Asked Questions

How is IFSI different from any other fitness training institute in India?

We cannot compare IFSI with other institute as this would be unfair to comment upon IFSI and other institute’s effort. All we can say that IFSI has rapidly flourished in most part of the country in very short span of time by constantly thriving to give fitness industry well educated exercise science professionals. On the flipside, IFSI courses are budget friendly as we understand the monetary factors involved and the financial struggles which our students undergo while pursuing any course.

Is IFSI certificate valid in India?

Yes, IFSI certificate is valid and accepted in every gym all over India. The quality of education is at par of International standards. Our students are placed in top of the line gyms all over India.

Are the courses recognized by the Government of India?

Yes, Integrated Fitness and Sports Institute is the training partner of SPEFL- SC (Sports, Physical, Education, Fitness and Leisure Skill Council) formed by Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and is aligned to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) Level 4 set by the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) for the SPEFL. The council has been promoted by National Skill Development Corporation & Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

Does the course have any international affiliation / recognition?

Yes, our fitness academy is accredited by “The European Register Of Exercise Professionals” (EREPS) which is an international process for registering of personal trainers & teachers working in fitness, physical activity & health sector of Europe which provides necessary assurance & confidence that EREPS accredited personal trainers and fitness professionals are qualified to do their jobs which are equivalent to European standards. It operates across 28 countries and provides amazing job opportunities, confidence, lifelong learning & license to practice to countless fitness professionals across Europe.

What is EREPS?

EREPS is part of Europe ACTIVE, the (leading) not-for-profit organisation representing the whole of the European health and fitness sector in Brussels, Belgium. The European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) is an independent register of fitness instructors, personal trainers and teachers working in the European health, fitness and physical activity sector.EREPS recognises the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals and is an important assurance for the public and employers that their instructor or employee holds the appropriate qualifications to perform their role safely and effectively.

The importance of EREPS for fitness professional –

  • Provides an independent registration process (sometimes called a “license to practice”) for exercise professionals across Europe which is clearly understandable for operators and consumers.
  • Provides a public register with members published on a website directory.
  • Requires member adherence to an EREPS Code of Ethical Practice defining the rights, responsibilities and principles of being an exercise professional.
  • Supports the professional needs of its members in the interests of professionalising the European fitness sector.

What is SPEFL-SC?

Fitness & Sports are considered as a strategic sector and development of domestic capabilities is essential from a national pride and overall development perspective.  Fitness & Sports sector is extremely important for the development of the country’s economy . It provides various advantages like generation of employment in fitness & sports sector, education, improvement in health of citizens, channelize the energy in constructive activities. Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure Skills Council (SPEFL-SC) is an autonomous industry led body, promoted by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and FICCI. The council within their sector and sub-sectors is responsible to create Occupational Standards and Qualification packs, develop competency framework, conduct Train the Trainer Programs, conduct skill gap studies and Assess and Certify trainees on the curriculum aligned to National Occupational Standards developed by them.

Can the fees be paid in installments?

Yes, IFSI fees can be paid in 3, 6 or 9 Installments depending upon the type and duration of the courses chosen.

If I don’t clear exams, will I get a certificate?

No, successfully clearing every exam is mandatory to receive IFSI certificates. This is mainly to provide fitness industry with best exercise science professionals who will be result oriented trainers and train their clients with best scientific practice which in turn will transform the Indian Fitness Industry.

What if I don’t clear the exams in the first attempt?

If you are unable to clear the exams in 1st attempt then you get additional 2 free attempts to clear the examinations. After exhausting all the 3 free attempts you can give subsequent attempts by paying a nominal charge.

What is the eligibility criteria required to join IFSI Courses?

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Course : 10th Grade or SSC passed.
  • Certified Nutrition Course : 10th Grade or SSC passed.
  • Certified Personal Trainer for Special Population : CPT passed.
  • Master of Exercise : CPT passed.

I am not very fluent in English. Will I still be able to understand the course?

Yes, as the lectures are conducted in English, Hindi and Marathi, students can easily clear their doubts with the faculties. Also the course material provided are available in these languages and even the exams can be given in above 3 languages.

