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 registries, 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 registry in Alberta endorsed by the NFLA and ICREPs and is administered by the Provincial Fitness Unit of Alberta. In operation since 1982, the Unit is Alberta’s longest-standing physical activity community organization. We are proudly supported by the Government of Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation ministry.
Fitdirectory.ca does not endorse any certification, individual, product or service listed on the registry.
What is a registry?
The exercise and fitness consultation industry is unregulated. Registers are a means of providing assurance to the public, allied health professionals and employers.
Who can Register?
Fitdirectory.ca registration is available 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
Join the movement and get registered.
Let Albertans know the quality of the exercise professionals available to them.