Training obese clients: Examining our assumptions

Nancy L. Howe, Pamela Swan

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    Abstract

    Obese persons' expectations about weight loss, fostered by unrealistic societal pressure, rarely match the realities of obtainable results (3). Movement, net thinness, increases health. If personal trainers adopted a client-centered approach to speak honestly with their obese clients about exercise and weight-loss expectations, their efforts would result in measurable health improvements for their sedentary-obese clients. The enlightened personal trainer can best serve his/her obese clientele by holding firm to this bottom line, "Exercise is good for you, but not for the reason you think.".

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)9-12
    Number of pages4
    JournalACSM's Health and Fitness Journal
    Volume7
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Nov 2003

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    Keywords

    • Client Retention
    • Exercise and Weight Loss
    • Integrity
    • Obesity
    • Personal Trainer

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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    Training obese clients : Examining our assumptions. / Howe, Nancy L.; Swan, Pamela.

    In: ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal, Vol. 7, No. 6, 11.2003, p. 9-12.

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