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Nutrition & Behavior Change

353 Diet Culture: How it Harms Us, How We Can Reject it and What We can Do Instead

By Steffi / April 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 353 Diet Culture: How it Harms Us, How We Can Reject it and What We can Do Instead

Diet culture is a belief system that focuses on and values weight, shape and size over well-being. It can cause damage on the individual and societal level and is interwoven throughout the fitness industry. As fitness professionals, we have the opportunity and responsibility to recognize diet culture, reject it and replace it with tools that…

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323 Train Clients Happy for Better Retention and Results

By Steffi / April 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 323 Train Clients Happy for Better Retention and Results

When it comes to health and fitness services, it’s not only what you offer, it’s how you offer it. Discover the secret sauce to offering training programs that improve participation and results by leading with a positive and uplifting approach. Review the latest research findings in the science of happiness and learn practical tips on…

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343 Breaking Body Barriers

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 343 Breaking Body Barriers

Fitness and movement should be for everyone who wants to participate. However, because of our personal body stories, we may approach our students with unconscious prejudices and create an experience that is not inclusive. Let’s uncover these biases head on and break down the seen and unseen barriers, so we can create a new, positive…

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243 Understanding Dietary Fat for Health, Weight Loss and Performance

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 243 Understanding Dietary Fat for Health, Weight Loss and Performance

Dietary fat went from being demonized in the 1980s and 90s, to the new favorite macro of the 2000s due to the popularity of low-carb and keto diets. In this talk, Dr. Bubbs will review the fundamentals of dietary fats and what the body needs to support health. He’ll then review the evidence base for…

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223 Pre-, During and Post-Exercise Nutrition Concepts and Training Techniques

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 223 Pre-, During and Post-Exercise Nutrition Concepts and Training Techniques

Nutrition is a vital component of improved performance and body composition changes. Join sports nutritionist Dana Ryan and former Olympian Samantha Clayton for a dynamic session that will dive deep on performance nutrition and nutrient timing. Get a better understanding of how carbohydrates, fats, protein and hydration impact athletic ability and how to maximize them…

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173 Weight Loss, Apps and Virtual Fitness Support

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 173 Weight Loss, Apps and Virtual Fitness Support

With so much noise in the weight-loss space, it’s no wonder clients are confused when trying to shed pounds. One size does not fit all, which means that fitness and wellness professionals need to stay sharp on the latest trends and evidence-based solutions that can help their clients lose weight and keep it off. From…

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133 Motivational Interviewing: Transforming Client Sessions Into Client Experiences

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 133 Motivational Interviewing: Transforming Client Sessions Into Client Experiences

Motivational interviewing is a powerful guiding style of communication. When used properly, it can evoke a client’s deep-level reasons to change and pinpoint where they are on the change continuum. From there, exercise and health professionals can support clients in building a realistic and effective behavior-change program. This session will explore the principles of motivational…

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123 Why Can’t You Stick to Our Plan? The Secrets to Client Compliance

By Steffi / April 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 123 Why Can’t You Stick to Our Plan? The Secrets to Client Compliance

How many times have you faced the frustration of clients not sticking to the plan? Are they lazy? Unmotivated? Or is it our approach that needs retooling? In this session, you will learn about the real science of behavior change and why it’s not as simple as creating a plan and then expecting clients to…

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