The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
(AFAA) is a fitness education company that was established in
1983, and operates out of Sherman Oaks, California. AFAA offers
education workshops and certifications internationally but mainly
operates in the United States. AFAA's certifications are accredited
by Vital Research and AFAA is a member of the National Organization
of Competency Assurance (NOCA). AFAA also applied for an additional
accreditation through an organization recognized by the Council
for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department
of Education, meeting IHRSA's recommendation on accreditation
for fitness certification organizations.
AFAA has expanded the company in Japan, and
more recently China. AFAA China held their first workshops at
Nirvana Gym in Beijing, China with 50 participants. AFAA Japan
was first introduced in 1988. There are now 180 AFAA educational
faculty members in Japan.
American Fitness Institute
- Provides personal trainer,
kickboxing and group fitness instructor certification
through online and weekend workshop courses. Site includes
tips for new instructors and a private membership area.
Fitness Professionals and Associates
- Fitness and
nutrition certifications, provider of continuing education
Canadian Fitness Education Services
- Weight training,
personal trainer, group exercise, Aquafit instructor
courses/resources for registration and certification.
- Provides certification and continuing
education for group fitness instructors, personal fitness
trainers and allied health professionals. Also offers
some courses for nonprofessionals.
- Alex Bannister
is a certified fitness trainer located in Bellingham,
Washington. The former NFL Pro Bowler has turned his
attention towards getting you in shape. Check out his
personal fitness boot camps!
- Desert Southwest Fitness Inc. offers
home study continuing education (CECs) for professionals.
Fitness Industry Education
- Offering nationally
accredited courses for personal trainers, aerobics and
step instructors. Includes certification criteria, enrolment
details, course outlines, and FAQ. United Kingdom.
Offers fitness courses
for gym instructors, personal trainers and aerobics
instructors which lead to a nationally recognized qualification
in the UK.
- Provides fitness certifications and CEC workshop credits
for fitness professionals by completing online courses
- Provides courses in yoga, pilates,
and general fitness. Includes nutritional resources,
home study outlines, and contact details in India, USA
International Sports Sciences Association
fitness, personal training certifications, and online
Youth Conditioning Association
- Provides education
and certification for fitness professionals specializing
in youth sport and fitness training.
- Training and certification for would be
instructors in the United Kingdom fitness industry.
- The Australian based Mark McGaw Institute of Sports
Science program offers Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer
Association for Fitness Certification
and continuing education for personal and group trainers,
National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE)
NBFE promotes the services of qualified fitness professionals
as a viable means of improving public health. The non-profit
organization develops standards for fitness trainers
and administers examinations to ensure public safety
and to improve the fitness industry.
The National Personal Training Institute
of personal training education and certification at
23 schools in the United States.
- Provides certification of aerobics, Pilates, kickboxing
and personal training instructors. Site includes information
about each certification.
- Providers of entry level
and advanced fitness trainer education and certification
Personal Trainer Certification
- Comparison of
major personal trainer certification programs including
reviews and user comments. Also includes a 30 question
practice certification exam.
Fitness Instructor Training
- Certification preparation
and continuing education for personal trainers, group
instructors, public educators.
School of Exercise Training & Science
trainer education recognized by the State of Arizona.
- Provider of continuing fitness education
and certification. Site includes fitness articles, an
online store and resources for members.
Sponsored WaterART Aquatic Fitness
- Provides aquatic
fitness leaders with training based on current research.
Total Training Systems
- Provide personal training
certification home study courses and exams.