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Nutrition & Behavior Change

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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361 How to get your clients moving outside post-COVID

By Steffi / June 24, 2021 / Comments Off on 361 How to get your clients moving outside post-COVID

Among the countless disruptions caused by the pandemic, client fitness levels and mindsets were negatively impacted as many were forced out of gyms and onto the couch. For some, the thought of getting back into a regular routine might feel like starting from scratch. In this session, we discuss how to address these issues and…

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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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