A dialogue for personal trainers
© Joan Stueve Ingalls, 1995 all rights reserved.
9 Chapter 1. Introduction
11 Chapter 2. Goal Setting
21 Chapter 3. The Sherlock Holmes Exercise
36 Chapter 4. The Personal Power Anchor
61 Chapter 5. Performance Monitoring
75 Chapter 6. Visualization for Correction of Errors
95 Chapter 7. Synesthesia Patterns
Fitness instructors, personal trainers, and others involved
in the fitness industry are the future health-care system of this
country. They want and need the benefits of sports psychology, if
they are to effectively deliver the message that fitness is health
care, and exercise is fun. Programs in sports psychology for fitness
professionals can greatly enhance the trainer-client relationship.
To this end, I offer Communication Skills for Personal Trainers, a
four-hour course in which participants earn .4 credits of continuing
education toward their American Council on Exercise certification.
Participants range from newly certified personal trainers who are
beginning their careers to "retired" trainers and instructors who
are managing businesses or teaching personal trainers themselves.
Focused Training is a composite transcript of several
course meetings and other conversations with personal trainers that
took place over the past few years. The names of all of the
participants are changed, but the dialogue which reflects their
questions and concerns is real.
To order your copy of this book call 800-680-6463
This is a list of books that have influenced my thinking
about Focused Training. It may be useful to those interested in
further reading in the theoretical and practical aspects of
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New York: Irvington.
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