Carol Buchinski

Aurora, ON L4G 6W7

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What do you tell a client that insists that they can not lose weight?

21 Answers | Asked by Georgia Walls on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Carol Buchinski on Jun 16, 2011

I ask them if they would like to keep a food diary and offer to review it with them. Most people are unaware of how many calories they are taking in. I also check their cardio intensity. If they can read a magazine while walking on the treadmill, they are usually capable of working a little harde...

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Is it better to use free weights or machine weights?

40 Answers | Asked by Rob Gray on Jun 08, 2011

Answered by Carol Buchinski on Jun 16, 2011

Both have benefits. Machines offer stability and safety while free weights offer variety and require one to use their core to stabilize. It depends on the client and what they are comfortable with.

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Is it true that you shouldn't lift weights two days in a row?

23 Answers | Asked by Kelli Davis on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Carol Buchinski on Jun 16, 2011

If weight training is strenuous, more recovery time is needed. Varying the types of workouts, and the muscles used can allow clients to workout most days of the week if they want. Mixing in classes such as Yoga, Spin, or even a weight training class like Body Pump/Group Power, provides variety as ...

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How do you keep your clients from over training (doing more than what their program design is and never taking a day off).

9 Answers | Asked by Rosemary Hohl-Chriswisser on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Carol Buchinski on Jun 16, 2011

Some people like to have a program to follow. In that case, I would give them a program for active rest days.

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What is most popular with your pt clients?

21 Answers | Asked by Belinda Cunningham on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Carol Buchinski on Jun 16, 2011

Everyone loves balance training. It's as challenging as you make it, and there's endless variety. The learning curve is quick so people see their skills improve fast. Relating it to everyday living helps people understand that it's functional as well as fun.

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What type of exercise is most effective for weight loss - strength training or cardio?

29 Answers | Asked by Shelly Hernandez on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Carol Buchinski on Jun 16, 2011

Both cardio and weight training are needed. Challenging yourself in each workout and changing it up regularly are keys. Too many people stick with the same routine and wonder why nothing changes.

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What diet tips do you have for a young woman trying to lose weight?

16 Answers | Asked by June Landry on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Carol Buchinski on Jun 16, 2011

Whatever changes you make, make sure they are ones that you can live with. I believe it was dietitian Leslie Beck who said "whatever you do to lose weight today is what you have to do to keep weight off tomorrow".

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Do you take your own fitness advice or are you your own worst personal trainer?

26 Answers | Asked by jill lawson on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Carol Buchinski on Jun 16, 2011

You have to walk your talk to be credible. That said, I don't mind admitting to clients when I've been lax in my own workouts and I need to get back on track. It helps to let them know you're human too, and have empathy for their struggles.

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How many Fitness Trainers believe that they can rehab an injured client as well as a physical therapist? Why or Why not?

18 Answers | Asked by Louie Arias on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Carol Buchinski on Jun 16, 2011

It is important to work as a team. Each profession has its own expertise and we need to work together for the benefit of our clients.

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How do you remain energized so you do not experience professional burn out?

49 Answers | Asked by Debi Cristiano on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Carol Buchinski on Jun 16, 2011

Attending industry conferences is always motivating as well as educational. It is helpful to have other interests as well, so that your job doesn't become all consuming. Often you find links between those interests and the fitness profession which brings new vitality to your work.

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