Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Monticello Community Center
505 Walnut Street
Monticello, MN 55362


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Best Western Chelsea Hotel
505 Walnut Street
Monticello, MN  55362


Call and reserve your room under the “NIHCA” block:
$89.99 per room + tax
(Requires 7 day cancellation.)



By attending the 2019 Fitness Conference, you will receive
5.0 CEU/CEC's
from SCW Fitness Education!








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2019 NIHCA Conference & Exhibit Show

Don't miss this fitness conference for you and your staff! Choose from six break out sessions throughout the day. Be inspired by our keynote speaker Tara Wiskow, who specializes in empowering fitness leadership.

Plus, an opportunity to workout with Olympian Carrie Tollefson during two sessions.

Act NOW to take advantage of these learning opportunities!

Join us for great speakers, preferred vendors and networking - perfect for any NIHCA fitness center.

Register Now! Payment accepted via PayPal, by check mailed to NIHCA, or by calling NIHCA with credit card information 320.722.0084.

All payments must be received by May 6, 2019 and are non-refundable.

Event Schedule and Class Descriptions

8:00-8:30 am           Registration/Breakfast/Mingle with Vendors
8:30 am                   Welcome
8:45-9:45 am           Keynote:    Tara Wiskow

Empowered Fitness: Raising The Bar, Even When It’s Difficult // Tara Wiskow
Are you feeling uncertain in your ability to be a leader in the fitness industry?  Do you question if you are the right person for the job of transforming the lives of others through health, wellness & weight loss? Feeling undervalued in your role as a Personal Trainer, fitness owner, or manager? Is your Fitness Facility and/or Business lacking in enrollments due to your fear of being rejected or overlooked?
Tara has developed 10 Steps that will guide you in authentically stepping into being who you truly are at your inner core.  In doing so you will be stronger and more confident, ready to take control of your life and business.  Through this transformation you will design your life empowered with prosperity, happiness and love in your career and life. Tara's powerful delivery works magic for your employees. It will enhance your work environment and company productivity!

9:45-10:10 am          Break with Vendors
10:15-11:15 am        Breakout Session #1 (1 hour each; choose your session)

Connecting Outside of the Club // Tara Wiskow
Learn strategies to connect with individuals who are too anxious, scared, intimidated or embarrassed to join a gym. These strategies will gain you their trust, they will get to know you and form a liking for you and your style of training.  The first gym they step foot in will be YOUR gym.

Tour Time!
Get a full tour of the beautiful Monticello Community Center.  Take notes, take pictures  - get an idea what another facility is doing.

Short and Sweat… I mean Sweet! // Carrie Tollefson, Olympian
Put on your workout gear. This will be a 15 minute workout that will give everyone a chance to say, I have time to fit it in today rather than skipping it all together! I will be teaching you how to create a simple workout plan that you can formulate into a class at your club and charge money for.  Thanks to 2nd Wind, we will be using their equipment to give you a 15 minute workout that you won’t forget.  Bring your notebooks for the pre and post game rundown!  Sponsored by Johnson Fitness

11:15-12:00 PM     Luncheon & Break with Vendors

12:00-12:45 PM     "The Customer Experience:  Making Price Irrelevant" // Holly Johnson, NIHCA Exec. Director

1:00-2:00 pm         Breakout Session #2 (1 hour each; choose your session)

The Empathetic Trainer // Tara Wiskow
Ever have a client who you couldn’t connect with because you just couldn’t understand their struggles, their “excuses”, their pain or lack of motivation? Learn how to become an empathetic trainer. These techniques will teach you how to train from a whole new perspective and the lives you will impact will undoubtedly double, even triple!

NIHCArewards:  Help Desk // Courtney Lange
This is your opportunity to get some good one-on-one help with NIHCArewards. Running reports, going over uploading file vs manual submission, NIHCA will be present to help walk you through anything you need.

Run Your Life, Your Legs and Your Business // Carrie Tollefson, Olympian
Running life’s race every day is busy enough – let alone trying to run your club and bring in new ideas.  Carrie will bring an example of a workout plans that you can add to your programming while emphasizing the importance run groups. 

2:00 - 2:30 pm           Break with Vendors
2:30 - 3:30 pm           Networking Roundtables
3:30 - 4:00 pm Closing/Door Prizes/ Thank you's / CEU Certificate

Evening Roundtable & Reception @ The Nordic Brewing Co.

 Don’t miss this extra event for those die-hards that want to learn more and connect with others.  Bring your front desk person, custodian, personal trainer/coordinator and director and we will break off into groups and talk about whats going well, what’s making money (what’s not) and any other trouble shooting ideas.  Come one, come all.  Everyone welcome. 

Date: Monday, May 13 -- the evening before the conference

Time: Roundtable Networking 3-6pm  // Mixer 6-9pm

Where:  Nordic Brewing Company // 530 Cedar St, Monticello // Just blocks away from the hotel and the Monticello Community Center

Why:  Networking, food and beer!

What else:  Hearty appetizers/light dinner to be served at 6pm

Cost:  $ 15 / person
**If you are only able to join us for this evening roundtable (and not the conference) please contact the NIHCA office to register:  320-722-0084 or email holly@nihca.org

Register Now! Payment accepted via PayPal, by check mailed to NIHCA, or by calling NIHCA with credit card information 320.722.0084.

All payments must be received by May 6, 2019 and are non-refundable.