PHOENIX, AZ (November 17, 2022) – The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), the global leader in personal training certification, announced the acquisition of REVO₂LUTION RUNNING to educate coaches and fitness professionals and give runners access to certified running coaches who can improve performance and prevent injuries. By purchasing the program and its assets, ISSA becomes the sole and exclusive owner of REVO₂LUTION RUNNING, adding it to its robust product line.

“ISSA’s acquisition of REVO₂LUTION RUNNING provides us with a partner that shares our commitment to the industry, adding strategic and operational value to share smart running training with the world,” said Jason Karp, PhD, MBA, creator and CEO of REVO₂LUTION RUNNING.

REVO₂LUTION RUNNING offers the most complete running education experience through its live performances, home-study courses, and mentorship program. It incorporates the most influential scientific research and delivers value to fitness professionals, coaches, and runners alike. In addition to its flagship certification course, REVO₂LUTION RUNNING offers 7 continuing education courses that address niche areas of running.

“Most everyone thinks they know how to run, but all of us can run better, faster, and avoid injuries, and REVO​₂LUTION RUNNING helps coaches know exactly how to help,” said Andrew Wyant, ISSA’s CEO. “We’re thrilled to add running certifications for personal trainers, fitness coaches, youth sports coaches, and others.”

“On a personal level, this acquisition is very fulfilling,” said Dr. Karp, “as it shows that ISSA values what I have created out of my passion, which fills a hole in the marketplace. I’m a little sad to step down as CEO, but I know that ISSA will not only continue the program’s growth, it will help more fitness professionals, coaches, and their clients to see that through running, we fulfill our destiny as physical beings, and on the foundation of a fitter physical being, we can build a better life.”

About ISSA

The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a global leader in the personal training certification industry. For more than 30 years, ISSA has been committed to providing innovative and science-based fitness education that creates a pathway for people to pursue their passion. In addition to their Personal Training Certification, ISSA offers 24 fitness specializations, including senior fitness, exercise therapy, and corrective exercise. To date, ISSA has educated more than 400,000 students across 174 countries, all while creating additional opportunities to promote a healthier world. For more information, visit


REVO₂LUTION RUNNING is the industry’s most comprehensive run certification program for coaches and fitness professionals. Launched in 2015, the program includes certified professionals in 26 countries. At the heart of REVO₂LUTION RUNNING is its name, which includes an acronym of the 3 physiological factors that determine running fitness and performance. In addition to its flagship certification course and 7 continuing education courses, the company offers licenses for an outdoor group training program and its branded group treadmill classes, giving certified professionals several ways to use the brand.

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