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Industry organisations

National and international fitness sector associations listed in alphabetical order

Activity Alliance

Email Sarah@activityalliance.org.uk Web www.activityalliance.org.uk Description Activity Alliance is the new name for the English Federation of Disability Sport. Leading the way in providing accessible physical activity and in increasing participation amongst disabled people.

Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Email info@cimspa.co.uk Web www.cimspa.co.uk Description Launched in 2011, CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Chief Culture & Leisure Officers Association (CLOA)

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES)

Club Managers Association of Europe

Email enquiries@bases.org.uk Web www.bases.org.uk Description BASES is the professional body for all those with an interest in the science of sport and exercise.

Email debbie.goddard@cmaeurope.eu Web www.cmaeurope.org Description A non-profit making professional association with members involved in the management of sports clubs (golf, tennis, sailing and other sports), health & fitness clubs, leisure, city and dining clubs.

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)

Community Leisure

Capre (Children’s Activity Professionals Register)


Email publicinfo@acsm.org Web www.acsm.org Description ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organisation in the world.

Email info@bucs.org.uk Web www.bucs.org.uk Description The national governing body for higher education sport in the UK, a membership organisation with charitable status.

Email info@skillsactiveregisters.org Web www.skillsactive.com Description Capre, owned and operated by SkillsActive, is an independent register for individuals working in the children’s physical activity industry.


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Email info@cloa.org.uk Web www.cloa.org.uk Description Exclusively represents senior strategic leaders managing public sector cultural, tourism and sport services.

Web http://communityleisureuk.org Description Community Leisure UK is the association that specialises in charitable leisure trusts across the UK. It protects the trust model by enabling knowledge sharing with peers and external stakeholders.

Web www.europeactive.eu Description EuropeActive – formerly the European Health and Fitness Association – is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the whole of the European health and fitness sector in Brussels.