Personal Fitness Professional Fall 2022

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FEATURE ARTICLE By CarolAnn

www.CarolAnn.Fitness

DISCOVER YOUR IDEAL LEARNING STYLE

Which of the 7 most common learning techniques works best for you? By CarolAnn

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hen two (or occasionally more) brands put their heads together and work on a project, something beautiful can happen. Strategic marketing and product partnerships is about two businesses combining skill sets, audiences and, normally, budgets while working to their respective goals. Cultivating partnerships can snowball your brand utilizing the bandwidth of other companies. WANT TO GROW FASTER AND STRONGER? As a health and fitness professional, you are on a continuous path of learning, developing

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your craft and implementing new techniques with your clients. Currently, there are countless continuing education opportunities both in-person and online via conferences, workshops, webinars, courses, certification programs, etc. This industry is ever-evolving, and you as a consummate professional must keep up to remain relevant, effective and safe. Therefore, what is your process for learning, absorbing, retaining and applying information that is ever-changing? Not only is understanding the method in which you process learning important, but also, understanding your clients’ learning styles so you can effectively coach them.

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A learning style is the theory that individuals can be classified depending on how they process and learn information. Therefore, in theory, teaching individuals according to their specific learning styles will result in improved learning. While there is no concrete evidence to support the success of these learning styles, many educators believe that students learn better when they receive information in their preferred learning style. These learning styles originated from Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences. There are three overarching categories of learning styles: personal, sensory and informational. These three categories are then further divided into