Coaches in China are clamoring for functional training education that enables them to get great client results and build their business – and as industry leaders, IHP China and the Asian Academy of Sports and Fitness Professionals (AASFP) are taking action.

Most recently, the two organizations helped meet China coaches’ demand for high quality functional training education based on the Institute of Human Performance proprietary systems, tools and techniques when IHP founder JC Santana offered three courses at AASFP’s 10th annual Asia Fitness Education Expo held in Beijing from July 31 to Aug. 1.

Up to 100 trainers participated per session in an introduction to functional training, overview of JC’s “top 40” exercises and outline of the most effective use of the Techno Gym Kinesis. IHP China also helped add excitement by sponsoring the event’s “Cool Trainer” award with two scholarships for IHP China’s Level I FT Instructor certification course.

Representing the first time IHP China and AASFP have collaborated to provide functional training curriculum, the event helped set the stage for the two organizations to continue to seek opportunities to partner and encourage the professional growth of local trainers.

“In aligning IHP’s world-leading functional training systems with the largest personal training certification organization in China we have created the ultimate team to successfully advance functional training throughout Asia,” said JC. “I’m excited about the synergy we can create and looking forward to developing future programs and curriculum with AASFP.”

AASFP showed it’s appreciation by presenting JC and IHP China co-founder Ruben Payan with a gift of lovely glass globes for their support of AFEEX 2013.

“The appreciation is mutual and it is with pleasure that I anticipate working further with AASFP,” said Ruben.

Since 2004, AFEEX has been providing fitness professionals a platform to share and fuse together new ideas to propel the fitness industry in Asia to the next level. With world-class experts from around the world, AFEEX is the most highly anticipated and respected fitness event in Asia.