It’s that time of year~ members are motivated to make change and we are eager to tell them what to do to accomplish their goals. But what if telling our members what to do isn’t the best way to motivate them for long term change? Most of us are more motivated to change when it’s our idea, not someone else’s, and when we feel like we’re being supported rather than told what to do. That’s the foundation of Motivational Interviewing- it's a way to help our members make positive change. Today, Angie shares some questions we can ask that will help us understand why change is important to our members, so we can support them throughout their journey.
Angie Miller, M.S., is a health and fitness educator, speaker, and licensed counselor. She teaches at Northern Illinois University in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and presents at mental health and fitness conferences worldwide. Angie owns her own fitness company, Angie Miller Fitness, and she is a Master Instructor for NASM, AFAA, and Kettlebell Concepts. She writes for fitness journals and digital communities and publishes a weekly blog where she covers fitness and lifestyle topics. You can learn more about Angie on her website, http://www.angiemillerfitness.com