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IDEA Health and Fitness Magazine – How to Be a Better Adult Learner

Whether you’re getting your continuing education credits, obtaining a new certification or teaching an unfamiliar format, you must practice new skills and, yes, you’ll probably stumble along the way. You may find it hard to step into a role that requires doing something unfamiliar; after all, haven’t you seen and experienced it all? However, research drives updated knowledge and techniques, existing talents do not always transfer, competencies might not easily develop, and if you’re doing something you’ve never done before, you will make mistakes.

Balance Your Training

Balancing is a complex skill that we learn as infants, master as young adults, and lose as we age. Older adults aren’t the only people to struggle with this however. Pregnancy, weight changes, injuries, and inhibited neural motor responses can all negatively affect balance. Individuals with poor balance will often develop a sub-optimal gait to compensate, which then leads to further motor pattern dysfunction.

Skill Acquisition – How to Become Your Best Self in the Fitness Industry

Anyone who works in the fitness industry has an innate desire to better the world. We want our clients to move better, we want our members to feel better, and as trainers or group fitness instructors, we want to be better than we were yesterday. How do you move from mediocre to creating magic in those interactions? It takes a lot of reflection, both on what we did, what we can do, and what we need to change to improve those interactions. Here are some ideas on becoming the best fitness professional you’re able to be.