News from July 2014
July 3, 2014
Fitdirectory.ca is a registry of exercise professionals in Alberta who have met provincial and national standards. Administered by the Provincial Fitness Unit of Alberta, Fitdirectory.ca is part of an international movement for the registration of exercise professionals to provide public assurance. Here’s some information about the movement of internationally affiliated registers, their purpose and value to the public and to exercise professionals.
International Movement – The International Confederation of
Registers for Exercise Professionals
ICREPs is a non-profit, international partnership between exercise, fitness and physical activity organizations around the world. ICREPs members operate in 4 continents, and collectively register over 200,000 individual exercise professionals. To contribute more to the health and wellness of the public we serve, ICREPs members work together for the betterment of the exercise industry through the use of agreed standards for professionals. Member organizations include USREPs, Fitness Australia, National Fitness Leadership Alliance of Canada, REPs Ireland, United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa and the Arab Emirates.
ICREPs recognized by IHRSA (the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) as the global body representing national registration bodies of exercise professionals.
Canadian Partnership – National Fitness Leadership Alliance of Canada
The NFLA is Canada’s ICREPs member organization. An enterprise of 7 partner organizations, the NFLA registers 10,000 plus members in Canada. The register supports the diversity of exercise professionals through regional representation across Canada.
Fitdirectory.ca is the only register in Alberta endorsed by the NFLA and ICREPs and is administered by the Provincial Fitness Unit of Alberta. In operation since 1982, the PFUA is Alberta’s longest-standing physical activity community organization. We are proudly supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism RPAD – Recreation and Physical Activity Division .
Who can Register?
Fitdirectory.ca is intended for all Alberta exercise professionals who meet or exceed provincial and national standards.
What does being registered on Fitdirectory.ca mean?
Qualifications of individuals registering on Fitdirectory.ca are verified. Registering on Fitdirectory.ca means that the exercise professional:
- has completed an exercise qualification that meets or exceeds provincial and national standards
- holds a current CPR certification
- is committed to ongoing professional development
- is currently eligible and/or insured with professional insurance cover.
Join the Movement
Currently there are approximately 2,000 exercise professionals registered on Fitdirectory.ca, but not all of you have made your profile public. Login and fill out your profile now. Let the public know you are qualified. Let Alberta know the quality of the exercise professionals available to them!
Not registered yet?
Join the movement and register.