March 10th - 11th, 2020

Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

Hilton Washington DC National Mall Hotel

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. 

The time is NOW to harness the positive momentum behind the PHIT Act and urge Congress to promote health by eliminating barriers to physical activity to address the inactivity pandemic plaguing America. 

Help keep the pressure on Congress. Spread the word to #PassPHIT!

Who Attends?

Celebrity Athletes

From the likes of Peyton Manning to Carl Lewis, SFIA has accompanied 120+ celebrity athletes on Capitol Hill to fight for physical activity & #PassPHIT

Industry Executives

SFIA's membership brands & associations send their most passionate executives to help push for the passage of the PHIT Act

Physical Activity & Fitness Advocates

Associations and professionals from various fitness and activity organizations looking to make physical activity a priority in America

Government & Public Affairs Professionals

Government & public affairs professionals from brands & associations throughout the sports & fitness industry 

What is the PHIT Act?

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% 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 & Adult Sports League Fees
  • School Pay-to-Play Sports Fees
  • Gym & Health Club Membership Dues
  • Exercise & Yoga Classes
  • Personal Trainers
  • Bike Rentals
  • Sports & Fitness Equipment
  • Sport-Exclusive Footwear
  • Tournament & Race Registration Fees
  • Youth Camps
  • Fitness Tracking Devices
  • & Much More!

Looking to get more involved with National Health Through Fitness Day and passing the PHIT Act? Contact

Previous Celebrity Athlete Attendees

2019 Action Shots

The Venue

Hilton Washington DC National Mall Hotel

480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20024
480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20024

Located just steps from the Air & Space Museum, Museum of Natural History, the Wharf, Department of Energy, U.S. Post Office, the NEW International Spy Museum and L' Enfant Metro Station. The Hilton Washington is the only DC hotel with either 1 or 2 King beds in all of their spacious rooms, including 65-inch TVs and oversized walk-in showers. Savor excellent dishes at L' Enfant Bar and Grill. Enjoy their Executive Lounge and beautiful meeting and event spaces.

SFIA Discounted Rate: $309/night

If you are in need of assistance making hotel accommodations, please contact Jan Ciambor at:

Phone: 301-495-6321

Please Note : SFIA's discounted hotel block has limited availability 

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 

4:30p.m. - 7:00p.m. - National Health Through Fitness Day Awards Reception     

Location: TBD                    

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 

7:00a.m. - 8:30a.m. - National Health Through Fitness Day Breakfast Briefing

Location: Hilton Washington DC National Mall Hotel

Room: TBD

9:00a.m. - Group Photo

Location: Garfield Circle (West Front of U.S. Capitol)

9:30a.m - 4:30p.m. - Meetings with Congress

Locations: Capitol House Office Buildings

Special Thanks to SFIA's Corporate Partners

Friends of National Health Through Fitness Day

There are limited opportunities to sponsor the 2020 SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day through the SFIA Corporate Partner Program and Friends of NHTFD.

For more information on how your company can get involved, please contact:               Rick Salomone,

Looking for PHIT Act Informational Materials?

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), formerly the SGMA, is the trade association of leading industry sports and fitness brands, suppliers, retailers and partners. Our mission is to "Promote Sports and Fitness Participation and Industry Vitality" by focusing on core product areas for the industry.

Our purpose is to support our member companies and promote a healthy environment for the sporting goods industry by providing access to thought leadership, industry & public affairs, research and member services. SFIA enhances industry vitality and fosters sports, fitness and active lifestyle participation.