• Promoting Intrinsic Motivation in Clients
    Intrinsic motivation is described as engaging in an activity for the pleasure and satisfaction derived from the activity itself. This article discusses intrinsic motivation and its application to personal trainers.
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  • NSCA ClassicsPromoting Intrinsic Motivation in Clients

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    Intrinsic motivation is described as engaging in an activity for the pleasure and satisfaction derived from the activity itself. Individuals with high levels of intrinsic motivation for a behavior or activity often feel a strong sense of independence, competence, and relatedness. These characteristics can be adapted by personal trainers to promote intrinsic motivation in their clients with the goal of increasing client consistency and levels of commitment.

    The author does an excellent job of explaining intrinsic motivation and its application to personal trainers. His advice is practical and includes simple steps, such as setting weekly goals and talking to your client to determine what activities they enjoy most. This is a quick and simple read that can provide immediate value to a personal trainer.

    Strength and Conditioning Journal:
    Promoting Intrinsic Motivation in Clients. Hunter, S.
    February 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 1 - pg 52-54
     

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