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Strategies for Personal Trainers

Acquaviva, John Ph.D.

ACSM'S Health & Fitness Journal: March/April 2004 - Volume 8 - Issue 2 - pp 8-10

Learning Objective: To improve the effectiveness of personal trainers by introducing and reviewing a behavior-change model known as the Transtheoretical Model.

The Transtheoretical Model is used to understand how people make changes in their exercise behavior.

John Acquaviva, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology at Roanoke College where his research focuses on fitness education in high schools and the practical uses of the Transtheoretical Model. Dr. Acquaviva is an ACSM member and is ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor® certified.

© 2004 American College of Sports Medicine