As a result, qualified personal trainers can opt for the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). REPs provide a regulatory system for trainers and trainers to ensure they meet national industry professional standards. You need an appropriate Level 3 qualification to be registered as a personal trainer. By becoming a rePs registered trainer, you show your clients that you have the knowledge, skills and skills to fill certain roles – and that you maintain a high level of professionalism. They are also authorized to make transfer transactions. For more information on REPs, please visit the exercise registry website. RePs is a member of the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) and is recognized as an international standard in more than 30 countries. ExerciseNZ strongly recommends that exercise professionals and training facilities register with REPs and that members of the public only use institutions and individuals registered by REPs. RePs operates an online search engine for institutions and individuals.
For more information on REP, please visit the REP website, www.reps.org.nz There are no mandatory national admission requirements specifically for personal trainers. As a general rule, however, you must have a recognized qualification at the appropriate level if you wish to get work from sources such as gyms and leisure centres, and you may also need this qualification to purchase liability insurance. In any case, it is highly recommended that only well-qualified people should work as fitness instructors or personal trainers, and many potential clients will want to confirm that you have an appropriate qualification. You usually need a recognized Level 2 qualification to work as a gym or fitness, and a Level 3 qualification to work as a personal trainer. A Level 3 qualification also allows you to take NHS recommendations as part of an exercise recommendation system. On the National Register of Personal Trainers (NRPT) website, you can find out more about personal trainer qualifications. You need to take steps to ensure that you and your customers – and all the employees you employ – remain safe. This could include the necessary checks of fitness devices and ensuring the relevance of training programs and exercises to the health and abilities of individuals.