Monday, February 14, 2011

Personal Trainer Sued for Woman's Death

It was only a matter of time before a wrongful death lawsuit was brought against a personal trainer.  This case has finally shed a light on the personal training industry. It seems that for years, gyms have been cutting corners and hiring anyone to fill personal training needs at their gyms. Now more than ever, there needs to be some regulation on the personal training industry. It appears that legislation is moving towards more educated, more experienced trainers.  Most gyms do NOT accept online certifications and it's only a matter of time before the government shuts them down too.

In this particular case, the personal trainer in question had no business training anyone!  CBS has reported that he did NOT have a personal trainer certification nor did he have a nutrition certification so he had no business training anyone or giving them nutrition advice; especially, advice on supplements like ephedra.

If you are thinking about becoming a personal trainer or hiring a personal trainer, please check the credentials of the certification.  Only a small percentage of actual trainers today are qualified to give advice on training and nutrition.  After this tragedy, it will not be long before all personal trainers are required to attend a school and pass a statewide board exam.


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