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.

Workout at a NIHCA participating fitness facility and recieve an incentive back!


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 incentive 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. 



NIHCA Gives Back $60,000 to their Fitness Facilities!

“In the last 5 years, NIHCA has given back $60,000 to our participating fitness facilities, in the form of rebates (discounts) off their NIHCA dues.”  Every fitness facility that is a member of NIHCA is automatically enrolled into the NIHCA Rebate Program.  This simply means that NIHCA rewards each fitness facility for doing a great job of entering member usage for the insurance reimbursement program(s).

Holly Johnson, Executive Director of NIHCA announces, “Most facilities are averaging over $50 up to $399 off their NIHCA dues each year!”  Johnson goes on to say very emphatically, “Fitness facilities are getting discounts for doing a great job managing the reimbursement programs.”

NIHCA’s mission is to continue giving back to our facilities – not only in the form of these rebates but also with our benefits. NIHCA takes care of our facilities and provides many value added incentives that help the overall business and success of each center.  From informative meetings to free online workshops (webinars),NIHCA provides VALUE to our facilities.  Large or small, NIHCA is dedicated to help all fitness facilities succeed in today’s economy.  NIHCA’s advantage is being able to offer various incentive programs that will help facilities attract new membership while maintaining their retention.


ANNOUNCING our newest Partner…

Virgin Pulse has partnered with NIHCA on a reward incentive program for working out at your local gym

We would like to announce Virgin Pulse as one of NIHCA’s new partners with the gym reimbursement programs.  Virgin Pulse will be rolling out to their eligible groups and members around May 1stThis new partnership provides Virgin Pulse clients with yet another way to incentive physical activity and healthy lifestyles, such as reimbursing employees for health club membership fees or offering rewards for health club visits. Those points can be used for a variety of products, services and gift certificates.  Ask NIHCA how many eligible Virgin Pulse people you have in your area!  More information to come soon.




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