Founded in 1985, the American Council on Exercise (ACE)is a nonprofit organization committed to America's health and wellbeing. Over the past 25 years, we have become an established resource for both fitness professionals and consumers, providing comprehensive, unbiased, scientific research impacting the fitness industry and validating ourselves as the country's trusted authority on fitness.
Today, ACE is the largest nonprofit fitness certification, education and training organization in the world with 60,000 certified professionals. With a long heritage in certification, education, training and public outreach, we are among the most respected fitness organizations in the industry and resource consumers have come to trust for health and fitness education.
IDEA and its members are passionately committed to improving the health and fitness of all people. We are focused on delivering compelling member value by imparting knowledge, credibility, inspiration, marketability and personal and professional growth opportunities.
Inspired Service: The IDEA Tribe is committed to inspired service for every person we encounter. This includes every member/subscriber, advertiser/exhibitor, vendor/contractor and internal staff/colleague. Inspired service is about going above and beyond to ensure that every person we interact with is not simply happy, but thrilled with the overall experience we provide. We inspire and serve by continuously pushing ourselves to improve customer value every day.
Since 1954, ACSM has engaged students, physicians, academicians and researchers at the regional, national and international levels. A global leader in sports medicine and exercise science the American College of Sports Medicine has 50,000 members and certified professionals from 90 countries around the globe. Representing 70 occupations within the sports medicine field, their association of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness professionals are dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.
ACSM makes a difference in the lab and on the field. Through research, instruction and certification, their members and certified professionals make a difference and every day groundbreaking research and collaboration drives innovation and progress across the dimensions of science, practice, education and policy. ACSM’s moto, “Get involved. Be inspired. Make a difference.”
NFPT's Personal Trainer Certification program became accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) in 2005. This followed an industry movement to raise the bar in the credentialing field – a standard setting measure that NFPT fully supports and is proud to endorse.
NFPT has certified more than 30,000 trainers and will continue to expand its reach by supporting those looking for a foothold in the personal training industry. For more than 25 years, the organization has offered a foundational education and credential to those who seek personal fitness trainer employment in gym facilities, private studios and other fitness capacities around the world.