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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fitness Management & Consulting Announces Endorsement of the International Health Club Association

Fitness Management & Consulting endorses the International Health Club Association (IHCA), the industry leader in providing cost-cutting programs and revenue producing resources for health clubs, fitness centers and gyms. 

Dallas, TX – September 15, 2011 - Fitness Management & Consulting announced today the endorsement of the International Health Club Association, the leader in providing cost-cutting programs and revenue producing resources for health clubs, fitness centers and gyms. 

With over 100 years of combined fitness industry experience the owners and operators of IHCA understand the everyday struggles fitness center owners face. They understand all aspects of fitness center development and operation. They are not a (hands off) association - they have been and continue to be on the front line of health club management and operations. “As a longtime fitness industry professional, I understand the importance of creating additional revenue streams and keeping costs down,” says Andrew Carchia, IHCA President. 

When a health club or gym joins the IHCA they will first have access to a one stop shopping web site via their online trade show. IHCA has negotiated for club owners only the best pricing through major supplying companies on anything they need to operate their center .i.e. consulting, billing and collections (ABC  Financial),  marketing, leasing, equipment new or used, first aid, social media networking, referral systems, printing, lead generation, insurance and much more. They have done the work for the club owner by taking all the guess work out of finding reliable companies to support each health club or gym.

In addition, IHCA will market health club members directly in the clubs name via the FMIA (Fitness Members Insurance Association/Agency). This association was developed specifically for individual members. With the FMIA individuals will be able to purchase all insurance products .i.e. Auto, Health, Home owners, business and supplemental insurances with the IHCA discounted rates through major insurance carrier companies.

The extensive background and experience of the International Health Club Association helps to maximize productivity and eliminate all of the guess work for health club and gym owners across the country. IHCA’s philosophy of treating each club owner like a partner makes them an ideal business associate. “The best part of all of this is the unlimited potential for you as a health club owner to generate revenue through your existing and new membership base. Every product that IHCA retails will generate revenue for you. With each program IHCA sells, the health club will begin to generate an additional draft, an extra revenue stream directly into their bank account,” says Jim Thomas, President of Fitness Management & Consulting. 

About International Health Club Association      
The International Health Club Association was developed to assist health clubs in generating revenue. They do not put emphasis on conventions or equipment manufacturers; they assist the individual health club owner in the everyday operation of their center. Whether you have an 800sq ft or an 80,000sq foot facility they are there to assist you.  For more information, go to www.ihcafitness.com.

About Fitness Management & Consulting                  
Fitness Management & Consulting is a consulting firm specializing in health club business consulting, turnarounds, new club start ups and sales training.  Areas of practice include management training and procedures, sales and marketing systems and operations.  Its’ founder, Jim Thomas, has over 25 years experience in all aspects of health club sales, club ownership and management. Fitness Management & Consulting is a privately held company based in Dallas, Texas. For more information on Fitness Management & Consulting, please visitwww.fmconsulting.net.

Media Contacts:

Fitness Management & Consulting
800-929-2898 |Fax 214-292-9553              

International Health Club Association
Toll Free: 855-295-IHCA
Fax: 973-661-9082


Fitness Management & Consulting specializes in helping health clubs, fitness centers, multi-purpose athletic clubs and gyms to find solutions with profitability, operational analysis, troubleshooting, consulting sales training, ongoing consulting services, fitness center management, fitness center, health club and gym consulting, membership sales, sales seminars and workshops, personal training sales, marketing, operations, management, prize promotions, health club marketing, direct mail, corporate fitness management, real estate site selection, broker services, business valuations, business valuation, press releases, exercise equipment, floor design, budget control, profit centers, billing and collection, business valuations, business plan for fitness centers, online sales training, for fitness clubs, sales gym, gym membership sales, new club start up, manager training and first aid and safety. Fitness Management & Consulting is a member of the International Health Club Association (IHCA).

Based in Dallas, Texas, we serve clients throughout the DFW Metroplex including Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Azle, Bedford, Blue Mound, Burleson, Colleyville, Crowley, Duncanville, Desoto, Euless, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga, Westlake, White Settlement, Addison, Farmers Branch, Hebron, Plano, Allen, Frisco, Richardson, Coppell, Grapevine, Irving, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Highland Park, Mesquite, Tyler, Texarkana, Waco, Wichita Falls, Arlington, Garland and we serve clients nationwide including Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Ventura, Woodland Hills, Inland Empire, Camarillo, Simi Valley, Irvine, Newport Beach, Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle, Boise, Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, Omaha, Wichita, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Shreveport, New Orleans, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Des Moines, Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Little Rock, Jackson, Birmingham, Atlanta, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, Raleigh, Louisville, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Memphis, and Indianapolis.

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