About Us

Who We are

The Fitclub Academy (TFA)® was established to provide quality fitness and wellness education to aspiring and qualified exercise professionals worldwide. TFA is a Subsidiary of its parent company TFA Fitness Education & Research LLP, A leading organization in the field of Fitness Education and Research in India.

Our Approach

We aspire to empower our students with Internationally Accredited Qualifications and Skills to lead the Industry. Our educators aim to not only tutor but to mentor and shape aspiring students to become leaders.


To be a global leader in Professional Fitness Training, Research and Education


  • To offer Face to Face education with Qualified Tutors and Industry Leaders
  • To ensure all students are trained in par with National and International Standards

Core Values

  • Sincerity and Dedication in operations
  • Fairness in all dealings and issues
  • Trustworthiness
  • Integrity
  • Compassion

International Recognition & Affiliations

National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)

We are proudly Affiliated with the National Exercise Trainers Association, NETA. A Non-profit established in 1977. NETA's NCCA Accredited Personal Training & Group Exercise Credentials are available at exclusive discounts for TFA Learners.

Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI)

We are an Approved Training Partner for ECSI's Standard CPR, AED & First Aid Courses. ECSI programs are offered in association with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Emergency Physicians, 2 of the most renowned medical organizations in the world. These organizations provide medical direction to ECSI and stand behind the content of our training materials. ECSI is a subsidiary of Ascend Learning, LLC, a parent company of NASM and AFAA.

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

We are proud to be Approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), A leading fitness certifying body as a provider for the year 2023.

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Our Specialist Courses are proudly Approved by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

Our "Specialist" Series Courses are proudly Approved by the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

ISO 9001:2015 Compliance

We are proud to comply with ISO Standards of 9001:2015. Our credentials are accredited by IAS, which is a Member of the IAF Multilateral Recognition Agreement and The Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation.

Government Recognition

TFA is registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) as a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as an MSME and recognized by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade as a startup.

Organizational Leadership

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Vinay Shankar

Director of Operations

With a Master's Degree in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology from the University of Florida. (GO GATORS!) Vinay is a recognized EREPS Master Trainer, his credentials include: NSCA - TSAC-F, ACE and NETA - CPT, AFAA and NETA - GFI, 200 Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance). Vinay works as a research assistant at the University of Florida and Instructed coursework at the University of Florida. 

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Shubhag Rao

Shubhag Rao

Director of Certification

Currently pursuing a Master's Degree in High Performance Strength and Conditioning and Bachelors in Engineering Shubhag has over 10 years of Experience as an Exercise Professional. Shubhag has mentored countless individuals to pass NCCA Accredited exams successfully. 

Dr Zuber Shaikh

Dr. Zuber Shaikh

Director of Education

With a Bachelors and Masters degree in  Physiotherapy with concentrations in Musculoskeletal and Sport Injury, Zuber works with Industry leading athletes and exercise professionals. Zuber has conducted countless continuing education workshops on Performance Enhancement, Injury Prevention and Management. Zuber develops educational materials for TFA's programs and offerings.

Our Team


Salomi M

Student Success Coach

Having a Masters Degree in Microbiology and a PGD in Human Resources Management. Salomi's 20+ years of experience in HR and Operations helps ensure that TFA students are successful throughout their learning journey with us and placed at leading fitness companies.

Salomi has also completed numerous fitness certifications such as: ACE-CPT, NASM/AFAA GFI, INFS, Reebok Pilates, and many more. 

Evan O Gillentine

Evan O Gillentine

National Presenter

Evan has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science from Kent State University, Ohio and Master of Science (MS) in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida.

Evan has years of experience working in Human Performance labs as a researcher and a coach with elite athletes. 

Abhishek Chatterjee

Abhishek Chatterjee

National Presenter

Having a Bachelor's in Engineering and certifications from ACSM, LesMills and many more. Abhishek presents TFA's Suspension Training Course.

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Maxwell Huberman

National Presenter

Max presents TFA's Courses online and In-Person in USA. Max has an MS Degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from University of Florida along with a BS Degree in Exercise Science from University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He is certified from NSCA as a CSCS. Max has worked with Gators Football, an NCAA D1 team as a strength and conditioning coach. Max currently works as a Sports Scientist or Gators Football.

Usha Rao

Usha Rao

National Presenter

An Engineer turned Group Fitness Specialist, Usha's passion in Group Fitness is what makes her a master trainer and national presenter for various leading brands nationwide. Catch her spin at cult bike fit, or attend her Warrior Rhythm & Warrior Strength Certifications, You will be left amazed!


Essentials of Fitness Instruction

Vinay R Shankar

ISBN: 978-81-956226-3-4
Pages: 305, Wirebound

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Suspension Training Specialist


Manual and Workbook

Abhishek Chatterjee, Vinay R Shankar

ISBN: 978-81-956226-0-3 

Pages: 108, Wirebound

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