Breaking Down the PHIT (Personal Health Investment Today) Act

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On Friday, September 15th, I had the opportunity to chat with Jeff Perkins, Assistant Vice President of Government Relations for IHRSA (International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association) regarding the PHIT (Personal Health Investment Today) Act.

The PHIT Act promotes physical activity and creates incentives for healthy living from children all the way up through seniors. PHIT will allow Americans to use flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health savings accounts (HSAs) to pay for health club memberships, fitness equipment and youth sports leagues. If passed, individuals could use up to $1,000 and families could use up to $2,000 per year of their HSA or FSA for physical activity expenses making recreation sports and health club memberships more affordable. More affordable exercise equals more physically active, happier, and healthier Americans. The goal of PHIT is to get Americans off the couch and to encourage them to get active.

The Case for PHIT:

  • 80 million Americans (28%) aged 6+ are physically inactive
  • Only 1 in 3 children are physically active each day
  • Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day

The Cost of Physical Inactivity:

  • 86% of national healthcare spending goes to treat chronic diseases, many of which are preventable with exercise and healthy habits.
  • Chronic diseases are projected to cost America $2 trillion in medical expenses and another $794 billion in lost employee productivity every year through 2030.

Take a minute to view this 30-minute webcast from Perkins and let your voice be heard! Learn more at http://hub.ihrsa.org/phit-act.

What’s our Secret Ingredient?

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Last week, Daxko announced that more clubs on the Club Industry Top 100 list use Daxko Spectrum than any other software. Daxko has the recipe for success for continuous growth and efficiency. We deliver the most comprehensive software solutions and experienced services to more kinds of member-based organizations than any other provider, whether a YMCA, a 10,000-member facility in a national chain, or a single site boutique.

We focus on three key areas of our business – product, processes and people. We are continually collaborating with customers to learn the needs of the ever-changing industry. We are committed to making Daxko Spectrum, DaxkoFit. Daxko has excelled in our core market of the YMCA and JCC space for 16+ years, and now we bringing that experience and insight to the health and wellness

industry. We work in an agile environment and are continuously reviewing and improving processes to deliver top-notch product performance, reliability and platform improvements. Last, but certainly not least, we believe that delivering exceptional customer experiences starts with creating and maintaining the right culture. Our commitment to fostering an environment of transparency, ingenuity, grit, and collaboration has enabled us to build a team of highly-talented and passionate individuals. With each person rowing in the same direction in pursuit of the same mission, enduring success for all happens naturally.

So, what is that secret ingredient that makes clubs want to choose Daxko Spectrum? Could it be our award-winning Services team dedicated to delivering exceptional experiences day-in and day-out, or our Product Strategy team that is laser focused on the development of Daxko Spectrum? Just like grandma, we are not going to share our secret ingredient that makes Daxko Spectrum so special. You’ll have to schedule an Executive Overview to find out how Daxko Spectrum can meet all your facility needs!