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An Aristotelian investigation into personal training.

Gray, John, Smith, Andy and James, Hazel (2014) An Aristotelian investigation into personal training. Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, 7 (4). pp. 33-47.

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Abstract

Based on an Aristotelian analysis this research defines a Personal Trainer as a form of coach who isrationally and emotionally balanced, who can apply their practical wisdomflexibly to develop a relationship with their client enabling them to behealthier, fitter and happier. Research looking at 5 key texts books recommendedinternationally to study to become a Personal Trainer shows that on average 53%of the text is devoted to technical knowledge; 39% to scientific knowledge andonly 9% to psychology & motivation. It is concluded there is need for a shift in thedefinition and perception of Personal Training practice so that it encompassesmore thoroughly and in balance all three of Aristotle’s virtuous knowledges:the episteme, the techne and the phronesis.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
School/Department: School of Sport
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/751

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