Become a Fitness Leader

Are you an Indigenous person committed to a healthy, active lifestyle, and want to contribute to the wellbeing of your community?

The SPRA Indigenous Fitness Leadership Certification Program (IFLCP) can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to lead fitness and physical activity programs in your community.

Program Update:

Pilot courses for this program are now complete and SPRA is currently determining options for future delivery.

Additionally, due to COVID-19 restrictions and Public Health Guidelines, all courses have been put on hold. It is unknown when the next course will be held.

About the Program

The goal of our program is to educate individuals who self-declare to deliver culturally relevant, safe, community-based fitness programs within Indigenous communities.

The program combines information from two courses in our Fitness Leadership Certification Program: 1) Exercise Theory, and 2) Group Exercise, with an additional focus on Indigenous Culture and Holistic Wellness. It was designed by an experienced team of educators and fitness professionals to empower Indigenous people to deliver safe, high quality fitness programs in their communities that incorporate traditional learning methods. 

The development and delivery of an Indigenous Fitness Leadership Certification program is an exciting opportunity for Indigenous people. More Indigenous people supporting our community members to be physically active, and potentially more engaged in sport, can only be seen as positive step in the right direction. 

-Joe Daniels, Aboriginal Coaching Module NCCP Facilitator

This program supports the 89th Call to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and is intended to reduce barriers to participation in physical activity and fitness, and ensure that fitness programs are inclusive of Indigenous Peoples.

For More Information

For further information about this program, please contact:

Wendy McKellar
SPRA Consultant – Physical Activity and Fitness

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