Fly-In and Advocacy Summit

Washington, D.C., May 7-8

Make your voice heard on Capitol Hill

May 7-8, join more than 100 health and fitness facility owners, operators, leaders and team members, as well as supplier partners, in the nation's capital.

The Fly-In and Advocacy Summit is one of the association’s most popular and high-profile events and is a prime opportunity for elected officials and staff to hear directly from you and your team about industry priorities.

What's more, our event coincides with National Physical Activity Month, recognized by a large coalition of industry groups each May.

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Who should attend?

Industry executives, counsel(s), and team members as well as senior sales, marketing, and communications/government affairs staff can help spread your company’s story.

How does it work?

Attendees will be divided into groups to take to Capitol Hill and spread our message far and wide. If your company operates in multiple states, think about bringing a larger crew to ensure your voice is heard by the widest possible audience of elected officials and staff.

Why should you attend?

  1. Educate lawmakers on the mental and physical health benefits of physical activity and the positive contributions of the health and fitness industry. Share what you hear and see from your members, consumers, and customers.

  2. Establish and strengthen relationships with members of Congress, their staff, and businesses within their districts.

  3. Advance the reputation of the health and fitness industry.

Event Agenda

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

  • 9:30 – 11:45 AM | Studio Advocacy Sessions (Sponsored by StudioGrow)
  • 12:001:00 PM | Welcome Lunch with Guest Speaker: An Outlook on the 2024 Election with Justin Wallin (Sponsored by ABC Fitness, Studio Grow, Technogym & Matrix Fitness)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 PM | The Pulse of the Health & Fitness Industry
  • 2:002:30 PM | H&F Polling: Incentivising Physical Activity
  • 2:303:15 PM | Inactivity's Impacts on America's Youth
  • 3:304:15 PM | Advocacy 101
  • 5:306:45 PM | Networking Reception Behind Home Plate (Sponsored by ABC Fitness, Studio Grow & Technogym)
  • 6:45 – 10:00 PM | All-Inclusive Box Seats for the Baltimore Orioles @ Washington Nationals (Sponsored by ABC Fitness)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

  • 6:30 AM | Congressional Physical Activity Challenge Workout (Sponsored by Myzone, VIDA & Physical Activity Alliance)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM | Breakfast and Hill Briefing
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Meetings on Capitol Hill with Lawmakers and Staff
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Lunch (Sponsored by ABC Fitness, Studio Grow, Technogym & Matrix Fitness)
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Meetings on Capitol Hill with Lawmakers and Staff
  • 4:15 PM | Group Photo on the Capitol Steps
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Hill Day Debrief & Cocktails

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Hotel and Location Details

The Fly-In and Advocacy Summit features meetings on Capitol Hill with congressional staff and elected officials as well as briefings and educational sessions covering industry news, key issues, and public policy topics. Use our preferred member and industry rates for your stay. Reservations require a deposit of one-night stay per room and tax to be charged on or after April 15, 2024.

  • Riggs Washington, DC
  • The Royal Sonesta

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The Health & Fitness Association’s discounted hotel rooms will be subject to availability until April 15, 2024, or until a hotel sells out, whichever comes first. You are encouraged to make your reservation as early as possible. After April 15th, the official room blocks will be released and the hotels will charge significantly higher rates. All rates are per room, per night; hotels may charge additional fees for rooms with more than two occupants. Special requests should be provided in the request area while booking your reservation and are subject to availability at the time of check-in.

ATTENDEES BEWARE! Don’t be fooled by ANY organizations or individuals claiming to be assisting our attendees with hotel room reservations. These organizations are not endorsed nor affiliated with the Health & Fitness Association. We are working exclusively with SM Event Co to manage the discounted hotel rooms and assist with any attendee housing questions.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The success of the Fly-In hinges greatly on the invaluable support extended by our Sponsor Profiles. We wholeheartedly appreciate their dedication to industry advocacy and their contributions toward elevating our event experience.

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