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The NSFA is a founding member of the NFLA. 

As a member of the NFLA we are also members of ICREPs. 

NFLA Canada's main focus is the development and stewardship of national standards and exercise leadership registration across Canada. We are an advocate for exercise leadership at the National level. We:

- work collaboratively to promote qualified exercise professionals in Canada;
- are a national and international advocate for exercise professionals;

- hold the Performance Standards for exercise leadership registration in Canada


NFLA members are committed to a common vision, open communication, sharing and enhancing resources and working together towards an effective, national network. We are the Canadian member of the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals.

 Our work with ICREPs furthers our goals by: 


- providing international portability for Canadian registered exercise professionals through the establishment of registers for exercise professionals and international alignment of standards for practice


- allowing us to share leading practices with international exercise organizations - providing the ICREPs-endorsed registry for Canadian exercise professionals, through our partnerships

For more information, please visit the NFLA home page 


Our Canadian Partners are:

Alberta/North West Territories – Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association 

British Columbia/Yukon –British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association

Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

Manitoba – Manitoba Fitness Council 

Ontario – Ontario Fitness Council

 New Brunswick/PEI – Fitness New Brunswick

Personal trainers, aerobics instructors, yoga leaders and other exercise educators in Newfoundland & Labrador who wish to be NFLA registered and insured can join us in Nova Scotia (NSFA).  Please contact us at info@nsfitness.ca for an assessment of your credentials.


The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world.

For full details please visit the ICREPS home page

Our fellow members of ICREPS are:

United States of America

New potential member countries are applying to join ICREPs every year.  Only those who meet the standards will be chosen.  Please contact us at info@nsfitness.ca if you are considering transferring to another ICREPs member country. 


National & International News

Click here to see our official announcement of our  ICREPS status in Fitness Business Canada.

From The National Fitness Leadership Alliance of Canada (NFLA) we have the results of the 1st survey of Canadian Exercise Educators on the biggest trends we saw in our gyms and classes in 2018. The top 8 trends are shown in the infographic below.  Please click on this press release for full details on what each of these trends represents. 





The Nova Scotia Fitness Association is a non-profit organization.

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