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Nutrition & Behavior Change

753 Healing Has No Limits: How to Support Healing the Body and the Mind

By Steffi / April 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 753 Healing Has No Limits: How to Support Healing the Body and the Mind

Given the collective grief and trauma our country has experienced over the years, it’s imperative that we work toward creating healing spaces outside of the therapy room. While fit pros do not diagnose or treat those dealing with mental health struggles, there are ways you can help. During this session, you’ll deepen your understanding of…

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556 Elevate Your Career Through Compassionate Coaching Practices

By Steffi / March 16, 2022 / Comments Off on 556 Elevate Your Career Through Compassionate Coaching Practices

While fitness coaching once focused primarily on physiological changes in clients, sought-after professionals have widened their scope to provide a more holistic, compassionate approach. In this session, you’ll learn how compassionate coaching can enhance your ability to connect with clients and increase their success potential. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of the role…

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754 Kicking the Habit Habit: Why Habit Formation for Exercise Doesn’t Work and What Does

By Steffi / March 16, 2022 / Comments Off on 754 Kicking the Habit Habit: Why Habit Formation for Exercise Doesn’t Work and What Does

Many approaches we use to help people change their behavior are outdated, simplistic and just plain ineffective. The truth is, common strategies like habit formation don’t work—especially for the less active individuals we hope to help. Sustainable-behavior-change researcher, lifestyle coach, fitness industry thought leader Michelle Segar has devoted almost three decades to the study of…

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832 How to Help Clients Overcome Mental Barriers to Maximize Performance

By Michael Hilding / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on 832 How to Help Clients Overcome Mental Barriers to Maximize Performance

As trainers, we’re skilled at helping our clients achieve their physical goals, but it’s often mental barriers that get in the way of success. From bad habits to negative self-talk, clients can get caught in mental traps that hold them back. This session will give you tools to help your clients overcome perceived obstacles, break…

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646 How to Provide Inclusive Nutrition Coaching

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 646 How to Provide Inclusive Nutrition Coaching

Distinguishing between staying within the scope of authority while also providing sound nutrition guidance is a skill all fitness professionals should have. In this session you’ll gain a better understanding of how to appropriately guide clients and students with their nutrition needs and questions. You’ll find new strategies to educate individuals using inclusive messaging techniques…

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644 How M-I a Change Catalyst? Inspire Lasting Change With Motivational Interviewing

By Michael Hilding / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on 644 How M-I a Change Catalyst? Inspire Lasting Change With Motivational Interviewing

When working with a client who hasn’t yet made any changes, do you ever question your abilities as a change catalyst? Facilitating change requires us to build upon a foundation of compassion, acceptance, partnership and respect defined in the spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI). In this session, you’ll learn the principles of MI and have…

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607 The Unexpected Relationship Between Gut Health and Fitness, Health and Athletic Performance

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 607 The Unexpected Relationship Between Gut Health and Fitness, Health and Athletic Performance

Discover the evidence of the impact gut health has on overall health, fitness, and athletic performance. In this session, we will define gut health and its related components, and review the research on gut health as it relates to overall health and reduction of disease risk. We will delve into the current research on the…

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406 Protein Timing & Training: Separating Fact from Fiction

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 406 Protein Timing & Training: Separating Fact from Fiction

This session will review the function, type, and source of proteins, and discuss research related to protein consumption and overall health within different populations. We will review the performance-relevant evidence, including muscle function and recovery, along with the implications for nutrient timing in healthy adults, focusing specifically on practical strategies for optimal protein-intake timing.

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403 Why Behavior Change Coaching Is the Future of Fitness

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 403 Why Behavior Change Coaching Is the Future of Fitness

Everyone has goals they want to attain. Modern-day wisdom indicates that to reach their goals, especially for health and fitness, people need to simply double down on their motivation and willpower. Yet, observation and statistics on the health of our country clearly demonstrate that this approach is not working—not even a little bit! This session…

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337 Project B.O.N.E.: Beating Osteoporosis with Nutrition and Exercise

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 337 Project B.O.N.E.: Beating Osteoporosis with Nutrition and Exercise

It can be scary to work with people “who can break” if you train them improperly. However, it’s likely that you will come across someone with osteoporosis and/or osteopenia so understanding physiology, client assessment, and programming and eating strategies is imperative to client success. In this session, Mark Kelly, PhD, will help you “bone up”…

