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Setting the Standards since 1984

The Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association, formed in 1984, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for the training and certification of group exercise leaders in Alberta. The AFLCA offers certification in the following areas of group exercise leadership:

  • Aquatic Exercise
  • Resistance Training
  • Fitness for the Older Adult
  • Group Exercise Leader

If you choose the Group Exercise Leader route, you must also pick at least one area of specialization: Portable equipment, Choreography, Step, Cycling, Mind/body

Community Service

The AFLCA delivers the following community programs to enable practitioners across all demographics.

  • Ever Active Kids
  • Functional Independence Training
  • Arthritis and Exercise Program
  • Ever Active Adults program
  • Career and Technology Studies

AFLCA Trainers

The AFLCA qualifies and teaches approved trainers to enable delivery of AFLCA standards province-wide. Interested?

Canada-wide Affiliation

The AFLCA, established in 1984, was the first organization of its kind in Canada. Now affiliated Canada wide through the National Fitness Leadership Alliance, it offers the following to its members across Canada:

Conferences & Workshops

Trainers Biennial Conference

Fit Rendezvous Conference

Workshop and merchant discount

Workshop guides

Professional Benefits

National Transferability and Listing on NFLA central registry

Affordable Insurance

Newsletters / Fitness Informer

Access to professional network

Wallet cards/certificates

NFLA Partners:

The National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) is a Canadian partnership of provincial not-for-profit organizations dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing national standards for training and certification of fitness leaders in Canada.

British Columbia/Yukon.

British Columbia – BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA)

(604) 629–0965

Alberta/NWT – Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA)

(780) 492–4435

Manitoba – Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC)

(204) 235-1245

Ontario – Ontario Fitness Council (OFC)


New Brunswick – Fitness New Brunswick (FNB)

(506) 672–1993

Prince Edward Island – Island Fitness Council (IFC)

(506) 672–1193

Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA)

(902) 425–1128

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