VIDA Fitness, in partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), launches the Personal Training & Scholarship Mentorship Program. Twenty scholarships will be available.

The program aims to create more opportunities for Black aspiring personal trainers to have access to the certification program, textbooks, and mentorship necessary to launch a successful career in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

“We want to bring more diversity into the fitness industry. This program will be a launchpad for individuals who are looking for ways to start successful careers. It will also help us meet hardworking, innovative Black trainers who may become future team members in the fitness industry.”

— David von Storch, President and Founder of VIDA Fitness

VIDA encourages Black students, returning citizens, fitness freelancers, and anyone who has demonstrated dedication, experience, and interest in pursuing a career in health and fitness to apply.

VIDA has appointed a Diversity & Inclusion Board that will review and interview the applications on a rolling basis. Over the next 6 to 12 months, 20 scholarship recipients will enter NASM’s Personal Training program. Upon successful completion of the NASM program and the certification exam, graduates will be invited to VIDA for a personal training mentorship.

“Our community of fitness professionals is strengthened by its diversity and its ongoing commitment to continuing education. We are proud to partner with VIDA Fitness on this very important initiative that will truly transform lives.”

— Laurie McCartney, President of NASM

VIDA Fitness will review applications on a monthly basis. For more information, including eligibility requirements and the application process,, visit VIDA Fitness.

[Source(s): National Academy of Sports Medicine, Business Wire]

Related Content:
Next Insurance Offering Insurance Policies to Personal Trainers
New Program Aims to Help Athletic Trainers Prevent Injuries Among Student Athletes
Bipartisan Legislation Protecting Sports Medicine Providers Signed Into Law