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Successful Fitness Motivation StrategiesBarbara Brehm
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200 pages

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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:

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.

About the Author

Barbara A. Brehm, EdD, is a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and has worked as a fitness instructor, personal trainer, lifestyle coach, and fitness program director. She has studied exercise motivation and adherence for 25 years and helped hundreds of people in classes and other programs become more active.

A contributing editor to Fitness Management since 1985, she writes a monthly column discussing recent research in exercise and health science with an emphasis on application. She has served as director of the Smith Fitness Program for Faculty and Staff since 1984. Dr. Brehm is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She earned her EdD in applied physiology in 1983 from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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A reference and textbook for personal trainers, fitness instructors, strength and conditioning coaches, and allied health professionals; a textbook for students in health and fitness courses.

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