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.


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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Our Team

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.


Vinay Shankar

Director of Operations

Currently Pursuing His Master's Degree in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology at University of Florida. (GO GATORS!) Vinay is an NSCA - TSAC-F, ACE and NETA - CPT, AFAA and NETA - GFI, 200 Registered Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance). He works closely with our technical team to ensure smooth operations in cloud based learning and compliance regulations. 

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. 

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Maxwell Huberman

National Presenter

Max presents TFA's Courses online and In-Person in USA. Max has 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 is pursuing his MS in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology from University of Florida and 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!


Bijal Vora

National Presenter

Bijal teaches TFA Courses in the Maharashtra region. Bijal holds current certifications with NASM/ AFAA and is a Sport Scientist. She is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences at DY Patil University, Mumbai. Bijal has presented for major national brands such as Cult Fit and has worked with Indian Premier League and FIFA.