Definitions like these mainly describe what the profession of a personal trainer should encompass according to the organisation or author concerned. As always, all definitions are open for discussion, and each has pros and cons. Note, for example, the fact that a personal trainer does not explicitly have to perform a paid activity (provide fee-based services). In Europe, personal training is still a relatively new phenomenon for the fitness industry in general and for consumers in particular. However it is a growing profession.
What should a consumer expect of a personal trainer? And when is a person qualified to use the label of personal trainer? The answers to questions like these are important for accurately matching demand with supply. This process is still in its infancy in Europe and in other continents, which is partly due to the broad interpretation given to the profession of personal training.