Dr. Stuart McGill is the world’s leading authority on back pain and recovery. "His book “Back Mechanic” is the best book ever written on how to cure your own back pain. It doesn’t matter if you’re an athlete, business executive, homemaker or weekend warrior, his books should be in your fitness library", Bill Parisi.
Speed, strength, agility, power, stability and conditioning are vital components to success in any athletic competition. With this in mind, Perform Better has carefully selected each fitness equipment product in its catalog for its ability to help improve sports performance or rehabilitation. And, whether you're building a small weight room or major training center, Perform Better's Facility Design Team will work with you from layout to installation to create the facility that will best meet your needs and budget. Not only are we the top source for functional sports performance training equipment, but as a supplier of quality products Perform Better is the premier "one-stop shop" for all your training facility needs.
In fall of 2013 the American Instructional Football League (AIFL) partnered with both Parisi Speed School and the National Football League (NFL) to launch a nationwide initiative to get children involved in the NFL Play 60 Flag Football program. Our goal was to jump on the fast moving train that the NFL created called Play 60. This program was created by the NFL to combat childhood obesity by getting kids active for 60 minutes per day.
The Training For Warriors system is a fitness program originally created for some of the best combat athletes in the world more than 15 years ago. But over that time, it was recognized that the training methods of the TFW system can benefit anyone looking to lose fat, build muscle and feel good. Now with 200 affiliate locations in 30 countries, tens of thousands of people per day are using the TFW system to bring their fitness to another level.
IHRSA is the trade association serving the global health club and fitness industry. The mission of IHRSA is to grow, protect and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with benefits that will help them be more successful. IHRSA and its members (health clubs and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and industry suppliers) are dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and activity promotion.
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit fitness certification, education and training provider with more than 50,000 certified professionals who hold more than 53,000 ACE certifications. Founded in 1985, American Council on Exercise (ACE) is committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. The organization’s mission is to protect all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through independent, third-party research, education and outreach.
The President’s Challenge is the premier program of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition administered through a co-sponsorship agreement with the Amateur Athletic Union. The President’s Challenge helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.
Since 1987 NASM has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced specializations for fitness professionals. In addition to its NCCA-accredited Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam, NASM offers a progressive career track with access to Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and specializations including the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES). The vision of NASM is to empower fitness and wellness professionals, supporting them in their goal of motivating clients to lead healthier lives. NASM is part of Ascend Learning, the leader in providing technology-based education and certification solutions.
As a professional fitness organization, it is our intention to qualify personal fitness trainers through a legally defensible assessment of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) that legitimizes and solidifies the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) title and achievement. As an agency that offers a professional and accredited certification program, we will continue to establish and promote quality standards for fitness professionals, and encourage ongoing professional development through recertification requirements. NFPT supports industry efforts that further public and government respect, trust and confidence in the fitness training certification industry.