OPTIMA Virtual Conference


Who Should Attend Optima?


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Optima is our biggest event of the year. It’s our annual industry conference, and 2021 will be our seventh year hosting this incredible experience. Optima is brought to you by both the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). More than 15,000 fitness professionals attended Optima 2021 from the comfort of their homes, and we expect 2021 to grow even bigger.

We’re bringing our Optima education and experience online with our virtual conference. Spread out over 3 days, you’ll experience everything Optima has to offer from the comfort of your own home, from anywhere in the world. Get ready for industry leading presenters, cutting-edge and trending topics – specially tailored for the virtual environment and the future of the fitness industry.

Register and send us the following details through email or WhatsApp :

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Email address :

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An access link will be sent to you from NASM.

If you signed up and paid for the CEU Pass, you will be able to print out Completion Certificate(s) from the virtual event platform. These Record of Completions will be available during OPTIMA and the 60-day period ON DEMAND ACCESS, and then it will be shut off.

  • This is a fitness conference, first and foremost, so you should wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
  • Make sure you have a stable internet connection, computer audio, a webcam (if you would like to join with video) and an updated flash player.
  • Many workshops are hands-on and will require movement, make sure you have plenty of space in your home to move.
  • Some sessions may require the use of towels, small dumbbells, resistance bands or foam rollers. All equipment requirements will be listed in the session’s description.
  • You may also want to have a notebook for taking notes during sessions (though there will be a place for you to take notes in the virtual platform itself).
  • It’s always a good idea to have a reusable water bottle with you to stay hydrated throughout the day.

We are anticipating attendees can earn up to 1.9 NASM CEUs / 19 AFAA CEUs at the Optima Virtual Conference (Thursday – Saturday), depending on the sessions selected and attended, however this is subject to change.

Every 60 minutes of instruction is awarded 0.1 NASM and 1.0 AFAA credits. The schedule will list CEU credits for each applicable session. Please note, other organizations may credit the continuing education units differently.

An event in this industry just wouldn’t be complete without a workout, however no CEU value is associated with them. Workouts do not qualify for CEUs.

If someone is not an existing certification holder at the time of the event, he/she will not earn any CEUs, nor can Optima 2021 be retroactively applied once for a later-earned certification or license.

You need to be at least 18 years of age to attend Optima 2021.

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