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Lying About Personal Training Certification

by Anonymous
(United States)

My husband works at a local gym as a certified personal trainer. At the gym that he works at, they have all of the trainer bios laid out for new members to see. One of his co-workers in their bio states that they are a certified personal trainer by one of the top national PT programs. They are not (and they don't even have a college degree in any field - let alone the fitness field.) This is a flat out lie to new and potential clients. The gym owners/managers are aware of this bio and seem to be fine with it. Only the other gym personal trainers are upset by it.

What are the legal ramifications of this? What can the other trainers to in order to right this wrong?

Thank you.

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by: Anonymous

I am not a lawyer but this trainer seems to be at risk for a fraud claim if they are overselling their qualifications.

I don't think there is anything you can really do about it. You should file a complaint with the certification. They do not take kindly to people using their credentials when they haven't earned it. I imagine that a legal threat on their part will get the job done. All NCCA Accredited certifications have procedures for dealing with this kind of situation.


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