International Fitness Alliance (IFA) is a "CIMSPA" Training Provider Partner

As an approved Training Provider Partner, IFA is recognized for delivering quality assured qualifications and CPDs. Being a CIMSPA training provider partner ensures that IFA's education and training are reviewed against professional standards in the sport, fitness, leisure, and physical activity sector.

What is CIMSPA?

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active. CIMSPA can trace its origins back to 1921, and ever since has been working to help regulate and develop best practice for organisations, professionals, and practitioners operating in our sector.

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Important News From the Global Fitness Industry

CIMSPA and EREPS agree memorandum of understanding

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has signed a memorandum of trust and understanding with the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS). This memorandum describes the criteria for a working relationship to exist between EREPS and CIMSPA. Under the agreement, European fitness professionals based in the UK will be able to use their EREPS accreditation to join the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory, which lists fitness professionals whose qualifications have been recognised by CIMSPA. EREPs will, in turn, recognise and accept the registration onto EREPS of any applicant registered on the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory, giving UK exercise and fitness professionals the freedom to work across the continent’s sport and physical activity marketplace.

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CIMSPA & EREPS Mutual Recognition Agreement

The purpose of this agreement is to support and advance standards applied to exercise professionals, training providers and certification bodies in Europe and the United Kingdom in the promotion and maintenance of health-enhancing physical exercise and activity and healthy lifestyles. Through this agreement, EREPS and CIMSPA will aim to promote and ensure the highest professional standards in the world to the benefit of the general recognition of our sector in the coming years. We commit to upholding and respecting the decisions made by each other in the practice and governance of our respective Registers, including recognizing and accepting the registration of members of the partner Register.

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CIMSPA and UK REPS (UK Coaching) reach agreement to create a single directory for exercise and fitness professionals

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and UK Coaching, who currently operate the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), today announce an agreement to combine REPs with the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory, creating a single directory for all exercise and fitness professionals. The initiative will create a unified recognition system for people working in the sector and a single endorsement mechanism for training providers. Under the agreement, all current REPs members will be given the opportunity to transfer into the CIMSPA membership scheme, with the new directory being hosted and managed by CIMSPA.

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