CIMSPA membership benefits

BeRecognised – professional recognition in sport and physical activity

The CIMSPA member benefits programme brings to life the true value of what it means to be a CIMSPA member. In line with the way CIMSPA operates, benefits are led by members, reviewed continually, and updated regularly. Your career progression is recognised with greater benefits unlocked as you enhance your professional status. By continuing to listen to members closely we are confident that we have made no assumptions and that all benefits are relevant, valued and needed.

CIMSPA member benefits are driven by the ethos to “be professional”. This is supported by four member benefit categories:
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BeAhead

Take complete control of your career progression and stay at the forefront of the sector.

BeConnected

Build your professional network through CIMSPA’s community of members, partners and events.

BeRewarded

Benefit from a range of discounts and offers across key categories indentified by members.

BeTheDifference

Contribute to the continued improvements of the sport and physical activity sector.

Membership benefits - general overview

Take complete control of your career progression and stay at the forefront of our sector

  • Recognition and status as a member of the sector’s only chartered professional body.
  • Designatory letters – e.g MCIMSPA (dependent on membership category*)
  • Exclusive member logos to showcase your professional status*
  • Enhance your career prospects - many of our employer partners commit to only employing CIMSPA members.
  • Access FREE endorsed CPD eLearning with the CIMSPA Academy.
  • Eligible practitioner categories get free access to the UK Coaching Club platform, with exclusive resources.
  • Discounts on endorsed qualifications and CPD from a range of training providers.
  • Sector job opportunity information from our jobs board and partner network.

*This is a general overview of our membership benefits. For specific eligibility for use of designatory letters and membership logos, see specific membership categories.

UK Coaching

Highlight – Access to the UK Coaching Club platform

For SELECTED practitioner membership categories, UK Coaching provides you with access to its learning and development platform, which includes:

  • Access to all UK Coaching’s most valuable tips, guidance, videos and webinars. 
  • Free or discounted learning, many attracting CIMSPA CPD points. 
  • Membership to a new collaborative group for exercise and fitness professionals in their online community ConnectedCoaches. 
Free CPD

Highlight – CIMSPA Academy

  • Your CIMSPA membership includes FREE access to hundreds of online CPD courses with the CIMSPA Academy.
  • The CPD on offer ranges from “bite-sized” quick eBriefings to certificate courses that award multiple CIMSPA CPD points.

Build your professional network through CIMSPA’s community of members, partners and events

  • Shareable profile on the CIMSPA membership directory – the definitive listing of qualified sector professionals – connecting you with potential employers and customers.
  • Receive digital access to S&PA Professional, S&PA Extra and the CIMSPA member bulletin – our quarterly magazine and monthly digital newsletters. Selected membership categories also receive a printed copy of the magazine.
  • Access to member-only webinars featuring cross-sector experts.
  • Make connections through CIMSPA and partner events and conferences, and at our professional development boards and consultations (by invitation).

Benefit from a range of discounts and offers across key categories identified by members and provided by our partners*

Benefits featured below are EXAMPLES for demonstration purposes. Exact discount levels are specific to each membership category.

*Terms and conditions apply for all offers.

 

Work and business - highlights

A wide range of discounts and offers from our partners, including:

  • My PT Hub – subscription discount
  • WSHQ Workout Music

Plus many more discounts and offers, including Gymcatch booking software.

CPD/personal development - highlights
  • Les Mills – discounted membership to Les Mills On Demand.
  • Future Fit – “ProZone” discount.
  • Biomechanics Education – workshops discounts.
  • Member exclusive discounts and offers including BTN Academy, Drummond Education and many more

Lifestyle – highlights

  • TRX Training - discounts on suspension training equipment and courses
  • Up to £80 saving – Myzone MZ3 activity belt.
  • Dell Technologies - up to 20% off
  • Discounts from TANITA, Elevated Food for Life and more.

 

Financial and legal – highlights

  • Discounts and offers from BSA4Sport, Financial Fitness Group and more.

Contribute to the continued improvement of the sport and physical activity sector

  • Be at the forefront of the sector with the very latest news, guidance and resources.
  • Be the first to hear about opportunities to be involved with CIMSPA consultations and insight, helping to influence sector policy and future research.
  • Take part in focus groups and committees to help shape the sector’s future.

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Explore our individual membership category benefits below and join CIMSPA

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Practitioner

Membership for personal trainers, group exercise instructors, gym instructors, sports coaches (including advanced), coaching assistants, swimming teachers, lifeguards, recreation assistants, tai chi and qigong instructors and exercise referral professionals.

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Manager

Membership for all managers – from aspiring to senior.

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Yoga Associate

Associate

Associate membership for yoga instructors and pilates instructors.

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Student or Graduate

Membership for those starting their careers.Associate membership for yoga instructors and pilates instructors.

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Affiliate

Our join option for those who are unqualified but want to keep updated on our sector.