Trainer Directory Press Release
Established in 1984 by a volunteer group of health and fitness professionals, who decided that it was time the fitness industry was recognized as a profession. It was their vision to provide fitness leaders with a sense of pride in their work and their skills. This group of courageous volunteers took the first steps that led to where the Ontario Fitness Council (OFC) is today.
The Ontario Fitness Council is the recognized provincial body of the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) and sets the standards for fitness professionals in Ontario. As an OFC registered member, you become part of a provincial and national network of individuals, groups, and organizations responsible for the fitness and health industry throughout Canada. The OFC continues to keep its members informed within the rapidly changing fitness industry by providing opportunities for education and professional development in fitness and active healthy living.
The Fitness Practitioners Association of Ontario (FPAO) is the non-profit Association that is regulated and governed by the Ontario Fitness Council (OFC) and its Board of Directors. We are proud to support and serve fitness and health professionals that are registered with the FPAO/OFC. As of May 8th 2012, the FPAO/OFC Board of Directors has approved an agreement that allows Business Member organizations to register their certified members with the FPAO/OFC in order to strengthen the Association and further benefit/support fitness and health professionals in Ontario.
The Ontario Fitness Council’s website REGISTRY will be a focal point for all FPAO members to register and display their fitness/health credentials. Ultimately the registry is the support/promotion system for its certified/registered leaders. The OFC and its long term members, take pride in the fact we are a not-for-profit organization. This system offers many perks for our members, such as insurance coverage, recognition at the provincial and national level for fitness leaders, opportunity for members to update their registry profile and upgrade their teaching skills and education through various workshops/tutorials, and courses plus more. various workshops/tutorials, and courses plus more.
We have an extremely high standards approach and the management team will solely focus on member support and opportunity while you represent this great historic organization with pride and professionalism.
After a substantial restructure period - the FPAO is now completely functioning as a registration hub for certifications that have met or exceeded the NFLA performance standards. As an association we offer the benefit to our members of a provincial certified fitness leader registry, and we strive to ensure unmatched member support as well as promote the highest education available. More courses, workshops, conferences, and a state of the art website, will finally give our respected members as well as new members, the support/recognition they deserve.