HFJ: Nov-Dec 2020 CEC Course #3
HFJ: Nov-Dec 2020 CEC Course #3

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® November – December 2020 CEC Course #3: Grit: A Weight Maintenance Tool for Health Coaches

By Christine Sperdute, DHSc, MS, ACSM-CEP

Research has shown that grit is very important in the maintenance phase of behavior, meaning incorporating the concept of grit into existing weight-maintenance interventions may improve long-term outcomes. Grit can be incorporated very easily into health coaching interventions, and grit building strategies align with best-practice health coaching tactics. Moving forward, health coaching interventions should incorporate goal setting, developing personal interests, meaningful practice, and instilling a growth mindset in clients to improve the likelihood of successful long-term weight maintenance.

This course expires on DECEMBER 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. according to your time zone.


This course includes an online ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® Article and a corresponding online quiz.

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all articles, quizzes, and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes).

No substitutions will be allowed for this CEC course.

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Available Course Credits

ACSM 2.00

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