How to Establish Rapport With Non-Verbal Communication

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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.

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

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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.

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Joint Mobility and Stability

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Joint Mobility and Stability

Stability and mobility are the cornerstones of Phase 1 of the Functional Movement and Resistance Training part of the Integrated Fitness Training model (IFT). We’re going to start with discussing the basics – the five programming components of mobility and stability. And just like with the IFT model, we need to understand the basics before we can move on.

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