Articles tagged with "Motivation"


  • 5 Ways to Exercise Safely During a Heatwave

    In locations prone to heatwaves, and it’s hard to stay active when the temperatures are soaring. With the addition of ‘heat haze’ causing lethargy and discomfort, sticking to your workout routine in the summer can be difficult. With exercise being so important to our health and wellbeing, a change in your routine could easily lead […] …

  • How to Adapt to Change When You Want to Resist

    Change can be particularly hard to accept when it is forced upon you. There you were, happily getting on with your life in the key of C, avoiding the black notes and keeping things simple. Then, suddenly a big part [Read More]
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  • How to Motivate Patients as a Physical Therapist

    Any professional who helps others change their lifestyle can relate to the struggle of client motivation, and physical therapists are no exception. Whether it’s the patient’s eventual loss of enthusiasm, time constraints, upfront stubbornness, or satisfaction with a half-way fix, motivation is difficult to maintain in physical therapy. Does this mean physical therapists must cram […] …

  • How to Motivate Clients as a Personal or Athletic Trainer

    Generally speaking, everyone likes a solid plan when it comes to workouts: a schedule with a set of exercises or a specific muscle group; short and long-term goals; regulated intensity, weight, and repetitions. There’s almost a comfort to routine and muscle memory. Personal and athletic trainers can use all these to their advantage. But the […] …

  • I Don’t Fit In…

    I don’t fit in. Welcome to the club. And I will tell you straight off the bat, however you feel right now: however awkward, however outside the circle, however misunderstood, you have two choices. Choice 1: Your first choice is [Read More]
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  • Why You’re Never Too Old to Start Again

    The biggest mistake people make is that they quit too early. They give up on themselves. I don’t mean early as in one year in, or even one week or one month. I’m talking about quitting before your 30, before [Read More] …

  • 7 Actionable Steps: Think Small to Achieve Big Goals

    Our team is committed to “Start Small. Think Big. Go Deep,” so we love learning more about better goal setting for bigger returns. In a recent episode of Freakonomics “Big Returns from Thinking Small,” Owain Service and Rory Gallagher talk about thinking small for big returns. They are proponents of taking your long-term goals and breaking them down […] …

  • How to Make a New Year’s Resolution That Works

    Most people set a broad New Year’s Resolution, one that they have probably set a number of times before. While setting a New Year’s resolution feels positive at the time, the outcome can end up feeling quite negative. For example: [Read More] …

  • Starting Over After A Training Layoff: One Year Later

    I just realized that it’s been one year since I returned to training after my surgeries.  Wow. Returning to strength training wasn’t a seamless sort of thing. No “Bam, it’s time to lift heavy again.” After four months without heavy lifting, […]

  • 2 Essential Techniques For Getting Back To Your Workouts

    For most people, it’s not if you’ll fall off your workouts, it’s when. Believe it or not, it’s not an indictment on your character – it just is. But getting back to your workouts needs attention, just like […]

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