Recent Posts by Claire Riley, B.S.

    B.S. Exercise Physiology

    5 Ways to Increase a Client's Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)

    Does your client lead a sedentary lifestyle?

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    Why You Need to Support Goal Setting with Intentions (and How to Do It)

    Goal setting is a mighty motivating force.

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    6 Key Questions Personal Trainers Should Be Asking New Clients

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 2016 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

    As a personal trainer, it's always important to get to know your prospective clients as much as possible before determining that they'd be a good fit for your services. All too often, however, personal trainers don't understand the right questions to ask to get a true feel for a potential client.

    In general, there are six key personal trainer questions to ask new clients before you think about scheduling them for their first workout session.

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    4 Ways to Measure Your Client’s Exercise Intensity

    There’s an art to managing your client’s exercise intensity.

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    12 Tips to Get Beach Body Ready

    Summer cannot get here soon enough! All the months spent indoors, waiting for the warm weather will finally be worth it when you bust out the swimming suit. If the thought of wearing a bikini has you nervous, there is still time to get beach body ready!

    Don’t worry, we're not talking about extreme, unsafe diets that deprive you of food and leave you feeling tired or irritated. Instead, we’ve put together this beach body guide that everyone can use to get a physique they'll be proud of!

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    5 Question Types to Help Motivate and Engage Clients

    Both recently certified health and wellness coaches and experienced health coaches may find themselves in situations where they feel resistance from a client to change. 

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    What Is Ideal Body Weight and How to Calculate It 

    Ideal body weight, also called lean body weight, is a family of indexes that have been used for almost 150 years. It is used in emergency settings, and its use has been reinforced during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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    You Can Coach Your Clients to Cultivate Gratitude. Here's How 

    Many cultures observe holidays in which gratitude is the main component.  

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    6 Ways Health Coaches Can Support Clients with Autoimmune Diseases Over the Holidays  

    The holidays can be a time to look forward to for many people, but they can also be a cause of stress for those with complicated health issues, including autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, PCOS, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and lupus.  

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