Christine Hales

Solon, OH 44139

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Can you share some advice and success in finding clients in a new city when you do not work in a gym?

7 Answers | Asked by Scotia Womack on Jun 06, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jun 13, 2016

Hi Scotia, I'm sure it can be very difficult to establish yourself in a new city. It may take some time to build your client base. I have not moved to a new city, but have a few ideas that may help you. Use social media to your advantage and post your training/group classes on FB. Join LinkedIn ...

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Are there chapter tests one can take to study for the personal fitness exam

4 Answers | Asked by Jane Mitchell on Jun 13, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jun 13, 2016

Hi Jane, If you are studying for an exam with ASFA, then your best bet is to contact them directly for studying resources that will help you with your exam. They may have additional tests and studying resources that you can access or purchase. Best wishes to you on your test! Christine

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Awareness of and activating the VMO

4 Answers | Asked by Nancy Korf on Jun 10, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jun 10, 2016

Hi Nancy, There are a few things I've done with clients to create awareness and engage the VMO that may help you (although I've not had the issue of hyperextending the knee). You could try a foam roller under the knee and have your client just contract the quad muscle. Guide her with where she...

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Just wanted to get feedback on someone of middle age wanting to become a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer.

5 Answers | Asked by Ronald Hill on Jun 06, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jun 06, 2016

Hi Ronald, If you have a passion for fitness and want to help others, then I say go for it. You may find that there is a great market specifically for your age group. I am 47, and find that many people my age want a trainer who understands and can relate to our age group--both with regard to phys...

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How much do personal trainers' charge on average per session to their clients?

10 Answers | Asked by Jessica Sims on Jun 03, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jun 05, 2016

Hi Jessica, The rate you charge will depend on what your local market will pay. Take a look at other trainers in your area here on IDEA under FitnessConnect. You also need to take into consideration your experience. If you are just starting out, it may be wise to charge a bit under market to g...

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Bootcamp workout ideas? I program a 3 day a week bootcamp. My ideas are not limitless. What are your resources?

9 Answers | Asked by Lisa Ehrlich on Jun 03, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jun 04, 2016

Also, one more idea is to go here on IDEA under the Articles section and type in "sample classes". You will get tons of ideas. As far as the focus that I mentioned in my last post, here is one sample class that played with interval times. I loved it used for my own HITT class. http://www.ideaf...

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Bootcamp workout ideas? I program a 3 day a week bootcamp. My ideas are not limitless. What are your resources?

9 Answers | Asked by Lisa Ehrlich on Jun 03, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jun 04, 2016

Hi Lisa, There are a few things you can do to freshen up your bootcamps for the week in addition to the other suggestions. One, you could play with interval times. 30 seconds, 45 seconds, 60 seconds and tabata structures all work well for bootcamps. Play with rest times, and if you have an adv...

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How many times a week on average does a client see their personal trainer?

9 Answers | Asked by Jessica Sims on Jun 03, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jun 03, 2016

Hi Jessica, Yes, it does depend on the client's goals, finances, and self motivational levels. However, 2x per week is a great base to clients to see results (if they are doing the rest of the work on their own) (or even 3, but that may not be feasible for many people). You will find that as yo...

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How would you deal with a client who wants to lose 60 pounds in a couple of months because of upcoming wedding?

9 Answers | Asked by Fabian Ganji on Jun 01, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jun 01, 2016

Hi Fabian, If I have a client who indicates they want to lose weight quickly, I always let them know my job is to help them achieve their fitness goals--but in a safe, effective, and healthy way. I try to help my clients set realistic (part of SMART goals) goals and give them a very real picture...

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how you would you promote social justice, human rights and individual and social empowerment work with, kids,obese,and elderly?

4 Answers | Asked by Nate Himself on Jun 01, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jun 01, 2016

Hi Nate, Are you studying for a fitness test? Can you think of some good answers for this question?

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