Member Information

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The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA) is the leading coalition in the country for promoting physical activity and fitness initiatives through national policy. We are a diverse blend of health organizations, associations, and private corporations, advocating for policies that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles.

Established in 1996, the NCPPA membership roster continues to grow as more organizations recognize the important role of physical activity in America’s fight against chronic disease and obesity. We provide an active forum for our members to share ideas and work collaboratively to increase physical activity opportunities for all Americans.

We maintain a strong and necessary voice for physical activity in Washington, DC through NCPPA staff and members working together to actively encourage federal legislators to make policy changes that promote regular activity in all facets of life. We speak directly to lawmakers and support national programs that meet our objectives, as well as host congressional briefings for members and their staff on a variety of physical activity topics including most recently, the economic benefits of physical activity. In addition, we also published the 2010 report, “Make the Move”, a 2010-2011 implementation strategy for the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan detailing the strategic priorities, visions, and goals for the first year of each sector’s implementation efforts. NCPPA now has a memo of understanding with the National Physical Activity Plan to serve as the lead organization in implementing the Plan's policy recommendations at the federal level.

We encourage all organizations—public, private, and nonprofit—to get involved in advocating for policy changes designed to engage all Americans in regular physical activity. We invite you to join us as we strive to create national initiatives that encourage Americans of all ages and from all walks of life to make moderate-vigorous physical activity a regular part of their day.

As a NCPPA member, you can collaborate and network with leaders of top-ranking organizations to strengthen your organization’s mission and outreach and influence high-profile policy recommendations in health promotion and physical activity research. You can also pioneer key and relevant research on the indisputable link between exercise and healthy lifestyles.

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Membership Organizations

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American College of Sports Medicine

The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world.  ACSM has more than 20,000 International, National, and Regional Chapter members.  They promote and integrate scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.

American Council on Exercise

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. They further protect the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." The AHA's goal is to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010.

International Health, Racquet, & Sports Club Association

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association is the fitness industry's only global trade association. IHRSA represents over 9,750 for profit health and fitness facilities and over 740 supplier companies in 78 countries. For more than a quarter of a century, IHRSA has provided its member clubs and suppliers with an unprecedented wealth of information, research and networking to help with every aspect of running a profitable enterprise.

Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

The Human Performance Institute (HPI) is the pioneer in training business leaders to achieve sustained high performance by expanding and managing their energy. HPI’s science-based, multidisciplinary training is the result of over 30 years of proprietary research and working with elite performers in high stress arenas including Olympic gold medalists, elite professional athletes, military Special Forces, Hostage Rescue teams, surgeons, and Fortune 500 CEOs. HPI is a part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and the Wellness and Prevention business. The Institute’s products and services underscore the global company’s commitment to promoting health and wellness as a way of reducing healthcare-related costs, improving overall employee health and increasing productivity.

MEND Foundation

The MEND Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to inspire children, families and adults to lead and sustain fitter, healthier and happier lives – with a focus on changing the behaviors that cause obesity.  MEND stands for Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it! and the MEND Program is the world’s largest evidence-based family weight management program delivered in community settings.  Over 15,000 families in 5 countries have already benefited from participating in a MEND Program and in the US, MEND Programs are currently being offered in multiple US states and in partnership with local YMCA’s.  MEND’s family-based, multi-component programs meet the recent recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force for the prevention and management of child obesity.

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Since 1987, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. In addition to its NCCA-accredited fitness Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification, NASM offers a progressive career track with access to Advanced Specializations, Continuing Education courses, and accredited Bachelor and Master Degree programs. The NASM educational continuum is designed to help today’s health and fitness professional enhance their career while empowering their clients to live healthier lives.

National Athletic Trainers' Association

The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the they have grown to more than 30,000 members worldwide today. NATA works to enhance the quality of health care provided by certified athletic trainers and to advance the athletic training profession.

National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)

The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) is a professional, member-driven, education and credentialing organization for personal trainers and exercise science professionals. The NCSF is committed to serving the public through research, service, and advancement of the movement sciences.

NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation

NIRSA comprises and supports leaders in collegiate recreation. As college and university students develop into future leaders, NIRSA members support their learning and growth by fostering lifelong habits of wellbeing. Leadership, teamwork, dedication, and respect are among the many skills exercised by inclusive competition, fitness, and recreation. Since its founding in 1950, NIRSA membership has grown to comprise nearly 4,000 dedicated professionals, students, and businesses, serving an estimated 7.7 million students.

SHAPE America

SHAPE America is the largest organization of professionals involved in school-based health, physical education and physical activity, who are dedicated to teaching and promoting active, healthy lifestyles. Founded in 1885, SHAPE America provides a comprehensive array of resources, leadership in the development of standards and guidelines, professional development and advocacy for its members as well as the general public.

SPRI Products

SPRI Products, Inc. is the leading manufacturer and distributor of rubberized resistance exercise products for the health and fitness industry. SPRI designs and produces innovative rubber resistance exercise products and has led the way in popularizing rubberized resistance workouts.  As the pioneer of this simple, but effective method of strength training, toning and building lean muscle tissue, SPRI has remained on the cutting edge of today's exercise trends. SPRI continues to expand into related markets as new applications are discovered and professional and consumer interest builds. As the fitness industry continues to evolve and move toward convenience and affordability, our line of products has grown to include educational materials, instructional manuals and videos, fitness equipment and accessories.


Action for Healthy Kids is a public-private partnership of more than 75 organizations dedicated to promoting school health and fighting childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. They partner with a legion of dedicated volunteers -- teachers, students, moms, dads, school wellness experts and more -- from within the ranks of our 80,000+ network to create healthful school changes. After all, everyone has a part to play in ending the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic.

Fit Me Now LLC

FITMENOW™ is the mobile app that connects fitness instructors, clients and facilities to make instructed fitness affordable, effective and fun for consumers. Its on-the-go business tools empower fitness instructors to easily schedule, bill, communicate, and discover new clients. 

Institute of Lifestyle Medicine

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) is at the forefront of a broad-based collaborative effort to transform the practice of medicine through lifestyle medicine. This critical transformation is motivated by research indicating that modifiable behaviors — especially physical inactivity and unhealthy eating — are major drivers of death, disease, and healthcare costs. While the medical profession is generally aware of this, there has yet to be a systematic and comprehensive effort to incorporate lifestyle medicine into standard practice. We accomplish this by providing professional education focusing on knowledge, skills, tools, and clinician self care and by creating resources for patients.

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability and rising health care costs: chronic disease.

Sports & Fitness Industry Association

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), formerly the SGMA, is the trade association of leading industry sports and fitness brands, suppliers, retailers and partners. Our mission is to "Promote Sports and Fitness Participation and Industry Vitality" by focusing on core product areas for the industry. SFIA is committed to embracing a broader community in the sports and fitness industry which provides a much clearer reflection of our current and future membership. The change from “Sporting Goods” to “Sports & Fitness” is more definitive about our inclusion of brands connected to fitness and active lifestyle products.

Federal Advisory Panel

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition