The Do's and Don'ts of Personal Training

by Randy Sabourin

Thanks to TV shows and celebrities who hire trainers, this career path has a much higher profile than it ever has before. This makes trainers recognizable as being a real and active part of individual goal setting and achieving. The role that trainers play in the success of their clients is increasingly in the spotlight. However, there are unfortunately a lot of distorted views about what a personal trainer does and how a personal trainer should look.Thanks to TV shows and celebrities who hire trainers, this career path has a much higher profile than it ever has before. This makes trainers recognizable as being a real and active part of individual goal setting and achieving. The role that trainers play in the success of their clients is increasingly in the spotlight. However, there are unfortunately a lot of distorted views about what a personal trainer does and how a personal trainer should look.

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Passion, purpose, caring and coaching — these qualities make a far greater impact than the size of a trainer’s biceps. Not that there isn’t something to be said for outward appearance and taking care of the “cover”. Metro Fitness Personal trainers dig deep into people’s barriers and motivations for being active.Our Personal trainers have many roles and are responsible for maintaining the scope of practice for their profession and within the confines of their Exercise Science Degrees and certifications. 

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Here is what WE require from our trainers at Metro Fitness!

  • Having and maintaining a working knowledge of human anatomy and the concepts of functional exercise, basic nutrition and fundamental principles of exercise science
  • An ability to design and execute individual and small group exercise fitness programs, tailored to the needs and attainable goals of the individual, apparently healthy client, in a safe and effective way
  • An understanding for the need and importance of screening and client assessment; proficiency in conducting these evaluations initially and progressively
  • A desire to help clients reach their health and fitness goals through appropriate cardiovascular, flexibility and resistance exercise
  • An ability to motivate others in an encouraging and uplifting way towards improving their overall fitness and health
  • A dedication to maintaining personal integrity, client confidentiality and professional standards for best practice
  • A dedication to self-improvement, self-awareness, continuous learning, personal growth and development with regard to personal health, fitness and mental capacity giving you a leg up, putting your passion to work, is what we do at Metro! 

While we as personal trainers often assume multiple roles with our clients — which sometimes includes being a coach, cheerleader or confidant, there are some responsibilities that we do not allow. Remember, this is a "self regulated" industry, Metro Fitness imposes the highest standards by choice, not all clubs/gyms or boutiques follow these standards, do not assume!

  • DO NOT Give medical advice, physical therapy advice or attempt to make a medical diagnosis.
  • DO NOT Provide body massage to clients, or any similar service that can be construed as inappropriate touch.DO NOT Serve as a psychological counselor to clients or become intimately involved in personal client relationships.
  • DO NOT Have a romantic or inter-personal relationship with a client.
  • DO NOT Push your own preferences for fitness goals on clients who do not seek out those same goals.
  • DO NOT Allow your credentials, liability insurance and other trainer business standards/practices to lapse.

 

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