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Nova Scotia Fitness Association

Where fitness and education meet! 


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 To find or verify a certified exercise educator in your area, please visit our Registry page.

 To learn about our certification process, including for Personal Training certification, please visit our Certifications page.

 To for dates & times, and to register & pay for for our courses or events, please visit our Events & Courses page.

Join the NSFA today!

We train & represent exercise educators in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador.  We support education and promotion of exercise & good health. We also represent our members in Fitness Leadership Canada.

NSFA credentials are nationally & internationally transferable.


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Welcome to The NSFA!


    The NSFA was formed in 1989 to provide Nova Scotians with a clear standard for evaluating    the quality of fitness leadership in the province & to promote professionalism in the industry.  We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO).

    We teach certification courses, host exams, offer continuing education workshops and an annual conference, provide instructor insurance, and liaise with national and international exercise registries on behalf of our members.

    Our members serve 66 individual communities in Nova Scotia & see an average of 25,000 Nova Scotians per week.  We also host a provincial online registry of our instructors so Nova Scotians can verify their credentials or search for an exercise educator in their area. The NSFA is a diverse group of fitness professionals who strive to ensure we provide a safe and welcoming experience for everyone.

    NSFA certifications are recognized nationally & are transferable to any FLC-member partner organization in every province/territory in Canada.  Our members can also transfer internationally to countries which are members of ICREPs.  Please see our FLC & ICREPS page for further details.

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