When counseling your clients to observe healthy habits, be sure to include tips on preserving mental as well as bodily fitness. The Alliance for Aging Research, a nonprofit organization, recommends following these 10 steps to keep your brain and your body in shape.
Every day of your life, you are forming, changing or reinforcing your attitude. Your attitude determines your approach to life and defines your relationships with other people. It can also mean the difference between success and failure, since a positive perspective can turn your problems into blessings. There are three critical steps in changing your attitude: First, develop gratitude; next, lead others by serving; and finally, learn how to face your fears so you can accomplish what you want to in life.
One-third (34%) of those who responded
to the 2006 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey offer lifestyle coaching, and of those, 48% are personal fitness
trainers. This is reasonable considering how trainers are well positioned to understand their clients’ lifestyle issues. Twenty-five
percent of trainers and 21% of health club managers feel lifestyle coaching will grow.
A successful instructor develops an affinity with, an understanding of and a harmonious interrelationship with people from all walks of life. When participants respond readily and easily to an instructor, we say that she or he has developed “rapport” with those participants. But what exactly is “rapport,” and how can you develop it with your class?
Almost everyone you talk to these days is concerned about their health and wants to look and feel better. However, despite our best efforts, the wellness community has not been able to inspire the sedentary masses to embrace a healthier lifestyle ...