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"To Touch or Not to Touch? Understanding Physical Contact in Personal Training"

Updated: Mar 4, 2023




Hey there, fellow health enthusiasts!



It's your favorite certified vegan nutritionist and personal trainer, Steve Pilot, here to talk to you about the importance of having a code of conduct as a fitness professional.



First off, let's talk about NASM.


For those who don't know, NASM stands for the National Academy of Sports Medicine.


These guys are the real deal when it comes to certified personal trainers. If you're not NASM-certified, you're probably not worth your weight in tofu (just kidding, sort of).


But let's get to the meat (or rather, the tofu) of the matter.


NASM has a code of conduct that all certified trainers must follow.


And let me tell you, it's not just some boring list of rules. It's a set of principles that reflects the values and ethics of the fitness industry.



As a vegan nutritionist and personal trainer, I take my responsibilities seriously.


I know that my clients trust me to help them achieve their fitness goals safely and ethically. And that's why I'm proud to say that I adhere to NASM's code of conduct.


So, what does this code of conduct actually cover?


Well, for starters, it outlines the ethical responsibilities of personal trainers.


We're not just here to count reps and collect a paycheck.


We're here to provide guidance, support, and education to our clients. And that means we have a duty to uphold ethical standards and act with integrity.


The code of conduct also covers professional conduct.


This means things like communicating effectively with clients, maintaining confidentiality, and being professional in all aspects of our work.


It might seem like common sense, but trust me, some trainers out there could use a refresher on professionalism.



Now, I know some of you might be thinking, "Why do we even need a code of conduct? Shouldn't all trainers just be good people?"

Well, in a perfect world, sure. But the reality is that there are bad apples in every bunch.


Having a code of conduct helps ensure that the fitness industry maintains high standards and holds its professionals accountable.



As a NASM-certified vegan nutritionist and personal trainer, I can tell you firsthand that having a code of conduct is essential.


It's not just about following rules - it's about upholding values and ethics that are at the core of our industry.



So, if you're a trainer who isn't following a code of conduct, it's time to shape up or ship out (preferably on a vegan-friendly cruise).


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