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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.

Where it all began ...

The International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA) was founded in Palm Harbor, Florida in 1994. Dr. Bell and Dr. Dauphinais pioneered the first edition of the Book On Personal Training which is the foundation for all of our advanced certifications we have today.

2000

Our First Milestone

In 2000, IFPA reaches 100,000 members comprised of both Personal Trainers and Fitness Instructors from around the globe.

In 2004 ...

The release of the Sports Medicine Trainer, marks the 60th Advanced Fitness Certification provided by IFPA.

2007

Accredited

IFPA achieves the National Commission For Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation for our Personal Trainer Certification.

Expanding Globally

In 2011, IFPA launches the Global Affiliates Program with IFPA South Korea, our first international affiliate.

2016

EREPS

IFPA is awarded accredited training provider status by the European Register Of Exercise (EREPS).

Today,

IFPA is devoted to elevating the careers of our fitness professionals by providing the highest quality learning experiences with the most scientifically based health and fitness information that can be applied to "real life" experience. We exceed industry standards and create a global impact in order to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide.

AT THE IFPA, WE TRAIN INDIVIDUALS TO BECOME LEADERS IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY.