Yoga Yoga

The Yoga Yoga Story

The story of Yoga Yoga begins with a woman and a man. In 1994, after twenty years of an off-again and on-again yoga practice, my wife and I were facing a crisis in our lives and our marriage. In one direction was pain and self-destruction, and in the other direction was the one thing we knew would work — yoga.

The blessing was that the choice was so obvious. Do yoga or lose everything. We turned all our energy into our yoga practice. We turned the extra bedroom into a yoga room and plunged into teacher training courses, weeklong yoga retreats, workshops and classes. We rekindled a life-long love for Kundalini Yoga, practiced Ashtanga Yoga with a new passion, and discovered the power of Hatha Yoga to heal our bodies and open our hearts.

American Fitness Training of Athletics (AFTA)

Making a positive difference in the health, wellness, and fitness of people around you is a goal you can accomplish. AFTA’s continuing research in the personal trainer, fitness-related, and nutrition fields gives you up-to-date certification courses.

The more training and education you have, the better and more credible you’ll be as a trainer or instructor. Continuing education courses and additional certifications can help you achieve that goal.

In addition to single certification courses, AFTA also offers combination courses and partner programs for discounted purchases. Partner programs are explained further on each course’s webpage.

Merrithew Health and Fitness (MH&F)

About MH&F
Merrithew Health & Fitness™ is proud to celebrate over 20 years in the health and fitness industry. Since the company was founded in 1988, much has changed, but one thing remains constant—the cofounders’ commitment to helping fitness professionals and avid exercisers pursue their health and fitness goals around the world.

Merrithew Health & Fitness is dedicated to building high-caliber, multi-disciplinary fitness brands for people of all ages, levels of fitness and abilities. Co-founders, Lindsay and Moira Merrithew have built their business on the philosophy that effective and responsible exercise is the foundation to a better lifestyle.

Dr. B’s Sport Aerobics

About Dr. B’s Sport Aerobics
An ENERGIZING, EMPOWERING & EXCITING aerobics conditioning program using sports and fitness skills and movements to achieve peak physical performance. We can challenge anyone, at any level…from making it easy to completely challenging… the most versatile program around!For any age and any ability: from the physically challenged groups to the sport athletes.

Used by: fitness trainers, coaches, fitness leaders, recreation directors, aerobics instructors and individual fitness advocates.

Desert Southwest Fitness (DSWF)

About DSWF

Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness, wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 32 years.

At DSWFitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle outcomes in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills. The strength of DSWFitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service.

SCW Fitness Education

About SCW Fitness Education

SCW is an internationally recognized educational organization that provides hands-on certifications and continuing education courses and conventions to fitness professionals in multiple disciplines nationwide. For the past 31 years, since 1987, Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Instructors, Small Group Training Leaders, Aquatic Exercise Professionals, Cycling Teachers, Mind-Body Experts, Sport-Specific Training Educators and many more have obtained their certification through SCW.

This outstanding Family of Leaders also supports Managers, Directors and Owners of clubs and facilities nationwide with our business and management tracks. As the largest conference leader in the world, MANIA® offers nine Professional Training Conventions annually in New York City, California (San Francisco), Florida (Orlando), Atlanta, Dallas, DC, Philadelphia, Midwest (Chicago) and Boston. SCW serves over 10,000 health and wellness professionals at our events, and we reach more than 200,000 virtually through our SCW OnDemand program and Online Certifications and Continuing Education Credit (CEC) programming.

Washington DC Aerobics Convention (DCAC)

About DCACIt is our mission, at DCAC fitness conventions, to Reignite Your Passion for Fitness! We provide the highest quality certifications, training, and continuing education opportunities for group exercise instructors, personal trainers, program directors, club managers/owners, as well as aqua, cycling, yoga, pilates, and mind-body instructors. We strive to offer the highest quality fitness education sessions and certifications, taught by the worldʼs leading fitness experts. Get certified, or earn continuing education credits to re-certify, while attending phenomenal new courses in all areas of the fitness industry.


Twenty years ago, the Washington DC Aerobics Convention was born to help people advance their careers in fitness education and to develop a community of like-minded fitness professionals. The original founders of the DCAC Fitness Conferences were Charles Little, Suzanne Olson and Mary Lee Herman.

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

About AFAAThe Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) is the world’s largest fitness and TeleFitness® educator. Since 1983, AFAA has issued over 300,000 certifications to fitness professionals from 73 countries worldwide. Each year, health clubs and studios host over 2,500 educational workshops nationwide. AFAA is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education; and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This meets IHRSA’s 2005 recommendation on accreditation for fitness certification organizations. AFAA is proud to be granted affiliate status with the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE), additional accreditation by Vital Research and membership in the National Organization of Competency Assurance (NOCA).

Australian Distance Education (ACS)

About ACSEstablished in 1979, ACS Distance Education is a leading Australian Distance Education provider which offers over 400 courses via correspondence, online or on CD. The Institution has offices in Australia and the United Kingdom, and ACS courses are delivered worldwide through our network of affiliates. The ACS head office is located on the Gold Coast.

ACS was established since 1979.
ACS is an internationally recognised college affiliated with over 15 other post secondary institutions in five different countries, including both government owned and nationally recognised institutions
We offer unique and extensive student services, and a policy that puts the student’s learning experience first
Our courses are practical, enabling you to not only develop knowledge, but build the capacity to continue learning after your studies are completed.
Our courses are experiential, you learn from “experts” by being guided to see, do, think about and experience the things you study.

Premier Training International

About Premier Training International

Premier Training International, part of the Premier Global Group, is a leading health and fitness industry Training Provider. Premier has built a first class reputation in delivering quality vocational education since 1992 and has some of the strongest sports scientists and industry experts helping shape syllabuses and training delivery. The company vision was, and remains today, to raise standards throughout the health and fitness industry.

Dedicated to training and developing individuals within the sector; from school leavers and people changing careers, to professional fitness and sports people looking to develop their skills, Premier Training International has courses to suit.


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