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Adherence and Regulation

Adherence Increases with: Perceived social support Those who see high value in physical health Those who associate pleasure with an exercise session Those who exercise frequently rather than spasmodically. Group …

Do You Hear The Music?

In recent research, the use of music in exercise programs has been found to: Enhance the experience for participants Add interest Facilitate adherence Lessen perceptions of difficulty, monotony, and exercise …

Self-Efficacy

Efficacy is the ability to perform a task to a satisfactory or expected degree. The word comes from the same roots as effectiveness. In practice, efficacy for fitness is a …

Common Mistakes When Setting Goals

Common Mistakes Made When Setting Goals Include: Not specific ‘Looking good’ and ‘feeling better’ are determined by the person’s current state of mind and can easily shift depending on the …

Barriers to Motivation

Barriers and Motivation It is important to identify reliable predictors of exercise adherence, this allows healthcare providers to effectively intervene and change patterns of physical activity in people. Sedentary lifestyles …

SMART Goals

SMART Goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound goals that are established using a specific set of criteria that ensures your objectives are attainable within a certain time frame. …

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a commonly used method for estimating body composition, in particular body fat and muscle mass. In BIA, a weak electric current flows through the body …

Waist to Hip Ratio

Waist to hip ratio indicates where fatty deposits are located. It is a good tool to be used in conjunction with BMI. The waist hip ratio is calculated by dividing …

Casual Blood Pressure (CBP) Testing

Prior to a blood pressure being taken, the client should be seated quietly for 5 mins with both feet flat on the floor. No smoking or caffeine 30mins prior. Systolic …

Weight, Height and Measurements

Body Mass/Weight For consistency when a client takes their weight follow the steps below: No shoes Minimal clothing and ideally the same clothing each time Stand still, weight needs to …

Adult Pre Exercise Screening System (APSS)

As a fitness professional, you have an obligation to complete a pre-exercise screening using a tool such as the Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System. In Australia, three national fitness organisations have …

Health and Fitness Testing

Health and Fitness Testing Testing is an important part of the screening process as it gives one an accurate picture of fitness, an indication of appropriate starting intensities, a baseline …

The Client Orientation Screening Process

The client orientation screening process is broken into steps to ensure all relevant information is collected and a comfortable environment is created for the client. 1. Collection of client information …