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Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) represents the voice of fitness facility operators across Canada. Representing over 5,000 facilities with over 4 million members nationwide, FIC pursues a legislative agenda in the hope of bettering the fitness industry for both consumers and operators.How To Contribute
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The Canadian Fitness Industry’s Key Developments in 2014
David Hardy, President, Fitness Industry Council of Canada
2014 has been an important time for the Canadian fitness industry. After a five year battle we reached an agreement with Re:Sound for music licensing in fitness facilities that saved the Canadian fitness industry over $86 million per year. The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit was doubled (as promised), leading Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) to anticipate the announcement of an Adult Fitness Tax Credit in 2015. We advocated to celebrate an active lifestyle with the promotion of National Health and Fitness Day. We had the honour to host and present the first annual Canadian Fitness Industry Leadership Award posthumously to Henry Polessky, founder of Fitness World in Vancouver. And we monitored over 10,000 pieces of legislation, news articles and other publications on behalf of our industry.
Canada Proclaimed National Health and Fitness Day
Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) is very pleased to announce that after over two years of promoting National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD), today, the government passed Bill S-211, an Act to establish the first Saturday in June each year as National Health and Fitness Day – across our country.
The objective is to introduce individuals to a healthy lifestyle in order to reduce the health care costs attributed to preventable diseases. As an FIC initiative, for the last two years, FIC’s participating fitness clubs have waived their drop-in fees on first Saturday in June to support NHFD. We plan on continuing this trend, and having even more fitness clubs join us!