Today I want to talk about ethics and personal training for two reasons:
1. Because I believe we must do as we say (eg: Get the results)
2. We shouldn’t be afraid to pass clients on to someone who knows better.
There is no trainer on earth who knows everything, which is why having a diverse personal training team is hugely important to make sure your client is getting the best results based on their individual needs. You can’t force a square peg into a round hole or push your style or niche of training on to a client if that’s not what is best for them.
I have clients who I regularly refer to physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, pilates instructors, sports injury therapists, remedial therapists, martial arts instructors, olympic lifters, sprinters and I’m sure many more and luckily for me we have many of these skillsets under one roof in our AWPTS studio.
There’s no need to pretend you know everything and there’s no use in having a hoarders mentality when it comes to your clients. Your priority is their health and wellbeing. So do the right thing and accept that you’re not always the expert.