WP’s take on Personal Trainer Regulation
I recognize that there is a lot going on in the world, but – and I may be biased – I really believe that the issue of regulation in personal training is one that has been drastically under-reported by major media outlets. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that, in 2012, there were 267,000 personal trainers. That number is sure to have grown substantially with the continued growth of CrossFit, and doesn’t even take into account people, like myself, who have full-time jobs and do some personal training/coaching on the side. That means it’s entirely possible that we could be talking about half a million people whose livelihoods could be impacted by regulation.
That’s why I was very happy to finally see an article out of a major media outlet. This article, from the Washington Post, is hopefully the first of many. And it is hopefully the first of many written with minimal bias and without malice towards one side or another.
The article breaks down the history behind the subject and talks to a few people directly involved with, or impacted by, the looming legislation. It also talks about how imparitive it is that we get this right, since this legislation is likely to be a model for other cities and states. Give it a read and let me know what you think about the article, and the legislation, in the comments section.http://newsasrx.com/2015/08/25/wps-take-on-personal-trainer-regulation/http://newsasrx.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/wpost.jpghttp://newsasrx.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/wpost-300x300.jpgNewscrossfit news,fitness news,news,regulation