Better health, physical appearance and reaching your goals should be your personal trainer’s number one priority. What tools within his scope of practice can he or she employ to guarantee a positive outcome from your investment in your health?
The initial interview is our first responsibility for our personal training clients. This is a scheduled interview intended as a mutual sharing of information, ascertaining client-trainer Compatability, establishing a trainer-client agreement and to gather information regarding your personal health, lifestyle and exercise readiness using health appraisal.
Most importantly, we use health appraisal to screen you for risk factors and symptoms of chronic cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and orthopedic diseases in order to optimize safety during exercise testing and participation.
We assess health status and stratify risk as a basis for referral to health care professionals for medical clearance where there are red flags, and use the data to develop safe, effective, fun comprehensive programs of exercise.
We are health and fitness professionals using an individualized approach to assess, motivate, educate and train you regarding your health and fitness needs. We design safe, effective exercise programs and provide guidance to help you achieve your personal goals. When supported by data or symptoms out of our scope of practice, we will refer you for your own safety to health care professionals.
This vital objective of the client consultation and health appraisal is directly in line with the scope of practice of the personal trainer as defined by the NSCA – Certified Personal Trainer Job (Task) Analysis Committee. The best way to describe the role and responsibilities of our personal trainers in the pre-participation screening process is through the acronym MATER.
- Motivate performance and compliance
- Assess health status
- Train clients safely to meet individual objectives
- Educate clients to be informed, consumers
- Refer clients to health care professional where necessary
We have a diverse health and fitness industry with no specific standardized process for implementing the client consultation and health appraisal process. Typical delivery is predicated on four factors that dictate implementation. The personal trainer introduces himself by presenting his credentials, delivery will be in a private, designated site, your personal trainer will articulate the specific population served with his consultation, the appointment is a scheduled interview, any legal statutes will apply. Your trainer will then:
- Conduct the interview
- Implement and complete health appraisal forms with client
- Evaluate for coronary risk factors, diagnosed disease, and lifestyle
- Assess and interpret results
- Refer to an allied health care professional when necessary to obtain medical clearance and program recommendations.
Tiger Athletic is a modern, private, appointment only gym in Sandton, Johannesburg using a rigorous, results-focused methodology that has attracted an exclusive high powered membership.
Joining Tiger Athletic is a two-way commitment, all members must undergo our client consultation and health appraisal process and must commit to workout at least twice per week, however, special arrangements can be made for clients who routinely travel for business, reside between Johannesburg and elsewhere and non-residents.
We approach fitness scientifically to ensure proper form and alignment. Each session is conducted by a personal trainer for both safety and effectiveness and lasts 50 minutes. We present a modern approach to fitness. Let us help you to reach your goals.
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