The list author says: "The biggest void in the fitness industry is the standardization of how fitness trainers and otherwise professionals approach and serve the public. The fitness industry must decide very soon whether or not to be a "part of the solution." My company, S.A.F.E. Fitness Solutions is doing just that, so I thought I would throw together many references we have used to develop our systems. This is a complementary list of books, DVD's and other products every trainer should at least review. Each source has information that has had a significant impact on the fitness industry in the last 20 years."
"If you work with women, and want to get into their psyche, really coaching them to embrace their strength and leave the 90 minute "cardio" sessions behind, this is a great book to use yourself and with your clients."
"The original explanation and program using the Stages of Change. This straight forward book has information in it you can utilize with your weight loss and otherwise bahavioral change clients right away."
"While I don't believe Yoga is the end all, we should be familiar with Yoga practice and some philosophy. Beth Shaw makes it easy enough to understand, and practical ways to show our clients the basics of breathing, relaxation, and total body flexiblity and mobility exercises."
"I find this a nice snap shot of 50 self-help books with several difference perspectives and lessons we can use to motivate and inspire our clients. The audio CD's make for great car rides to and from the gym."