BLOG

Scott Schutte

New Year’s Resolutions: Coach’s Edition

New Year’s Resolutions: Coaches Edition Setting You Up for Success in the Upcoming Year In this article, we’re going to explore how fitness professionals like you can set your own professional New Year’s resolutions so you can adjust your fitness practice to both grow your impact and your income in the upcoming year. And, to make it practical, I’ll share the practices we’ve implemented with success at my gym. So, as clients swarm in with optimistic New Year’s resolutions who are imagining it to be the perfect opportunity to improve their health, lose weight, and start new habits, where should we as fitness professionals focus our professional New Year resolutions? And how can we fully support these hopeful new members while also advancing our own careers? Let’s be intentional about utilizing this demanding period for sustainable good – helping more people, perfecting our craft, and yes, boosting income. You can

Read More »
Nate Kesterson

How To Set Effective New Year’s Resolutions

How to Set Effective New Year’s Resolutions: A Research-Based Guide It’s New Year’s resolution time. The new year brings a sense of promise, motivation and anticipation for positive change. As the calendar turns to January, roughly half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions – personal goals aimed at self-improvement spanning health, relationships, career, finances, new skills and more in the upcoming year. Yet by mid-February the vast majority have fallen off the resolution wagon. In this article, you’ll discover the major pitfalls that derail most New Year’s resolutions, the Research-Backed Principles that improve resolution sucess, and how to apply those very principles to your new year’s resolution ideas. Read on and realize your New Year’s resolutions this year. Why Do So Many Resolutions Fail? Studies suggest around 50 percent of New Year’s resolutions fall apart within the first two months, and over 805 on the long haul. What causes so

Read More »
Nate Kesterson

Are Carbs Bad For You?

Are Carbs Bad For You? Low carb diets are often prescribed as the path to weight loss and better health, but is there evidence to support those claims. If you go searching yourself, you’ll find a lot of confusing and contradictory information out there about whether carbs are good or bad. Some diets demonize carbs as the root cause of weight gain and obesity, while others argue that carbs are an essential part of a healthy diet. So what’s the real deal on carbs? Let’s take a balanced look at the facts. Do Carbs Make Me Gain Weight? Many people believe that carbs, especially refined carbs like white bread, pasta, and sugar, are fattening and will inevitably lead to weight gain. But the true catalyst for weight gain is consuming more calories than your body burns on a consistent basis – known as a caloric surplus. To put it simply,

Read More »
Nate Kesterson

What is 360 Wellness Coaching?

Elevate Your Coaching Impact and Income with 360 Wellness Certification As a dedicated fitness professional, you got into this field to create real, sustainable change for your clients. But making a lasting impact is hard when relying solely on conventional exercise and nutrition coaching. Too often clients lose steam, revert to old habits, and end up feeling like failures after the initial motivation wears off. You want to do more for them. And you deserve to get paid more for your expertise too. That’s why the Healthy Behavior Institute developed our revolutionary 360 Wellness Coaching Certification. We’re bringing the proven principles of behavior science to the fitness arena so that fitness and wellness coaches like you can guide clients to life-long health success while significantly increasing your earnings potential.   The Complete Solution for Coaches Our 360 Wellness blueprint provides the complete solution – the knowledge, tools, and business framework

Read More »
Scott Schutte

The Top 7 Fat Loss Mistakes

The Top 7 Fat Loss Mistakes Without the right tools, losing weight and keeping it off is no easy feat. Many people try and fail to meet their fat loss goals. Those who do see results are challenged to maintain that healthy weight. So, why is lasting fat loss so elusive for most? Often it comes down to making one or more critical mistakes. Through trial and error, the body of knowledge on effective and sustainable weight loss has grown tremendously. In this post, we will review some of the most common pitfalls to avoid on your fat loss journey and the strategies you can implement to make your journey easier, more enjoyable, and actually sustainable. Let’s begin. Mistake #1: Vague Goals The first mistake is not setting clear goals at the outset. “Lose some weight” is too ambiguous of a goal to motivate anyone for long. To succeed at

Read More »
Janine Stichter

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? There is a lot of hype and misinformation out there. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about motivational interviewing – the good, the bad, and the ugly. You’ll learn how to effectively and ethically apply MI strategies or when it’s better to avoid them. We’ll explore questions like: What exactly is motivational interviewing and how does it work? What evidence is there that MI enhances motivation and fitness outcomes? What are the limitations for fitness pros using MI without proper training? How can improper use of motivational interviewing techniques backfire

Read More »