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Epidemic Proportions: The Price of Obesity and How It's Affected the Role of Fitness Professionals (Recorded Webinar)

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Self-Paced / Home Study Approved By: ACE 0.1 CECs , ACSM 1.0 CECs $19.95 Add To Cart

Epidemic Proportions: The Price of Obesity and How It's Affected the Role of Fitness Professionals (Recorded Webinar)

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  • With one-third of the U.S. population classified as obese and another one-third overweight, fewer Americans are living healthy lifestyles than ever before. This webinar will explore the vast impact obesity is having on our society, and the role fitness professionals should play in eradicating the epidemic. You’ll discover evidence-based ways to treat childhood and adult obesity, and action plans to intervene at both the individual and community levels.

    You will learn:

    • Causes and consequences of the obesity epidemic
    • The latest evidence-based approaches to prevention and treatment of childhood and adult obesity
    • Role of the fitness professional in addressing the obesity epidemic
    • To develop unique 5-step action plans for both one-on-one coaching  and large-scale community interventions to promote weight loss and weight-loss maintenance, and prevent weight gain

    Customer Reviews

    Marcella (ACE Certified Professional)

    12/18/16 2:36 PM

    I think the seminar left out a huge aspect of working with an obese client: how to actually WORK OUT an obese client. The entire seminar was geared toward changing eating habits but that is outside our scope of practice. I was really hoping this seminar would encourage trainers to get to know their clients, find out what type of activity they enjoy and encourage them to pursue those activities. Just telling someone to workout and change their eating habits doesn't work. Additionally, not all obese clients are unhealthy. In fact, as an obese personal trainer, I can tell you that my doctor has told me time and time again that I am one of her healthiest patients. This is because I work out and not because I am at a 'healthy' weight. Isn't it better to have clients moving toward healthier lifestyles rather than shoving 'you're not skinny enough' down their throats. As an example: one of my new clients told me she was fired by her previous trainer because she was not losing weight fast enough and was a bad example for his other clients. Is that the attitude we want to project as personal trainers? Hell no!


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