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FITREC now recognises Active IQ and NASM qualifications

FITREC is pleased to announce that Active IQ is now officially recognised as a provider of FITREC LEVEL A certifications. For the Active IQ alumni in all countries, this recognition provides a clear pathway to registration with FITREC. For fitness professionals, this means portability, engagement with an international fitness community, and the tools and services needed to build longer, more successful fitness careers.

Australian Fitness Academy goes global

Aiming to revolutionise the fitness education space and fill a shortage of trainers in South-East Asia, Australian Fitness Academy (AFA) Asia has launched a brand-new Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) course in Singapore, which is the first move that will see the company go global. Based in Melbourne, the organisation has over 30 years’ experience delivering fitness education and now believes it’s time to replicate its successful business model in other regions. AFA has partnered with FITREC to accredit graduates of the CPT course, as qualified Group Exercise Instructors and Personal Trainers.

FITREC introduces the industry’s first ever Loyalty Discount for registration

As a FITREC-registered professional, you are now be eligible for a registration renewal discount that will range from 10% to 80%! We’ve set the bar high, but the first discount of 10% kicks in at the six-year mark. Having said this, many of our existing registered members will already qualify for an automatic 10% off their registration fee from this point on. At 10 years, the discount on the registration fee changes to 40%, while from 15 years, the discount on registration is a huge 80%. We hope this shows how serious we are about recognising those who have contributed so long to our industry. is now

Why change the address to Apart from being a cool new extension that wasn’t available 18 years ago when HealthyPeople first began, it’s a small step towards modifying the site to better assist businesses outside Australia, who have enquired about recruitment services. For those heading to out of habit (or autofill), don’t stress. All existing links will redirect to the new address. #winning

FITREC adds social and booking links to profiles

In an industry made up of many sole traders, it occurred to us that having a link from your FITREC profile to your bookings platform is probably a really good idea. And so we made that happen. This means that you, as a FITREC-registered professional, can now add a booking link to your FITREC profile. PLUS, we’ve also added the ability to include links to your social media pages on your FITREC profile.

FITREC to Support Safari Fitness

Safari Fitness and FITREC have partnered together to create and manage a formalised registry of fitness professionals in Africa.

Safari Fitness, founded and run by Akin and Trisha Maja and Oumar Camara, is best known for its African-inspired group exercise classes that use the rhythms of Afrobeats, Ampiano, Calypso and Soca. In addition, Safari Fitness is behind new certification programs for Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers that are being run out of the University of Nairobi.

With their extensive connections and reputation for helping grow the industry, the Safari Fitness team are well-placed to promote a service designed to increase unity, professionalism and recognition. Working with FITREC, who bring to the table world-class registration services, this new collaboration is set to see the African fitness community quickly rise to become one of the world’s most highly regarded. We are excited to enter into this partnership.