Recommendations to use supplements are considered outside of the scope of practice legally and ethically, yet fitness professionals are constantly asked to give recommendations. In reality, dieticians and other licensed practitioners are not present in the health club environment, so what are we to do? Get the truth on the efficacy and risks associated with the newest sports supplements and educate your clients so they can make informed decisions and avoid wasteful spending and possible harm.
By Fabio Comana, MA, MS
Faculty Instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and faculty member in Exercise Science and Nutrition at San Diego State University, and UC San Diego. Previously, Fabio was an exercise physiologist and certification manager for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) where he, during his tenure, was the original creator of ACE’s Integrated Fitness Training Model™ and lead developer of their live personal training educational workshops. His previous experiences include collegiate head coaching; strength and conditioning coaching; and opening and managing health clubs for Club One. As a national and international presenter, he is frequently featured on television, radio, internet, and in print publications. He authored chapters in various textbooks and publications, and is presently authoring upcoming academic and consumer books. ... read more.