I am sure many of you are aware that, as of right now, there is no legal definition of personal training in almost every state. But all that may be changing soon, starting with “The Fitness Professionals Licensing Act”. This act, which is currently on the ballot in New Jersey, would require by law all fitness professionals to be licensed by the state and it’s committee. The committee will be created to determine the requirements for being a licensed personal trainer and to outline best practices. And anyone who is not licensed will not be legally allowed to train people. If it passes in New Jersey, there is a good chance others states will follow.
So what do you think? Check out the proposed bill and leave some comments: Click Here
If you have been in the industry for the awhile, you know that “universal certification” has been a popular and heated debate for at least the last 10 years. There have been panels of the most successful professional trainers who have weighed in on this topic at fitness conferences. And it is obvious, there are major advantages and disadvantages to both paths. Our industry is in its infancy, and the path we take now is critical to our success and ultimately our collective destiny.
Personally, I see personal trainers, at their best, as highly transformative agents of health, wellness, and spirituality, capable of nothing less than helping humanity regain its balance with the natural world; expand our collective intelligence and transforming the world we live in (if you think I am crazy, read my post “Are you a personal trainer or a brain enhancer”).
I’ll let you guys know where I weigh in later on, but for now, check it out and let me know what you think Click Here
As always, keep your business fit.