AFAA, the Group Ex Experts, upholds Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines for safe fitness practice. AFAA believes that when you change bodies you change lives, and that being a group or personal trainer is about much more than just knowing the exercise or routine.
For more than 30 years the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) has been dedicated to certifying group and personal trainers dedicated to leading others to a love for fitness. Since 1983, AFAA has issued over 350,000 certifications in 73 countries, providing generations of trainers with the practical skills, science and hands-on experience necessary for effective group leaders and trainers to motivate and inspire others to move toward healthier and happier lives.
AFAA In the Fitness Community
As group fitness experts, AFAA-certified instructors bring a foundation of knowledge that allows them to effectively lead and inspire their students to help them achieve desired results. AFAA brings live workshops to facilities across the United States, and beyond. When you host an event, it brings visibility to your studio or club and can boost your client base.
If your facility currently supports and employs AFAA-certified professionals, or is looking to do so, we want to talk to you! The AFAA Preferred Club Partnership program is designed to put the power of AFAA to work in your club. Attract, develop, and retain quality NASM trainers, who will deliver exceptional outcomes to your clients, and enjoy exclusive partner benefits, such as live workshop incentives, preferred pricing, priority service — and much more. Get Started.
AFAA also provides a job board where you can post openings at your club or studio.
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