MUMBAI, India—January 21, 2020—The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the worldwide leader in fitness education, has partnered with the foremost fitness academic institution in India, The K11 School of Fitness Sciences.

Thanks to the partnership, the second-largest nation in the world will now have access to the highest quality online global fitness education developed by NASM along with the education provided via K11, which is India's premier institution for education in fitness, and the best in class for face-to-face, teacher-led, classroom and lab instruction in fully equipped, state-of-the-art, brick & mortar schools. Education that includes the K11 Diploma in Personal Training (DPT) which is PD: Approval accredited, and hence recognized by REPS INDIA, affiliated to ICREP’s.

The K11 DPT holders, who are REPS INDIA members, will have the opportunity to be qualified with an NCCA accredited qualification via the globally reputed NASM CPT Certification.

Thus, this collaboration between NASM and K11 will allow graduates of the program, to gain portability of education in the United States of America, apart from all the countries that have a Register for Exercise Professionals (REP's) affiliated to the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREP's).

Additionally, NASM and K11 will provide qualified fitness professionals the ability to meet the rapidly increasing demand in India and neighboring countries. K11 currently has five academies across India and graduates more than 5,000 students per year.

K11 was co-founded in 2003 by Kaizzad Capadia and Devaki Khimji. It is jointly run by Kaizzad Capadia and K11 CEO, Kalyani Capadia. They are the standard-bearers for providing the most up-to-date, accurate, scientifically validated fitness education in India.

“We are extremely glad that the partnership is not just merely going to provide portability and opportunity for our students, but also add to their knowledge base. We found that NASM has the best content that can add value to our students' knowledge base, apart from what is taught in the K11 Diploma for Personal Training. Being educators, this value add was most important to us,” Kaizzad Capadia said of working with NASM.

This partnership elevates both NASM and K11 substantially and continues to position NASM as the worldwide leader in fitness education for current and aspiring professionals.

“As the global leader in fitness certification, it is our mission to empower people with the knowledge and tools to transform lives,” said Laurie McCartney, President of the National Academy of Sports Medicine. “Through this exciting collaboration with K11, we expand accessibility and open new long-term career pathways to fitness professionals around the world.”

“K11 has an incredible reputation in the fitness industry. We are proud to work with their passionate team of fitness professionals to help educate personal trainers and grow the industry,” explained Nathan Hyland, NASM International Business Development Manager. “We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration through this international partnership.”

About NASM

Now in its 33rd year, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has remained the international standard in fitness education due to the high quality of fitness professional they produce and the scientific rigor of their programs. NASM offers a best in class Certified Personal Training program along with major specializations in Nutrition Coaching (CNC), Sports Performance (PES), and Corrective Exercise (CES).

NASM's courses are developed using the proprietary Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model; a system based on scientific, evidence-based research.