BPFA’s Annual Fit2point0 Summit is canceled. Rescheduling will be contingent on how this COVID-19 crisis unfolds. Participants, please read below for info on registration refunds and guidance with airline and hotel reservations.
The World Health Organization has just officially identified COVID-19 as a global pandemic. Global health experts tell us that our most powerful tool to protect those most vulnerable in our communities is to practice social distancing to “flatten the curve”. Flattening the curve of infection rates will help prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed as new cases develop.
As fitness professionals, the prospect of social distancing is a challenging one to face because so many of us rely on in-person appointments to pay the bills. Many #Fit2point0 Pros in our network offer online training options, so if you’re interested in learning about some tools to provide online training for your in-person clients during this time, please reach out. We would be happy to share ideas to help bring that into your practice to weather this storm.
BPFA would like to encourage organizers of other fitness conferences to consider canceling or moving online.
PARTICIPANTS – Thank you for registering for Summit! We’re so disappointed that we won’t see you in April. We will be reaching out to each of you to confirm your registration refund. The board has decided to cancel Summit with the hope of rescheduling the full 2-day event later this year. All planning is contingent on how the pandemic progresses. We have opted not to run an online version because making those in-person connections is one of the biggest perks of the event.
Flight cancelation info – As most companies have been canceling flights or have had cancelation requests world-wide, they have (for the most part) revised their policies for even non-refundable travel. Depending on the airline you have chosen, you should be able to reach out and receive a full refund or secure a voucher with no penalty for a future flight. Below is a list of links to each of the major airlines and their COVID-19 specific cancellation policies. All links were found through Forbe’s article titled: Here’s How to Cancel Travel Due to Coronavirus (airlines section is first):
- American Airlines: http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Update-on-China-Flights-OPS-DIS/default.aspx?anchorLocation=DirectURL&title=coronavirus
- Delta: https://www.delta.com/us/en/advisories/other-alerts/coronavirus-travel-updates
- Southwest: https://www.southwest.com/Coronavirus/
- United: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/notices.html#ChangeFeeTerms
- JetBlue: https://www.jetblue.com/travel-alerts
Hotel Cancellation info – Call Hilton (1-877-214-6725) by Apr 14th, 2020, to avoid cancellation penalties. You may also go to your confirmation email from Hilton Honors and choose “modify reservation” in the body of the email to cancel if you prefer not to contact their customer service line.
We’re headed to the East Coast for the 3rd Annual Fit2point0 Professional Summit!
BPFA Fit2point0 Professional Community Members and individuals who have completed the BPFA Onramp to Inclusive Practices (or a previous equivalent) are invited for a weekend of networking, education, fellowship, and fun in the City of Brotherly Love!
As in years past, we are filling the weekend with engaging workshops led by BPFA Professionals. We’re also planning to spend some time in the ‘burbs at Power Plant Gym for some hands-on inclusive fitness sessions, putting our fit2point0 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 2020 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 early 2020. But it’s safe to go ahead and save this date on your calendar, and plan to fly into Philadelphia Airport (PHL) if you’re excited to hang with the BPFA crew!
Frequently Asked Questions below.
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Justice owns Kettlebell Justice Training, a holistic wellness and fitness program that redefines what fitness means for each unique body.
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April 18-19, 2020
Saturday & Sunday
Times to be released.
Philedelphia, PA, USA
Power Plant Gym
Aston, PA, USA
(Early Bird Pricing until Sunday, 3/1/2020)
(Standard Pricing starts 3/2/2020 until 4/18/2020)
REMOTE ALL ACCESS ONLY
SUMMIT + ONRAMP
(Savings of $150 USD)
REMOTE + ONRAMP
(Savings of $50 USD)
Frequently Asked Questions below.
*Registrants must complete the Onramp to Inclusive Fitness Practices course and/or be a current BPFA Affiliated Professional in good standing with the organization. If you are new to the organization, we will be offering deals that include the Onramp course and registration for the Summit in one convenient package – stay tuned!
**As in years past, payment plans are available.
Can’t attend in person?
Join us virtually through our Remote All Access Pass. Gain entry to an exclusive Facebook group where every presentation and event will be live streamed throughout the Summit weekend. Interact with presenters and attendees in real-time and at your leisure during the Summit. You’ll have access to Summit content after the event as well. Register for your Remote All Access Pass prior to the event date for just $94. When Summit weekend is over, the price for access will increase. “See” you there with us!
Day 1 will be held at Pipeline Philadelphia.
*Accessibility notes: All surfaces are flat and wheelchair accessible, there is an elevator as well as a wide stall available in the restroom (their restrooms are not normally all-gender, but they are willing to designate them as such while we occupy the space), and they have push buttons on some doors, but not all.
Day 2 will be at Power Plant Gym.
*Accessibility notes: Two gender-nuetral, single patron bathrooms (one small and one large). No steps to get in nor to use the equipment. There is an upstairs loft that is only accessible by steps, but we will not be holding any of our activites up there.
Frequently Asked Questions
In the spirit of embracing growth (Pillar 8!), BPFA is moving away from the practice of certifying fitpros as “Affiliated Professionals” and instead focusing on building a dynamic education network where Fit2point0 Professionals can come together to continue learning. Folks that join the Fit2point0 Pro Community are making a good faith commitment to uphold the Eight Pillars in their businesses and within the larger fitness world. Joining the community is not a stamp saying that you have learned everything and your work in this realm is done, rather it’s the first step in continuing on this growth path.
If you purchased a package that includes the Onramp to Inclusive Fitness Practices course, we will send you a code to sign up as well as instructions via email following confirmation of payment. Please be patient as it may take up to 48 hours to receive your code.
We have secured the BPFA room block at the Hilton Garden Inn Friday 4/17/2020 to Monday 4/20/2020 for $139/night (plus taxes). Check-in is 3:00pm EST and check-out is 11:00am EST.
To book, you can call +1-877-214-6725 and mention BPFA for the price or you can use the individualized link they will be providing us soon.
Accommodations: Our guestrooms come complete with the Hilton Garden Inn Serta Perfect Sleeper Plush Bed, the ergonomic Mirra desk chair by Herman Miller, the High Definition 42″ Television, oversized working desk, microwave oven, refridgerator, Keurig Brewing System, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Each room has two phones, data ports and voicemail. High-speed Internet access and wireless is available complimentary.
Special Concessions: Complimentary daily breakfast and (1) Hilton Honor point for each $1 spent.
It’s a 12 minute walk from the Day 1 Location and ~30 minute drive* from the Day 2 location!
*We recommend arranging Lyft or Uber Pools with fellow attendees or finding a ride with other local attendees. During Day 1, we will remind everyone to ask and get it arranged!
Any FitPro that has completed the Onramp to Inclusive Fitness Practices course and/or be a current BPFA Affiliated Professional in good standing with the organization.
The Philadelphia, PA weather in mid April is expected to be in the mid 70s F (40s C). The historical average is about 65° F (45° C). There may be some light to moderate rain.
Of course! Here is a Google Map search of “Restaurants near Pipeline Philadelphia”: https://email@example.com,-75.164513,17z/data=!3m1!4b1
We will be adding a few local recommendations later!