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George B. Cunningham, Melanie L. Sartore and Brian P. McCullough

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of job applicant sexual orientation on subsequent evaluations and hiring recommendations. Data were gathered from 106 students (48 men, 57 women) who participated in a 2 (applicant sexual orientation: heterosexual, sexual minority) × 2 (rater gender: female, male) × 2 (applicant gender: female, male) experiment related to the hiring of a personal trainer for a fitness organization. Analysis of variance indicated that sexual minority job applicants received poorer evaluations than did heterosexuals. These effects were moderated by the rater gender, as men provided harsher ratings of sexual minorities than did women. Finally, applicant ratings were reliably related to hiring recommendations. Results are discussed in terms of contributions to the literature, limitations, and future directions.

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Melanie L. Sartore and George B. Cunningham

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of weight discrimination on perceived attributions, person–job fit, and hiring recommendations. Three experiments were undertaken to investigate these issues with people applying for positions in fitness organizations (i.e., aerobics instructor and personal trainer). In all three studies qualified people who were overweight, relative to their qualified and sometimes unqualified thin counterparts, were perceived to have less desirable attributes (e.g., lazy), were thought to be a poorer fit for the position, and were less likely to receive a hiring recommendation. These relationships were influenced by applicant expertise and applicant sex in some cases. Implications for the fitness industry are discussed.

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Woubeshet Ayenew, Emily C. Gathright, Ellen M. Coffey, Amber Courtney, Jodi Rogness and Andrew M. Busch

trainer has been cited as a solution to overcoming anxiety and lack of motivation in people with SMI. 15 In our study, no personal trainers were utilized. However, the program was highly embraced by the psychiatric rehabilitation staff and Nice Ride volunteers offered regular midday group rides during

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Robert Weinberg

, focus of attention instructions, self-efficacy promotion, and effort regulation. Coaches and personal trainers should therefore encourage participants to prepare for difficult situations and setbacks with goal-directed self-talk that focuses on planning and problem solving (i.e., what they would do if

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Rebecca Reynolds, Santhya and David Menzies

federal governments, collaborations with other organizations, interventions targeting specific groups of people (eg, chronic disease specific), and the provision of training courses and guidelines for health professionals (eg, personal trainers, doctors, and nurses). Member goals relating to physical

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Jordan Deneau, Sean Horton and Paula M. van Wyk

’s college Teacher Married Scott 80 Master’s degree Principal Married Brendan 80 Teacher’s college Teacher Widower Barry 78 One year of university Personal trainer b Married Inactive ( n  = 6) Gordon 85 Grade 11 Photo editor Widower Ty 78 Trade school Mechanic Married Ted 79 Grade 11 Business owner Married

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Juliana Souza de Oliveira, Catherine Sherrington, Louise Rowling and Anne Tiedemann

Strong Seniors program offers a supportive environment including exercise programs for beginners and those who have physical limitations. A range of group-based exercise sessions are offered including circuit training, aerobics, and aqua classes, which are delivered by fully qualified personal trainers

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Kristy Martin, Kevin G. Thompson, Richard Keegan and Ben Rattray

, chiropractor, and personal trainer. Values for participation in sports or exercise ranged from 0 to 11.3, with two participants not participating in any regular sports or exercise, 17 participants engaging in a single form of sport or exercise, and four participants engaging in two forms. The sports and

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Matthew Jenkins, Elaine A. Hargreaves and Ken Hodge

you accountable. (Jean) Finding the correct social group If you’re in a group that’s pretty nonjudging, everyone looks pretty normal . . . you feel like you’re not failing, because you’re with a group that’s about the same level as you. (Jean) Professional support So I got a personal trainer and it

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Sophie A. Kay and Lisa R. Grimm

individuals’ chronic regulatory focus. For example, if personal trainers, coaches, or gyms consistently use promotion-focused motivational messages and/or encourage a counting-up reward strategy, this could potentially lead to increased motivation for chronically promotion-focused low-experience exercisers