Fitness and Training

Fitness and Training


The Academy of Applied Personal Training Education provides education and certification for fitness professionals.


The American College of Sports Medicine offers fitness and sports medicine professionals continuing education programs, networking and collaboration opportunities, mentoring, and certification.

401 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233
Tel: (317) 637-9200
Fax: (317) 634-7817
Email: publicinfo@acsm.org


The American Council on Exercise educates and certifies thousands of health and fitness professionals each year.

4851 Paramount Drive
San Diego, CA 92123-1449
Tel: (888) 825-3636
Tel: (858) 576-6500
Fax: (858) 576-6564

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association offers education, advocacy, meetings and trade shows, publications, and other resources for the health and fitness industry.

70 Fargo Street
Boston, MA 02210-2138
Tel: (800) 228-4772
Tel: (617) 951-0055
Fax: (617) 951-0056
Email: info@ihrsa.org


The National Academy of Sports Medicine provides information on certification for fitness and sports training.

355 E. Germann Rd., Suite 201
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Tel: (800) 460-6276
Tel: (602) 383-1200
Fax: (480) 656-3276
Email: nasmcares@nasm.org


The National Council for Certified Personal Trainers has a mission to determine entry-level competence of personal trainers to ensure they provide safe and effective personal training programs to the public.

3481 Old Conejo Road, Suite 102
Newbury Park, CA 91320-2185
Tel: (800) 778-6060
Email: info@nccpt.com


The National Council on Strength and Fitness establishes, assesses, and promotes qualification standards for exercise professionals

Plumer Building
5915 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 60
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel: (800) 772-6273
Tel: (305) 255-2111

The National Federation of Professional Trainers offers certification, continuing education, resources, and a blog for professional fitness trainers.

PO Box 4579
Lafayette, IN 47903-4579
Tel: (800) 729-6378
Fax: (765) 471-7369
Email: info@nfpt.com


The National Strength and Conditioning Association is a membership organization for elite strength coaches, personal trainers, and health and fitness researchers and educators.

1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4000
Tel: (800) 815-6826
Tel: (719) 632-6722
Fax: (719) 632-6367

The Pilates Method Alliance is a professional association and certifying agency for Pilates teachers.

1666 Kennedy Causeway, Suite 402
North Bay Village, FL 33141-4178
Tel: (866) 573-4945
Email: info@pilatesmethodalliance.org


The Society of Health and Physical Educators provides the leadership, professional development, and advocacy that supports health and physical educators at all levels.

PO Box 225
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
Tel: (800) 213-7193
Tel: (703) 476-3400
Fax: (703) 476-9527

The Cooper Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization that offers education and certification programs to health and fitness professionals and others in related fields.

12330 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75230-2237
Tel: (800) 635-7050
Tel: (972) 341-3200
Fax: (972) 341-3227

Yoga Alliance promotes and supports the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga.

1560 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22209-2463
Tel: (888) 921-9642
Email: info@yogaalliance.org