Press Release March 28, 2018

NAC Owner, Jim Worthington, elected Chairman of the largest fitness trade association in the world.

International IHRSA Board names Worthington Chairman

Newtown, PA, March 27, 2018:  Jim Worthington, the owner of the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC) was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the IHRSA (International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association) on Friday, March 24, 2018 in San Diego, CA.  The election took place at the 2018 IHRSA International Conference where education, networking and the largest fitness equipment trade show in the world are provided for 10,000 clubs representing 90 countries.

During his tenure as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Worthington will be responsible for leading the largest fitness trade association in the world to become the solution for the global obesity crisis as well as to protect, promote and grow the fitness industry.  His vision and leadership will help to shape the direction of fitness and wellness worldwide during a time when the world is beginning to recognize that “Exercise is Medicine” is having a positive effect on almost every disease state as well as preventing many diseases from ever developing.

Mr. Worthington comments, “I am honored and humbled to have the privilege to serve the industry that I have been passionate about for 40 years in this way.  There comes a time in every man’s life when his actions are driven more by legacy than ambition.  I will do my best to make a mark in the industry that has lasting effects to propel us towards the ultimate goal of making fitness and wellness more available to everyone in the world.”

This honor coincides with the 40th Anniversary of the Newtown Athletic Club (1978 – 2018).  This milestone will be celebrated all year long with many events and acknowledgements of long term members and employees.  Established as a 15,000 square foot racquetball club on 3 acres in 1978, the NAC has grown into a globally recognized 250,000 square foot lifestyle club on 25 acres.  A pioneer in many facets of fitness and wellness, Mr. Worthington’s vision and the dedication of the entire NAC team have brought the NAC to this pinnacle of international recognition.

About Newtown Athletic Club:   Newtown Athletic Club, one of the largest individually owned health clubs in the nation, is a full service, multi-recreational health and fitness complex whose mission is “Making lives better by creating the ultimate recreational, social and healthy lifestyle experience”.  As a leader in the global industry, the NAC is an award-winning facility both nationally and internationally with a strong commitment to local and national ties in the community as not only a provider of services, but also as a supporter of charitable activities and services that depend on donations and support.  The NAC, a true lifestyle club, is proud to offer the best in services, programs and facilities in a 250,000 square foot facility on 25-acres in the heart of bucolic Bucks County located at 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA 18940.