Boston, MA—January 15, 2019—The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and Reps UK, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs UK) have entered into an agreement as strategic partners.

This agreement provides IHRSA with the opportunity to strengthen and extend its network and expertise in the United Kingdom, the fitness industry’s second-largest market in Europe. “By virtue of this collaboration, health & fitness professionals and club owners will have greater opportunity to participate in IHRSA events, and receive expert educational materials to help them strengthen their knowledge, expand their business and, ultimately, create a healthier world," said Florian Cartoux, IHRSA Europe Director.

The agreement will give Reps UK’s health & fitness professionals and corporate partners better exposure to the various benefits of collaborating with IHRSA. Andy Whiting, Group Business Development Director of Reps UK added, “We are thrilled to collaborate with such a prestigious organization. This agreement will give our members who choose to become IHRSA members additional education, research and networking materials as they progress through their qualification journey. This agreement is also in line with our intention to continue working with international partners as is the case with the International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPs)”.

The Principal Points of the Agreement

IHRSA will offer Reps UK clubs who decide to join IHRSA the following membership benefits:


As the world’s largest not-for-profit trade association representing the global health and fitness industry, IHRSA’s mission is to grow, promote and protect the industry; and provide its members with benefits that will help them be more successful. IHRSA and its members are dedicated to making the world healthier through regular exercise and fitness promotion. Through IHRSA’s membership (over 9,000 clubs and industry suppliers from 71 countries), partners, and allied federations, IHRSA reaches more than 33,000 fitness facilities, 1 million fitness industry professionals, and 150 million consumers worldwide.

About REPs UK

REPs is the largest and longest established independent register of exercise professionals founded in 2002. REPs is the UK’s exclusive member of the International Confederation for the Register of Exercise Professionals which covers: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Poland, and the United Kingdom. There are a further 7 countries pending approval. The mission of REPs is to provide quality assurance to the general public, whilst providing excellent learning opportunities and benefits to its members. REPs UK continues to recognise the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors and links with international bodies such as IHRSA and ICREPs which open opportunities to our members. Visit their website.