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International Fitness Professionals Association

The IFPA is the leader in practical fitness education. Join our team of over 300,000 fitness professionals around the world that are dedicated to improving the lifestyle of others.

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Our Mission

Our educational opportunities provide only the most practical and scientifically based health and fitness information that can be directly applied to “real life” experiences …

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Our History

For over 20 years, the International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA) has been committed to developing world class personal trainers and fitness professionals. We are dedicated to making a global impact by creating a higher quality of life for individuals worldwide. Since 1994, we have served the fitness community through our practical fitness education certifications and courses, while providing a lifelong career resource for the IFPA Family.

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Our Affiliates

Our international & national affiliates uphold the IFPA values and principles to the highest standard. Locate an IFPA Affiliate in your area or join our Affiliates Program and transform your city into a thriving fitness community.

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Candidate Policies and Procedures

When a candidate registers for a certification exam, it is understood that the following guidelines and standards will be upheld once the candidate becomes certified. Review the IFPA Purpose, Standards, Processes, Policies and Procedures.

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Ask Dr. Bell

Ask Dr. Bell is the go-to resource for the latest in fitness news, articles and Q and A’s. Ask Dr. Bell your client consulting, personal training, exercise, nutrition, sports conditioning, sports medicine and special populations related questions.

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PT Of The Month

Each month we showcase an IFPA Trainer who embodies the IFPA Values and demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities. These exceptional trainers exceed industry standards and are role models in their communities.

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At the IFPA, we train individuals to become leaders in the fitness industry.