I hope all of you enjoyed a happy and healthy holiday season and are enjoying the start of 2014. As we know, this is the busiest time of year for fitness professionals! New and returning clients come to us with their New Year’s Resolutions and need our help more than ever!
A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Psychology reported some interesting statistics regarding New Year’s Resolutions!
- The #1 Resolution for 2014 was to lose weight.
- The #4 Resolution for 2014 was to live life to it’s fullest.
- The #5 Resolution for 2014 was to stay fit and healthy.
- The # 7 Resolution for 2014 was to quit smoking.
So, 4 of the top 10 most common resolutions are directly related to what we do as fitness professionals. However, as we know, making resolutions is not the same as successfully achieving our goals. In fact, the same article reports the following:
- ONLY 8% of PEOPLE WHO MAKE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ARE SUCCESSFUL!
How frustrating, but what a great opportunity for Personal Trainers and Lifestyle Fitness Coaches who can help individuals make the desired changes to achieve those goals. In my opinion, an understanding of psychology, motivation and behavior changes is what separates the “good” PTs from the FABULOUSLY SUCCESSFUL ones.
So, at this important time of year, as we are refocusing, setting our own goals for the year and helping others make positive behavior change to meet their goals, lets share some of our BEST Ideas for working with clients. What are some of your most successful strategies for helping clients who are struggling to adopt and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle?
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