Motivational Interviewing for Fitness Professionals: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Motivational Interviewing for Personal Trainers Should you use motivational interviewing in your fitness practice? Motivational interviewing (MI) is a hot topic in the fitness industry right now. Some consider it a tool to address tough conversations, increase personal motivation, and increase a client’s self efficacy. But should fitness professionals be using MI techniques with clients? […]

Should You Do a Cleanse?

Should I Do a Cleanse? Cleanses and detoxes have become popular ways for people to “reset” their health, a catalyst for a healthier phase in life, and to remove “harmful toxins.” Admittedly, the appeal is understandable – who wouldn’t want to flush out “toxins”, potentially lose weight, and feel refreshed in just a few days? […]

Can Undereating Cause Weight Gain?

Can Undereating Causing Weight Gain? This is a question many dieters sincerely ask themselves. Despite their best efforts to severely restrict calories and lose body fat, the scale doesn’t budge or even goes up. They feel certain they fall into the category of people whose bodies hold onto weight when calories are too low. The […]

Fundamentals of Fitness Center Success in Today’s Market (2023)

How to Be Successful in Today’s Fitness Industry Introduction Opening any new business comes with inherent risks and challenges. Statistics show that approximately 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, and about 50% don’t make it past five years. The fitness industry in particular poses unique difficulties for gym and studio owners. It […]

10 Benefits of Personal Trainer Programs

The Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer Working with a personal trainer offers many valuable advantages for taking your fitness and overall well-being to the next level. Whether completely new to exercise or an experienced gym-goer, a qualified trainer provides expertise, motivation, and accountability to help you achieve your health and fitness goals safely and […]

Beyond Meal Plans: Personalized Nutrition Coaching Strategies for Real Life

Why Meal Plans Aren’t Enough The Limitations of Prescriptive Meal Plans As fitness professionals, we’ve all experienced this familiar scenario: A new client comes in eager to improve their health. They share their goals and stats and you get to work designing the perfect nutrition plan tailored just for them. Let the Calculations Begin You […]

What’s Behind Your Clients’ Counterproductive Habits?

  What’s Behind Your Client’s Counterproductive Habits? A Personal Trainer’s Guide to Results As a fitness professional, there is no doubt that you have encountered clients who struggle with behaviors that seem to be counterproductive. They often are doing things that do not align with their stated goals, and sometimes, things that are in direct […]

Why Do Old Habits Die Hard?

Why do Old Habits Die Hard? (4 min read) We’ve all heard the phrase, “Old habits die hard.” At times, that may seem particularly true for your clients. Despite your best efforts, they continue to engage in counterproductive habits even when they know these behaviors aren’t serving them or their goals. But it’s important to […]