NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP >> Newtown Athletic Club owner Jim Worthington, a 40-year industry veteran and the newly-elected chair of the IHRSA Board of Directors, has been named to The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN).

Worthington will be serving with other newly appointed individuals including: Herschel Walker, Mariano Rivera, Bill Belichick, Dr. Oz, Lou Ferrigno and Misty-May Traenor.

The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition was formed in 1965, and since then has worked to create and promote programs that allow Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles that stress the importance of regular physical activity and good nutrition. The President’s Council plays a key role in educating Americans and leading outreach and awareness efforts to improve the health and fitness of the American people

“I am honored to have been appointed to serve on the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition and to work with Secretary Alex Azar of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategy to expand participation in youth sports, encourage regular physical activity, and promote good nutrition for all Americans. These initiatives align perfectly with my 40-year career in the fitness industry and my upcoming chairmanship of IHRSA, which begins on July 1,” said Worthington of being selected for this high honor.

This achievement for Worthington is the culmination of a lifetime of work and dedication to health and fitness for the members of the NAC, the community, the nation and the world. The appointment is a reflection and recognition of what the NAC has done to promote healthy living for 40 years (celebrating its 40th Anniversary) and how, with the support and dedication of the NAC members and the community, its standing in the nation and the world has been validated. As the Chair of IHRSA (International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association) and now a member of the President’s Council, Jim will work harder than ever to create and promote health and wellness for the nation. He is grateful to the members of the NAC and the community for their support throughout this tremendous journey.

Newtown Athletic Club, the third largest individually owned health club 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 industry, the NAC is an award-winning facility both nationally and locally with a strong commitment to and ties in the community as not only a provider of services, but also as a supporter of charitable activities and local services that depend on donations and local support. The NAC, a true lifestyle club, is proud to offer the best in services, programs and facilities in a 250,000 sq. foot facility on 22-acres in the heart of Bucks County located at 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA 18940.


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