The Certified Personal Trainer is a fitness professional who has met all requirements of the ISSA Liftdex develop and implement fitness programs for individuals who are apparently healthy or have a physician’s release for exercise. ISSA Liftdex Certified Personal Trainer realizes that personal training is a service industry focused on helping people enhance fitness and modify risk factors for disease to improve health. As members of the allied ISSA Education with a primary focus on equipping client, ISSA Liftdex Certified Personal Trainers have a scope of practice that includes:  

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• Developing and implementing exercise programs that are safe, effective, and appropriate for individuals who are apparently healthy or have medical clearance to exercise.  

• Conducting health-history interviews and stratifying risk for cardiovascular disease with clients in order to determine the need for referral and identify contraindications for exercise.  

• Administering appropriate fitness assessments based on the client’s health history, current fitness, lifestyle factors, and goals utilizing research-proven and published protocols.  

• Assisting clients in setting and achieving realistic fitness goals.  

• Teaching correct exercise methods and progressions through demonstration, explanation, and proper curing and spotting techniques.  

• Empowering individuals to begin and adhere to their exercise programs using guidance, support, motivation, lapse-prevention strategies, and effective feedback.  

• Designing structured exercise programs for one-on-one and small-group personal training.  

• Educating clients about fitness- and health-related topics to help them in adopting healthful behaviors that facilitate exercise program success.  

• Protecting client confidentiality according to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and related regional and national laws.

• Always acting with professionalism, respect, and integrity.

• Recognizing what is within the scope of practice and always referring clients to other healthcare professionals when appropriate.

• Being prepared for emergency situations and responding appropriately when they occur