Russia has introduced a law establishing new professional standards for fitness centers. Coaches will now be required to regularly attend professional growth programs and observing the basic principle – fitness should be safe. A lack of professionalism of gym staff can lead to serious health problems.
Special criteria will be adopted to evaluate employees responsible for developing training programs for visitors. The basic requirements will include professional qualifications, education and work experience. The prosecutor’s office will monitor compliance.
The new legislation is aimed at ensuring the safety of visitors and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. The next step may be to introduce a tax deduction for buying a gym membership and create a network of municipal gyms with preferential prices.