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Active Client Consultations What Is Rapport and Why Is It So Important?

What Is Rapport and Why Is It So Important?

You’ve probably heard the word rapport before but maybe never thought much about its meaning and its importance. If you’re like me then you had heard the word, but never knew how to spell it properly. Read on to learn more about the significance of rapport — and its proper spelling.

Active Client Consultations Goal Setting – Create a Goal the SMART Way

Goal Setting – Create a Goal the SMART Way

Someone once said that a goal without a plan is just a wish. And an improperly defined or poorly planned goal is not much better. You can help your clients increase their chances of achieving their goals—whether they want to simply get healthier or run a 5K—by using the SMART goal method.

Active Client Consultations How to Review a Client’s Food Journal

How to Review a Client’s Food Journal

As a fitness professional, it is essential that you stay within your scope of practice, particularly in the area of nutrition. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t help guide your clients toward making healthier choices. Research suggests that food journals are one of the best ways to increase awareness and help identify areas of less-than-healthy behaviors related to food. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to helping your clients utilize this effective tool.

Active Client Consultations Applying Risk Classification as a Fitness Professional

Applying Risk Classification as a Fitness Professional

Do you have a good working knowledge of risk classification and how to use it to assess your clients’ risk of heart disease? Risk classification is an important health assessment that all fitness professionals must be familiar with, both for the exam and in their careers. Here’s what you need to know about this essential screening tool.

Active Client Consultations Health Risk Appraisal and Risk Stratification

Health Risk Appraisal and Risk Stratification

As a fitness professional, you must know how to perform a Health Risk Appraisal for your clients. This systematic screening will help you identify signs and symptoms of disease, risk factors and family history that will give you a clearer picture of each client's overall health. While there are several forms you can use, the basic ParQ & You and the ACSM Risk Stratification are two of your most important tools for assessing your clients' readiness for exercise.

Active Client Consultations What is Body Mass Index (BMI) and Can I Rely on It?

What is Body Mass Index (BMI) and Can I Rely on It?

Confused about Body Mass Index? Here’s some detailed information about how to calculate it, and an explanation about why the skinfold measurement may be more accurate for some of your muscle-bound clients or those with an athletic build.

Active Client Consultations The Certification Candidate Handbook - a hidden exam prep tool!

The Certification Candidate Handbook - a hidden exam prep tool!

Prepare for your certification exam with the Certification Candidate Handbook.