Christine Hales

Solon, OH 44139

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What are your go to Buddy/Partner training exercises?

5 Answers | Asked by Molly Hunt on Aug 07, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 10, 2015

Hi Molly, Here is another good partner workout from ACE: http://www.acefitness.org/acefit/fitness_programs_core_workout.aspx?work...

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Foam roller exercises

7 Answers | Asked by Cheri Dean on Sep 01, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 10, 2015

You can also use foam rolling as a warm up (or even incorporate it in a class): http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/foam-roller-warm-up There are many great ideas if you do a search here on IDEA under articles. Hope these help you...

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Foam roller exercises

7 Answers | Asked by Cheri Dean on Sep 01, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 10, 2015

Hi Cheri, Here are a few more ideas for you for foam rollers... http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/foam

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I am looking for a good resource for body weight workouts for clients. Where could I look?

8 Answers | Asked by Alex German on Dec 10, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 10, 2015

Hi Alex, In addition to what Amy has already given you, if you do a search here on IDEA you will also get some great ideas... You can easily put them together here on the IDEA workout builder for your clients. Here is one link: http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/body-weight-exercises ...

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As a group fitness instructor, do my clients make payments to me OR do I need to set up a business license/account?

5 Answers | Asked by Edith Sumaquial on Oct 19, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 10, 2015

Hi Edith, I agree with the others and would set up an LLC. As Nancy has explained (and described very well), it takes some effort, but it is worth it for many reasons. I set up an LLC about two years ago and it runs smoothly and was not that difficult of a process. In addition, I think it help...

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short workouts

5 Answers | Asked by Bonnie Pierce on Sep 21, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 09, 2015

Hi Bonnie, Movement of the body is essential--and even short workouts are beneficial. Something is better than nothing. Shorter workouts can help those who have time constraints get a workout into their day. They can boost your mood and energy for the day. Short workouts, if done correctly wi...

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i am 62 years old and currently have four personal traning licences from NASM . How do i start my second career ?

5 Answers | Asked by Richard Newman on Sep 28, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 09, 2015

Hi Richard, First, I think it wonderful that you have chosen to help others in your age range. Personally, I have seen a lot of growth in this segment as clients are now coming to me more often who are in their 50s and 60s. I think it is a smart choice, and although you will most likely train in...

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Advantages and pitfalls of in home personal training

6 Answers | Asked by Shane Mclean on Oct 28, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 09, 2015

Hi Shane, Just thought of another advantage, and that is you may be reaching and helping a segment of the population who does not want to go or be seen in a gym for any number of fears (overweight, lack of knowledge on how to use equipment, etc). I have found helping clients in their homes can b...

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What are the best heart rate monitors for customized heart rate training and individualized rest periods for strength training?

4 Answers | Asked by Julian Conner on Nov 16, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 09, 2015

Hi Julian, I agree that Polar offers a stellar and reliable product. I also use RPE in conjunction with any heart rate monitors as a backup, and find it's a great way for clients to know their bodies better. Best, Christine

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why dynamic warm ups

6 Answers | Asked by Diane Haslem on Nov 27, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Dec 09, 2015

Hi Diane, Dynamic stretching activates the specific muscles that will be used during the workout. Stretching while moving the body (as opposed to static stretching where there is no movement in the joint) also increases range of motion. This helps you reduce your risk of injury, and it also hel...

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