Free Fitness ABCs Course Includes:
- Weight Training
- Aerobic Training
- Targeting Goals
- Progress Forms
- Performance Charts
- Client Forms
- Injury Prevention
Since 1995, we have been providing one Certification for both Aerobics Instructor and Personal Trainer because we feel that an Aerobics Instructor should be all that a Certified Personal Trainer is and more. That's the reason why IFA Certification is becoming the most valued fitness certification in the world. The IFA Fitness ABCs manual is used for the syllabus at various institutions and colleges worldwide, as well as the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM).
Our other courses, Sports Nutritionist, Senior Fitness Instructor, and Aqua Fitness Instructor, use the same Fitness ABCs Manual. Qualification details for IFA's newest Advanced Level courses can be viewed here.
IFA is celebrating its 10th year as a member of the Standards Technical Panel of Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) for Exercise Equipment safety and review. We are pleased to announce that UL has now been approved by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as well. As a member of the Panel, we will now be reviewing the safety of Motor-Operated Massage and Exercise Machines for the Canadian Market as well.
US News and World Report: Recreation and Fitness Worker: Job Profile & Salary. We were consulted as contributors to the story. - http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/recreation-and-fitness-worker.
Army Times: Experts differ on whether one test fits all. - IFA was consulted for this piece. http://www.armytimes.com/legacy/hea/1-213079-1022602.php.
IFA celebrates the 11th year of our popular newsletter. Be sure to read it each month for the latest on Health and Fitness news. See the News and Opinion link at the left column under Free Services.
IFA Instructor Glenn Draughon is teaching an accredited course at the Fayetteville Community College in North Carolina based on the IFA Manual. As a Football Coach with a Masters Degree in Physical Education, he brings many years of professional fitness experience to the Fayetteville College course.
IFA Instructors and Clubs interested in Hosting a certification workshop, Email or call us at 800-227-1976 or 407-579-8610. If you are planning a seminar, please post it in our Events and Seminar section of the Message Board.
We recommend IFA Master Fitness Instructor, Wayne Deloreia's, new book Coaching Without a Whistle. Wayne is a motivational speaker, world champion NASCAR pit crew trainer, personal trainer, and does much work with severely and profoundly handicapped children. You can purchase a copy of his new book at his website Coaching Without a Whistle. Also see Wayne's recent interview with Bruce Snyder on INSIDE FOX. Wayne has also been chosen by the state of North Carolina as a Master Trainer in Fall Prevention analysis for Health and Elderly care providers. Wayne also provides IFA certification seminars at his gym Core Fitness Studio in Hickory, NC.
3 Easy Steps to Certification:
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IFA Certification ...$109.
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Once your account is activated, you can print out an interim certificate using Get Certificate.
Problems paying with your Credit Card? You can also mail in a Check or Money Order using our Mail-in Payment Form. Certifications are sent out when we receive payment. If mailing in your payment, please allow 3 - 4 weeks to receive your certification materials.
IFA Certified Instructors seeking insurance, contact: K & K Insurance at 800-506-4856. In Canada, call Sports-Can broker Fruitman Insurance Brokers Inc. 905-688-2772 ask for Linda Kerkel.
To download the IFA Brochure, right click here and choose "Save Target As"
We have revised our IFA Fitness ABCs manual so be sure to download the free updated 2nd Edition. You can also purchase a printed copy direct from our publisher Lulu, or from Amazon or Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Two new books that are highly recommend reading for IFA Instructors are Business Mastery and Ethics of Touch
Members who are due for Recertification, should take the test at least two weeks before your expiration date to avoid a gap in your membership and insurance. Your new Certification Card will start on the date the old one expires. Certifications are mailed within 72 hours of payment. You can then print out an interim certificate using the Get Certificate option for use until your materials arrive in the mail.
IFA's latest recommendations for workout room temperature & noise. Gyms should take notice of this Heat Index Chart.
SEMINAR ATTENDEES: Verify your status here using your CI number. If you are not listed as active yet or do not have a CI number, call 800-227-1976.
Clients, Employers and Insurance Agents can call us for Instructor verification or they can click here to Verify Instructor. We cannot verify personal information only instructor status. Stay current!
Please notify us if your address changes using the Member Update form. You are not on any mailing list. However, you will receive a recertification notice by mail one month before you are due for recertification.
If you have been in competition and would like us to release that information, please let us know. We will not release that information to the media unless we have your written permission to do so.
Be sure to read our monthly newsletter for important health and fitness information. Just click on News & Opinion of the left panel under Free Services.
HOT New IFA Products Available!
We have two official suppliers of IFA Clothing and Gear. Both provide a variety of IFA branded products. Choose from men's and women's clothing, heart rate and anatomy charts along with other items.
Also available is a hard copy of the IFA Fitness ABCs Manual. All products are accessible from links under the IFA Products heading on the left panel. We are very pleased with the quality and price of these items and we are sure you will be too. Please visit our IFA Products Message Board and let us know your comments.
Watch Kickboxing Aerobics, Step and CPR Videos here!
You can watch free videos here on the website. The Kickboxing Aerobicsvideo is a 6 minute class segment. Or, click on one of the other videos on the left panel under Online Videos. There is also a 30 minute Step class originally an IFApilot TV show and a NEW CPR refresher video. There is no charge to view these videos. We will be creating other videos of class segments and seminars in the near future.
No Child Left Behind
Congratulations to Richard Simmons and his supporters in their efforts on the FIT Kids Act, (H.R. 3257/ S. 2173). Read about it HERE
Film: "Super Size Me"
In SUPER SIZE ME, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock unravels the American obesity epidemic by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a fast-food only diet for thirty days straight. His Sundance award-winning feature is as entertaining as it horrifying as it dives into corporate responsibility, nutritional education, school lunch programs and how we as a nation are eating ourselves to death. This Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn film was a winner of the WGA Documentary Screenplay Award.
IFA was invited to the initial screening in Chicago. This movie is revealing, shocking and funny. It may very well be the Rosetta Stone of Nutrition. The language of nutrition has been spoken but not until you see this movie will you really and truly understand what they have been saying.