Behavior Change and Motivation
Personal trainers have the difficult task of not only managing themselves, but also the hundreds of clients they will see throughout their careers. This includes managing their workouts, re-assessments, and their emotions – yes, their emotions. Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to
Communicating what can be gained from exercising versus what might be lost from not exercising can impact participation.
See what types of cues can help make exercise a lasting habit.
The interaction of the psychological, neurological, endocrine and immune function and the influence on health is known as psychoneuroimmunology and has been studied since the mid-1970’s (Langley Fonseca, & Iphofen, 2006). Likewise, the stress-injury-stress model has been studied since the late 1980’s and includes the physical, environmental, sociocultural, and psychological
4 Strategies For Reaching Out to New Group Fitness Participants (So They Come Back to Class Next Time)
The easy part of being a fitness instructor or group trainer is welcoming regular participants into class each week. They’re familiar to us, and each other. We see them often enough to know a bit about them: perhaps their history with exercise/injury, their fitness goals, their occupations, etc. We’ve seen