Dubai plan for personal trainers to have licences

Dubai Sports Council is considering plans to regulate the emirate's fitness industry.
FITNESS PLAN: All personal trainers will be required to have a licence under DSC plans. (Getty Images)
By Elsa Baxter
Thu 06 May 2010 07:47 AM

Dubai Sports Council (DSC) is considering plans to regulate the emirate’s thriving fitness industry that would require all personal trainers to have a licence.

An official spokesman told the National: “We want to regulate and set the criteria which will be applied before starting any physical activity business, club or small event.”

At the moment licences for sport and fitness clubs and gyms are issued by the Dubai Economic Department. However, the DSC will take over this role as the emirate’s official sporting body.

Eventually, all fitness clubs will operate under DSC rules, which will be put together by industry experts, the report said.

Any club operating without approval will be punished, the spokesman told the paper without giving further details.

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