Ginásios e Health Clubs em Portugal: Estaremos perante uma República das Bananas?

Authors

  • Diogo Teixeira Faculdade de Educação Física e Desporto, Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa, Portugal; Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudo da Performance Humana (CIPER), Lisboa, Portugal
  • Diogo Monteiro Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior - Instituto Politécnico de Santarém http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7179-6814
  • Filipe Rodrigues Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior (ESDRM-IPSantarém), Rio Maior, Portugal;Centro de Investigação em Desporto, Saúde e Desenvolvimento Humano, Vila Real, Portugal; Centro de Investigação em Qualidade de Vida (ESDRM-IPSantarém), Rio Maior, Portugal
  • Ana Sousa Faculdade de Educação Física e Desporto, Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa, Portugal
  • César Chaves Escola Superior de Desporto e Lazer, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Melgaço, Portugal.
  • Luis Cid Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior (ESDRM-IPSantarém), Rio Maior, Portugal; Centro de Investigação em Desporto, Saúde e Desenvolvimento Humano, Vila Real, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6063/motricidade.19688

Abstract

The professional practice of agents related to national gyms and health clubs has been showing several weaknesses, limitations, and concerns that lack concrete actions for reflection and action. This letter aims to highlight some of the problems identified by the authors during their professional course and practice. An attempt to underline points of reflection, to indicate concrete gaps, to emphasize problems of moral and deontological nature will be stated. Moreover, some of the mentioned arguments intend to reflect on structured steps searching for the elevation of professional quality in these practices, as well as the dignification of an entire professional class that is increasingly necessary for Portuguese society. Throughout this work, concrete situations of reflection are exposed, associated with the need to define an appropriate professional profile to these practices, the deregulation of the quality of the product presented to society, the behavioral inconsistencies of the exercise professional and technical director in the face of the postulate and accepted from a moral, deontological and legislative point of view. Finally, the current study will address the pressing need for additional regulation in certified actions promoted by national training entities.

Author Biography

Diogo Monteiro, Escola Superior de Desporto de Rio Maior - Instituto Politécnico de Santarém

Published

2020-03-31

Issue

Section

Letter to the Editor

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