A primary goal of IDEA FitnessConnect is to increase transparency within the fitness industry, so we decided to conduct a survey to see if verifying certifications has had any impact on false certification claims. What we found was that since the August 2010 launch of IDEA FitnessConnect, the number of fitness professionals who claim to be certified—but who actually are not—has decreased to 36%, which represents a 20% improvement.
In addition to increasing fitness certification transparency, IDEA FitnessConnect has doubled since launch the number of fitness professionals listed to over 250,000. It has also increased its certification verifying partners to more than 150, making it the single-most complete and comprehensive directory for health and fitness professionals in the U.S.
Since launching in 2010, over 3 million searches for fitness professionals have been made on IDEA FitnessConnect and 40,000 new client leads have been delivered to the listed fitness professionals. IDEA FitnessConnect is now ranked eighth in health and fitness–related sites on the web according to Alexa Internet.
Update your IDEA FitnessConnect profile here: http://www.ideafit.com/fitnessconnect/signup/pro