Empower clients to overcome barriers to weight management

Exercise is the best predictor of long-term weight management, but it can still be difficult to adhere to. In this webinar, you’ll learn theory- and evidence-based methods to enable your clients to overcome lifestyle barriers and incorporate self-regulatory skills to achieve long-term weight management success. Some of these skills include relapse prevention, cognitive restructuring, stimulus protocol and proximal goal adjustments.

Led by James J Annesi, Ph.D., Vice President of Health Initiatives for the Central Coast YMCA, you’ll delve into topics including behavior-change theory, self-regulated eating, weight management, human performance and the association of physical activity with mental health, body image, emotional eating and other quality-of-life factors.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the problem of exercise adherence and utilize behavioral methods to help your clients stick to their regular exercise routines and reduce client dropout 
  • Help clients establish self-regulatory skills that are transferable to controlled eating 
  • Apply coaching tools that assist clients in establishing mood improvements to help counter emotional eating 

Please note: This free webinar is one hour in length. The material for the free, one-hour portion of the webinar is intended to serve as standalone educational information. However, following the live airing, it will be sold as a two-hour course (worth 0.2 CECs), containing the original content plus one additional hour of related education.

Workshop Policies and Procedures


In the event that the American Council on Exercise (ACE) would cancel a workshop for ANY reason, a full refund will be issued to the participant. ACE is NOT responsible for any other expenses the participant may have incurred.


All of ACE's live workshops are non-refundable programs unless approved by ACE's Educational Services Team. For questions, please call 800-825-3636. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to any approved cancellations.


Any participant who is registered for an ACE workshop and needs to reschedule their workshop to a later date listed will be subject to a $50 transfer fee and MUST contact ACE's Educational Services Team at 800-825-3636 to verify that a reschedule date is available.

Transfer of Registration

ACE cannot transfer a participant's registration to another participant unless approved by ACE's Educational Services Team. Transferring a registration to another participant is subject to a $100 transfer fee.

Hotels and Accommodations

ACE does not provide hotel and accommodation recommendations for our workshop events. Google is a great resource to search for hotels in the area of the workshop location.

Transfer of Registration

In the event of inclement weather, all workshops will be held as scheduled at the discretion of ACE. Pre-registered participants who are unable to attend their scheduled workshop may reschedule without incurring additional charges so long as their request has been received 7 days following the originally scheduled date. No refunds will be available. In the event that ACE cancels a workshop due to bad weather, participants will be given a full refund or option to reschedule (if another date is available).