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Industry organisations National and international fitness sector associations listed in alphabetical order Activity Alliance Email Web Description A national charity leading the way to provide accessible physical activity and increase participation amongst disabled people.

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Email Web Description The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organisation in the world.

British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Email Web Description BASES is the professional body for all those with an interest in the science of sport and exercise.

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Email Web Description BUCS is the national governing body for higher education sport in the UK. It works with its member institutions to get more students active more often, through competitive sport and by providing physical activity opportunities. 230

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Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) Email Web Description CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector. It is committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed.

Chief Culture & Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) Email Web Description CLOA advises on, advocates and champions culture and leisure on behalf of sector professionals, locally, regionally and nationally.

Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) Email Web 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.

Community Leisure UK Web Description Community Leisure UK is a members’ association that specialises in charitable trusts, delivering public leisure and culture services across the UK.

EuropeActive Web Description EuropeActive is the leading not-for-profit organisation representing the whole of the European health and fitness sector from its head office in Brussels. It aims to raise awareness of the role the fitness sector is playing to support a more active and healthier Europe.

European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) Web Description Launched in 2007, the European Register of Exercise Professionals is an independent process for the registration of all instructors, trainers and teachers working across Europe in the exercise and fitness sector. EREPS recognises the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals and is an important assurance for the public and employers that their instructor or employee holds the appropriate qualifications to perform their role safely and effectively.