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Christine Hales

Solon, OH 44139

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i am just getting started personal training i have no idea of what i needed to do to start taking on people

10 Answers | Asked by scott shelanskey on Mar 20, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 20, 2016

Hi Scott, It may be helpful for you to find a mentor, someone in your area who is currently a trainer who you can both shadow and ask questions as you go. Will you train at a gym, in your home, or someone else's home? Do you have your own equipment? Just a few questions to think about. You de...

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Should personal training exams have a practical portion?

14 Answers | Asked by Beverly Hosford, MA on Mar 18, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 20, 2016

Hi Beverly, I do think the fitness industry should should set a standard to include a practical portion for personal trainers. I had a practical portion when I did my AFAA Group Exercise test many years ago. When I became a trainer, and received a respectable certification, there was no practi...

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I am interested in getting a "personal training on a sliding scale" practice established, what would be a fair price range?

11 Answers | Asked by Christopher Blood on Mar 17, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 17, 2016

Hi Christopher, I think perhaps you are the best person to answer your question about a sliding scale. What is the reason for the sliding scale? If it is to accommodate and include those who may have a harder time financially, how will you make this determination fairly from client to client (...

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"Come dressed and ready to move" Interview (help!)

5 Answers | Asked by Missy Reece on Mar 15, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 15, 2016

Hi Missy, Go in to the interview with confidence and a smile, you know your stuff. I would wear a nice workout out top with black workout pants (I usually wear long ones, but that's me), and a nice, fitted zip up jacket on top of that (no hoodies and fitted jacket, not loose). That's my go-to fo...

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Thank you IDEA

4 Answers | Asked by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Mar 10, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 10, 2016

Nice post, Natalie. I agree 100%!

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What can a personal trainer expect to make hourly?

15 Answers | Asked by Logan Jones on Mar 09, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 10, 2016

Hi again Logan, Just wanted to pass along one additional thought for you.... If you plan to teach or train (or both), the upside to fitness is you can set your own hours. This also happens to be a down side as well. Teaching and training hours are not necessarily back to back, so you may find ...

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blood pressure

5 Answers | Asked by Susan Saenger on Mar 09, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 10, 2016

Hi Susan, Assuming the client's blood pressure is monitored, under control with medication, and he or she has medical clearance, generally higher reps with lower weight is recommended. Over time, lifting weights can actually help reduce high blood pressure, so programs can be reevaluated and the ...

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Increased Revenue

3 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Landry on Mar 09, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 09, 2016

Hi Jennifer, If you are looking for some additional online revenue, you could run your own fitness challenge for 6, 8, or 12 weeks. With Spring and Summer around the corner, people will be motivated to make changes, and you will have control over the programming yourself. Just something to consi...

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What can a personal trainer expect to make hourly?

15 Answers | Asked by Logan Jones on Mar 09, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 09, 2016

Hi Logan, Your hourly wage will depend on many factors. Demographics and what people are willing to pay in your area, your experience, and working at a high end gym or community center are a few things to consider. You could do a search in your area to see what the average hourly rate is where y...

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First time certification

10 Answers | Asked by Logan Jones on Mar 06, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 08, 2016

Hi Logan, I agree with going for a nationally accredited certification. You can't go wrong with that (I personally love ACE!). Best wishes to you! Christine

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