Christine Hales

Solon, OH 44139

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Personal Trainer Certification Test Preparation Assistance

1 Answer | Asked by Maria Valentini on Dec 09, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales about 29 hours ago

Hi Maria, Here is a link to ACE Fitness packages for personal trainers and their test prep bundles. https://www.acefitness.org/fitness-certifications/personal-trainer-certi... Also, I remember ACE used to have an interactive forum/board for test prep on their website (this was years ago ...

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How do put on weight, gain muscle and get fit with nothing to work with.

2 Answers | Asked by Karen Lannon on Dec 09, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales about 29 hours ago

Hi Karen, It sounds like you've been through a lot, so I'm glad you finally received the correct diagnosis. Based on that, you may want to seek guidance from a Registered Dietitian (if you haven't already) who may specialize in your conditions and ensure you are getting the proper nutrients. A s...

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I am an current employee at active wellness.

2 Answers | Asked by Ross Gottlieb on Dec 07, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 08, 2016

Also, here is an older article but you can see the importance of choosing a good cert.... Best wishes. http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/personal-trainer-certifications

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I am an current employee at active wellness.

2 Answers | Asked by Ross Gottlieb on Dec 07, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 07, 2016

Hi Ross, Here is a link from IDEAFit that lists certifications by the category you choose. (IDEAFit is not the certifying agency--they are all individual and have their own costs) I believe this link is by cost, but you may want to also consider other factors such as whether it is NCCA accredit...

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What is the Anytime Fitness discount for personal trainer certification?

2 Answers | Asked by Dennis Warkentin on Dec 06, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 07, 2016

Hi Dennis, If Anytime Fitness offers a discount for a personal trainer certification, I would start by calling your local chain and asking them directly (and what specific certifying agencies are included). Best, Christine

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Adderall and eating

2 Answers | Asked by Aaron Cobb on Dec 04, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 05, 2016

Hi Aaron, I am familiar with the effects of Adderall on appetite (although in my case it's not with a client). She needs her medication, so I would simply stress the importance of getting nutrients and regulating blood sugar/energy throughout the day, and less focus on her hunger. The first t...

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Why are most of the attendees in many workout classes (Yoga, Zumba, etc.) often female?

6 Answers | Asked by Fabian Ganji on Dec 03, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 05, 2016

Hi Fabian, I also agree with Karin about many classes being geared toward women and some (not all) are choreographed, which may make men feel uncomfortable. I've personally seen more men in spinning type classes or those that are traditional bootcamp classes. I've also noticed a few more men att...

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cardiovascular disease (CVD)

3 Answers | Asked by Haider ALGhafilee on Dec 04, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 04, 2016

Sounds like you are studying for a test... Good luck, and answering all of these questions on your own is excellent review for you.

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How to address over exercising?

6 Answers | Asked by Amelia Baures on Nov 29, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 29, 2016

Hi Ameilia, It was good that you brought your concerns to her attention and discussed them with her. My question for you would be does your client show any signs of overtraining such as fatigue, elevated resting heart-rate, depression, consistently sore muscles, irritability or have repeated inju...

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What do you feel would be the most helpful in preparing you to instruct a group exercise class?

5 Answers | Asked by Becky Ingebrigtsen on Nov 22, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 22, 2016

Hi Becky, Sounds like a great course! The practical side of instruction is very much needed (makes the book component seem easy!). I've been teaching over 25 years, and looking back I did have a practical portion of my testing for group fitness. A few things that come to mind are the following:...

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