Cathy Richards

Cathy Richards

About Cathy Richards

Cathy Richards, M.A., is owner of Inspiring Vitality and the best-selling author of BOOM: 6 Steps to a Longer, Healthier Life. As a lifestyle and wellness strategist and speaker, Cathy merges experience in corporate wellness and senior living to develop her unique “never too early, never too late” message about maximizing physical health, brain function, and energy level at any age. With a M.A. Degree in Exercise Physiology and more than 20 years’ experience as a wellness coach, Cathy creates programs for older adults and their adult children or care partners. She also founded the online Forever Fit Club to provide support, accountability, and camaraderie for smart, busy women who are done with the on-and-off extremes and want to maintain realistic fitness habits long term. Her certifications include ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, Wellcoaches Certified Fitness Coach, Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, and Brain Fitness Facilitator. Cathy has been featured on numerous TV news stations and print publications and delivers motivational keynotes for business conferences, executive retreats, and senior living organizations, sharing her contagious passion for healthy living. You can connect with her on social media @InspiringVitality and find out more about her at

A(nother) Fresh Start to Forever Fit

Helping Your Clients Unlock the Keys to Motivation and Consistency Are you running out of motivational tips to help your clients get started (or re-started) with exercise and other healthy habits? Are you tired of dealing with the starting and stopping of well-intentioned but inconsistent clients? Fed up with the fad diets and endless gimmicks they ask you about and are tempted to try? You are in the right place! As fitness professionals, it’s not uncommon to interact with frustrated individuals who have a painful on again-off again fitness history. What can we do to identify their barriers to success and boost the morale and consistency of these challenging clients? We will examine the mindset side of fitness including the most common mental blocks that can interfere with success and the top strategies that can be used to overcome each unproductive mindset and bring long-lasting success. You’ll be poised to help your clients go from uninspired to UNSTOPPABLE!


1. Attendees will be able to identify the most common mindset problems that are barriers to fitness consistency

2. Attendees will be able to identify the most successful strategies to overcome unproductive mindsets that interfere with consistency

3. Attendees will be able to understand a multi-level framework for exercise programming that supports clients who are challenged with varying motivation and consistency


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