PFT Certification Course, Los Angeles, California, December, 2015
The best exercise program in the world will prove ineffective if the professional who implements lacks the skills to communicate with a client. Developing a teaching or coaching style that integrates both verbal and non-verbal communication is essential to providing effective instruction and feedback, and therefore the successful implementation of any exercise program. Effective professionals have the communication skills to provide suitable instructions and feedback to clients who prefer any learning style. Although most coaches use a combination of visual (demonstration), verbal (description) and tactile (hands on guidance) cuing simultaneously, practicing each in isolation can be an effective learning strategy. This module illustrates a model that can be used to observe, assess and communicate with any client.