After 140 years of Democrats running State Goverment and leaving our State $3 Billion in debt, the Republican Party is now having to come up with ways to raise revenue and one of the ways is to License “Exercise Physiologist” or any one who prescrives “exercise” AKA “personal Trainers” and you must have a MASTERS degree, to practice. What do you think? Good or Bad Idea?
Thanks for your statement Chris. As a degreed clinical exercise physiologist, I am ready for any change that will eventually happen in the fitness industry, not only nationally, but internationally. I have over 20 years experience in the fitness and wellness industry and I believe there are many like me who are knowledgeable, prepared and passionate fitness professionals with solid credentials and experience.
Of the over twenty years I have been in the industry 14 years were spent in both London and England. I learned then ofthe chasm in terms of education and standards that exist between the US and Europe/Australia/NZ. Included in the personal training courses that I teach at my studio is my vast international experience.
I am very excited that the wonderful folks at IDEA have made this portal for not only fitness professionals but physical therapists like yourself to demonstrate how truly professional we are (at least from my perspective) and have given us a forum to demonstrate that we are proactive in raising the bar.
This I believe merits acknowledgement.
I am truly excited at the enthusiasm my fellow fitness professionals show on this portal and feel confident that they too are preparing themselves for the change that we both foresee and that they too foresee.
Chris, thank you, for referencing me in your post.