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Old 04-24-2009, 08:40 AM   #1
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What affect will this Bill have on CF?

Has anyone seen this bill in California? http://www.statesurge.com/bills/498065-sb374-california WFS.

I wonder what affect it could have on Crossfit Trainers & Affiliates.

Just more red tape.

If this bill had already been passed Jack LaLanne & Arnold Schwarzenegger would not have been allowed to be trainers.

Arnold previously vetoed a similar bill.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:53 AM   #2
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Re: What affect will this Bill have on CF?

Cliffs Notes?
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:06 AM   #3
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Re: What affect will this Bill have on CF?

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18900. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to hold himself
or herself out as a, or use the title of, personal trainer, unless he
or she meets the requirements of paragraph (1) or (2).
(1) The person has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science,
kinesiology, fitness science, or another closely related field.
(2) The person is certified under one of the following:
(A) By a national independent organization whose certification
procedures for personal trainers have been approved by the
National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
(B) As a personal trainer by an organization accredited by
either the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or by the
United States Department of Education.
(b) For purposes of this chapter, “to hold himself or herself out
as a, or use the title of, personal trainer” means to state or
advertise or put out any sign or card or other device, or to
represent to the public through any print or electronic media, that
he or she is a personal trainer
(c) (1) For purposes of this chapter, “personal trainer” means
an individual who has expertise in developing and implementing
physical fitness and training programs for individuals, and who
provides those services through either a direct financial
relationship with an individual or through an organization that is
compensated for making those services available.
(2)The term “personal trainer” shall not include an individual
who only provides training in a particular discipline such as yoga,
pilates, or the use of a particular piece of equipment or device
such as a bicycle, that does not include providing advice or
assistance on other aspects of physical fitness and training, such
as body weight management, cardiovascular fitness, endurance,
and overall muscle and strength development.
This last bit is an especially disturbing exemption. Yoga and Pilates would be explicitly exempt. Sports coaching - which is responsible for the majority of fitness related injuries and typically has the least qualified fitness and conditioning staff - would be implicitly exempt. The last high school football practice I watched had 50 kids doing "strength training" and one morbidly obese and decidedly non-certified coach in attendance.

I can't see this amendment getting very far, however.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:13 PM   #4
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Re: What affect will this Bill have on CF?

It sure is a relief to know the government will keep us safe by regulating competence.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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Re: What affect will this Bill have on CF?

Cool. IMHO anyone who aspires to be a "Personal Trainer" is shooting pretty low.

I don't think Arnold S. Jack Lalanne or any of the greats ever called themselves PT's.

Cali can pass this law if they want. The way I read it, it doesn't take away a person's rights to train others...it just takes away their rights to call themselves trainers if they don't meet the standards. Those who don't meet the standards will no doubt change their titles and proceed with whatever they were doing in the first place.

Another "swing and a miss!" by legislators who haven't a clue.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:37 PM   #6
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Re: What affect will this Bill have on CF?

It's an incredibly poorly thought out piece of junk. For example, Crossfit gyms could getan exemption simply by claiming that they are training for a sport - the Crossfit Games.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:11 AM   #7
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Re: What affect will this Bill have on CF?

The MA bill:
http://www.fit-pro.com/ME2/dirmod.as...E780B2903043CD
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:21 AM   #8
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Re: What affect will this Bill have on CF?

My interpretation is that you just can't call yourself a "personal trainer". If you call yourself a "CrossFit trainer", there should be no problem. Of course, as with any law, it would ultimately have to be tested in court.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:42 AM   #9
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Re: What affect will this Bill have on CF?

Gosh, I feel so much safer now.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:15 PM   #10
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Re: What affect will this Bill have on CF?

The problem I see here is that if something like this ever does pass it just opens the door for more regulation down the road. Just what we need, some fat congressman telling us what they believe is acceptable coaching/training.
Mcgovern report anyone?
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