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"We should be seen as the doctors of preventative medicine, but we're too busy begging for just some simple respect"...
The tIFA has a had a goal since it was conceived
even years before we opened. To develop highly
skilled, professional and highly respected health & fitness trainers, instructors, motivators, and inspirational individuals, who have goals and passion too change their health, their communities health, and even the world at large.
"FITNESS” IS NOW "HEALTH"
"Many people have challenges outside the need for physical activity that might prevent them from carrying out their fitness goals—situations at work, nutrition, sleep problems, stress. A health coach can help people craft a program with meaningful steps that helps them improve the quality of their lives. You look at each person and meet people where they are". - Todd Galati
"It isn't about just renaming what you're already doing. A lot of personal trainers are focused on the body and not on the mind. For coaching, you need to focus on facilitating change, not barking at a client to do 10 more push-ups." - Margaret Moore
"With respect to the subspecialty, it brings crucial behavioural change services that heretofore have been lacking to exercise, nutrition, nursing and other areas" - Richard Cotton MA, ACSM
"I think you are going to see a growing acceptance of behaviour-change interventionists (health coaches) as part of the health care team" - Cedric Bryant, PhD
"A trainer who doesn't understand how body, mind and spirit are connected will never again be a very valuable health professional. Todays modern trainer needs to know how to get their clients lean, relaxed, connected, motivated, thinking, green, inspired, and passion driven" - Ror Alexander (Wellness Architect).
THE SPHERES OF OPTIMIZED HEALTH
At tIFA we believe fitness and exercise are very important but we are also very aware that there is MUCH more to optimal health than just fitness alone. We strongly subscribe to the 3 Spheres of Optimal Health.
The Internal: gut health and nutrition.
The Interaction: our movement and actions between the internal and external.
The External: our environment.
This is why we have elements of all 3 in our comprehensive fitness professional full diploma program and wide range of courses. While the main program focus is on the Interaction sphere (i.e. exercise/movement), we cannot ignore the other 2 in good conscience if our goal is to help ourselves and clients to the best of our abilities and reach true optimized health and fitness. This is why we are truly the worlds first "WholeFitness" School of Fitness.
Fully accredited international fitness certifications. 100% approved for liability insurance throughout Canada, USA, & globally accepted! Work ANYWHERE on earth!
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LATEST HEALTH NEWS
The Future of Personal Training May Be in Regulation, Certification and Integration
Regulating the fitness trainer profession by requiring licensing and placing greater weight on getting certifications from third-party accredited certifying agencies may be in the future of the fitness industry as a way to elevate the industry in the eyes of the medical community.
Embracing Wellness Coaching over Personal Training
Health clubs that offer the expanded services that skilled health and wellness coaches have in their toolboxes are likely to benefit, but club operators must be careful not to make the mistake of assuming that the roles of personal trainer and wellness coach are interchangeable.
THE tIFA DIFFERENCE
TRAIN THE WORLD,
NOT JUST YOUR STREET!
With our NAFC backing we are truly one of Canada's only certifications focused on taking your career around the world!
NAFC has courses running in 4 continents, with over 35,000 students spread around the world. From Vancouver to Shanghai, New York to Bali, NAFC has you covered.
At tIFA we have developed a professional health focused fitness educational curriculum beyond anything seen anywhere! At tIFA we believe that students who are going to work with the public will need a wide and diverse range of experiences on top of the typical fitness certifications offered by other organisations.
LEARN IT ALL - IN DETAIL
tIFA offers the most comprehensive education available today, from our principle fitness certifications with the internationally accredited NAFC to cutting edge fitness sports like Strongman, Powerlifting, to physio, injury prevention/management, to stress, healthy home hacking, cooking tips, and health focused. tIFA covers it all!
tIFA offers only the best workshops, cutting edge, and dynamic workshops gloally for professional trainers, forward thinkers, group fitness instructors and health professionals from all corners of the planet. From modern marketing & personal branding, to applying ancient Eastern wellness traditions for home & workplace health, we have a workshop(s) for you!
Our certification courses, and workshops are presented by fitness, wellness, and business celebrities and leaders in their fields from all over the world! Join one today, and level up your career.
tIFA GLOBAL ADVISORY TEAM
They say you are the sum of the 5 people you hang out with. Well check out our friends and you will see you are in VERY good company. tIFA has collected the best Board of Advisors possible to help us ensure we deliver only quality education to you.
tIFA STUDENTS GET LOCAL LOVE
The world needs highly educated trainers, coaches and instructors to help get it in shape and stay that way, and many of our tIFA affiliate partners know the value of our educational courses and internationally recognized certifications. We have teamed up with some of the best local health and fitness retailers to bring our graduate students some great EXCLUSIVE discounts and even cash affiliate programs from our local partners. Only tIFA has gone the extra mile for our students to make sure they not only have the education tools for for success they need, but both the tools and additional revenue programs as well.
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JUSTINE, NAFC PT
NAFC is the easiest and fastest way to become a license fitness coach! Thank you NAFC afterall reading all the 3 manuals and passing all those 3 with average of 87,86, and 89% and after passing my practical yesterday with coach Ror Alexander. Finally Im a certified NAFC coach now. Thank you NAFC!!!
KARYN, NAFC PT
As a master trainer of over 16 years who was looking for something a bit different when it came time to renew my license, I am very happy that I found NAFC. Like me, they believe in total body wellness and overall health. They spend a great deal of time discussing postural deviations and corrections and injury prevention. They make sure that their trainers can teach clients to lead well balanced and active lives outside of the gym. I learned new things and was reminding of the importance of many more. Thanks NAFC!
CARNISHA, NAFC PT
I am very excited to be working towards my PT certification through NAFC! I always want to receive the best training and education anytime I am providing services to others. You should always want to deliver your best! I have found the information to be helpful and I am confident that I will be able to receive the education and guidance I need from NAFC to make my business successful. I look forward to this journey to make my dream come true and I am thankful NAFC has given me the platform to do so
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Tread Shred, and Tread Shred Xpress takes Treadmill H.I.I.T. group training to the next level. Combining the worlds #1 fitness trend H.I.I.T., with running; the worlds #1 fitness activity, the ever popular group fitness, and body weight training. Tread Shred and Tread Shred Xpress will have your clients dropping the pounds in no time.
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