Overland Park, Kansas– The U.S. Registry of Exercise Professionals (USREPS), has unveiled a new logo that the organization believes better expresses its mission and values.
USREPS, which is the US branch of The Coalition for the Registration of Exercise Professionals (CREP), exists to lobby for regulation of personal trainers. Members of CREP include the American Council on Exercise, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
“Uncle Moneybags has always been an inspirational figure to us,” Said USREPS Vice President, Robert Cotton. “He shows that corporate prosperity doesn’t have to come from offering something of value to consumers, but through leveraging government power to stifle your competition.”
Dave Welk, government affairs director of CREP, dismissed criticisms that USREPS seeks to harm CrossFit in particular. “We’re not trying to prevent anyone from practicing anything,” he said. “We’re just saying if you want to be a personal trainer, the government should force you to give money to one of our member organizations first.”