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Posts tagged "behavioral change" within Fitnovatives Blog

How to Help Your Clients Overcome Setbacks

By Michael Mantell on Friday, December 21, 2012


Setbacks and unexpected life events are inevitable, but they don’t have to completely derail your clients’ efforts or progress. Here is some important advice for how to help your clients keep moving forward, no matter what life throws at them.




Do You Allow “ANTs” in Your Workouts?

By Michael Mantell on Friday, August 19, 2011


When it comes to linking mind-body awareness for your clients, one key element to teach is a degree of “mental toughness.” That means, in part, exterminating “ANTs” that your client may bring to your training session.




Your Client’s Got Personality…Reading It Accurately?

By Michael Mantell on Friday, June 24, 2011


It’s been said that the most important element of communication is to hear what isn’t being spoken. When it comes to the all important ingredient of building trust (visceral) and credibility (intellectual) during the rapport building phase of creating a healthy client-trainer alliance, you would do well to rely on Jimi Hendrix’ adage, “Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”




Creating Rapport: The Doorway into an Effective, Enduring, Training Relationship

By Michael Mantell on Friday, June 10, 2011


Rapport with clients is necessary for designing effective exercise programs of the ACE IFT model. Understanding the psychological and emotional needs and characteristics of clients forms the base upon which to build this rapport.