Health & Fitness Association Gears Up for 2024 Fly-In on Capitol Hill

Health & Fitness Association Gears Up for 2024 Fly-In on Capitol Hill

Over two days in early May, fitness leaders will engage lawmakers on the industry’s importance to the nation’s health and economy

The Health & Fitness Association, formerly known as IHRSA, is hosting its annual Fly-In and Advocacy Summit May 7-8 in Washington, D.C., where fitness leaders and executives will work to make the industry’s voice heard on Capitol Hill and push for the passage of key legislation.

During the two-day event, the Health & Fitness Association will reveal important economic impact data demonstrating the contributions of the health and fitness industry to the U.S. economy. There will be an emphasis on empowering attendees to educate lawmakers on the mental and physical health benefits of physical activity and deepen relationships with members of Congress and their staff.

Liz Clark, Health and Fitness Association president and CEO, remarked that the summit serves the entire health and fitness industry and has a significant mission.

“As we step into this new era, it’s imperative that we make our collective, unified voice heard on Capitol Hill,” Clark said. “This event provides a crucial platform for industry leaders to engage directly with lawmakers and advocate for policies that support the growth and vitality of our sector.”

Fly-In and Advocacy Summit attendees will also help advance support of the PHIT Act to expand HSA/FSA eligibility for physical activity and youth sports expenses and seek national liability protections regarding the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

“Our goals are aligned with our global advocacy pillars, dedicated to championing initiatives that unify our industry’s voice, enhance consumer access to wellness opportunities, and foster a business-friendly environment conducive to innovation and growth,” said Mike Goscinski, vice president of government affairs for the Health & Fitness Association. “Through collaborative efforts and strategic advocacy, we will position the health and fitness sector as a powerful force for positive change, promoting preventive health benefits, equitable access and economic prosperity.”

The 2024 Fly-In and Advocacy Summit is sponsored by fitness industry leaders such as ABC Fitness, ALTA Technology Group, ClubConnect, Daxko, DX Factor, EGYM, FitOn Health, Junk Brands, Matrix Fitness, Myzone, NASM/AFAA, ROR Partners, Studio Grow, Technogym, Tivity Health, Wellhub (formerly Gympass) and WellnessSpace Brands

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Health & Fitness Association Gears Up for 2024 Fly-In on Capitol Hill

Registration for the Fly-In and Advocacy Summit is free for Health & Fitness Association members and costs $299 for non-members. 

Click here for the full Fly-In and Advocacy Summit agenda.

*This story has been updated to include additional event sponsors.

Courtney Rehfeldt

Courtney Rehfeldt has worked in the broadcasting media industry since 2007 and has freelanced since 2012. Her work has been featured in Age of Awareness, Times Beacon Record, The New York Times, and she has an upcoming piece in Slate. She studied yoga & meditation under Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and is an avid reader. Courtney has a BA in Media & Communications studies.

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