros and Cons In the fitness industry our focus may be on fitness and health, but in this industry comes with a great software responsibility. Our world today revolves on software and that can cause us to shy away from it and just deal with what we’ve got versus learning a new system. NIHCA…

Licensed Classes

Licensed Classes in the Fitness Facility NIHCA has been asked by some of our members about what other facilities use or how to justify the cost of the licensed classes. This is a great question as you are all looking to offer members the best experience while at your facility. However, the answer is individualized…

NIHCA Networking Group in Minnetonka

NIHCA Networking Group in Minnetonka Earlier this month the NIHCA Networking Group gathered to tour two facilities and roundtable on what’s working and what’s not working in the fitness facility world. We were able to tour the Williston Fitness Center and then we regrouped and toured The Marsh! Wonderful tours; thank you to Dakota, Bud…

Trainer/Instructor Certification Reimbursement

Trainer and Instructor Certification Reimbursement Bringing in new trainers or instructors and retaining the ones you have can be a struggle; with a little incentive you can keep them on board. NIHCA’s Networking Group asked if facilities offer their trainers a reimbursement for “Group Fitness” or “Personal Training” certification. The responses we received were overwhelmingly…

Maintenance and Janitorial Services

November 22, 2022 Cleaning is inevitable. It has to happen at home, at work, and especially at the gym. The question is, who should do the cleaning and when? We asked the NIHCA Networking Group and we received responses from a variety of facilities: University and Hospital facilities often have contracted staff that will come…