Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , NBHWC 1.0 CECs

Significant social and emotional impairments that some clients experience may require more than traditional models of health coaching when it comes to leading them to achieve their health and fitness goals. In this webinar, 20-year educator Dr. Charles Ware, president of Innovative Health Education Solutions in Las Vegas, shares how health and fitness professionals can manipulate the social and emotional impairments of certain clients to produce positive physical changes in mood and overall function

You will learn:

  • Physical and mental self-regulation methods to use to reduce stress among clients
  • How the essential functions of the brain and body work in correlation with stress levels
  • Educational techniques to improve clients’ mental health functioning

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

1.0 CECs


I have BS in Psychology, and a lengthy academic history and research experience regarding the implications and effects of exercise on mental heath. I have to say- this video was horrible. Not only was it incredibly boring and hard to follow (the topics were all over the place) but there was a fair amount of misinformation. The speaker didn't have a background in psychology, which was obvious. I also noticed a few statements that I personally found to promote an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise, rather than the opposite - which was the intent of the video.

If I could give this zero stars, I would. I wanted to enjoy this. I am a medically trained individual (PharmD) and I LOVE learning about the intersection between physical activity and mental health. I think this presenter really meant well, and is probably a great presenter when it comes to things that he truly knows about. His tone and pace are engaging. However - it seems that with this specific offering, the presenter was stringing together words that he doesn't truly understand in ways that make no sense. Truly, I had an incredibly difficult time following the presentation. Some of the stuff he said was factually inaccurate, and that was reflected in the quiz questions. (Just one example: he asked which function is responsible for transmitting impulses to smooth & skeletal [or something like that]. All the answers provided were structures, not functions, and the correct answer [hypothalamus] was missing.) Importantly, a non-expert on brain anatomy and physiology could present information/data/studies linking physical activity with mental health. That isn't what this presenter did, though. There seemed to be no overall flow or unifying learning objectives. He strung together medical terminology in ways that don't make sense. It was a total waste of my time. If I didn't already have a solid background in anatomy and physiology, I would have come away from this module more confused and with inaccurate information. What is the learner supposed to do in their practice based on this information? I think we already know that stress is bad and that physical activity can improve mental health. This presentation did nothing to help me build upon that knowledge in a way that would be constructive for me or my potential group fitness participants. I would urge you to take down this video and leave the brain anatomy and physiology to the experts.