NAFC’s Not Forgotten Foundation provides the necessary education, career development, and career placement to bring our military personnel back into society within the health and fitness industry.
Many military personnel struggle adjusting to everyday life and finding meaningful work after they come back from active duty. They yearn for the ability to find purpose and careers where they can put their skills to use, and the ability to help others. The fitness and wellness industry is in desperate need of qualified fitness professionals to meet the growing health issues that we face today (330,000 Personal Trainer jobs, alone, are forecasted by 2026). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 900,000 Americans die prematurely from heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, stroke, and unintentional injury every year. Additionally, 20 to 40 percent of those deaths are preventable.
NAFC has dedicated itself to raising the bar on health, fitness, and wellness education, training, and full time career development. NAFC’s “Not Forgotten Foundation” celebrates the compatibility between our transitioning military personnel and the growing need for health, wellness, and fitness professionals.