I’m not sure all of the workouts need to be assessed, but the trainers who are teaching them do! What you are asking is very difficult to achieve and most likely will never happen. I wish there was a standard test for all the trainers to pass if they want to teach in this business (not just passing some certification….although there are some very good ones out there), but it’s very complicated and probably very expensive to develop and implement.
This is particularly important if our industry wants to get a piece of the pie from the health insurance industry for clients who really need to work out (for many obvious reasons). If we are going to be taken seriously, a regulated industry is the only way to go. Otherwise, anyone can say and teach anything they want and promote themselves as experts with out anyone checking to see if what’s being put out there is accurate or not. On paper, pretty much all of us look like we are the best in the world and our way is the way to go. But, in reality things are very different ,and when a client gets injured because of bad teaching and assessing on the trainer’s part, it gives a bad name to our profession and industry. I can go on and on with this topic.
Just like there is a Bar exam for lawyers, a standard exam for doctors to pass in order to receive their right to practice, or if you are trying to become a member of a Special Operations Unit where only the best of the best make it and get accepted, I wish there was an exam for our industry in order to hold everyone accountable and in good standing.
I’m sure everyone has their own opinion, but this is what I think :-)!