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.