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Christine Hales

Solon, OH 44139

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I was interest in teaching small group training. Has anyone taken the NASM small personal group training certification?

10 Answers | Asked by Dianne Della Ratta on Mar 23, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Apr 02, 2016

Hi Dianne, I'm just going to add to what the others have already said. Looking at your background and your certifications, I'm not fully convinced you need a small group cert. Although the continuing education is wonderful and you will learn more, you seem to have some small group experience, an...

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You briefly said to avoid some exercises. What exercises should you avoid if someone has neck pain?

9 Answers | Asked by Maureen Fletcher on Apr 02, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Apr 02, 2016

Hi Maureen, Were you corresponding with an individual here on IDEA? Please clarify which exercises you are referring to.... We would need more information (one would need to know the source of neck or shoulder pain and medical clearance by a physician first). Best, Christine

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What articles can we share for clients on social media?

6 Answers | Asked by Lisa Austin on Mar 31, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 31, 2016

Hi Lisa, I have had this happen as well, although I'm not exactly sure why.... I tried to post a recent article on nutrition and behavior (and the kitchen environment), and it would indicate viewers needed a subscription to view it. I tried multiple times and ways, but it didn't post. I end...

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When I favorite an article where does it go?

3 Answers | Asked by Michelle Moore on Mar 28, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 28, 2016

Hi Michelle, Your favorite articles should go to your Library under saved content. Try there--it should work. Best, Christine

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Am I taking too much Vitamins/Supplements? List Below:

8 Answers | Asked by Yasmine Marshall on Mar 25, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 26, 2016

Hi Yasmine, I agree that your question on supplements is best for you and your doctor to discuss. As personal trainers, suggesting supplements is out of our scope of practice. A healthy diet is always a great place to start... Best to you, Christine

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does cardio fasting aid weight loss

9 Answers | Asked by sipha makuluma on Mar 25, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 26, 2016

Here is another link to a research article on fasted cardio: https://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/fasting.html

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does cardio fasting aid weight loss

9 Answers | Asked by sipha makuluma on Mar 25, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 26, 2016

Hi Sipha, As far as significant weight loss, I do not believe the research supports that. The topic has come up here before, and there are a few research articles to support this. Here is one article on the topic: https://www.acefitness.org/blog/5696/does-fasted-cardio-provide-signific... ...

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How do you handle late cancellations for Personal Training sessions?

11 Answers | Asked by Dianne Della Ratta on Mar 25, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 26, 2016

Hi Dianne, I have an in-home training business and my clients pay up front for their sessions. I also have a 24-hour cancellation policy, and my clients generally adhere to this unless it's an illness or last minute unforeseen event (which of course I allow). I'm very fortunate that most of my c...

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Do you offer grants to Community Centers located in low-income communities?

5 Answers | Asked by Sharon Sanders on Mar 16, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Mar 20, 2016

Hi Sharon, I do not know if IDEA offers grants directly, but you can certainly call directly to talk with someone for a definite answer. Natalie has also given you a good link to use for obtaining grants. Best to you, Christine

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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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