Client Assessment: From Activity to Exercise

by Annette Lang |  Date Released : 02 Apr 2013

To help impact your clients' overall success, assess their lifestyles, activities, and fitness goals using a continuum that starts with daily activity.

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Annette Lang

About the author: Annette Lang

Annette Lang has been in the health and fitness industry since 1983, working in sales, education, management and personal training. She is one of the most sought-after presenters at health and fitness conferences in the US and abroad. She speaks on a variety of topics related to the education of fitness professionals, contributing to the integrity of the personal training business within health clubs. The conference groups include: Perform Better, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), International Health and Racquet Sports Association (IHRSA), Club Industry, Towne Sports International (TSI) Summit, Reebok International, Sara’s City Workouts and more. In 2005, Annette presented at international conferences in Moscow and Portugal.

Annette is a Reebok University Master Trainer and helped develop Reebok Reactive Neuromuscular Training (RNT), Reebok Core Training, Reebok One to One Flexibility Training and Reebok Deck Training. She presents for Free Motion Fitness exercise equipment and is one of the original authors for Annette was on the original team of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute, developing and teaching the nationally recognized education program for Equinox personal trainers.

Annette teaches at numerous health clubs on a regular basis, some of her programs being a standard component of the facilities’ education process. The clubs include Equinox, Crunch/Bally, Wellbridge, NY Health & Racquet and many private facilities. Trainers enjoy Annette’s practical way of teaching, making concepts easy to understand and relating topics to real life training on the gym floor. Annette works as a private trainer in New York City.

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Lang, Annette | 04 Apr 2013, 20:54 PM

Ha! Rant...maybe!
-I've seen too many trainers asking their clients do movements/exercises that are obviously too difficult for them
-I've seen too many trainers asking the client to do the latest popular protocols because the trainers like them, without considering the client's needs, desires and abilities, and their entire lives
-functional is great, if we know how it applies to the specific person, and I would like to see more of that.
Rant...maybe....or probably that I want us to be better!

cardwell, terra | 04 Apr 2013, 04:01 AM

I had to give this one star as I thought this would actually talk about client assessment, however, it is unfortunately a rant. Personal Training 101 is ASK THE CLIENT WHAT THEY DO! Ask them about their day, their life, their goals, get to know them!!!
And functional exercise can involve strength training. A chop on a cable column is a functional exercise and strength training.

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