Drew1411: your fallacy is this "I do not think fitness is something that needs to be regulated, as you can find good trainers by the results with their clients and not based on a specific certification."
Let me say that I want NO govt oversight at all.
Here is the thing though: As Healthcare/ Fitness/ Strength and Conditioning professionals WE the people need to Self Regulate better than we do.
When you have Bippy Bleached Blonde Bimbos who get clients because of their personality but do stupid shit like put fat cows on bosu's and have them bicep curl... it does not do justice to the profession.
How many "normals" would seek out training from Louie, or Jim Wendler, Marshall "FreakShow" Johnson, or any of the Strong Jacked Ripped people who know the fuck what they are doing ?
Anyway...sorry for the tirade !