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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — but it’s also the most difficult time for your clients to stay on track with their health goals. Temptation is everywhere. From sugary treats, holiday cocktails, and the stress of too many commitments, it’s hard to stay focused on good habits and good health during the last few months of the year. However, with some planning and encouragement from you, they will enter the new year feeling better than ever.
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Editor's Note: This post was originally published April 2017 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
You check your watch. It’s almost 9 a.m. You have a prospective client coming to the gym or your personal training studio for an initial consultation. You check your watch again. You play out the initial consultation process in your head and wonder how it’s going to go. Sound familiar?
Being a senior no longer means spending your golden years in a rocking chair. Kathrine Switzer recently finished the Boston Marathon at age 70. Frederick Winter won a gold medal at the National Senior Games at age 100. And Sam “Sonny” Bryant Jr. is a serious 74-year-old bodybuilder.
It’s that time of year when people start spending more time outdoors and want to look good for the beach, vacations, and special events. It’s motivation for a lot of people to revisit those New Year’s goals and get back on track with a health and fitness plan. But it also presents a different set of challenges for trainers. If your clients want to spend more time outdoors than in the gym, how are you going to help them fit exercise into their schedule?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for nutrition professionals is expected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than average and ahead of numerous other health careers.
Why the boom? There are a number of factors that come into play, and because these are long-term changes, it means that growth isn’t just a trend. Nutrition represents an opportunity for sustained success, due to aspects like these:
Earning your certification as a holistic nutritionist can be a great opportunity to advance your career in the health and wellness field, but you’ll be doing more than expanding your professional prospects.
Becoming an advisor in holistic nutrition allows you to impact the lives of your clients in significant ways. Here are just a few that you can expect to see:
When you have a passion for health and fitness, there’s a good chance you’re the go-to person your social network reaches out to for advice and information about cardio workouts, strength training, healthy eating, injury prevention, and race-prep strategies. Sound familiar?
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