Join us for the 2022 Summit July 22-24 in Toronto, Ontario and online. We’re bringing together fitness professionals of any movement discipline who are transforming the health and fitness industry into a space that is welcoming and inclusive for all bodies.

Summit is the place to grow your professional community by connecting with other fitpros who are building thriving, sustainable businesses without predatory sales tactics or weight loss challenges.

What to expect: business skills workshops led by industry trailblazers, body-positive fitness demos, and social time to network. Everything we do has hands-on components and action items so you are empowered to make concrete change right away!

Summit registration is open to all fitness professionals who want to cultivate empowerment with their coaching rather than using traditional body-shaming tactics.  If you’re new to BPFA, Summit is a great way to jumpstart your path toward our Onramp to Inclusive Fitness Practices course. If you’ve already taken Onramp, you can see that knowledge put into practice with different movement principles and training styles.

Buy the Early Bird Summit Special
Full Price: $272 Early Bird Price: $222

Event Details (More Info Coming Soon!)

Location: York University’s Keele Campus, Google Map Location.

Friday: Casual Dinner/Hangout Meetup – Location TBA

Saturday & Sunday: Presentations, Workshops, and Movement Sessions designed to help you develop best practices for your inclusive fitness business. Learn actionable skills to make fitness spaces more welcoming places for all people. Our collaborative education sessions will give you a chance to work directly on your own business strategies and coaching techniques in a supportive environment. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes because we’ll be incorporating joyful movement with body positive coaches throughout each day. – On campus location TBA

Learn More about Your Presenters, A Detailed Schedule Is Coming Soon!

Simone Samuels

Simone, (she/her) is a group fitness instructor and personal trainer based in Toronto, Canada. She serves on the board of the Body Positive Fitness Alliance and is a tireless advocate for making the fitness and wider world a more inclusive place. Simone’s “Cultivating Anti-Racism as a Practice in your Inclusive Fitness Community” is available here. B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., B.C.L., Fit2Point0 Professional

Dr. Kate Browne

Kate (she/her) will be presenting workshops sessions on how to lead with your story to connect your unique perspective to potential clients. Kate is a memoirist, speaker, educator, and activist who works as a brand and marketing consultant for wellness businesses. Check out her article, “How Do You Speak about Fitness?“, to learn more about her work.

Coach Justice Williams

Justice (he/him) will be presenting on his experience of creating and maintaining Queer Gym Pop Up in Boston as a case study in building intentional communities with your fitness practice. He is a Certified Personal Trainer, head coach at Kettlebell Justice, founder of The Queer Gym Pop Up and BodyImage4Justice, Executive Director of Fitness4AllBodies, and board member for BPFA. He is a trans body positive activist and has been actively creating safe spaces for queer and trans bodies in fitness in the Boston area since 2013.

Katie Feeley

Katie (she/her) is a strength coach, strongman athlete, cat mom, travel junkie, and bourbon enthusiast. She owns Power Plant Gym, an inclusive strength training facility in Aston, PA.

Dr. Laura Vineyard

Laura (she/they) is a biology PhD. turned fitpro. She is the Executive Director of the BPFA as well as a personal trainer, owner of ShockYard Fitness & Social Club, park roller skater, and community organizer from Ithaca, NY.

Reserve Your Spot at Summit Today and SAVE $$$ with Our Early Bird Special!! Available Now Until May 31st.

Buy the $222 Early Bird, In-Person Summit Pass
Full Price: $272 Early Bird Price: $222

Can’t Make it In-Person? No Worries! Here’s Your All-Access Pass Through The Interwebs.

Buy the $94 Remote Access Summit Pass here

Bundle Your Summit Pass with Our Onramp to Inclusive Fitness Practices Course and Save!

Our Onramp to Inclusive Fitness Practices Course is packed full of ways to reach and change the lives of a huge market of underserved individuals who WANT a safe and welcoming space to move, but haven’t found it yet. Click here for more details.

What Do My Summit Registration Fees Cover?

Great question! Your registration dollars go to cover fees, travel, and lodging for speakers, AV equipment rental, event snacks, and online event hosting costs.

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Event Accessibility Notes

In the coming weeks we will post detailed information on the physical accessibility features of the space as well as updates on ASL interprestation services.

We have attendees interested in collaborative childcare during the event. If you are interested in that option, please contact us at to let us know what your needs are.

If the cost of the event is a significant barrier to you please message us at to learn about our scholarship options.

COVID Safety Protocols

All in-person attendees will be provided with free rapid COVID tests on Saturday morning before being admitted to Summit.

All in-person attendees must wear masks while indoors when not actively presenting or eating food. Free masks will be available.

If in-person attendance poses too great a risk, please consider registering for our REMOTE ACCESS PASS.


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