PHIT Act PASSES U.S. HOUSE WAYS and MEANS COMMITTEE

The PHIT Act passed through the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Ways and Means on July 12, 2018 with a vote of 28-7.  As a result, the long-proposed legislation is eligible for consideration by the full House as soon as July 23, 2018 as part of wider HSA reform legislation.

The Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act has been introduced in both the House and U.S. Senate numerous times in the last decade, with the House bill being most recently introduced by Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) in March 2017. It currently has 135 bipartisan sponsors.

The proposed PHIT Act would amend the existing IRS code to allow for a medical care tax deduction on qualified purchases for up to $1,000 per taxpayer or $2,000 for married couples filing jointly or heads of household, according to the proposed bill.

Under these revisions, physical activity expenses—including gym memberships and youth and adult sports registration fees—would become reimbursable through pre-tax dollars via health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible spending accounts (FSAs), allowing consumers to deduct related costs after meeting the 10 percent of income threshold on medical expenses.

For more information about the PHIT Act, visit PhitAmerica.org/Leglislation/PHIT_Act.  Anyone wanting to support the legislation can do so by visiting PassThePHITAct.org and input their zip code.

- Above was reported by Anthony Dominic in the July 17, 2018 Club Industry newsletter

SCOLIOSIS ACCREDITATION

W. F. (Bill) Brothers has completed the ISICO SEAS Accreditation Program (SA), which focuses on a conservative, exercise-based approach to scoliosis.  Following discharge from, or as an adjunct to, traditional Physical Therapy, individuals with scoliosis may find this method helpful in reducing the long-term impact of this affliction.  Please give us a call for more information!

ADDITIONAL NEW LOCATION

FIT SENSE is excited to be able to offer a new training location to better serve Fulshear, TX & points west. We have made arrangements to hold one-on-one training sessions at Anytime Fitness Katy/Richmond, located just South of FM 1093 between FM 359/1463 and FM 723 / Spring Green Blvd.  

This brings us to a total of three locations where we can offer one-on-one personal training sessions:

  • Anytime Fitness Katy, 1251 Pin Oak Rd, #113, Katy, TX 77494
  • Heritage Grand Clubhouse (Heritage Grand Residents only)
  • Anytime Fitness Katy/Richmond, 15014 Lakefair Dr., Richmond, TX 77406

Give us a call today at 832.600.4474 for more details, and to set up a free 30-min. consultation!

PERSONAL TRAINING FOR RESIDENTS AT HERITAGE GRAND

Effective October 16, 2016, FIT SENSE will offer one-on-one personal training services to residents of Heritage Grand, the Cinco Ranch 55-and-older community, located in Katy, Texas.  Sessions for residents will be by appointment only, held at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, Katy, TX77494.  Call 832.600.4474 for more details, and to arrange for a free 30-minute consultation!