Christine Hales

Solon, OH 44139

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3 Questions about finding Fresh -- New -- Winter Workout Ideas for OUTDOORS prior to cold weather?

4 Answers | Asked by Nolan Ferraro on Nov 09, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 24, 2015

Hi Nolan, Since the others have given you a few ideas for the dangers of the weather, I'll give you a few ideas for outside workouts. Not sure what it is you usually do, if you need client or class ideas, but here are a few things to try: --I see that you are certified in TRX--if you have a f...

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Looking for a kickboxing workout template

2 Answers | Asked by Cassandra Schmigotzki on Nov 23, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 24, 2015

Hi Cassandra, I taught kickboxing for many years, and I am not aware of any templates that you can use, other than viewing a few workouts from various sources. I do know that you may want to think about very simple moves, and putting in safety and form cues throughout your article. Kickboxing...

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why do fitness instructors perform a baseline fitness test

8 Answers | Asked by zak mccabe on Nov 19, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 19, 2015

Hi Zak, Can you be more specific with your question? I have never heard of fitness instructors performing fitness tests since it would be outside of their scope of practice... If you are referring to fitness assessments, usually certified personal trainers perform those to have a starting po...

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Women's Fitness Certification

3 Answers | Asked by Melanie Fensick on Nov 17, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 19, 2015

Hi Melanie, It is great that you'd like to specialize in women's fitness. Like you, the majority of my clients are female--and range in ages from their 30s-60s (many of them have goals of weightloss). I've found from training many female clients over the years that the following has been very h...

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How can I share my reviews on my website?

2 Answers | Asked by Roy Jimenez on Nov 17, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 18, 2015

Hi Roy, I am not sure if there is a direct way to do this from IDEA. I've taken a few of my testimonials and put them on my website myself as quotes (without the star rating). Just a thought... Christine

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What are the ACE plank standards?

4 Answers | Asked by Jim Hensrud on Nov 17, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 17, 2015

Also, perhaps you could add ACE to your question topic--they may be able to provide an answer directly here on IDEA. Or, you could contact them at 1-888-825-3636.

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What are the ACE plank standards?

4 Answers | Asked by Jim Hensrud on Nov 17, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 17, 2015

Hi Jim, I believe you already asked this question about a week ago. I had answered it according to my ACE Health Coach manual (I hold ACE Personal Trainer cert as well but the info was not listed in my old manual). Was the response not what you were looking for?

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I Have a client whom is drinking shakeology, and asked for my opinion, don't know anything about the product.

7 Answers | Asked by Angie Lee on Nov 14, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 14, 2015

Hi Angie, While I know people who have used this product and others like it, I'm not a fan--and do not encourage the use of supplements such as these. There are so many out there, and you never really know what you're getting, regardless of what the package says. I always encourage whole foods...

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Where can you work with a ACE Health Coach certification?

6 Answers | Asked by Christina Campbell on Nov 13, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 13, 2015

Here is another article on health coaching...you can do a search on IDEA for some good resources: http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-library/health-coaching-the-new-fitness-c...

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Where can you work with a ACE Health Coach certification?

6 Answers | Asked by Christina Campbell on Nov 13, 2015

Answered by Christine Hales on Nov 13, 2015

Hi Christina, I hold the ACE Health Coach certification and use it in conjunction with my personal training business. It has helped me tremendously to use them together, but there are numerous paths you can take if you are interested in using it alone. Physician's offices, Bariatric offices, ...

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