Traditional Program Modification Ideas
Traditional Holistic Modification
Fitness Facility Life Center: Soften the emphasis on physical
health, cardiovascular conditioning and strength
training. Create a resource/support center that helps
people explore a broad range of life issues
(relationships, financial wellness, rest and play,
aging, mind/body healing, spirituality, etc.).
Exercise Classes Movement Offerings: Create experiences for
exploration of the mind/body/spirit connection
through movement. Move away from connecting
movement with reshaping the body, losing weight,
and compensating for overeating.
Weight Control/Nutrition Body Image/Eating Behavior: Help people regain
a normal relation-ship with food by addressing
chronic dieting, body dissatisfaction, and cultural
Stress Management Life Simplification/Enhancement: Move away
from emphasis on con-trolling symptoms of stress.
Help people to address the origins of stress and
understand the relationship between life struggles
and the development of illness and pain.
Competitions/Incentives Eliminate These Whenever Possible: If this is not
possible, sponsor individual promotions rather than
group competitions, reward behaviors and not
outcomes, and provide incentives that encourage
individuals to explore a broad range of behaviors