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Miller Wellness Center wins NIHCA 2020 December Spotlight  

The Miller Wellness Center wins the National Independent Health Club Association’s December Spotlight Contest highlighting virtual workout programs.

The Miller Wellness Center staff participants in a virtual group stretching session over Zoom.
The fitness and recreation staff at the Miller Wellness Center participate in a virtual group stretching session over Zoom.

This month the Miller Wellness Center participated in the National Independent Health Club Association’s December Spotlight Contest highlighting virtual workout programs. The MWC staff submitted a video clip demonstrating how virtual workouts should be facilitated with some added holiday spirit! The video was selected to be the showcased on all of NIHCA’s social platforms and the MWC was awarded a $100 prize.  

Shari Landmark, Director of Fitness and Recreation leads her team in a virtual group stretching session.

Shari Landmark, Miller Wellness Center director of recreation and fitness, said that by participating in the contest the wellness staff can inspire other facilities to create healthy lifestyle changes in their members.

“I believe we are doing really great things at SDSU to provide variety and access to our facility and programs during this difficult time. Too often we submiss the impact we make on our students and community because ‘it’s our job.’”

In these unprecedented times, virtual fitness has been something that has allowed us to stay connected to each other and to our physical wellness. The MWC offers several virtual group fitness classes throughout the week including body sculpt, H.I.I.T. and Vinyasa Yoga. Members can register for these virtual classes through the membership portal or through the app. Upon registration, members will receive an email that includes the Zoom link for the class.

NIHCA is encouraging fitness clubs to create virtual workouts that are eligible for reimbursement programs.

NIHCA is a non-profit organization that has been created to represent independent fitness centers across the nation. They work with insurance providers and employer groups on existing or new health management programs. 

“We appreciate being a partner with NIHCA to connect with other facilities in the region and the opportunity to offer fitness reimbursements to our community members to assist with affordable options for health and wellness,” said Landmark.