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Active Communication and Behavior Change Motivation, Behavior Change and Program Adherence

Motivation, Behavior Change and Program Adherence

Understanding your clients’ motivations is essential for being able to recommend the most appropriate and effective steps to helping them achieve their lifestyle goals. In fact, identifying their motivations and level of self-efficacy can mean the difference between a client making short-term, temporary fixes and truly achieving lasting, lifestyle changes.

Active Communication and Behavior Change How to Establish Rapport With Non-Verbal Communication

How to Establish Rapport With Non-Verbal Communication

As a fitness professional, you want to establish rapport with your clients and they, in turn, must be able to trust you and know that you are concerned about their well-being. In this regard, what you communicate non-verbally—through your voice quality or body position, for example—is every bit as important as the words you speak. Learn how you can develop your non-verbal skills to achieve positive and effective communication with your clients.

Active Communication and Behavior Change How to Use the Transtheoretical Model to Help Clients Make Healthy Behavioral Changes

How to Use the Transtheoretical Model to Help Clients Make Healthy Behavioral Changes

Having a good working knowledge of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change is not only important for your certification exam, but in your work as a fitness professional as well. Identifying which stage each of your clients is in will help you better understand how your clients are feeling about adopting positive lifestyle changes, and how you can help them progress through the stages of change.