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Ariadne Greenberg

Barrington, RI 02806-4750

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FYI: Free Counseling for Obese Rating

6 Answers | Asked by Natalie Smith on Jun 11, 2015

Answered by Ariadne Greenberg on Jun 12, 2015

This is good information. We all have had students/clients who might benefit from such counseling. And while I am always careful of using the word 'obesity' or of cheerfully suggesting to someone they would need this service (trying to build trust, and allowing people to initiate questions of ways...

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I am looking to become a Reiki practitioner and a private Tai Chi instructor

4 Answers | Asked by Eric Eyles on Jun 07, 2015

Answered by Ariadne Greenberg on Jun 08, 2015

You might call the group Associated Bodywork and Massage professionals and ask. I believe they insure some Reiki practitioners. Unlike someone who does personal training and group exercise Reiki and Tai chi are different in the sense that one is hands on or would be classified as body work, and th...

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I do not have a degree but I am certified as a Senior Fitness Instructor

4 Answers | Asked by Tracy Wickham on Jun 05, 2015

Answered by Ariadne Greenberg on Jun 05, 2015

This is from the Silver Sneakers page: To become a SilverSneakers group exercise class instructor, one must: Be at least 18 years of age. Maintain current CPR certification. Hold a two or four year degree in health, exercise science, recreation or physical activity related field or maintai...

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Youth's on weight gainer

6 Answers | Asked by Delmar Carey on Jun 04, 2015

Answered by Ariadne Greenberg on Jun 05, 2015

You ask the question of safety and effectiveness for a particular type of nutritional intervention. There are several questions here: is it effective, is it safe, is it effective and safe for the type of individual with whom I am working, and is it safe and effective for the specific individual ...

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Anybody think the nutrition section in the ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer is full of bunkness?

4 Answers | Asked by Grant Thompson on Jun 01, 2015

Answered by Ariadne Greenberg on Jun 01, 2015

It might be helpful if you would state precisely which part of this you think is bunk and why. I assume you are referring to chapter 6, but it is a fairly long chapter, and covers quite a bit of ground. Actually I don't see a lot to disagree with: it covers the basics of why nutrition is impo...

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Do any trainers use a post office box, or UPS address for their business?

5 Answers | Asked by Jan Stewart on May 29, 2015

Answered by Ariadne Greenberg on May 29, 2015

If you already have a following and do not anticipate ever using your web site or social media to get new clients you could probably do that. However, generally I agree with karin.... when people are looking for a trainer they often start with an online search. And even if they are given a rec...

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Where do I go to get continuing education hours to renew my PFIT certification?

2 Answers | Asked by Hailey Volz on May 28, 2015

Answered by Ariadne Greenberg on May 28, 2015

I can see why you are having trouble finding an answer. There is a listing of this organization on the IDEA site. However there are no reviews and the links to a web site do not take you to the web site. The address listed does not include the state, just a city (it is located in Texas). Ther...

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What is the quickest weight loss people have experienced?

20 Answers | Asked by Zachary Lyon on May 27, 2015

Answered by Ariadne Greenberg on May 28, 2015

My understanding of the studies that I have read is that the quickest weight loss is not well correlated with keeping it off the longest. Of course, the promise of quick weight loss has been used for a very long time to sell magazines and books and exercise equipment and supplements.... But I thi...

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Tai Chi instructor insurance?

4 Answers | Asked by Michael Fleming on May 26, 2015

Answered by Ariadne Greenberg on May 26, 2015

A lot of people teach in multiple worlds now. I use Fitness and Wellness, and am covered for both yoga and fitness. I think the best thing is to call your company (or the company you are thinking of using) and ask for a quote based on exactly what services you plan to offer. My guess is that th...

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I need some help with reccomendations

6 Answers | Asked by James Adams on May 22, 2015

Answered by Ariadne Greenberg on May 23, 2015

Hi James First, congratulations on being willing to try to make some changes to try to make yourself a bit more healthy. I am glad you understand that you have been following a path that is likely to lead to ever lessening health and life engagement, and that making a few changes can help you mo...

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