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HELPING A CLIENT SET REALISTIC WEIGHT LOSS GOALS

Most clients have a goal in mind when they start working with a personal trainer. As trainers, our main objective is to help our clients reach their goals safely and efficiently. We’ll do everything we can to help our clients, but what if their goal isn’t feasible? We’ve all had an initial consultation that sounds […]

FIVE WAYS TO SPEED UP YOUR METABOLISM

Are you feeling sluggish? Are you having difficulty losing weight? Maybe you should SPEED your metabolism. This blog post will show you 5 ways to do exactly that with the acronym SPEED, which stands for Sleep, Psychological Stress, Environment, Exercise, and Diet Here are the key takeaways before we get started: S– Get 7-9 hours of quality sleep.P– Practice stress […]

HOW TO BE HEALTHY WITHOUT RESTRICTING FOODS: 8 TIPS FOR SUCCESS

I have often heard clients, fitness center members, and friends share their weight loss journey through improved nutritional habits over my fifteen years as a fitness and behavioral change professional. Most of these examples and stories are positive and rewarding to witness because these transformational moments become the glue that binds together a long-lasting lifestyle […]

HOW TO TRAIN CLIENTS AFTER COVID-19: TIPS FOR THE FITNESS PROFESSIONAL

Your client has just recovered from COVID-19 and is cleared by the medical professional to return to exercise. The client contacts you to schedule a training session. After scheduling the client, you begin to think of the comprehensive nature of COVID-19 and develop several questions such as but not limited to: what are the long-term […]

CPT’S ROLE WITHIN A CIRCLE OF CARE

A client may have a wide range of wellness needs, and the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) is just one member of a team that consists of medical and other allied health professionals and other supporting individuals working with a client to meet those needs. Clients often think about wellness in terms of physical health, which may include [...]

5 Ways To Overcoming Barriers To Effective Communication

Communication is the largest single factor that determines the quality of our relationships. As trainers, instructors, and other health professionals, our ability to communicate effectively will drive our careers’ success. Sometimes communication is simple, and it flows smoothly. Other times, it’s complicated leading to uncomfortable situations that you could have avoided. But there are common […]