ARTICLES: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: THE KEY TO A PRODUCTIVE EXERCISE ENVIRONMENT
By Deby Harper
So you want to start exercising and improving your lifestyle.
It doesn't matter so much where you go to begin your fitness
regimen, but who you work with once you're there. The relationship
between the wellness/fitness professional and client can mean
the difference between a program that's a quick start/early
fizzle, or a lifelong health habit. Wellness/Fitness professionals
affect their clients or members by how they listen, communicate
and interact with each other. One bad experience can keep people
away from exercise for year, so the relationship developed with
the wellness/fitness professional is a key element in your ongoing
commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
Have you ever wondered why some people continually start and
stop exercising, others stick to one plan forever but never
see results, some never start at all, and still others commit
to a program and do see results? We all have different
sources of motivation and different goals based on our preferred
behavioral tendencies. A careful examination of the preferred
exercise environment, exercise partners, and other behavioral
styles will reveal what works and doesn't for
you. With that in mind, find a workout you enjoy and that feels
Exercise during the time of day most conducive to your success and enjoyment. Choose an instructor who's able to activate your natural motivators. You will continue working out permanently for your reasons, not because a trainer said to push it, move it, do more, be more. Is your trainer with you in the process, or just going through the motions? Know what you want and what you need, what your likes and dislikes are, communicate clearly, and persist with your trainer until you arrive at a program that's the most comfortable, effective way for you to see results. Train your trainer to work with you and speak to you in ways that both encourage and motivate you for permanent change. A workout is a wise use of time when it unlocks your own personal power, physically and emotionally. When you finish a quality workout with an effective instructor, you don't just feel better, you feel better about yourself.
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Deby Harper at Trigon Lifestyle Insights. 480-951-0822.