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The IFPA, together with our subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading fitness education producer and provider recognized worldwide. Our commitment to improving the lifestyle of others and raising the bar in the fitness industry can be seen through the success of our trainers and the impact they have on their communities.

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  • Deliver the highest quality learning experiences
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  • Raise the bar in the fitness industry

At the IFPA, we are committed to developing leaders in the fitness industry, who make a difference globally. We provide our trainers with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful, while providing unmatched customer support throughout their careers.

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Our systematic approach and comprehensive programs will launch you into a successful career as a Fitness Professional.

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Our international affiliates uphold the IFPA values and principles to the highest standard. Locate an IFPA affiliate in your area or join our Affiliates Program and make a difference in your community.

Ask Dr. Bell

Ask Dr. Bell your health and fitness questions!

Is Cardio Day Effective After Leg Day?

May 15, 2018

Can you do cardio with your legs sore from Leg Day the day Before? The Scientific Research is still scattered on this issue, but my best educated guess and a lifetime of experience tells me the answer is YES!

Trouble With My Hook Grip

October 16, 2017

Hi Dear Bell, I’m about to give up with a hook grip. I have small hands and the struggle is real. The grip will only last for 1 or 2 reps before I must drop the weight. With a regular…

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Accreditation is the process by which a credentialing or an educational program is evaluated against defined standards and is awarded recognition if it is in compliance with those standards.

The IFPA is accredited by NCCA: National Commission for Certifying Agencies and EREPS: European Register of Exercise Professionals. All our fitness certifications including both the Personal Fitness Trainer Certification and our Advanced and Specialized Certifications, are approved by the VA: Veterans Affairs.


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