These days almost any one can get qualified in this industry, and in my opinion this is both a good and a bad thing.
it’s good because it gives so many people a way to get in to doing what they love as a career, and theycan bring their passion for exercise and the healthy lifestyle in to what they do so everyone they meet & affect can benefit from their infectious love of exercise.
However, it can be a bad thing because the quality of the instructors you encounter may be diminished.
This is where the ‘Governing Bodies’ come in to play. Some of these are merely in the industry to monitor the quality of the instructors, and to ensure we are who we say we are.
Please feel free to look through the attached pages to see which bodies I am registered with and to whom I have proven myself.
The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) has been set up to help safeguard and to promote the health and interests of people who are using the services of exercise and fitness instructors, teachers and trainers.
The Register uses a process of self-regulation that recognises industry-based qualifications, practical competency, and requires exercise professionals to work within a Code of Ethical Practice. Members of the Register are given a card and registration certificate to prove their qualification and membership.
Also known as the Exercise Register it operates in the UK and across the world to recognise personal achievement and competencies of qualified exercise professionals.
Their mission statement is…
“To ensure that all exercise professionals are suitably knowledgeable and qualified to help safeguard and to promote the health and interests of the people who use their services.”
I am proud to show the following badge that confirms I am a registered exercise professional. For the record my registration number is R0046549