2607, 2017

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Check out the FNB 2021 Winter/Spring ET and Certification Course Schedule

FNB Notices:

FNB Office Closures:

The office will be closed August 2, 2021.
Le bureau sera fermé les 1er et 2 août 2021.

Leader Registry:

The Public Leader Search is being rebuilt and will be available sometime in 2021. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve this service.

Fitness New Brunswick Coronavirus Information

Some key points to keep in mind:

  • Fitness Leaders and Personal Trainers will need to observe the directives and advice contained in the Mandatory Order and provided by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and WorkSafe NB. See links below for information.
  • The onus will be on Facilities/clubs to modify their programming as needed in order to create low-contact environments
  • The responsibility will be on Facilities/clubs to ensure they have operational plans in place that outline how they will manage the safe operation of their offices and programs (including but not limited to physical distancing, cleaning and disinfecting, hand and respiratory hygiene, screening).  Note: If as a Fitness Leader/Personal Trainer you are renting a space for your classes or clients you are responsible to follow the directives of the facility you are using and also to have your own operational plan for the space that you rent.
  • Operational plans will not be reviewed or approved by Public Health or WorkSafe NB, but will need to be readily available upon request of the proper authorities.

Where can I find:
The most recent information on GNB Covid-19 response? www.gnb.ca/coronavirus and Frequently Asked Questions
The Covid-19 operational Plan Guide
Guidance document of General Public Health Measures During Covid-19 recovery
Guidelines for the Workplaces? Embracing the new normal as we safely return to work.
Covid-19 Operational plan Template: A template is available on page 16 of the WorkSafe NB “Embracing the new Normal” document.
Risk Assessment examples: Risk Assessment Guideline Health Canada


On-line teaching and training: HUB insurance has developed an additional insurance for NFLA Fitness Leaders to deliver online training.
If you are currently leading any classes relative to your FNB certification you are required to purchase on-line insurance.
Please pay this $10.00 fee through the FNB office until March 31, 2021.
Beginning April 1, 2021 the FNB Group Fitness Leader insurance will be increasing by $15.00 to include the basic 2021 HUB insurance increase as well as the online teaching fee.
There are guidelines laid out by HUB for teaching/training on-line . Please review these guidelines and follow the instructions to ensure your insurance is valid.

Personal Fitness Trainers (PFT) are responsible for purchasing their own insurance coverage.

FNB does not currently have access to a group insurance plan for our certified PFTs.  Personal Training Insurance coverage is available through HUB International Insurance Brokers and can be purchased online at www.hubtos.com/fitness.  If you offer on-line services, there is an additional fee, which is rated according to your purchased coverage package.

For all of your training/classes make sure that you:

  • Have all of your participants complete an evidenced based health screening questionnaire such as the Par Q+.
  • Have all of your participants complete a waiver and consent form.
  • Take accurate attendance and keep this information available for participant tracking purposes if requested.
  • Follow the Provincial guidelines for Covid-19 which includes taking all of the necessary safety precautions and screening for diseases.
  • Stay within your FNB certification scope of practice.


The health and wellbeing of individuals and communities is at the center of what we do.
FNB believes it is essential to take measures that reduce the potential spread of this virus.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL: Things are starting to get up and running. If you are back teaching classes or training clients and have not renewed your membership, please send your information to membershipservices@fitnessnb.ca . There will be no late fees applied.


If you have a CPR or First Aid certificate that is out of date we are extending this component until you are able to access a course.
For more information please view the following links.
KCM in Fredericton and St. John Ambulance are now offering on site CPR and Blended First Aid courses.

The Lifesaving Society is extending the validity of their certificates until September 3, 2020.

Note: FNB recognizes on site CPR and blended First Aid. On line CPR is not accepted.

Please follow the Health Canada directives or contact your local facility for up-to-date and accurate information on how they are proceeding.

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 rapidly changes, we will continue to adjust our approach as needed.
To stay informed, refer to FNB’s website and Facebook page regularly for updates.

We care deeply about the impact the current COVID-19 crisis is having on the fitness community.
We know that you will find creative ways to continue to stay mentally and physically healthy.

On behalf of the Fitness NB office staff and Board of Directors
Thank you for your understanding. Stay well.

Marilynn Georgas
Executive Director/Directrice exécutive

Congratulations Joëlle Arsenault-Hurst

the 2020 FNB  Gina Simpson Award Recipient!

For more information, CLICK HERE

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