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Saudi Fitness Standards Committee holds its first meeting

Prof. Dr. Khalid Almuzaini Ph.D. appointed as the Committee Chair 

The Saudi Fitness Standards Committee (SFSC) held the first meeting. Led by the Leadership Institute in cooperation with EuropeActive, the committee has been created in Riyadh, with the support key Fitness Industry stakeholders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The committee is composed by representatives of Leadership Institute, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Fitness Centers, Fitness Training Providers, Equipment Suppliers, and Sport Scientists.

LDI and Europeactive experts develop Saudi Fitness Standards

Alfonso Jimenez from EuropeActive at Leadership Institute

Leadership Institute has launched the development of sector specific occupational standards in alignment with EuropeActive. During the workshop held in Riyadh, representatives from Saudi industry stakeholders participated in the review and localization of the European standards to the local context.

The stakeholder group included fitness centers, training providers, equipment providers and academia. The aim of the workshop was to create Saudi Fitness Standards for the main 3 occupations in the sector: Fitness Assistant, Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Meeting of the Technical Expert Group (TEG)

Meeting of the Technical Expert Group (TEG)

The Technical Expert Group (TEG) is formed by industry representatives and other stakeholders who contribute to the localization and development of the Saudi Fitness Standards, and help develop the Saudi version of the accreditation process for local training providers. The objective of the workshop was to create consensus around the training provider regulation and the training provider code of conduct, in addition to procedures that training providers need to develop to ensure quality assurance processes meet EuropeActive requirements.