If you live in the Northeast, you've probably heard about the bills being proposed in New Jersey and Massachusetts related to licensing of personal trainers. Stuart Goldman, our managing editor, has written a story on this subject for the May issue, which will be online (and in mailboxes) later this month.
In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the issue, consider attending the Club Industry East conference in Boston on May 28. At 4 p.m. that day, we will hold a Town Hall meeting in which three panelists will discuss how these bills might affect the industry. The panelists will be Amy Bantham, deputy vice president of government relations, IHRSA; Brian Biagioli, executive director, National Council on Strength & Fitness; and Art Curtis, CEO, Millennium Partners, and a member of IHRSA's Board of Directors.
It's certainly an issue that can incite strong feelings, so we expect a lively discussion.