Daniel Kosich

Miles City, MT 59301

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Group Fitness Instructors: Have you ever overheard members talking smack about your class in the locker room? What did you do?

9 Answers | Asked by Joy Keller on May 07, 2012

Answered by Daniel Kosich on Nov 03, 2013

It's bound to happen. In addition to the excellent responses given, I would add that you might want to just listen carefully to determine if there are any valuable comments that you can act on. Otherwise just let it go. Becoming defensive or getting into a debate about issues will likely not lead...

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Has anyone ever had to remove a long time instructor from a class?

13 Answers | Asked by Maggie Barclay on Jul 15, 2011

Answered by Daniel Kosich on Nov 03, 2013

Good answers. Terminating an instructor has always been one of my most difficult responsibilities. Karin points out that your facility likely has guidelines for performance reviews and member input. Stick to the established guidelines, professionally and impersonally, as you cite specific example...

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Has anyone worked with an individual with narcolepsy?

3 Answers | Asked by Sydney Stiles on Oct 30, 2013

Answered by Daniel Kosich on Nov 03, 2013

If possible, meet with or speak with her physician, rather than just sending a letter, to make sure there aren't any concerns (medications, physical limitations, contraindicated exercises) you. Also, it will enable you to get a clear understanding of the actions you should take should a sleep-episo...

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How much does it cost to build a gym?

11 Answers | Asked by Stephanie Mckinney on Apr 22, 2013

Answered by Daniel Kosich on Nov 03, 2013

Good answers. Your question is quite open-ended, as the responses indicate. As Michael suggests, a good first step is to develop a comprehensive business plan based on what type of facility you want to build and market. Who is your potential client base? What do anticipate your staffing needs to...

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What percentage of personal training is private (PT does not share revenue with gym) and how much is through the gym themselves?

6 Answers | Asked by Tim Wright on Nov 01, 2013

Answered by Daniel Kosich on Nov 03, 2013

90% seems quite a bit high. I don't recall that I've ever seen that if the trainer is using the facility's equipment and/or getting referrals from the facility's membership. The key is to be a good negotiator when you draw up the working relationship contract with the facility. The more experienc...

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What's the best protein bar in terms of nutritional value and taste? Are balance bars sufficient for a healthy snack?

7 Answers | Asked by Ana Melbrod on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Daniel Kosich on Nov 02, 2013

As Allyson suggests, too many of the so-called protein bars are high-priced "candy" bars. Read the label to see much of the carbohydrate comes from simple sugars and how much from complex carbs. Also look at the list of ingredients to see what makes up the first 3 or 4 ingredients. Take care.

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Are smoothies a healthy meal replacement?

17 Answers | Asked by Jerry Prince on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by Daniel Kosich on Nov 02, 2013

I agree with Ron. Smoothies, to me, are a snack rather than a meal. Although, the smoothie described by Andrew sounds delicious and is packed with a variety of nutrients! Take care.

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Will the calcium in soymilk interferes with the absorption of iron in spinach if both are combined in a smoothie?

1 Answer | Asked by Judette Whitworth on Nov 02, 2013

Answered by Daniel Kosich on Nov 02, 2013

It is perhaps the phytates in soy milk, rather than the calcium, that may have the most significant effect on limiting iron absorption of nonheme iron (found primarily in plant foods versus heme iron found in animal foods.) So, yes, combining soymilk and spinach in a smoothie may somewhat reduce ...

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I could use some help with a new client.

6 Answers | Asked by Leslie LaPlace on Nov 01, 2013

Answered by Daniel Kosich on Nov 02, 2013

Great answers. After you receive clearance and guidelines from her physician(s) and physical therapist(s), emphasize patience and persistence, as progress may well be slow. In addition to the suggestions given by Natalie, Shari and Susan, be sure to get specific guidelines for fluid replacement ...

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Is it our own fault that there is so much nutrition and health misinformation out there?

8 Answers | Asked by Christopher Williams on Oct 30, 2013

Answered by Daniel Kosich on Nov 01, 2013

The responses are all great. Susan's suggestion that we stay within our scope of practice is right on the mark. I wouldn't say that the "misinformation," as you call it, is the "fault" of fitness professionals. Our responsibility as fitness professionals is to stay current on the latest reliable ...

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