A good personal trainer delivers safe, effective, fun and interesting workouts to all fitness-training clients. The training programs you develop should be varied and progressive, and geared toward improving your clients’ health and wellness. As a trainer, you should be enthusiastic and supportive, so that your clients remain interested and stimulated, which helps ensure they stick with the program — and with you.
What Personal Trainers Should NOT Do
While personal trainers often assume multiple roles with their clients — which sometimes includes being a coach, cheerleader or confidant, there are some responsibilities that personal trainers should avoid. Note that these can be subjective topics, but, as a general rule, these recommendations are in your best interest as a certified professional:
- DO NOT Give medical advice, physical therapy advice or attempt to make a medical diagnosis.
- DO NOT Create specific meal plans and/or dietary recommendations that include portioning and/or timing