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Building Exercise Self-Efficacy in Overweight and Obese Clients

by: Elizabeth Kovar, MA

Inner IDEA

Use short-term goals, partner games, open-ended questions and positive reinforcement to work through clients’ difficulties.

You know them well—your obese clients who have tried everything: weight-loss meal programs, fat-burner pills, crash diets, gym memberships. Nothing worked for very long. When they turned up at your door, low self-efficacy was all they had to show for their sincere efforts to change.

More than anything, you want to help them turn the corner and adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors they can maintain. But how do you do it?

Self-Efficacy

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 11, Issue 1

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About the Author

Elizabeth Kovar, MA

Elizabeth Kovar, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Elizabeth Kovar is a mind-body personal trainer that has a holistic approach to health and nutrition. I have studied yoga in five different countries and have worked with tennis athletes in Australia. I blend and fuse the knowledge acquired from the eastern world and southern hemisphere with the western, exercise science approach. Currently, I am the fitness coordinator for the City of Lynnwood Recreation Center. My personal training sessions are educational, interactive and catered to best suit your needs. I individualize each package to reach your goals and provide you with as much as coaching as you desire. My philosophy: I believe in full-body, functional training which utilizes various pieces of equipment. Oxygen and breath is vital for survival; therefore, I try to get my clients to connect the mind to the breath as we move - no matter how intense or light the exercise maybe. I want to build stability and mobility in your body so you not only have the fundamentals, but can progress throughout