A guide to inner strength for the athletic client: relax, activate, focus, image and, ultimately, flow.
IDEA PERSONAL TRAINER JANUARY 2001
Take a good, hard look at your clients. Do you consider them athletes? Although their athleticism may be hidden under layers of unused muscle or fat, they are athletes nonetheless. Of course your clients may not be of Olympic caliber, ...
By Len Kravitz, PhD
Exercise and Psychological Health
esearch literature continues to expand in support of the major health benefits associated with regular physical activity and exercise, including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, as well as protection against some cancers and osteoporosis. Yet there also is a growing body of knowledge that subst...
M O T I VAT I O N
Research on exercise adherence can help trainers help clients.
By Jim Annesi, PhD
lients often begin using personal training services with all the enthusiasm in the world. They set ambitious schedules with you that commit large portions of time to their new fitness endeavors. They acknowledge that these efforts will be of great personal benefit. Exp...
Part of your role as a group fitness instructor is to help students reach their fitness goals. This is not always an easy task. Each person has different objectives, as well as unique obstacles to overcome. If you can understand some of these factors, you’ll be in a better position to meet participants’ needs, and you’ll be a more effective teacher, coach, motivator and leader.
newsletter_teaser: As a group fitness instructor, you help students reach their fitness goals. This is not always easy. Each person has different objectives, as well as unique obstacles to overcome. If you can understand those factors, you’ll be in a better position to meet participants’ needs.