The Key to Understanding Your Clients’ Behaviors
The Key To Understanding Your Clients’ Behavior Many times, you and your client know which behaviors and habits are an obstacle achieving their fitness goals, and that stopping those behaviors would help them make progress. Yet they don’t. This is where you come in. As a next level coach, you have to…Read More
What’s Behind Your Client’s Counterproductive Habits?
What’s Behind Your Client’s Counterproductive Behaviors? (4 min read) 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 opposition to those goals.…Read More
Why Do Old Habits Die Hard?
You Can’t Change a Client’s Habits Until You Understand This (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.…Read More
Practicing the Minimal Effective Dose
Get Better Results For Your Clients By Doing Less Practicing the Minimal Effective Dose (5 min read) As coaches, we are constantly encouraging our clients to make positive changes in their lives. Whether it’s to improve sleep, eat healthier, or exercise more, we all have clients who engage in unhealthy behaviors that need to…Read More
Make Your Job as a Coach Way Easier with this One Distinction
Make Your Job as a Coach Way Easier With This One Distinction (5 min read) As the title says, one distinction will make your job as a coach easier, reduce frustration, and it will also make your recommendations more successful. This one distinction also lets you avoid inadvertently setting your clients up for…Read More
Use What You’re Already Doing to Lose Weight and Get Lean
Use Your Clients’ Current Habits to Help Them Lose Weight and Get Leaner The Power of Habit Stacking (This article piggybacks off of a previous article on Implementation Intention. Although this article can stand alone, you’ll find it to be a much more useful tool when you understand it in the context of…Read More
Stop Trying to Find Motivation and Do this Instead
Choice Architecture Instead of Motivating Your Clients Have Them Do This Instead How the Cereal Aisle Can Make You Leaner, Healthier, Happier (5 min read or 30s read if you jump to the summary at the end) Are you familiar with choice architecture? It’s the idea that location of a cue within an environment…Read More
Double the Success Rate with One Simple Sentence
Double the Success Rate with One Simple Sentence -The Power of Implementation Intention- (5 min read or 30s read if you jump to the summary at the end) Yeah, the title is a bit click bait-y, but it true. As James Clear shares in his book Atomic Habits, laying out what is called an…Read More
A Path to End Frustration With Clients
End Frustration With Clients Understanding a Better Approach to Get Results Telling a client to stop doing a thing, regardless of how destructive to their goals it is, is not always beneficial. Everyone knows that eating a pint of Haagen Daz every weeknight is going to create issues on their weight loss journey. …Read More
Chronic Loneliness or 15 Cigarettes a Day?
Loneliness or 15 Cigarettes a Day? Isolation’s Impact on Health Everyone is so busy. Yet it is striking how many people talk about feeling isolated, or even alone. Our days are often spent connecting with friends, family, and co-workers. We have all these relationships right? So why are there…Read More