Code of Ethics for Personal Trainers

Code of Ethics for Personal Trainers Video

A code of ethics represents some basic guidelines for behavior that members of a given profession adhere to. Many professional organizations may even require you agree to a code in order to join their association.

The goal of a code of ethics is to ensure clients receive a certain level of quality experience and assistance from any certified trainers. A code of ethics can help:

  1. Provide safe and effective instruction.
  2. Provide fair treatment to clients.
  3. Ensure trainers are up-to-date on the latest best practices for health and fitness research
  4. Maintain current CPR and AED certificates and knowledge of first-aid services.
  5. Maintain the confidentiality of all client information.
  6. Refer clients to more doctors or other medical professionals when appropriate.
  7. Establish and maintain clear professional boundaries.


Each professional organization of personal trainers has a unique code of conduct and ethics. Though they all vary, they share the same purpose: to protect clients and ensure quality of training. Everyone wants safe and professional relationships, even at the gym. So, when you get a new client, ensure that you go over the code of conduct with them, so they know what to expect from you, and then stick to it!

I hope that makes sense as to why there are codes of conduct and ethics within personal training, and I hope you stick to yours.

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by Mometrix Test Preparation | This Page Last Updated: February 7, 2023