FeaturesGrit A Weight Maintenance Tool for Health CoachesSperdute, Christine DHSc, M.S., ACSM-CEPAuthor Information Christine Sperdute, DHSc, M.S., ACSM-CEP, is a program manager on the Population Health and Engagement Optimization team with UPMC Health Plan in Pittsburgh, PA. Christine completed her Doctor of Health Science degree at the California University of Pennsylvania where her research interest focuses on innovating long-term weight maintenance solutions. Christine is also a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Disclosure: The author declares no conflict of interest and does not have any financial disclosures. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: 11/12 2020 - Volume 24 - Issue 6 - p 24-27 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000623 Buy Metrics Abstract Apply It! By reading this article, health and fitness professionals will: • Be able to describe why the concept of grit is important in the weight maintenance phase. • Learn multiple strategies to help clients increase grit. • Be able to integrate the concept of grit into already existing weight maintenance programming. Copyright © 2020 by American College of Sports Medicine.