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286 Nutrition for Enhanced Strength, Cardio and Recovery

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 286 Nutrition for Enhanced Strength, Cardio and Recovery

How you fuel your body should be dictated by the types of activities you do. But many people use a one-size-fits-all approach, which limits their success potential. In this dual-impact session, you’ll first learn optimal nutrition strategies and how to modify them to best meet your clients’ needs. Then, you will discover creative programming strategies…

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234 Fueling for Performance: Nutrition Programming for Every Sport

By Michael Hilding / March 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 234 Fueling for Performance: Nutrition Programming for Every Sport

Fueling for performance is largely dependent on the activity being performed. Understanding which energy systems are dominant during that activity will largely inform client and athlete nutrition recommendations. This presentation will cover fueling basics for every sport type: Endurance, strength, mixed, and even weight-class sports. It will highlight key differences in nutrition recommendations for performance…

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450 Changing Our Relationship With Food and Dieting

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 450 Changing Our Relationship With Food and Dieting

We’ve all heard that diets don’t work. In this session we will explore this topic in more depth and discuss a new paradigm for choosing food. We will also discuss practical ways for changing your relationship with food from restriction, deprivation and fear to ease, alignment and peace.

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447 A Nudge Toward Better Habits

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 447 A Nudge Toward Better Habits

When it comes to health and fitness, clients and trainers alike can always use a little help making the right decisions. Featuring extensive references and reading lists, this session discusses popular insights in behavioral economics and actionable ways to nudge your clients, family and yourself toward better habits.

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446 Nutrition Coaching for the Fitness Professional

By Steffi / September 27, 2021 / Comments Off on 446 Nutrition Coaching for the Fitness Professional

We’ve all been there: Your client kills it in the gym but makes less-than-optimal nutrition choices which slow their progress. By leveraging nutrition coaching skills, you can empower your clients to take the right steps needed to make genuine lifelong behavior change that supports their goals. In this session, you’ll learn the key strategies needed…

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419 Body Image and Behavior Change: Shifting the Narrative for Enhanced Client Wellness

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 419 Body Image and Behavior Change: Shifting the Narrative for Enhanced Client Wellness

It may not be obvious to you, but many clients experience body image issues that can negatively impact their experiences in the gym and training session. While fitness professionals are not qualified to diagnose these issues, we can implement strategies to create an atmosphere that promotes positive self-worth. When clients feel better about themselves, they…

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387 The Truth About Meal Frequency: Is Eating More (or Less) Often Better ?

By Steffi / September 26, 2021 / Comments Off on 387 The Truth About Meal Frequency: Is Eating More (or Less) Often Better ?

Which is better, eating five-plus meals per day, three meals or fasting until dinner time? Meal frequency manipulation from fasting to feasting comes with a lot of options. Depending on client conditions, goals and lifestyle needs, the evidence shows what’s best for optimal results in the long run. This session will uncover the scientific truth…

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307 The Best Tech Tools for Dropping Pounds

By Steffi / September 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 307 The Best Tech Tools for Dropping Pounds

Clients are more tech savvy than ever. There are plenty of tech tools and additional virtual services out there that can really tip the weight loss and management scale, so now is the perfect time to take advantage of their savvy. Join your fellow tech-focused peers as we highlight innovative tech favorites—measuring everything from macros…

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267 Dial Into Emotional Intelligence With Clients

By Steffi / September 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 267 Dial Into Emotional Intelligence With Clients

Get in tune with your students and clients to experience life through their lens and become a more effective trainer and coach! Have you taken the time to see if you are truly an emotionally intelligent leader in the fitness and wellness space? Join this session to review the stages of emotional intelligence and correlate…

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217 Guide Beyond Expectations: Deliver Exceptional Coaching That Keeps Clients for Life

By Steffi / September 16, 2021 / Comments Off on 217 Guide Beyond Expectations: Deliver Exceptional Coaching That Keeps Clients for Life

As personal trainers, we love having clients for life. The reality is that many clients stop training due to lack of motivation. In this session we’ll go a step further than traditional cuing and coaching models and dive into the best practices that turn you into a guide. We’ll explore the science of motivation and…

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