If I am not from a science background, will I be able to develop a career in fitness field?

Definitely one can develop a strong career in fitness field as we strongly believe, to create anything in life one should possess following qualities: passion to learn, upgrade, determination, maturity to accept failures and take it in their stride and create it into opportunities. If you have these qualities which every human being possesses, then IFSI will help you to achieve your dreams.

I am a 40 year old married man and professionally an electronic engineer who wants to switch his career to fitness field. Will I be able to switch my career at this age or is it a wise decision to switch my career at this stage?

Definitely you can build your career in fitness field even at the age of 50!! But considering the amount of responsibility on your shoulders our career counselors will guide you with different ways and solutions to start off in fitness industry without affecting your family and personal responsibilities. We have had students from different career pathways switching to fitness industry, following their passion and doing great in fitness industries. Some are entrepreneurs who were once an employees in some companies, while some have taken up gyms in management and others are earning way more than what they were earning in the previous field with a sense of pride and satisfaction.

As am a working professional I cannot manage my time to join your institute as the location is far from my house.

As the courses are of short term duration, one has to devote only few months to few hours daily to build a strong career in fitness industry. If you have strong passion and grit to pursue your dream then these petty issues will be handled very easily. Also we have flexible weekend batches in many of our branches for the working professionals who cannot commute regularly to the institute.

Which course should I undergo 1st ? Or I want to join Nutrition course directly as I feel I can train my clients without undergoing Personal Trainer course as I have been exercising since many years.

It is always recommended to 1st undergo Certified Personal Trainer course and then move towards other specializations. As the base of your career lies in Personal Trainer Certification, you get hands on experience on scientifically accurate exercise form and technique. You build your clientele through personal training as your audience base widens as there are more than 400-500 members average in every gym and then you can convert your personal training clients into nutrition client without putting in much efforts in conversion as they are your ready-made clients. Also, in order to prepare a diet plan one needs to make certain calculations based on intensity of your clients and this part is exclusively covered only in Certified Personal Trainer course.

I am a housewife, how can I benefit by doing your courses?

As this is a technologically gifted era, after doing Certified Personal Trainer course and Certified Sports Nutrition Course, you can start giving online exercise and nutrition counselling services, prepare exercise plans and diet chart and develop a massive business in the comfort of your house and cater your clients not just in India but also Internationally. With the added scientific knowledge you can also take care of your family member’s health by monitoring their diet and keeping them fit and strong.

Do you offer online courses?

Yes, we do provide few of our courses through online mode as technology has improved and post Corona people have readily accepted the idea of digital training to maintain their fitness. Also, people from every corner of the world can access our live virtual lectures and get themselves equipped with advanced upgraded knowledge about Exercise and Nutrition Science. Online courses are apt for students who reside in cities where IFSI branch is not available presently or who are working professionals, students, housewives who can’t manage time to travel to the academy. As fitness science demands practical demonstration of each and every exercise which is only possible through physically performing each and every exercise under the guidance of an experienced faculty so our Certified Personal Trainer Course is conducted through Semi-Online Mode and Master Trainer course which is completely practical based is conducted only through offline segment.

Do you provide placement guarantee or placement assistance?

We provide 100% placement assistance to all the students who have successfully cleared all the examinations. We have our own internal placement assistance group where we update our students about new vacancies all over India and Abroad.

Our Locations


1st floor, Radha Raman society, Above HDFC Bank, Bapu Bagwe Road,
Kandarpada, Dahisar West, Mumbai 400 068, Maharashtra, India.
Contact : +91 87792 59839 / +91 88797 90056

Bombay Fitness, JK Tower, First floor, Sai Pooja Road,
Vikhroli (East), Mumbai – 400 083, Maharashtra, India.
Contact : +91 80101 89189 / +91 82638 97474

Arkfit Arena Gym, 2nd Floor, Opp. Central Park, Near HDFC Bank,
Apte Road, Pune – 411 004, Maharashtra, India.
Contact : +91 84460 89777 / +91 84464 84777