“I Don’t Want to Get Big & Bulky!” – Workout Fitness Article

“I Don’t Want to Get Big & Bulky!” “I don’t want to get big and bulky.” That’s what the prospective client told me. She wanted to get stronger, lose body fat, and feel more confident, but she was afraid of getting “too big.” According to her, resistance training, and especially weight lifting, were out of the question. I sighed to myself. Not again. How many times have you heard these words? “I want longer, leaner muscles.” “I don’t want to…

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Am I Fit Enough to Be a Trainer? – Workout Fitness Article

If we work in the health and fitness industry, that means we’ve got it all together, right? We look good, feel good, move well, and love our bodies too? Ummm… Nope. Whether we’re coaches, trainers, or other specialists, most of us have our own struggles and challenges when it comes to body image. Here’s the reality: Health and fitness professionals aren’t above or immune to the body image struggles they help many of their clients navigate. In fact, our culture,…

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Coaching Cheat Sheet: How to Handle Unrealistic Expectations – Workout Fitness Article

If you’re a health, fitness, or nutrition professional, I bet at least one of these scenarios will sound familiar to you. (Maybe both). Scenario A: A new client walks in and tells you exactly what she wants to “transform” into. The bad news is that she’s showing you a picture on her phone of a celebrity who doesn’t remotely look like her (and you know how much work this celebrity had to put in to get these results). Then this…

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