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American Senior Fitness Association

by Jim Cullen
(Las Vegas, NV)

I recently took the ASFA Level One certification course and was informed by phone that I had passed the course. They promised to send me acknowledgment of my certification within 2-4 weeks. After 4 weeks, I e-mailed them and got no response. I called them and they told me that they would send the certificate out in a day or two, but it never arrived. Two weeks later, I called them again and they said that they would e-mail me a copy, but they never did. I'm beginning to wonder about the credibility of ASFA. Has anyone else experienced problems with this organization?

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ASFA
by: Anonymous

I just received my study materials in the mail from them and then read your post. Did you ever get your letter? Everything I have read/heard about them sounds legitimate, but after reading your post, I am concerned.

Was this resolved?
by: Anonymous

Hello,
I am considering this program, it looks like just what I am looking for. My only reservations stem from reading your comment on this site. Was this resolved? Why the delay? Was it a simple typo in your address or something more? What did you think of the program, do you feel prepared and educated? Your post is not dated so I don't know if this happened this month or five years ago. Please advise. Thanks. Roberta

American Senior Fitness Association
by: Anonymous

I am interested in group teaching seniors. I do it now on a pro-bono basis but want to get certified so that I can earn money doing it. What about having ASFA's Senior Fitness Instructor Advanced Qualification as my only certification?

Jim did you ever get it figured out?
by: Vicki

I was planning to use this stuff when my grant comes through, to certify the volunteers with the non profit organization of which I am currently the Executive Director. But unless I see that it really is legitimate, I cannot in any good conscience use the grant dollars for this certification.

ASFA
by: Anonymous

It took me about two months or more to get my certificate of completion from ASFA and then only after a number of follow-up phone calls and lame excuses. I originally planned to go for the full senior fitness certification, but after the above mentioned experience I settled for the certificate program just to get the CEC credit. My impression is this is a business run out of someone's home. I can't prove it but that was my impression. I will say,however, that their newsletter information seems to be well researched and informative.

ASFA certificate not received as yet
by: Anonymous

I took and passed part 1 and 2 of the American Senior Fitness Association.( personal training) I did receive verification on their forms for each part. I was mailed a copy of the actual Senior Personal Trainer Certificate, as well. I did not, however receive the actual certificate and it has been over 2 weeks and 3 telephone calls. Today is Fri Nov 12 and I was told that they believe the original certificate was sent out last week(was sitting in their mailroom) but they will mail out another original certificate this coming Monday as they are short staffed due to illness. I will keep all informed. Please do the same

all complete/ took a while
by: Anonymous

I have received all my papers and certificates. Response time was slow, but all is well. The courses were very informative and the exams challenging. This is a reputable association.
Good luck to all.

Great course!
by: MF

I took this course a year or so ago and was very impressed with it. I agree, they have a tendency to be slow, but I found the materials to be first rate. I was disappointed, however, in the certificate. It had no color or seal on it. Perhaps they have improved them by now. I took the course for the education however, as I have a wall full of pretty certificates.
As another writer said, I didn't take this for "full credit" as I didn't want to have to pay the additional fee or arrange to take the test.

dates?
by: Anonymous

1/29/13 I noticed that no comments had dates attached, and I am still confused as to whether the SFA is a recognized and worthwhile organization in which to receive a certificate. Can someone respond please?

SFA Leader in Senior Fitness Education
by: Anonymous

In order to receive a certificate you will need to satisfactorily complete part one, part two, **and pass with 80% or better** a comprehensive test covering senior specific topics (TIA/Stroke, Blood Pressure, COPD, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Chronic Disease, Neuropathy, Cardiovascular Scenarios, Mental Health, Nutrition, Vision, Hearing, Medications and side effects, on and on...)

ASFA Filed for DISSOLUTION
by: Anonymous

Florida Profit Corporation
AMERICAN SENIOR FITNESS ASSOCIATION INC

Filing Information

Document Number
P01000027269
FEI/EIN Number
593713362
Date Filed
03/12/2001
State
FL
Status
INACTIVE
Last Event
ADMIN DISSOLUTION FOR ANNUAL REPORT
Event Date Filed
09/27/2013
Event Effective Date
NONE


Principal Address

1949 WEST PARK AVE
EDGEWATER, FL 32132



Mailing Address

P.O. BOX 2575
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL 32170


Changed: 03/23/2006


Registered Agent Name & Address
CLARK, JANIE T
818 CRAIG ST
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL 32168

Receiving Certificates
by: Sydney Zaremba

I just want to say that I have been dealing with the American Senior Fitness Association for 7 years and they have been terrific! I realize it takes a little time to obtain the certificates, but I find that starting early helps. As I write this, I am anxiously awaiting my certificates, but i do know they will get here soon.

It can be frustrating, but just continue trying to reach them and they will come through. I find this organization to be totally reputable and very helpful under most every circumstance.

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