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Be informed & inspired
My simple reason for creating SmartShape's Certificates in Nutrition Coaching and Weight Management is to inform and inspire you so you can help more people improve their diet, exercise regularly and enjoy greater wellbeing - permanently!
To feel confident that we can help reduce the obesity epidemic, we need to have more people trained to deliver effective dietary advice, practical physical activity programs and motivational support strategies that work together to get better results.
I've designed the SmartShape courses to equip you with the knowledge, know-how and confidence to be a real star and make a difference.
Our unique 5-Star Success Model
Our SmartShape 5-Star model covers the five key areas of weight management to help you become a highly effective Nutrition Coach or Weight Loss Coach.
Each star includes five elements to create a total of 25 elements or "star factors" to help you learn quickly and be confident as a SmartShape Certified Nutrition Coach or SmartShape Weight Loss Coach:
1. Coaching - You'll start with a clear, step-by-step framework to organise your client sessions for maximum impact. You'll learn the 5 A's Coaching Process to Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist and Arrange your clients' success.
2. Profiling - You'll be able to perform comprehensive client profiling for Weight, Health, Diet, Activity and Vitality to gather essential client information and guide your specific recommendations for diet, exercise and wellbeing.
3. Tools - You'll discover how to effectively use a practical toolbox for client Goal Setting, Action Planning, Skill Building, Self-Monitoring and Progress Tracking.
4. Solutions - Then, you'll be shown how to offer personalised solutions for the five barriers to weight loss; Situations, Habits, Thoughts, Emotions and Relationships.
5. Business - Finally, you'll be able plan how to get and keep weight management clients using a powerful business model that will Inspire, Motivate, Manage, Reward and Retain (or Refer) clients.
Suddenly weight management makes sense
You know the feeling you get when you understand how things fit together... when you get it.
This is our simple educational aim.
We bring together seemingly complex scientific concepts about nutrition, fitness and psychology in a way that you can understand and use.
We help filter and summarise research for you and provide checklists in these key areas so you can tick off your new knowledge and skills as you move through the courses.
With SmartShape's unique 5-star model you'll feel confident you can share what you learn with family, friends and clients to make a real difference!
The SmartShape 5-Star Model is taught in the SmartShape Weight Loss Coaching Course.
SmartShape's courses provide greater depth of knowledge and experience of skills required for effective weight management. Here are just a few comments from participants in previous workshops...
"This course helped put all my fat loss education to work. I've become a better communicator and now have the skills to get people to change the way they think and act about their weight. Combining all of this together has enabled me to achieve fantastic results for my clients."
- Dee Boys - Personal Trainer
"I'm working as a life coach, so I'm familiar with many of the techniques for motivating behaviour change. This course filled in a number of gaps about the best way to tackle people's weight problems. I feel it was really worth it."
- John Davidson - Life Coach
The course had all the things I'd hoped it would, in terms of motivation and how to put together simple eating and exercise messages that really work with people. It was more than just information. Finding out what successful slimmers actually do and how to teach that to other people was the best part."
- Susan Wood - Fitness Consultant