Support for personal trainers and their clients
I provide support for personal trainers and their clients. Of particular importance are those who aren’t achieving their fitness goals no matter what they do.
Often there are unrecognised underlying health conditions sabotaging fitness outcomes. With testing, including cellular health analysis, we can identify what those are, address the issue and get you back on track. An example of a common finding, especially for those with stubborn weight gain, is an underactive thyroid. High cortisol levels resulting from long term stress is also common. This leads to weight gain around the abdomen that stubbornly refuses to come off.
Signs and Symptoms
My book ‘Signs and Symptoms - a Handbook for Personal Trainers’ provides information on the most common health conditions that can sabotage fitness outcomes.
Not just for Personal Trainers
This information is helpful for all gym-goers who want a deeper understanding of how health impacts fitness.
Why I have written this book
“Signs and Symptoms for Personal Trainers” has been written to provide accessible and relevant health information for personal trainers (PTs). The aim of this book is to support PTs through education, enabling them to provide a higher quality service to their clients, thus increasing retention rates, reputation, and ultimately, income.
The focus of the book is on 10 common, but often unrecognized, health conditions that can undermine fitness goals, preventing optimal results. What the client and the trainer most commonly find is lack of weight loss, despite appropriate training and dietary intervention, or lack of muscle increase, also despite appropriate conditions.
Frequently the symptoms of these conditions are simply not noticed until a training program is undertaken. The individual and PT can become frustrated and disheartened when fitness goals are not being achieved, despite maximum effort from both. This book explores the possible underlying causes that may be preventing optimal results.
If you are a PT, you will recognize these clients. They are the ones who are 100% committed to achieving results…and they tell the truth when you ask them what they have been eating! Despite this they are not getting the fitness outcomes that they are hoping for, and you are expecting. That could mean weight loss is not happening, or if it is, progress is painfully slow. For another client it could mean lean muscle is not being gained, or is happening disproportionately to the effort exerted.
With the benefit of a more educated PT, the process of identifying the sabotaging health condition (please note this is not a diagnosis) can begin on the gym floor. The PT who has greater understanding of health issues is a far more valuable resource for the client. And with a greater understanding of their client’s health, the trainer will know when it is necessary to refer their client to a health practitioner.
The ensuing communication between a PT and a health practitioner promotes the opportunity to maximize client health and fitness goals, and provide comprehensive care. It is a win-win situation!
In ‘Signs and Symptoms for Personal Trainers’, the author has included information from other health experts, who are specialists in their field.
The following is a list of health conditions that are covered in the book:
Nutritional deficiencies and energy production
The relationship between body organs and muscular function
Each chapter presents information about a particular health condition and is set out in a user-friendly way:
Overview of the condition
Signs and symptoms
Who it is most likely to affect
Relevant questions to ask your client
Referrals and Recommendations
The bottom line