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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:
- 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
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.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1. 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
- Chapter 2. How Do People Change?
- Behavior Change Process
- Stages of Change Model for Physical Activity
- Assessing Stage of Change
- Stages of Change and Adherence
- Chapter 3. Promoting Adherence From Day One
- Step 1. Staging Your Motivational Approach
- Step 2. Discuss Health Concerns
- Step 3. Discuss Fitness Goals
- Step 4. Review Previous Exercise Experiences
- Step 5. Work with Your Client to Finalize the Exercise Program
- Step 6. Help Clients Anticipate the First Day
- Chapter 4. Developing the Force of Habit
- Force of Habit and the Nature of Self-Control
- Build Self-Efficacy
- Social Support: Helping Relationships
- Behavior Change Skills
- Chapter 5. 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
- Chapter 6. Working With the Clinical Population: Focus
- 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
- Chapter 7. Motivational Strategies for Group Exercise
- 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
- Chapter 8. Strategies for Fitness Centers and Health
- Quality Staff: Make Enhancing Adherence Part of the Job Description
- Give Members a Positive Experience
- Promoting Wellness in Your Community
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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