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Fitness Specialist

The fitness specialist represents a professional who is trained and experienced in leading, instructing, and motivating individuals and groups in exercise activities. This includes cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and stretching. The fitness specialist may acquire basic objective measures of health and physical performance prior to supervising an exercise regime with a client. They may also perform periodic functional measures to assess exercise program outcomes.

The education and training required for fitness trainers and fitness instructors varies by their location and chosen area of interest and specialization. The fitness trainer/ instructor can play a significant role in preventive spinecare.

For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Fitness Specialist, please refer to the website of the American Fitness Professionals and Associates at

To locate and learn about fitness specialists who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.

Educational Partners

To learn more about your spine. spinehealth, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Assocition (ISA) at The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spinehealth and spinecare through education. The ISA is committed to disseminating need-to-know information throught the World Wide Web in numerous languages covering many topics related to the spine, including information about spine disorders, spine heath, advances in technology and available spinecare

All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or reviewed and appoved by the American Acedemy of Spine Physicians and/or International Spine Association physicians or health professionals unless otherwise specified.

The information provided on this site is designed to support. not replace,
the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician.