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About the National Association for Health and Fitness

NAHF was founded in 1979 by the United States President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. NAHF is a non-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles.

NAHF Vision

America shares in the social, economic, health and environmental benefits that come from living an active lifestyle.

NAHF Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States. NAHF does this through its members by

  • Promoting physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles
  • Fostering new State Councils and Coalitions in every state and US territory
  • Networking and support among existing Governors' Councils on Physical Fitness and Sports and local community coalitions
  • Championing environmental and policy support for active living
  • Encouraging and sharing innovation in the States

NAHF Values

  • Partnerships for a healthier America
  • Active Living (integrating physical activity into daily lives)
  • Community involvement and Leadership Development for all sectors
  • Quality physical education in our schools
  • Worksite health promotion programs
  • Active-aging programs

NAHF Member Services & Programs

  • Networking / Advocacy / Technical Support
  • Regional Meetings
  • Annual Meeting
  • Gold Star Awards Program
  • Employee Health & Fitness Month
  • Media / Public Relations Support