Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies

ISBN-10: 0736045937
ISBN-13: 9780736045933
Edition: 2004
Authors: Barbara Brehm
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Description: Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies will teach you motivational strategies that will help you structure effective exercise programs for all of your clients. You will learn the tools to help non-exercisers, habitual exercisers, and clinical  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 5/22/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies will teach you motivational strategies that will help you structure effective exercise programs for all of your clients. You will learn the tools to help non-exercisers, habitual exercisers, and clinical populations stick with and succeed in their fitness programs.The concepts and underlying psychology of Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies are geared toward personal trainers, exercise instructors, and others working in fitness center settings. The book is also a solid resource for allied health professionals in physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and other environments where exercise is prescribed for therapeutic purposes.Author Barbara A. Brehm, EdD, has studied exercise motivation and adherence for 25 years as a professor and as a working fitness professional. She thoroughly examines the many factors that affect exercise adherence and provides fresh insight into how readers can use this knowledge to improve program design.Written in an easy-to-understand style and solidly grounded in research, Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies features the following:--Numerous applied examples help you understand and relate the concepts to personal experience.-Narratives document how instructors have successfully used the strategies presented.-Question-and-answer sections in each chapter address questions from real personal trainers and offer solutions to the real-life situations that personal trainers address daily.Successful Fitness Motivation Strategies will help you to design and implement programs that benefit all of your clients and ultimately improve your effectiveness as a fitness professional.

Your Role in the Exercise Adherence Story
What Is Meant by Exercise Adherence and Motivation?
Exercise Adherence and Career Development
Exercise Adherence and Your Organization
Your Professional and Ethical Conduct Enhances Exercise Adherence
Importance of Effective Communication Skills
Self-Renewal, Stress Management, and Avoiding Burnout
How Do People Change?
Behavior Change Process
Stages of Change Model for Physical Activity
Assessing Stage of Change
Stages of Change and Adherence
Promoting Adherence From Day One
Staging Your Motivational Approach
Discuss Health Concerns
Discuss Fitness Goals
Review Previous Exercise Experiences
Work with Your Client to Finalize the Exercise Program Design
Help Clients Anticipate the First Day
Developing the Force of Habit
Force of Habit and the Nature of Self-Control
Build Self-Efficacy
Social Support: Helping Relationships
Behavior Change Skills
Fostering Positive Exercise Experiences
Maximizing the Psychological Benefits of Exercise
Helping Clients Anticipate and Plan for Disruption
Measuring Progress and Finding Improvement
Reinforcing Commitment in Experienced Exercisers
Working With the Clinical Population: Focus on Ability
The Clinical Setting: When Clients Are Patients
Teamwork in the Clinical Setting
Factors That Affect Adherence in Clinical Populations
Stage Theory in the Clinical Population
Motivational Goals and Behavior Change Skills
Building Exercise Self-Efficacy
Overcoming Barriers to Exercise
Motivational Strategies for Group Exercise Leaders
Does Participation in Group Exercise Enhance Adherence?
Quality Instruction Improves Exercise Adherence
A Motivational Leadership Style Improves Adherence
Welcoming New Clients to Your Group Exercise Program
Reinforcing Behavior Change in the Group Setting
Increasing Self-Efficacy in the Group Setting
Group Dynamics and Exercise Adherence
Strategies for Fitness Centers and Health Promotion Programs
Quality Staff: Make Enhancing Adherence Part of the Job Description
Give Members a Positive Experience
Promoting Wellness in Your Community

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