Christine Hales

Solon, OH 44139

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is it illegal to work at a gym and as a self employed personal trainer at the same time??

9 Answers | Asked by adam beattie on Jul 14, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jul 14, 2016

Hi Adam, You can be self employed and also work in a gym at the same time, but I guess it depends on whether or not you have a contract with the gym. The gym/facility you choose may want you to sign a contract with an non-solicitation clause saying you will not solicit their clients for your bus...

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forms

3 Answers | Asked by Nathalie King on Jul 11, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jul 11, 2016

Hi Nathalie, You can find a basic PAR-Q here on IDEA on your homepage under My Membership. The blue box that says Professional Forms has one. (I know others may have more suggestions and different versions as well). I would suggest taking the sample of the liability form and having an attorne...

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How can I get certified as a group trainer in the Chicago area? I currently have a personal trainer certification.

4 Answers | Asked by lisa haas on Jul 09, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jul 09, 2016

Actually, one more thing to clarify since there are two forms of group training--small group and group fitness. Technically, if you have personal training experience you are also qualified to teach small group training (currently there are a number of certifications out there for group training. S...

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How can I get certified as a group trainer in the Chicago area? I currently have a personal trainer certification.

4 Answers | Asked by lisa haas on Jul 09, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jul 09, 2016

Hi Lisa, Does your current personal training certifying agency also offer group training? I checked your profile but your certifying agency was not listed. There are a number of group training agencies that are NCCA accredited, and that is where I would start. Here is an article from IDEA th...

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Friendly FYI: Elevation Training Mask Caution

7 Answers | Asked by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jul 05, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jul 08, 2016

Hi Natalie, Thank you for the post. I have seen teenagers using the elevation mask in the gym, and most likely they have no clue about the potential harm. They use it because it is "cool" and recommended by certain gyms or fitness programs. ACE just posted a study on this, so it seems appropr...

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45 minutes Sessions

12 Answers | Asked by Annette Eliza on Jul 08, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jul 08, 2016

Hi Annette, First, congratulations on your new job! I think it would be helpful to think in terms of each client as having individualized needs as opposed to just filling up 45 minutes of time. You will need to develop a plan for each client depending on their current level of fitness, goals,...

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New Kettlebell Exercises

9 Answers | Asked by Sarah Cullinan on Jul 07, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jul 07, 2016

Hi Sarah, Are you doing circuits with various pieces of equipment, or just kettlebells, and what are your standard moves? One idea to mix things up is to have a focus, or theme, for the workout. For example, you could focus on unilateral, or one sided movements, and incorporate kettlebell e...

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do you have the Par Q form

4 Answers | Asked by Robert Roemer on Jul 03, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jul 03, 2016

Hi Robert, If you are a member of IDEA, you can find the PAR-Q on your main page when you log in initially. It's one of the blue boxes, and it's labeled Professional Forms. Best, Christine

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How to deal w/ clients who talk non-stop during sessions (even if you get them out of breaths)?

11 Answers | Asked by Fabian Ganji on Jul 02, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jul 02, 2016

Hi Fabian, First, I really like Karin's answer. There is a reason your client talks so much, and that is because she is comfortable with you. As long as your client is performing the exercises correctly and safely, then I would lend an ear and let her talk (sometimes I feel like we are part tra...

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How would Group Ex or Group Fit classes be defined as a whole?

5 Answers | Asked by Demitri Lahanas on Jul 01, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jul 01, 2016

Hi Demitri, Here is a good article to expand on what the others have mentioned--it may help you. http://www.acsm.org/public-information/articles/2012/01/20/benefits-of-g...

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