The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) is pleased to announce that a collaborative group of professionals involved in the fitness industry is being assembled to form Fitness Standards Committees for Older Adult, Personal Training and Group Fitness.


To bring together experts in the fitness industry on Older Adult, Personal Training and Group Fitness to monitor trends in education, certification/registration and practice requirements, and make recommendations based upon unbiased evidence and practical experience on the technical aspects of the development, implementation and maintenance of fitness standards provincially, nationally and internationally.

Role of Committee Members

  • Monitor trends in education, certification/registration and practical requirements in the fitness industry, and identify gaps or necessary changes to the BCRPA system and requirements;
  • Provide input and recommendations regarding existing standards; provincially, nationally and internationally.
  • Review and provide recommendations on existing protocol, resources and policies related to specific modules of instruction.

About BC Recreation and Parks Association

BCRPA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building and sustaining active healthy lifestyles and communities in BC. Since 1958, BCRPA has provided leadership, training and support, fostering the principles of accessibility and inclusiveness, to help its members meet provincial and local health and physical activity priorities.

BCRPA’s fitness registration program identifies and promotes the highest professional standards for fitness leaders in BC and has gained recognition as 'the' standard against which the qualifications of a fitness leader may be measured. It is widely regarded as the regulatory body for fitness professionals throughout the province. BCRPA’s The Registry® of Fitness Professionals, the largest registry of fitness professionals in Canada, has over 4,000 registered leaders.  BCRPA is the exclusive provider of the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) Performance Standards for the credentialing of fitness professionals.

Applications for the Fitness Advisory Committee Members are now closed.

For more information about the Committees please contact Sharon Meredith, BCRPA Project Consultant, at or review the Committees Terms of Reference.