Interested in supporting our unified effort to promote inclusive opportunities in physical activity, sport and recreation for people with disabilities? 

IFC offers Coalition membership for both organizations and individuals. 

Are you an Organization?  Go here to Join the Coalition!

Are you an Individual?  Go here to Join a workgroup!

Allison Hoit

Ms. Hoit joined Lakeshore Foundation in 2012 as a Senior Information Specialist with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD).  Ms. Hoit is a Certified Health Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University as well as her Master’s degree in Community Health Education with emphasis in Worksite Wellness from the University of West Florida.  Ms. Hoit has applied exercise science and community health education experience in the areas of industrial rehabilitation, health promotion, wellness coaching, health communication, and physical activity programming for people with disability across the lifespan.  Ms. Hoit provides technical assistance, training, resources, research and project development on disability, chronic health conditions, physical activity, fitness, health promotion, and inclusion for NCHPAD.  She also manages and maintains communication and social media networks for the Center as well as develops and implements health communication campaigns that promote the social model of disability and empowerment of healthy lifestyles.  Ms. Hoit conducts inclusive fitness trainings nationally on behalf of NCHPAD and represents the Center at national conferences and exhibitions related to physical activity and health promotion.  As an extension of her position, she serves as the Coordinator of the Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC) which consists of over 220 organizations and 900 individuals seeking to improve inclusive physical activity options within all communities across the United States. 

Ms. Hoit serves on several professional organizations working to improve the health of Alabamians across the lifespan.  She is an active member of the Alabama Obesity Task Force and serves on the Steering Committee for the statewide physical activity campaign, Get Moving Alabama.  Ms. Hoit was also selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Alabama State Association on Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (ASAHPERD) as Co-chair followed by Chair of the Adapted Council.  In addition, Ms. Hoit works with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) as a sub-contract of NCHPAD to improve health promotion opportunities for individuals with a disability in the state.  She is an avid exerciser and believes in leading by example.

 For information regarding the Coalition she may be reached at incfit@lakeshore.org

Next Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) Webinar series March 18 - April 22, 2015.  Sign up at certification.acsm.org