September 2020 Spotlight Winner

$100 September Spotlight Winner ~  Big Muddy Crossfit in ND

Congrats to the Big Muddy Crossfit Bismarck, ND on winning the $100 September Spotlight Contest.
The September contest was to send in a video or pictures of  “How are you encouraging families to exercise together at your facility?”  Big Muddy CrossFit sent us a video of a mother and daughter working out together as well as pictures of families working out together. Their words tell more…

Here is their story:

We encourage our families to workout together by offering both adult and kids classes and in some cases having the kids join their parents in a regular class. We also volunteer within the community where kids are welcome to participate to show that fitness is not just exercise, but also using it for others. We offer family discounts and try to find class times that work for both parents and kids to participate in the same trip reducing travel.  We love our kids and adults and want to offer them a platform to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle while also giving back to their community.

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Autumn is right around the corner

As we are preparing for the cold winter months ahead it can be a little daunting to work on our meal prepping this time of year.  We want to hold on to Summer but we may be looking forward to the comfort foods of Fall.

I was recently looking for a new comfort food recipe to try out at home and came across a great article on Taste of Home by Alexa Erickson. The article is “31 Healthy Comfort Foods for People Who Love to Eat”, that sounds right up my alley.

Let us know what recipes you try out.  The Pumpkin Lasagna has peeked my interest.

Acknowledgements: article written by Alexa Erickson

Full Article can be found at with links to each recipe.

September Webinar – Staff Stress Busting to Impact Performance During Covid?

Thursday, September 24, 2020

11-12pm CST

Webinar Presented by: Karen Woodard-Chavez

Thanks to our sponsor

As each and every one of us under 85 years of age can attest to, we are living through an unprecedented time economically, politically, culturally, generationally and educationally…all stemming from how we are handling our world-wide health pandemic. We have no experience with this and are in a time of constant change, conflicting information leading us to lack confidence in whom and what we believe, all of which creates constant uncertainty.
This webinar will focus on what we can do to minimize anxiety, stress and depression for ourselves, our loved ones and for our staff. Tools you will walk away with include helpful reminders for successful conversations, truly understanding what staff and loved ones need from you, the difference between complaining and contributions and how to train staff (and loved ones) to contribute vs. complain, the 7 Cs of communication, how to better utilize humor in the workplace and the practicality of communicating with a masked face.

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.
It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.



NIHCA LOGOOur offices will be closed on Monday, September 7th in Observance of Labor Day.

Thank you for all that you do – Have a safe weekend!


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