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Personal trainers Cassie Stacey and Jemma Tarlarczyk.
Personal trainers Cassie Stacey and Jemma Tarlarczyk.

Personal trainers using parks owned by the City of Swan will now have to display signs to show they are registered.

Mayor Charlie Zannino said the new system would protect customers and maintain service standards.

�Personal trainers who want to use public open space need to sign up with the City and the signs will make it easy to identify trainers who have registered,� Cr Zannino said.

�They will need to show that they are registered with Fitness Australia as an exercise profession or business member, have a current senior first aid qualification and proper insurances.�

Altone ward Councillor Dave Lucas said the new system would have many benefits.

�We can ensure everyone has access to public open space and more effectively manage how and when it is used,� Cr Lucas said.

�We are also able to ensure there is adherence to fitness industry standards of service, care and safety. The signs should also help to promote health, wellbeing and encourage people to be physically active in public open spaces.�

For more information on registering as a commercial fitness operator, call facility bookings on 9267 9321 or email .