SFIA's National Health Through Fitness Day Set for March 10, 11

Industry executives and athletes will gather on Capitol Hill next month for National Health Through Fitness Day.

Every year, SFIA's National Health Through Fitness Day brings together industry leaders, celebrity athletes, the American College of Sports Medicine, PHIT Coalition partners, PE teachers and other physical activity advocates to meet with Congress to push for physical activity policies, including the PHIT Act, to promote sports health and fitness in America. This year’s event is set for March 10–11 right on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Who Attends? Celebrity athletes ranging in the past from Peyton Manning to Carl Lewis; industry executives from SFIA members and associations; physical activity and fitness advocates from various fitness and activity organizations; and government and public affairs professionals from brands and associations throughout the sports and fitness industry.

The Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act would allow consumers to pay for physical activity expenses (from gym fees to sports equipment) using funds in pre-tax medical accounts (Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Savings Accounts). Consumers would see a 20-37 percent discount on sports related expenses.

The PHIT Act would make any expense exclusively intended for the sole purpose of being physically active eligible for FSA/HSA reimbursement The PHIT Act covers Youth and Adult Sports League Fees; School Pay-to-Play Sports Fees; Gym and Health Club Membership Dues; Exercise and Yoga Classes; Personal Trainers; Bike Rentals; Sports and Fitness Equipment; Sport-Exclusive Footwear; Tournament and Race Registration Fees; Youth Camps; and Fitness Tracking Devices.

Industry professionals looking to get more involved with National Health Through Fitness Day and passing the PHIT Act should contact Bill Sells at SFIA — bsells@sfia.org

Click here to register.