Book title: Growing the fitness sector through innovationhttps://blackboxpublishers.com/nl/publications/growing-the-fitness-sector-through-innovation/Chapter 8: Innovations in fitness education: The European approach of standards development for specialist occupations by Thomas Rieger, PhD, MPH and Alexis Batrakoulis, MSc, CSCS, ACSM EP-C
People wake up each and every day hoping that this is the day their health doesn’t take a turn for the worse.From heart issues to myriad of other health problems to deal with, having a healthy outlook on life plays as big a part as any, especially on the psyche.With that being the case, how can medical professionals and individuals in general better position themselves to help one another when that day comes and one’s health is in jeopardy?
Prelude: On Training versus Calling One of the standard questions any adult asks a young child they first meet is, “What do you want to be when you group up?”. By the time that young person is a teenager the question has usually shifted to, “What do you want to do when you are out of school?” The question is whether this is a shift, or if the being and the doing should or must have some connection.
The year 2013 closed with considerable public focus on extreme fitness activities. Obstacle courses, fitness races and almost cultlike fitness activities have garnered ever increasing public interest and fitness industry market share. However, at the same time, these events have heightened public and media focus on fitness activity injuries and deaths as well as the qualifications of fitness professionals such as personal trainers.