In 1991, in response to the need for new fitness instructors to have much more in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of their profession, international fitness presenter Phil Arney, M.Sc. and his business partner Jill Adams began to research, design and offer fitness instructor training programs in London, England.
FTP first launched "Exercise to Music" (now known as "Group Fitness") and Gym Instructor courses, and quickly gained a reputation for producing highly skilled graduates – more than 4,000 of them - ready for hire into Europe's top health club chains. Personal Training, Circuit Training, Water Fitness, and a dozen other specialties were soon added to offer current instructors the chance to expand their careers.
In 1998 FTP brought its top-quality instructor education courses to Japan. Since then FTP Course Directors have trained over 1,000 Japanese gym instructors, personal trainers, and Pilates instructors. Today FTP continues to focus it's efforts in Asia, once again fulfilling its mission to provide instructors with the best the industry has to offer, preparing them to succeed in the exciting and ever-growing field of health and fitness.
FTP is a registered Training Organization and active member of The Pilates Method Alliance® (PMA). The PMA is the international, not–for–profit,
professional association dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. and Clara Pilates. The PMA's mission is to protect the public by establishing
certification and continuing education standards for Pilates professionals.
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