Fitness Australia Issues ‘Combat Sport’ Guidance

Peak industry body Fitness Australia has released a set of safety guidelines to provide clarification for registered exercise professionals and fitness services using fitness activities derived from boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts drills (MMA).

Explaining the release of the guidelines, a Fitness Australia statement read “recently there has been a steady increase in the use of boxing, kickboxing or mixed martial arts drills (MMA) as a part of general fitness sessions or as specialised classes within the fitness industry. “The rising popularity and increased demand for these activities has led to a concurrent increase in the number of related continuing education programs for registered exercise professionals. “While these developments have undoubtedly provided another important source of variety for general fitness training, safe practice that mitigates the risk of injury and enhances effectiveness must be maintained at all times.” [Read more…]

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