Promoting Physical Exercise Participation: The Role of Interpersonal Behaviors for Practical Implications
2. Recommendations to Apply
- Endorse in supportive behaviors when interacting with gym exercisers. Do not use negative feedback, nor impose pressure to perform only pre-programmed exercises. Instead, encourage to improve technique and give exercisers some volitional choice on which exercises to do, that are aligned with the main structure of the individual exercise prescription.
- Create conditions for fun and pleasurable climates. During gym activities, understand what makes clients laugh, and learn more about them to promote enjoyable atmosphere with others.
- Look at gym exercisers as emotional human beings and not just as a “membership numbers”. Making money is crucial in the fitness industry, but considering the big picture, gyms and health centers rely on client retention. Personal training and other services are an upselling increase in the fitness industries’ income. Therefore, if exercisers do not perceive fitness instructors as trustworthy and emotionally connected, then the likelihood to drop out is almost guaranteed.
- Generate effective questions during training session in order to be perceived as someone attentive and regardful professional: “what are the exercises you enjoy the most?”; “what factors do you feel may have contributed to your weight loss/gain?”; “what do you experience when enrolling in high intensity training sessions?” or “what activities do you feel most competent?” are examples of open-ended questions exercise instructors should use during training session to understand the emotional state exercisers experience when exercising with them.
3. Overall Considerations
Conflicts of Interest
|HMIEM||Hierarchical Model of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation|
|BPN||Basic Psychological Needs|
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Rodrigues, F.; Teixeira, D.S.; Cid, L.; Monteiro, D. Promoting Physical Exercise Participation: The Role of Interpersonal Behaviors for Practical Implications. J. Funct. Morphol. Kinesiol. 2019, 4, 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk4020040
Rodrigues F, Teixeira DS, Cid L, Monteiro D. Promoting Physical Exercise Participation: The Role of Interpersonal Behaviors for Practical Implications. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology. 2019; 4(2):40. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk4020040Chicago/Turabian Style
Rodrigues, Filipe, Diogo S. Teixeira, Luís Cid, and Diogo Monteiro. 2019. "Promoting Physical Exercise Participation: The Role of Interpersonal Behaviors for Practical Implications" Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology 4, no. 2: 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk4020040