CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory

What is the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory?

The CIMSPA Directory is the only register that UK fitness professionals need to be on – qualified exercise and fitness professionals who are recognised by, and members of, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity – the single chartered professional body for the UK’s sport, fitness and physical activity sector.

Directory members include qualified and recognised fitness instructors, personal trainers, pilates instructors and group exercise leaders.


How can I get on the directory?

A listing on the directory is an exclusive benefit for two CIMSPA membership categories:

Both memberships cost just £30 per year (inc VAT), and are the first steps on the pathway CIMSPA is developing to encourage exercise and fitness professionals to gain chartered status.

Why has the sector’s chartered institute created the directory?

CIMSPA is responding to the concerns of sector employers who have been frustrated by the variable quality of fitness staff “accredited” by other registers, and have looked to CIMSPA to provide an alternative.

As the strategic lead for professional development in sport, fitness and physical activity, the directory also realises CIMSPA’s goal of creating a definitive register for the sector, with the quality of its members benchmarked by ensuring they both hold recognised qualifications delivered by CIMSPA-endorsed training providers, and have maintained their competency through approved CPD and qualifications.

Major sector employers are now using the CIMSPA Directory, including GLL, Nuffield Health, Fusion Lifestyle, Places for People Leisure and Parkwood Leisure. Many employers are also requiring their freelance personal trainers and instructors be listed on the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness directory.

What about Insurance?

CIMSPA members can wish to also now access Instructor Public and Teacher Liability £10m insurance, provided through FitPro (underwritten by Aviva).