Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, September 29, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- With the obesity rate in the United States topping 33 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is critical for anyone working in the fitness industry to understand obesity, weight issues and healthy living programs. To help better prepare trainers and coaches to work with a variety of individuals, sizes and lifestyle issues, the National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) now offers a unique Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist certification.
With 100 percent self-paced online study, the Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist training is approved for continuing education credits (CEUs) by NESTA, ISSA and the Spencer Institute, and it offers a great way for fitness professionals to further their health and wellness education.
“With the changing shape of the world today, it is more important than ever for anyone who works in the fitness industry to really understand the weight issues that so many people face,” said Dr. John Spencer Ellis, founder of NESTA. “This unique online certification is designed to provide both the business and coaching skills for working with people of all sizes and backgrounds.”
In particular, the Lifestyle & Weight Management online certification covers healthy eating, client assessment, setting goals and rewards, identifying and tackling obstacles, eating out, self-talk, healthy shopping strategies, cooking, supplements and fad diets, managing time and stress, and more.
Since 1992, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) has been a leader in innovative solutions for fitness, nutrition and wellness professionals, as well as club owners. Founded by John Spencer Ellis, NESTA now has more than 55,000 members in 55 countries, and it is one of the largest fitness associations in the world, and the fastest growing association of its kind in the United States. For more information, please visit http://nestacertified.com/lifestyle-weight-management.html