Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology Volume 2: Issue 1, Article 5, 2021. This study evaluated one method of behavioral change to promote a healthier way of life. Designed to provide basic motivational interviewing (MI) knowledge and skills to certified personal fitness trainers, the study looked to improve coaching skills to aid in client’s ability to adapt to healthier behaviors. As outlined in a study by Kelley et al., (2016), MI is used as a client-centered approach that includes several core principles to express empathy, support the client’s self-efficacy, roll with resistance, and develop discrepancy.
Gray, Marzell and Hipp, Jade
"Motivational Interviewing Use by Personal Trainers to Promote Behavioral Change,"
Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology: Vol. 2:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/scholarship_kin/vol2/iss1/5