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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