In recent months, here at REPs we have noticed some confusion on social media with regards to the type and level of nutrition advice which personal trainers are able to give.
It can be an emotive area as many PTs believe that their nutritional advice is at least as important as the exercise advice they give their clients. Unfortunately, it is apparent that many in our industry fall under the influence of the latest fad or celebrity diet, and thus give poor, confusing or potentially dangerous advice to their clients. In this statement, REPs will try to clarify what the boundaries of appropriate nutrition advice are.
All REPs categories have what are known as ‘Occupational Descriptors’, which describe what instructors should or shouldn’t do as part of their j