Professional Organizations

IDEA Health and Fitness Association

(From their website): “IDEA is the world’s leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals, with more than 19,000 members in over 80 countries. Since 1982, IDEA has provided health and fitness professionals with unbiased data, pertinent information, educational resources, career development and industry leadership. IDEA’s membership includes personal
trainers, program and fitness directors, business owners and managers, and group fitness instructors.” This is a for-fee association that you can put on your resume. Membership in IDEA shows employers that you are serious about staying current with trends and safety issues and that you are in touch with the industry. They have excellent resources and publications on their website for fitness instructors, directors, managers, trainers, and owners.

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