While proposed regulation of Washington D.C. personal trainers moves closer to becoming law, IHRSA is actively engaged in protecting the interests of IHRSA member clubs.
Existing drafts of the regulations would mandate registration of local trainers and require oversight of the profession by the D.C. Board of Physical Therapy.
Since this is the furthest any jurisdiction has gone toward establishing rules for trainers, and could establish a precedent for other states and cities, IHRSA has placed significant importance on making sure that they will not create an administrative burden for health clubs or serve to limit fitness consumers’ access to qualified trainers.
IHRSA has been working throughout the summer with our District lobbyist to maintain a constructive dialogue with policymakers. We will keep our members informed as we continue to exchange information with local officials.
Members are invited to read more at ihrsa.org/districtofcolumbia.
To support IHRSA's efforts to protect clubs across the country from harmful proposals like this, please join the Industry Leadership Council.