412: Realistic Strategies for Working With Obese Clients

Time Block J - Sunday, 10:05-11:55am
Presented by: Christopher McGrath
Session Format: Workshop

Obesity presents significant obstacles in training, for both the client and the fitness professional, that extend far beyond exercise science guidelines. Failing to prepare for these obstacles not only jeopardizes the success of the client's program, but may lead to detrimental consequences that can perpetuate a discouraging cycle of failed change efforts. This session addresses common obstacles facing obese clients and provides strategies to help create an environment for success, including motivational and coaching strategies, appropriate goal setting, and orthopedic and ergonomic considerations for exercise.


Christopher McGrath

IDEA Author/Presenter
Chris is the founder of Movement First, a New York City-based fitness education, consulting, and tra... more less