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Recomp insurance covers coaching both the general public and athletes, with heavy weight training, bodybuilding, powerlifting and even prescribing the sports nutrition essential to body recomposition. It is the coverage that most Personal Trainers do not realise they do not have!
Personal Trainers insured with Guild or Marsh insurance (or others) are not covered for coaching clients in intense weight training, bodybuilding or powerlifting, nor writing diets or providing sports nutrition advice. Fitness Australia has defined these practices (and all sports coaching) as outside of the Fitness Professional’s Scope of Practice.
It is appropriate that fitness insurance does not cover body recomposition training because fitness is a health service for sick people; not a service for healthy people to develop athletic bodies or capabilities.
Recomp is the relevant registration body for PT’s and Strength Coaches to insure through to provide the training and nutrition to successfully manipulate body composition. Recomp registration replaces Fitness Australia registration and dispenses with the need for CEC points forever.