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Becoming a personal trainer with a focus on celiac

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Hey everyone, I am looking into personal training certifications, Impossibly ones that have a slight dietary focus on different diseases such as celiac. I know the majority of certifications talk mostly about the training aspect of things but I also know that they do touch upon diet in dietary restrictions as well. I was wondering opinion you are certified as a personal trainer and which ones you guys went through? I know there are some popular ones such as ACE, NASM and ISSA but there are also so many other options to choose from. I have been reading on the website personal training pioneer which helps break down the different certification types. They do not talk too much about the dietary aspect of the though. Any help from you guys would be great :)

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Would probably do to study as a nutritionist and have a side certification in that, with that information you can build personal diet plans for you clients with that backing and the personal training certifications. Everyone is different in the way they metabolize foods, and require different ratios of fats, carbs, protein, and the form of exercise they do requires different nutrient balances. Complicating it with a AI disease that affects nutrient absorption like celiac can be a pain as we often have issues with Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Folate, etc. and when under physical stress and body building can require extreme supplementation to recover and this has to do directly with the state of each individuals intestinal damage, and how well they follow the diet.
I have multiple other restrictions on my diet, and manage my other AI diseases with a almost keto, paleo based diet but without much meat as I CAN NOT digest it do to pancreas issues. It is mostly a nut/seed based fat diet, with vegan protein powders, leafy greens, and egg whites with other foods in there on rotation. I do resistance, weight training, yoga, and constantly pace/pedal on a bike. I found my intakes of certain nutrients are rather odd and I have to make sure to eat certain foods constantly to maintain iron and vitamins A, K while always supplementing magnesium, zinc, vitamin C,  and B-vitamins. Took years to find my regime.


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Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
Allergies Corn, Whey
Sensitivities/Intolerances
Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
Low Tolerance for sugars and carbs (Glucose spikes and UC Flares)
Occupation Gluten Free Bakery, Paleo Based Chef/Food Catering

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Unless you become a registered dietitian with additional training regarding the gluten free diet, I would not advise celiac personal-training clients about diet at all.  You will get sued.  Better look into insurance or make sure your employer covers you for liability.  

I have been teaching group exercise for over 25 years and I never offer advice to my participants about their diet or health issues. I can advise them about things within the scope of my job expertise which is how to safely exercise in my class.  


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Being a Personal Trainer prior to being diagnosed it made no difference to how i train only the way i eat (obviously) i tell my clients that ask what to eat that i have to stick to a gluten free diet for medical reasons but offer them advise for a healthy lifestyle.

Depending on what you want to do offer nutrition advice or Gym advise would all depend on your next step.

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