Check back here in the fall for updated information! As of now, we are planning to be in Springfield but we are waiting for more information and any restrictions that may be imposed by ‘the powers that be in Springfield’.

Deb Vogel
IAHPERD Shape Up Illinois Chairperson

WHY should I participate?  

As HPE professionals we are all well aware that decisions made by legislators affect our students,  our programs, our funding and our school communities so,  

  • We need to show our passion and our grasp of the issues affecting our schools 
  • We need passionate volunteers to deliver thoughtful, professional, fact-driven, and information  about local control issues, physical education, student SEL, neuroscience and the impact that  the COVID-19 has had on students and programs 
  • We need to continue to be ‘a presence’ in Springfield and be a voice for our students and  fellow professionals 
  • We need to continue to educate the legislators about the importance of what we do and why  the students of Illinois need quality, daily physical education.  

Once again, WE NEED IAHPERD members to ‘take a day’ to do what we do best…… the  passion that we have for our profession.  

WHO can attend?     

Any Premier IAHPERD member, in ‘good standing’, who is willing to advocate for our students and  programs is welcome to join us for our Shape Up Illinois event.

WHAT will I be asked to do?  

You may need to drive to Springfield the night before but this may not be necessary for some  participants because of their proximity to Springfield or their desire to drive to Springfield the morning  of the event. Before coming to Springfield, everyone will be given the ‘tools’ necessary to have a  successful day at the Capitol (talking points, information and statistics). You will also be asked to  contact your legislators to set up an individual appointment with them. Once at the Capitol,  participants will begin to meet with legislators and/or their aides (you can go in pairs or by yourself) to  educate, advocate and lobby. Once we have completed our tasks, we will do a short de-briefing of  our day and then we should have everyone on their way home by @1:30pm.

WHAT will it cost me?  

NOTHING.  IAHPERD will reimburse you for mileage or train fare (at the Amtrak Value Price) and, if you are staying overnight, your hotel bill.

***Due to hotel space limitations, the number of registrants is limited and will taken on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis****

Registration for SHAPE UP 2022 is currently closed. Read your monthly On the Move newsletters for  more information.

If you have any questions, contact  Deb Vogel at 847-310-1956 or

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March , 2023

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