Christine Hales

Solon, OH 44139-6102

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NASM acquired AFAA

2 Answers | Asked by Nancy Korf on Aug 26, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Aug 27, 2015

Wow!!! Thanks for posting. I hope that means good things and some improvements ... (I hold a group x cert through AFAA). Looking forward to see what NASM brings!

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25 things your client must know about lower-back pain what are they?

3 Answers | Asked by jasmine weise on Aug 26, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Aug 26, 2015

That's a lot of info to post....what is your reason for 25?

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New Wellness Center Director; what type of contract/agreement should be signed by outside trainer/instructor?

4 Answers | Asked by Rylan Kennedy on Aug 20, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Aug 21, 2015

Hi Rylan, If possible, hiring an attorney may be a good idea to draft the specifics of the contract as they relate to--and for the protection of-- your wellness center.

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Newly certified ... need advice on next step

10 Answers | Asked by Tom Borromeo on Aug 18, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Aug 19, 2015

Hi Tom, Congratulations on passing your exam! That is very exciting and rewarding (and a little bit of a relief!). I also agree with Harris about looking to your local Y or community center. I train/teach a few hours a week at my local rec center, and they have a senior center there. Great op...

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Fitness class for all levels?

5 Answers | Asked by Christy Sanchez on Aug 12, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Aug 18, 2015

Here is the link (I wasn't able to go back to the article without losing what I had already written in my last post): http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/2015idea-group-fitness-trend-watc... Hope this helps!

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Fitness class for all levels?

5 Answers | Asked by Christy Sanchez on Aug 12, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Aug 18, 2015

Hi Christy, I just came across an article here on IDEA about Fitness Trends for 2015 (while searching for something completely different!), and I thought it might help you. Here is a paragraph from it: “The expectation for our clubs to have every type of class in a variety of time slots...

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be an instructor

7 Answers | Asked by simin abrishami on Aug 18, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Aug 18, 2015

Hi Simin, I agree with Karin... Especially about finding a mentor. Someone who can teach you about cueing, being in front and feeling comfortable in front of a class, music, and how to project yourself and interact with participants. There is so much that goes into teaching a class, and most pe...

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Do you second guess yourself as a trainer?

7 Answers | Asked by Missy Reece on Aug 17, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Aug 18, 2015

Hi Missy, Yes, it is easy to second guess yourself (especially in this business with so much competition)... What I've found over the years of teaching and training is the following: 1. Put yourself out there with your ideas as hard as it is-- and get "uncomfortable". Take risks and act on id...

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What is the reason students leave your class early?

8 Answers | Asked by wil-son Williams on Aug 13, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Aug 15, 2015

I teach an early 5:45 a.m. class and still have a few who need to leave early for work (some teachers). They have been taking my classes for years so I understand their schedules (and can't start any earlier!). :). So, it's not a retention issue. I think you may have someone who leaves early f...

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When meeting a potential client for the first time, how do you dress for the meeting?

8 Answers | Asked by Kim Martin on Aug 12, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Aug 12, 2015

Hi Kim, I always try to look as professional as possible while still looking the part of a trainer. I always wear long black workout pants (not as fitted as when I teach) and a nice zip up, fitted jacket (not a sweatshirt and not hooded). My hair is usually pulled back in a ponytail, but that'...

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