Accepting Applications – Join the BPFA Board!

Accepting Applications – Join the BPFA Board!

Thank you for your interest in joining Body Positive Fitness Alliance’s volunteer Board of Directors!

The Board works together to guide the direction of our 501(c)3 nonprofit, build our community, collaborate on education materials, and work together to uphold BPFA’s 8 Pillars.

We are planning to add 2-4 new Board Members for the 2024 calendar year. To best support the organization, we are looking for Board Members to lead in the following areas:

– Social Media and Marketing

– Grants and Fundraising

– Organizational Development

The following roles already have leads. However, we always work as a team to make sure we’re creating the best content and experiences possible. So if you’re not completely into one of the specific roles above, know that we still want to hear from you because we’re also working on these projects:

– Asynchronous Learning

– Interactive Learning (eg. monthly Live Learning Seminars)

– Annual Summit Planning

– Website and Blogs

All BPFA Board Members commit to the following:

– Following BPFA’s 8 Pillars in their own practices

– Participating (in person or virtually) in BPFA’s Annual Summit, held in the spring in Toronto, Canada

– Working with other Board Members to set and complete quarterly goals related to their primary role

– Attending a minimum of one virtual Board meeting or event per month, and one quarterly meeting to set and discuss individual and organizational goals. There are opportunities to connect almost every week for a BPFA event including open Community Office Hours, co-working hours, Live Learning seminars, and “official” Board Meetings. 

Logistics, Details, Compensation:

This application will be open until October 31st. After reviewing applications we’ll reach out directly to schedule a video interview with the current Board. The goal is to complete all potential Board Member interviews by the end of November, and finalize the 2024 Board by the end of December.

Each Board term runs for a full calendar year. This application is for January-December 2024 with an option to continue Board service at the end of the term.

This is a volunteer position. Because we are a US-based nonprofit, you can claim your contributions on annual taxes in the United States, and there are opportunities for paid collaboration such as building continuing education courses and leading Live Learning seminars.

If you have any questions at all throughout the process, please feel free to reach out to Laura and Katie at bodypositivefitnessalliance@gmail.com.

Thank you for the work you’re already doing to make the fitness world more inclusive and accessible. And thank you for your willingness to share your gifts, resources, and experience with BPFA.

BPFA’s Annual Inclusive FitPro Summit!

BPFA’s Annual Inclusive FitPro Summit!

Our annual summit returns to York University in Tonronto, Ontario! May 19th – 21st, 2023, In-person and Online.

BPFA Inclusive FitPro Community Members are invited for a weekend of networking, education, fellowship, and fun in Toronto!

As in years past, we are filling the weekend with engaging workshops led by BPFA Professionals. We’re also planning to spend some time with our Canadian fitness friends for some hands-on inclusive fitness sessions, putting our inclusive coaching skills into practice.

There will be smaller breakout sessions with members of the BPFA fam on various topics throughout the weekend, as well as numerous opportunities to move and play.

We’re pumped to make 2023 our best Summit yet, and we can’t wait to see you there!

More details will be announced in the coming weeks, such as hotel room blocks and Summit pricing. (For reference, we’ll be in the same pricing ballpark as prior years.) A more detailed schedule of events for the weekend will hit this page in the coming months. But it’s safe to go ahead and save this date on your calendar, and plan to fly into Toronto Pearson Airport (Code YYZ) if you’re excited to hang with the BPFA crew!

Questions?

Email us at Info@BodyPositiveFitness.org!

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Drop us an email at Info@BodyPositiveFitness.org to connect with our sponsorship packet!

Join BPFA Inclusive FitPros! An Online Learning Community

Join BPFA Inclusive FitPros! An Online Learning Community

Want to connect with other trainers? Join our online learning community, BPFA Inclusive FitPros and build your network! Our learning community exists to make meaningful connections between likeminded FitPros working to make fitness more accessible for all people. Make friends, ask questions, and participate in continuing education. We’re here to be your fitness family that celebrates all bodies!

BPFA Inclusive FitPro membership includes FREE access to monthly Live Learning events where we talk about a wide range of topics through the lens of our Eight Pillars. Join in for movement sessions, lectures, and panel discussions, and hey, maybe even host one of your own sometime!

How to join: Follow the link to take a brief (~20min) course to learn about the Eight Pillars and our community values. Register for monthly membership by selecting the sliding scale price that works for your budget.

Congratulations to BPFA’s very own, Dr. Kate Browne for her recent article in Self Magazine! – “Non-Alcoholic Beer Was a Game-Changer for Me. Why Is It Still So Controversial in Recovery Communities?”

Congratulations to BPFA’s very own, Dr. Kate Browne for her recent article in Self Magazine! – “Non-Alcoholic Beer Was a Game-Changer for Me. Why Is It Still So Controversial in Recovery Communities?”

“I hope that as alcohol substitutes move into the mainstream and abstinence becomes a legitimate wellness tool even for those who may not consider themselves “real alcoholics,” more people will be able to see recovery as a way to stay connected rather than a social death. I believe that this future is possible when the choice to not drink is treated with the same judgment-free generosity already extended to other dietary restrictions in restaurants, at home, and among friends.” By Kate Browne, Ph.D. (she/her)

Read the full article here…

BLACK LIVES MATTER – BPFA Position Statement

Louder for the people at the back:

Black. Lives. Matter.

Fitness for all bodies.

We recognize the roots of the body positive movement in Black culture and Black body liberation. We strive to create a culture that dismantles white supremacy and centers and lifts up Black voices, including Black trans and Black queer voices. We are here to listen, to learn, and to help however we can. Our DMs are open and we look forward to continuing the conversation.