Client-centered Exercise Prescription
Client-Centered Exercise Prescription, Second Edition,will help fitness professionals listen to their clients, assess their interests, and prescribe exercise that will work for them. The text maintains the first edition's focus on the individual by discarding the “one-program-fits-all” blueprint and emphasizing instead a personalized approach in which unique programs are designed to meet the interests and needs of each client.
This edition is extensively revised, with substantial new material on activity counseling, client motivation, and step-by-step prescription models, which are directly linked to program design. The models facilitate fitness professionals' ability to make informed, client-centered decisions and address the following issues:
-Understanding clients' unique psychological needs and using that information to keep them motivated and on track
-Integrating principles and strategies for client-centered assessment and prescription that will enable fitness professionals to address and monitor clients' needs both as they are originally presented and as they evolve over time
-Detailing the competencies of exercise demonstration, design modification, and follow-up monitoring
-Applying strategies for treating and preventing overuse injuries so that clients avoid injury and frustration, thereby avoiding withdrawal from the program
The second edition of Client-Centered Exercise Prescriptionis an outstanding resource for all professionals and students interested in learning to prescribe exercise for each client's unique and changing needs. To help students grasp the concepts presented, many pedagogical aids, sidebars, and checklists have been added. Competencies are listed at the beginning of each chapter, and icons in the margins identify the information crucial for the certified personal trainer program certification of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP-CPT). The upgrades to the text also include extensive illustrations, examples, and case studies that demonstrate the practical application of concepts so that students can use them in real-life situations. The result is a text that clearly presents a unique, personalized approach to prescribing exercise and to helping clients adopt, enjoy, and maintain active lifestyles.
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Principles of ClientCentered Assessment and Prescription
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