FitPro celebrates 25 years
FitPro is celebrating 25 years at the apex of educational excellence. Established in May 1990, today FitPro has over 150,000 members worldwide and representation in 84 countries.
During its quarter of a century, FitPro has become renowned for its creativity. This includes the introduction of now staple products, such as ViPR, collaborations with group exercise programming developer MOSSA and most recently small group training pioneer TRIBE Team Training™.
David Stalker, Chair of the ukactive Membership Council, said: “Congratulations to FitPro on reaching an incredible landmark of 25 years. FitPro’s ability to deliver top quality programmes, products, events and services, combined with the expertise to adapt, develop and innovate in line with sector changes, has enabled them to remain successful throughout this time – attributes that will ensure their continuation as a successful industry leader in the years to come.”
Jane Waller, Co-Founder and Director at FitPro, commented: “I will never forget the day we printed our very first membership receipt: Membership Number FP 0000001. I kept the original and sent the member the photocopy. I still dig it out occasionally and smile. How far we have come!”
As part of its celebrations, FitPro is launching a Lifetime Achievement Award. The winner will be announced at FitPro Live 2015 in July, formally recognising one individual who has shown exemplary support and commitment to the fitness industry.
Nigel Wallace is Client Services Director at Lifetime Training, which partnered with FitPro earlier this year to create an advanced personal training qualification. He said: “FitPro has always been a trailblazer, as to endure you have to evolve. As an organisation, it has supported instructors from the early years with a great educational platform via its conference and magazines. FitPro has consistently introduced key figures into our sector, which has been a driver behind influential programmes such as PTontheNet and ViPR to name a few.”
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FitPro is the world’s largest development firm for fitness professionals, with more than 150,000 members across 84 countries. FitPro delivers the only worldwide accredited certification for PTs, alongside a range of products and services to support fitness professionals, as part of the FitPro family, including the annual FitPro Live educational fitness convention and trade show.
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