The inception of the modular based training courses provided by Train Fitness International occurred in Australia by the Institute For Fitness Professionals in the 1980’s. The courses were based on the then current industry standard for certification of an Australian Fitness Leader as set out by the Australian Fitness Accreditation Council. The Institute gained government recognition for its work with long term unemployed through training individuals with an interest in fitness and seeing them through to sustained employment in their chosen field.
Over time courses were developed and updated continuously to ensure students received the most up to date education pertaining to both knowledge and industry requirements. A main focus of the directors has always been the use of modern technology to enhance student’s learning experience. In 1998 The Institute For Fitness Professionals set up a branch in the United Kingdom EdFit Ltd. All modules were mapped against the UK standards for professional certification the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) standards and were modified to suit. Centre Approval by the Government Awarding Body YMCA Awards was granted in late 1998 and courses commenced.
Through constant development and to keep in line with the company’s Mission Statement EdFit evolved into Fitness Industry Education & then Train Fitness International (TFI). TFI was the first training provider to offer fitness based qualification wholly online and has been a leader in utilising new technology to enhance learning and course delivery. Through constant development the current TFI website uses some of the latest web technologies to track learners through their course and provide them with a range of support mechanisms to ensure their success.
Over the last 16 years TFI has continued to develop its range of courses now offering courses awarded by many different awarding bodies including – YMCA Awards (YMCA), Active IQ, The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), The Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (IMSPA), Oxford Cambridge and the Royal Society of Arts Examinations (OCR), and those recognised by the Register Of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
TFI has also branched out into other countries including China, Malaysia, Australia, India and the United States.
Our aim is to provide fitness enthusiasts world-wide with the opportunity to obtain the highest quality industry qualifications utilising the most accessible medium available – the Internet.