135-lb. snatches, 50 reps
Regulating Personal Trainers
Does anyone have the right to tell you how to exercise? Does anyone have the right to tell your personal trainer or coach what methods she can utilize to improve your fitness and help you reach your goals?
New regulations being written in the District of Columbia could define who is licensed to practice as a fitness instructor. And that definition will most likely not include the CrossFit method.
The regulation and licensure of personal trainers is a important topic in the CrossFit and fitness world. Read the Washington Post article to learn more.
For consumers in the District — and eventually Massachusetts and other states where registration or licensure is under debate — regulations could cause some gyms to close while owners and trainers obtain suitable certifications. Such state registries or licenses could also pervade preventive health-care programs. If an employer can get more credit for offering a certified lunchtime pilates program than for a calisthenics routine run by a rogue instructor from CrossFit, it could shape offerings that may suit the fitness needs of some consumers more than others.