2022 NIHCA Spring Conference & Exhibit Expo

May 17, 2022

Wow! We are overwhelmed with the amazing reviews we received at the 2022 NIHCA Conference. We had a record number of first time attendees and the results are in; it was a great opportunity. Now we have the honor of thanking the many hands, faces and voices that made the day a positive experience for many.

We could NOT shout out our thanks enough to Kat Perkins. Kat was motivating and inspiring as she shared her story from practicing in the garage to getting to hug the one and only Coach Adam Levine from the Voice. Thank you, Kat, for sharing your Fearless words and your voice with us!

                                        

Thank you to our facility host, Maple Grove Community Center. Thank you to our Board of Directors for stepping up today. Many hands make light work.

Thank you to our Breakout Session speakers! Greg Lappin, we can’t say it better than this attendee wrote, “Great, really like everything and gained a lot by being here!” Heather Godfrey, you brought “energy and new ideas” to our attendees. Ryan Yunkers, the word “ingenious” was used by an attendee when describing their takeaway from your session. NIHCA appreciates the opportunities we can provide our members with these breakout sessions.

Thank you to our Sponsors for joining us in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The opportunity for you to meet and talk one-on-one with our members is a valued perk to the day. Thank you for adding to our attendee door prizes! Watch for a special thank you to each of you for your time and support.

                       

We saved the best for last. Thanks to all of you who attended our 2022 Spring Conference & Exhibit Expo. The day was great because of you! You need to #Leave2Learn and each of you took the time to network with other facilities, learn some lessons and gathered tools to bring back to your own facilities. Thank you & see you next year!

What to Expect at a NIHCA Conference & Exhibit Expo

April 27th, 2022

Have you looked at the emails from NIHCA and glanced over the information about our Conference and then set it aside because, “you just don’t know what to expect”? We pride ourselves on being here to answer your questions, so let’s dive into what your day will look like when you join us in Maple Grove on May 12th.

Your registration includes a full day.

  • 8am starts off with registration, breakfast, and mingling with vendors and other attendees.
  • We will gather together for an amazing Keynote Speaker/Singer, Kat Perkins, and be left in awe and pumped with a new energy.
  • After a short break and time to mingle we will split into two breakout sessions. Try to bring someone with you so that together, you can bring the entire conference offering back to your facility!
  • This our first visit to the Maple Grove Community Center so we will have a tour before lunch (Yes, lunch is included with your registration!).
  • Once our plates are emptied, we will split again for two additional breakout sessions.
  • We will break up into networking round tables. This is a great time to bounce ideas off each other! Get to know your friends in the fitness industry.
  • The day will close with door prizes and completing your CEU Certificates.

Did you get all that? We pack a lot into your day because you need to #Leave2Learn. We want you to leave with new enthusiasm, new knowledge, new friends, and the pumped up energy to take back to your facility.

Don’t just take our word for it; listen to what others have said about previous conferences:

~My first time being at a NIHCA conference; I felt very welcomed!”

~”great speakers refreshed & remind me why I got into fitness industry in the 1st place!”

~NIHCA provides an invaluable experience through learning, networking, and overall fun times”

~This was a great experience!!”

Stay on Budget While Eating Healthy

April 20th, 2022

With tax season coming to an end, it has some of us looking closer at our personal budgets.

We have all worked through or may currently be working through a tight budget. It’s part of adulting, and typically one of those parts none of us particularly enjoy. It is possible to eat healthy if you are just starting out on your own, in college, or finding yourself on a tight budget as you save up for a big purchase. Whatever your circumstances, you can always find ways to save a little and stay healthy. Click on the link for an article with 19 Clever Ways to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget written by Adda Bjarnadottir and posted on Healthline.com. Number 16 is a favorite way to save for many of us in the office. What is your go to way to keep eating healthy on a tight budget?

~”It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

NIHCA Giving Back

March  1, 2022

Next week NIHCA is opening their doors to start building up the Shoe Swap to benefit our local school. NIHCA moved to Granite Falls the fall of 2010 and is thankful to be part of an amazing community here in Granite Falls and in Yellow Medicine County. NIHCA is making our “footprint in the community by starting up and sponsoring the YME “Shoe Swap”. This is an opportunity to help all students to pursue their sport activities without worry of how to get the appropriate footwear.

Erica has been focusing on getting a space organized for the Shoe Swap within the NIHCA Office. She said it best:

“I am thrilled to be assisting with the Shoe Swap. I see the Shoe Swap as an amazing opportunity for our community to come together for our kids. An awesome experience for the kids to learn about donating and how to give back. This is a great way for kids to pay it forward to each other. If we teach our kids to do good things in the world now, just think of what they will bring to our community when they are adults. It is never too young to learn how to give back.

The Shoe Swap will grow and will be here to help kids who need shoes for sports. I hope there is also much success in the kids learning to give back when they are able.”

Right on, Erica, we could not say it any better. NIHCA looks forward to watching the Shoe Swap grow from the shoes you see pictured here to a room full of gently used, clean, donated shoes waiting to be swapped by kids for kids. Kids have growing feet and sometimes it happens faster than you can drive to the next community over to get a pair of cleats. #Swapapair

 

NIHCA Networking Group

March 14th, 2022

The NIHCA Networking Group will be meeting in just two weeks. It is not too late to register!

NIHCA’s Networking Group is a great way to connect with other facilities, learn from your friends in the fitness industry and bring your knew knowledge and connections back to your facility. NIHCA is thrilled to have our next meeting at the New Ulm Recreation Center in New Ulm, MN. This is 1 of just 3 facilities nationwide who now has a Ninja Cross Pool Obstacle Course!! You will get to tour the facility as part of the meeting on Tuesday March 29th.  For more information and to attend click HERE.

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