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Christine Hales

Solon, OH 44139

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GroupX instructors how do you save the class ideas you create for future use?

11 Answers | Asked by Teresa Wanger on Jan 26, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jan 27, 2016

Some files are saved electronically (and some ideas saved here on my favorites), others are printed out and saved in a folder. I also save a list of various formats (i.e. various timed interval formats and various themes for classes such as supersets, etc..). It helps if I just want to do a pa...

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Fitness Directors: how would you handle client switching trainers after almost a year?

6 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Chase on Jan 20, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jan 21, 2016

Hi Kimberly, While I realize that the client may have already moved on since your boss gave the referral and we have limited information... But, have you reached out to discuss the situation with the client? I would at least make contact with the client if you have developed a relationship with ...

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Identify the sources of stress in your work place. Explain how much SWOT tool helps you to manage stress. (500 words)

9 Answers | Asked by pramod verma on Jan 19, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jan 19, 2016

What is the purpose of your request? Is this for an exam?

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how do I know what I should charge in my area

7 Answers | Asked by Mary Millis on Jan 17, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jan 18, 2016

Hi Mary, Do a search from here on IDEA Fitness Connect of trainers in your zip code and surrounding areas. Then, you can take your own experience and get an idea of what to charge. It will depend on a few factors such as experience, location, travel (in home or in a gym), the general market, a...

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there is a customer here that does basically low weight but 6 sets of 40-50 reps. He is 70 years old. Is this safe?

7 Answers | Asked by M.C. Doreen Rioux on Jan 15, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jan 16, 2016

Hi M.C., It may depend on a few different factors, but I think 6 sets of 40-50 reps could be setting the person up for overuse--given his age and any orthopedic issues he may have. It also depends on how many days a week he is doing this. One question to ask and think about is what benefit is h...

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Building relationships with other businesses

8 Answers | Asked by Trent Barga on Jan 12, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jan 12, 2016

Also, word of mouth from locals can help with businesses to approach--and you may make some connections. Furthermore, connecting with local business owners on LinkedIn is also helpful. One last suggestion about small businesses would be to join your local Chamber of Commerce for connections.

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Building relationships with other businesses

8 Answers | Asked by Trent Barga on Jan 12, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jan 12, 2016

Hi Trent, I have an agreement with a local (independently owned) fitness equipment store, but a little different. If I refer a client to them--and they purchase a piece of equipment--then I get paid a small percentage of the purchase. (I have an in-home business, so I refer clients for in-home gy...

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How do I go about cold approaching potential clients at a Starbucks and/or public place?

8 Answers | Asked by Bernard Sanderson on Jan 11, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jan 11, 2016

Also, social networking is also a good place to tell numerous people at once about your services. Facebook, Twitter, etc.. are places to advertise.

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How do I go about cold approaching potential clients at a Starbucks and/or public place?

8 Answers | Asked by Bernard Sanderson on Jan 11, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jan 11, 2016

Hi Bernard, I think your time would be better spent in the gym making connections and trying to boost your clientele there. The cold approach is often hard, long, and fruitless. If you are currently training, you can try getting referrals which are always the best source of clients. You can als...

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Nutrition: certificate vs certification?

6 Answers | Asked by Deborah Scullin on Jan 09, 2016

Answered by Christine Hales on Jan 11, 2016

Hi Dee, I also agree with the others. Nutrition is an area where university study would probably be your best bet in terms of being marketable and better respected. Best, Christine

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