The International Fitness Association (IFA) celebrating our 21st year has always been committed to providing fitness information to both Fitness Professionals and Fitness enthusiasts. Be committed ... Become A Fitness Instructor. Get Certified here online. Nationally and Internationally recognized in over 90 countries worldwide. Member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE).

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Take the exam here on the internet 24/7 and get your results immediately. No Practical Exam is required. No separate membership fee. Certification is valid for 2 years. The book is free. The exam is free. Pay only if you want to receive your certification.

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3 Easy Steps to Certification:

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Free Fitness ABCs Manual Includes

  • Nutrition
  • Supplements
  • Weight Training
  • Aerobic Training
  • Targeting Goals
  • Progress Forms
  • Performance Charts
  • Client Forms
  • Injury Prevention
  • Safety

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 Personal and Group Exercise Instructor 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.

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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.

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This website is optimized so that it is accessible on your smartphone or tablet as well. The exams can easily be taken on your phone using your built-in browser. You can also download the PDF manual to your phone as an easy and quick reference while you are away from your computer.

Medical and Health Professionals have been contributing to our Pro's Corner section over the years. There is much useful information for our visitors to read. If you are a Medical Professional and would like to contribute or need to publish a paper, you can do so using this form.

IFA is celebrating its 12th 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 + 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.

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's latest recommendations for workout room temperature & noise. Gyms should take notice of this Heat Index Chart.

Attention Members

Personal Trainer IDEA FitnessConnect is the largest fitness professional directory, connecting more than 16 million consumers to more than 250,000 fitness professionals with credentials verified by the top 100 fitness certification/training bodies. Get registered !

The IFA Fitness ABCs manual is now available in Spanish as well as English. 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.

If you already hold an IFA certification, you are eligible to apply for the Master Fitness program. Click here for the requirements to this very special certification level Master Fitness Certification.

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.

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.

IFA Instructors and Clubs interested in Hosting a certification workshop, Email or call us at 800-227-1976 or 407-579-8610.

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 email address changes using the Member Update form. You are not on any mailing list. However, you will receive a recertification notice by email 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.

Remember, you are never put on any mailing list by using our services. We adhere to the US and even stricter European privacy policies. Read IFA's Privacy Policy.

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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.

Watch Kickboxing Aerobics, Step and CPR Videos here!

CPR Video You can watch free videos here on the website. The Kickboxing Aerobics video 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 IFA pilot TV show and a 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.

Coaching Without a Whistle

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.

Recommended Reading

Two new books that are highly recommend reading for IFA Instructors are Business Mastery and Ethics of Touch

Another very popular book in Spanish and sold world-wide is by IFA Instructor José Fernandez Salvando Vidas