You can now become a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist so you can help clients solve the mental and physical challenges of enhancing their health and well-being.
Lifestyle coaching and weight management services are big business. The vast majority of clients hire a trainer or coach for help with lifestyle and weight management concerns. Earn this credential and show you have the needed high-level skills. You will quickly increase your job and career opportunities when you become a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist, and you will have the options of working with clients online or in-person.
Through our step-by-step professional lifestyle and weight management training program, you will take control of your fitness or coaching career, and help your clients achieve their weight loss or weight management goals using the latest proven strategies.
You will also learn about stress and its relationship to weight management. Stress has become a major influential factor in many of your client’s well-being and overall health. Stress can lead to a many challenges including weight gain, higher cholesterol, and compromised immune function.
In many cases, your clients will greatly benefit from both personal training and lifestyle and weight management coaching. If an individual has more experience with exercise and lacks strategy or motivation for proper weight management, they may be a candidate for more weight management coaching, rather than fitness training, yet both can be offered.
With our lifestyle and weight management program, you will learn proven strategies to reduce and manage stress, and promote a healthy, active lifestyle. You’ll also learn to teach lifestyle management programs to a wide range of clients.
The missing link with traditional fitness training programs and diets, and what you can do about it:
Medical science now understands the important role of diet in optimal health and disease prevention. Yet something is missing.
Obesity, overeating, pain because of body image, emotional challenges with food, digestive ailments, fatigue and nutrition-linked metabolic disorders are with us more than ever. Clearly, our collective approach to nutritional health and happiness isn’t working. It’s time for a new way of seeing things. As a Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist, you bridge the gap and make a difference.
Your Course Outline
Session 1: Healthy Eating
Session 2: Assessing your Client
Session 3: Setting Goals and Rewards
Session 4: Identifying Obstacles, Barriers and Benefits
Session 5: Tackling Triggers
Session 6: Eating Out
Session 7: Self Talk and Reflection
Session 8: Healthy Shopping Strategies
Session 9: Recruiting Support
Session 10: Re-Assessing Your Client
Session 11: Getting Back on Track
Session 12: Cooking up a Healthy Diet
Session 13: Dietary Supplements and Fad Diets
Session 14: Balancing Calories and Physical Activity
Session 15: Controlling Weight
Session 16: Managing Time and Stress
Session 17: Staying Motivated
Session 18: Eating in a Changing World
Session 19: Planning Ahead
Session 20: Celebrating Success
You will be given the tools to SUPPORT, GIVE FEEDBACK, CARE, UNDERSTAND, GUIDE and PROVIDE OPTIONS for your client’s Lifestyle & Weight Management SUCCESS!
What are my career options? How will I make a living with this credential?
The great thing about becoming a Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist is that you have endless career and business opportunities. Some primary careers include: Working with clients at a gym, health club, fitness center, spa or resort. You can train and coach your clients indoors or outside. You can also operate your own facility. You can train and coach clients one-on-one in their home, your home, or your office. Many experts with this credential train in groups to help more people and earn more money per hour. In addition, you can seek out alternative (and frequently very lucrative career opportunities) as a blogger, writer, podcast host, author, online content provider, online video host or publisher of digital education products. You can also offer your services online to individuals, small groups or large groups. You can use fun online communication/collaboration platforms such Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout or iChat for your training/coaching services. You can become an expert for authority websites such as WebMD, eHow and Livestrong. You can become a frequent expert guest on podcasts, radio shows, TV talk shows, news programs or in industry publications. The list of opportunities is truly endless. Nothing is hold you back. So, go make a difference today!
How will I get clients?
This is actually much easier than you may be thinking right now. Here are some examples: Facebook is an excellent resource. An account is free and building a fan page takes less than 5 minutes. You can advertise to very specific groups of people who want and need your services. Of course, you can also use Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and your other favorite social media platforms. It’s 100% FREE. Create and post a press release about your business launch. It’s simple and free to syndicate your press releases across the web. Creating a blog for your business is very fast and essentially free. We have resources for your online marketing needs here. You can make training/coaching videos and post them to Youtube. When you offer this valuable free help, people get to know you and learn to like you. In return, they want to know more and they are directed back to your Facebook fan page or blog for details. Of course, you can post your videos to all video sites for an even greater reach. Adding your business to Yelp is also a great idea. It gets ranked high on Google which makes your job even easier. Make sure you also add your business profile to Google Local. That’s another free and easy way to get clients. As for off-line client-getting strategies, you can do any of the following: attend local charity events, speak at community events, do a lunch-and-learn at a local business, volunteer for a local charity, distribute door hangers, post flyers, add a graphic/banner to your car, and the list goes on and on. Once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is to do. Now that you know what you need to do, you just need to implement and the clients will come in on a regular basis.
Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist Details
Continuing Education Units: NESTA 1.5 CEUs, ISSA 20 CEUs, 1.5 Spencer Institute, 1.5 MMACA, 1.15 ITCA
Recertification Requirements: None. Certificate does not expire
Learning Format: Self-paced, 100% online format of materials including in-depth and easy-to-follow video classes and non-proctored online exam. Internet access is required. Content is provided in an online format which is accessed through an online secure website.
Once your register, you will be directed to create your student account. You may begin your studies immediately after registering, or log in to your student account later to start your studies. You can test when you are ready.
You may take up to one year to complete the program, and review the materials as often as you like. You will immediately know the results after you take your test. Most students finish within 1 – 2 weeks.
The only technology you will need is an Adobe Reader .
Online training materials are Microsoft Windows and Mac compatible.
Exam Requirement: Passing a 100 multiple choice, non-proctored online exam with 70% or higher. Three attempts at the exam are given. Results are given immediately.
Retest Fee: $95 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the third exam attempt.
Completion Time: Approximately 20 hours of study (complete within one year of purchase)
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