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Setting the Standards since 1984

The Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association, formed in 1984, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for the training and certification of exercise professionals in Alberta. We offer a wide range of certification from one-on-one fitness training to exercise class leadership in a variety of settings, e.g. aquatics, resistance training, older adult and group exercise specializations: cycle, choreography, mind/body, step, portable equipment.



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Community Programs

The AFLCA delivers a variety of Community Programs to educate, train and empower practitioners within their community. AFLCA Community Programs are available for those working with children, youth, teens, special populations, older adults, and health promotion services.

AFLCA Trainers

The AFLCA offers education, training and practical experience for those interested in delivering the AFLCA standards province-wide. Interested in becoming an AFLCA Trainer or Assistant Trainer?

Canada-wide Affiliation

The AFLCA, established in 1984, was the first organization of its kind in Canada. Now affiliated Canada wide through the National Fitness Leadership Alliance, we offer the following to our members:

Conferences, Courses and Workshops

Train the Trainer / Assistant Trainer development
Fit Rendezvous Conference
Perspectives in Exercise, Health and Fitness (biennial)
Fitness Inspiration Workshops
Personal Training L.A.B. Workshops
Workshop guides
Course manuals
Professional development and continuing education courses

Professional Benefits

National Transferability through the NFLA
Fitdirectory.ca professional registry listing
Enews bulletins
Comprehensive insurance coverage
Fitness Informer online magazine
Access to professional network
Industry recognition as a highly qualified exercise professional
Ongoing support and professional development
Discounts on AFLCA professional development opportunities
Peer recognition, AFLCA Excellence Awards
Increased credibility, marketability, and much more!

NFLA Partners

The National Fitness Leadership Alliance is a Canadian partnership of provincial not-for-profit organizations dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for training and certification of fitness leaders in Canada.
British Columbia/Yukon.

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Alberta/NWT – Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA)
(780) 492–4435
Provincial Fitness Unit

British Columbia – BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA)
(604) 629–0965
BCRPA

Manitoba – Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC)
(204) 235–1245
MFC

New Brunswick – Fitness New Brunswick (FNB)
(506) 453–1094
FNB

Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)
(902) 425–1128
NSFA

Ontario – Ontario Fitness Council (OFC)
(1–800-671–4632)
OFC

Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA)
(306) 780–9470
SPRA