Exercise Safety

The Exercise Safety Association

The Exercise Safety Association (ESA) is a professional membership and certification organization for exercise instructors, the leaders in safety education, setting standards since 1978.

ESA has a long standing reputation of quality and experience. The Exercise Safety Association is dedicated to bringing its members the latest information, research and ideas. ESA networks fitness instructors across the United States and several foreign countries, who are truly concerned about practicing safe methods of exercise for the long term health of their participants. ESA administers the only safety certification examination in the industry and has certified over 100,000 instructors.

Message from the Director of Education and Training

Sharon FoyWelcome to the Exercise Safety Association. This site is designed as a resource for fitness professionals and includes a general area that is open to everyone and a log-in area reserved exclusively for ESA certified members. I invite both members and non-members to explore the site for opportunities that will enhance your professional development and career growth. Our goal is to provide an interactive experience in which you and ESA can communicate with each other quickly and efficiently.

For current ESA members, the Newsletter links on the updated navigation bar will provide quick and easy access to either the current newsletter or previous issues. Newsletter information includes administrative policy reminders, as well as any changes or new policies. In addition, the newsletter features ESA members and STAR America trainers and advisors to provide an on-line networking experience. Visit the .1 CEC Article and the .1 CEC Video Review pages to find an interesting article to earn CECs that can be applied toward your certification renewal or to simply read and enhance your knowledge, exercise techniques, or leadership skills. Check out the NEW ESA STAR America Trainers and On-Site Training Schedules page and look for the link under the trainer nearest you to see if they have posted an On-Site Certification Schedule or On-Site Continuing Education Schedule. Remember, some trainers will travel to your community to conduct workshops upon request and others offer private tutoring, mentoring, and consulting for home study courses.

I invite non-members, and enthusiasts considering a career in the fitness profession to check-out the How to Become a Certified Fitness Professional page and learn About ESA, About Certification, and the ESA Certification Training Programs. Although we have posted answers to Frequently Asked Question, you can always contact ESA by calling 407-246-5090 or emailing askesa@aol.com. A friendly ESA advisor, who loves to talk with you, will answer questions and discuss how we might help you achieve your career goals.

Finally, to both members and non-members, ESA offers frequent discounts and discount coupons to stretch your fitness dollar and either "Jump Start" your CEC work toward Certification renewal or your first certification and membership with ESA. Whether you are just beginning your professional fitness journey or are a seasoned veteran, the staff at ESA is always ready to help you and always looking forward to hearing from you.

Sharon Foy
ESA Director of Education & Training