You’ve heard the story before.Your new client has decided to start working out.As she tells you her goals, you discover that she has never been successful at any program,
and your health club is her third stab at making a lifestyle change. She explains that something always seems to get her sidetracked.This time, however, she knows it will be different.
When talking to her about the commitment it will take to change her lifestyle, you get the distinct impression that she was really hoping you hadamagic wand you could wave over her and transform her life. Sound familiar?
Lifestyle coach and personal training veteran Beth Rothenberg walks her talk.
Her ability to coax clients to take responsibility for their strengths and weaknesses has been seasoned by experience and fortified by living out the four main commandments that she professes: Take risks, move out of your comfort zone, challenge yourself and be creative. This is the gospel according to Rothenberg.
For more than 20 years, IDEA has focused on providing fitness professionals with the educational resources they need to succeed in their careers. Now, as we begin our third decade of operation, IDEA is directing a large portion of our efforts to helping fitness facility managers and owners acquire the business skills and systems they need to make their facilities successful and profitable.
Learn to recognize distorted thinking and create an environment in which clients excel.
By Daniel R. Ball, MS
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right. --Henry Ford houghts play a critical role in determining emotional responses to events. What we think about ourselves and our performances, and how we interpret specific situations directly impact...
By Philip Walker, MS
Three case studies outline the trainer's contribution in a team treatment approach for complicated clients.
The Trainer's Role in the Multidisciplinary Team
Let me introduce you to Robin, she is my personal trainer, my dietitian and my therapist!
s the popularity of personal training continues to escalate, so does the need for personal trainers to become adequately informed ...
By Sherri McMillan, MSc
Questionnaires, worksheets and sample dialogues to help clients reach those elusive fitness goals.
Clients Get Motivated
Imagine this scenario:
You have scheduled a two-week vacation and have decided to drive to your
favorite holiday destination. You get halfway there, get a flat tire and turn around and go back home. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? But this is exa...
When I was growing up, I was proud of my body. No one had shorter shorts than I had. I didn’t think twice about how my clothes fit or what I was eating. After I started college, I grew a few sizes pretty quickly and began thinking about my body image. I heard a few comments here and there about my body, and my clothes no longer fit. I knew I needed to change.
Kara A. Witzke, PhD, leads the exercise and sport science program at Oregon State University-Cascades. Her work in the health and fitness industry spans more than 20 years and has included positions in personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, workplace wellness, fit- ness certification, weight management, education and research. Most recently, her research has focused on the effects of exercise on musculoskeletal and metabolic systems through funding from the National Institutes of Health.
More trainers are integrating life coaching with fitness training to improve clients’ results. Given the increasing popularity of life coaching, investigators from Lillebaelt Hospital and from IRS University of Southern Denmark in Kabbeltoft decided to evaluate its effectiveness in improv- ing health.