MILLION DOLLAR FITNESS ACADEMY
WHAT DOES CIMSPA ENDORSEMENT MEAN?
In 2016 The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) was named by Sport England as the preferred partner responsible for overseeing the professionalization of this sector’s workforce. They are conducting a review and redevelopment of all associated occupational standards, have fully endorsed Active IQ’s qualifications and – through their own membership scheme – now welcome new members, including those who have recently qualified as fitness professionals (e.g. Personal Trainers).
REPSs UK was recently acquired in full by Sports Coach UK and, whilst we recognise there may be some confusion in the market, we understand dialogue between CIMSPA and Sports Coach UK is ongoing to provide a well-understood solution to this issue.
In the meantime, because CIMSPA are now the guardians of the industry standards going forward, with substantial input and support from employers and the wider industry, Active IQ are no longer required to seek separate endorsement from REPs UK. All qualifications developed and currently delivered continue to map to existing REPs categories so, should an individual still wish to purchase membership from REPs, we would hope their applications would be accepted.