If you suspect a client has an eating disorder, it’s important to refer him or her for help. Why? Your client may also have a drug or alcohol problem. Up to 50 percent of individuals with eating disorders also abuse alcohol or illicit drugs, compared to 9 percent of the general population. (Source: “Food for Thought: Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders,” a report from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University)
The Money-Exercise ConnectionHere’s a marketing slogan you’ve got to like: Exercise saves you money.
This may be just the message that motivates would-be clients, according to Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging.
All forms of personal training are on the rise, as evidenced by 4-year data trends revealed in the 2003 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey.
If you haven’t yet explored partner or small group training options for your business, perhaps now is the time.MORE WHAT’S NEW, P. 8IDEA PERSONAL Trainer January | 2004 4 what’s new
Although many personal trainers are well educated and provide clients with safe, effective training, the same cannot be said for all trainers. You may even work with some clients who are “recovering” from sessions with an incompetent or unsafe trainer.
Your clients are perfectly healthy if they have blood pressure readings of 120 over 80, right? Not necessarily. These readings now fall into the prehypertensive category, according to new guidelines by The Joint National Committee (JNC) on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), May 21.