The Eight Pillars
These pillars are the BPFA’s core values and help create a better fitness experience for all people.
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Pillar 1: Accessibility
Our spaces are physically accessible and our practices are for all bodies. We consider financial, communication, learning, safety and other access related barriers to fitness.
Pillar 2: Approachability
Our attitudes are positive, realistic, and predictable. Our processes are transparent. We acknowledge our own privilege is a barrier between ourselves and those we serve.
Pillar 3: Enjoyment
We provide fun moments and experiences to help you associate challenging physical work with happiness and success.
Pillar 4: Community
We create conditions for meaningful connections between individuals undergoing similar experiences. We are leaders by example and we protect our communities’ values.
Pillar 5: Scope of Practice
We acknowledge our professional and personal limitations and do not prevent you from seeking a higher level of care for conditions outside our scopes of practice. We implement evidence based practices and follow guidelines from major professional organizations.
Pillar 6: Full Health
We ensure your experiences are safe and enhance your overall quality of life. We do not intimidate or shame; rather appropriately challenge you with consideration for your mental, emotional and physical health.
Pillar 7: Body Positivity
We do not assume your ability based on what we do or do not know about you. We create and hold space for you to exercise autonomy over your body, our relationship and your experience.
Pillar 8: Growth
We prioritize growing as professionals to better serve you. We regularly self-evaluate our practices and their alignment with the Eight Pillars.