About AFAA

Being your best. Motivating people to believe in their own power. And inspiring others to move toward healthier and happier lives. That's what makes the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) a dominant force in movement-based health and fitness. Our vision isn't to just change bodies — but to advance the lives of instructors and those they guide through their own personal fitness journeys.

AFAA has led the way in certifying group and personal trainers for over 30 years. AFAA instructors and trainers have gone out to the world to share their love for fitness and be the person that others look to for a superior learning experience at an unbeatable price. Now we're building on AFAA's stature as a leader and innovator to get people excited about working out.

The perfect combo of fun and fitness—that’s AFAA!

Contact an AFAA Program Advisor at 800-446-2322, Option #1, to explore a life-changing fitness career.

Since 1983, AFAA has prepared over 35,000 fitness instructors and trainers in 73 countries.
AFAA released the first nationally standardized guidelines for fitness professionals.
AFAA's Group Fitness Instructor Program is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the leading accreditor of certificate courses in the fitness industry.
AFAA offers an industry-first Group Fitness Instructor Job Guarantee (terms and conditions apply).

Pursue your passion for fitness and love for helping others by growing your expertise, knowledge and value as a Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Fitness Trainer or continue your fitness acumen with one of our specialty courses.

Why is AFAA the best choice?
  • History
    Since 1983 AFAA has led the industry on Group Fitness instruction
  • Workshops
    Receive valuable hands-on training from an industry expert
  • Continuing Education
    Bolster your career and broaden your skills with specializations in Yoga, Indoor Cycling and more

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