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Bias, misconception, and public health Part 1 – Episode 56 with Dr Dan Jolley & Dr Alex De Lyon

Summary

Enjoy discussion, debate, and revealing research about the modern personal training industry! Bias is a common feature in everyone’s life, but when bias becomes ingrained that it leads to fundamentally incorrect misconceptions that influence fitness trainer, coach and client behaviours, it has the potential to derail goal achievement and may even cause harm! Is there a growing requirement within the job role of the modern personal fitness trainer, that is not being addressed in vocational education? What are the problems of operating beyond professional scope of practice? All these are addressed in this important 2-part episode as we unravel details regarding fitness-related confirmation bias, misconception and public health misinformation!

Guest biographies

Dr Alex De Lyon

Dr Alex De Lyon: an internationally accredited Personal Trainer and Health & Exercise Specialist with over 14 years of experience in health and fitness. He holds a PhD in the field of Sport & Exercise Science, an MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology, and a First-Class degree in Sports Coaching & Performance. Alex’s research has explored the role of fitness professionals in public health, with a particular focus on the knowledge, skills and qualities required of personal trainers. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, presented internationally, and included in fitness and leisure reports. Alex has worked on projects with The English Football Association, The Lawn Tennis Association and The British Academy. Visit Dr Alex’s PT website.

Dr Dan Jolley

Dr Dan Jolley: course coordinator for Fitness at South Metropolitan TAFE, in Perth, Western Australia. He teaches professional fitness certifications in Australia. Dan completed a PhD in Educational Psychology, looking at the knowledge, and sources of information, of personal trainers. He has also earned a BSc in Exercise Science, and an MSc in Exercise Physiology. Dan has worked as a strength and conditioning coach in cricket and Australian Football. He represented Australia in American Football as both a player and coach and was the strength and conditioning lead for the men’s national team for the 2011 & 2015 World Championships. Visit Dr Dan’s website.

Episode content: Bias, misconception and public health

In part 1 of this episode, we discuss the PT Dr’s primary findings in their published research on bias, misconception and public health, and then we open up about the impact these findings have on the wider fitness industry.

  • 3:34 Bias, misconception, and justifying our past choices
  • 8:37 The impact on the wider fitness industry
  • 9:56 Professional experience does not associate with increased knowledge
  • 15:22 Fitness professionals are an important, but undervalued health resource
  • 18:07 Education providers, fitness trainers, and employers may not be fully aligned in serving public health needs
  • 20:34 Protecting the fitness professionals scope of practice
  • 23:18 Qualified trainers acting in opposition to the knowledge taught
  • 28:05 Pressure from employers to work outside of current knowledge and skills
  • 35:22 Is there a place for self-taught ‘expertise’ or do all skills need formal certification?
  • 40:16 Defining the scope of practice and leveraging professional referral

Connect over social media

Dr Alex De Lyon: Facebook Instagram Twitter

Dr Dan Jolley: Facebook Instagram Twitter

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Fitness career abroad – Episode 3 with Ben McDonald

Summary

Moving abroad carries its challenges for anyone, but a fitness professional relies heavily on reputation and a solid client base. Fitness industry veteran, Ben McDonald, has successfully transferred his well-established fitness career abroad, re-building from the ground up. He joins us on the show to share his story, experience and perspective.

Biography

Ben McDonald has worked in the fitness industry since 2004 and currently works for DTS Fitness Education in Canada. He has an extensive and varied sporting background including fencing, board diving, Mixed Martial Arts and has competed in Cricket, Aikido, Boxing, and Rugby. Ben has taught for the largest health and fitness training provider in Europe and has been published in numerous UK magazines. He has developed multiple qualifications, presented internationally, and is considered a leading expert in Club bell training. Ben was awarded the 2013 Recognition award at the UK International Fitness Showcase. He is passionate, energetic and his love for the health and fitness industry is contagious.

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Ben McDonald, Leading fitness educator

Episode content: Fitness career abroad

This episode covers a broad range of elements, all of which can help to combine in the process of creating a successful fitness career abroad.

  • key motivational factors for success
  • challenges of moving a fitness career abroad
  • fixed versus growth mindset
  • outcome versus processed focused
  • standing out from other fitness professionals
  • connecting with your client base
  • making a memorable impact on future performance
  • Full success acronym: MADE = Motivation, Appreciation, Dedication & Education

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Company website: www.dtsfitnesseducation.com

Connect with Ben on social media:

Facebook @ben.mcdonald.169

Instagram @benmcd1976

Episode links

Ben shares an important book recommendation during the show called Mindset by Carol Dweck

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