Simplicity is Key—Strategies for Improving your Coaching and Communication

by Mr. Daniel Flahie, MSEd, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly September 2018
Vol 5, Issue 2


Establishing a relationship and communicating with your clients in simplified terms that they can understand is a critical aspect of the training process. If you are not taking the time to do this, start now, and it will make the whole experience better for everyone involved.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »



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Daniel Flahie is currently the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Health and an Assistant Track and Field Coach at Mount ...

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