Professional organizations that encourage fitness though education and promotion.
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AFAA: Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
Job listings, certification workshops, continuing education, forums.
American College of Sports Medicine
Promotes fitness, health and quality of life through research, education and practical applications of sports medicine.
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Non-profit organization, sets certification and education standards for personal trainers and group fitness instructors.
American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Certification (EPC), undergraduate academic accreditation, electronic research (JEPonline) and publications (PEPonline), licensure through state affiliates.
Aquatic & Fitness Professional Association International
Aqua aerobics personal trainer certifications, water workshops, continuing education, senior fitness.
Certified Professional Trainers Network
Provides educational material for personal training professional development.
Information on the Curves Method and Franchise Curves, a women's gym.
Fitness Institute Australia
Providing industry standard certificate courses for instructors and personal trainers.
Fitness STAR Network
Fitness models, photographers, agents, scouts, media, magazines, companies, trainers, and nutritionists.
Supports the world's leading health and fitness professionals with credible information, education, career development and leadership.
International Fitness Association
Certification for kickboxing aerobics instructor and fitness trainer. Free Fitness Manual.
International Fitness Professionals Association
For personal trainers, aerobics instructors, fitness center staff. Tampa, FL.
Moms In Motion
Programs provide fitness training for women and raise money for local charities.
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Addressing fitness, sports performance, and sports medicine. Live, online, and home-study courses.
National Association for Health and Fitness
A not-for-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of life of every individual in the United States through the promotion of physical fitness and healthy lifestyles and by fostering and supporting Councils for physical activity, health and sports.
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
NCHPAD encourages persons with disabilities to participate in regular physical activity to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent secondary conditions.
National Council for Exercise & Fitness (NCEF)
Provides comprehensive education and training for exercise and health fitness professional instructors in Ireland. Also, provides certificate, diploma and degree qualifications.
National Council on Strength and Fitness
Personal training certification and continuing education for the fitness professional.
National Federation of Professional Trainers
Providing trainer certification for over 16 years. Directory, free software, NFPT magazine, forums.
National Gym Association, Inc.
A nonprofit organization maintaining industry standards, with details of contests, and career information.
National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Non-profit organization committed to enhancing human health, physical fitness and athletic performance through research, education and service.
National Sporting Goods Association
Helps fitness retailers build more profit and advocate on their behalf on issues important to them.
National Strength and Conditioning Association
Non-profit association dedicated to facilitating the exchange of ideas in strength development as it relates to the improvement of athletic performance and fitness.
National Strength Professionals Association
NSPA has certified over 4,500 professional fitness instructors and personal trainers.
Native American Fitness Council
Fitness training and certification programs.
Natural Fitness Trainers Association
Certification for natural fitness trainer. Natural training methods are approved by the NFTA advisory board.
Take The Magic Step
Organization that promotes healthy lifestyle changes through inspiration and education made one small step at a time.
Offers articles on strength training, conditioning, personal protection, survival, and wisdom for living a more vibrant life.
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