NATIONAL BOARD OF FITNESS EXAMINERS PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINERS CODE OF ETHICS

The NBFE Registered Personal Fitness Trainer should:
  • Recognize that the principals of personal fitness training improving physical strength, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, nutrition and overall wellness are primary tools to improve public health in the United States.
  • Regard client needs as the first responsibility in their practice. Recognize that client safety and health comes before all other fitness goals.
  • Provide competent personal training instruction that fosters client dignity, self-worth, and confidentiality.
  • Adhere to safe and recognized standards of practice and advocate healthy lifestyles for their clients.
  • Practice within their knowledge and skill domain and refer clients to other fitness and health professionals as necessary.
  • Actively maintain, upgrade and, where possible, add to the skills and knowledge domain of the fitness industry to increase their capacity to serve their clients.
  • Observe and practice within all local, state, and national statues and laws.
  • Participate in a practice that is free of racial, cultural and gender bias and prejudice.
  • Honestly and completely represent professional knowledge and skills, training, certifications to clients, employers, and colleagues.
  • Involve clients in the decisions and determinations of all exercise programming.
  • Follow the highest standards of business principals, integrity and professionalism.
 
 
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