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Daniel Omokha

New York, NY 10016

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Programming

7 Answers | Asked by Samantha Kellgren on Aug 06, 2014

Answered by Daniel Omokha on Aug 10, 2014

Hey Samantha: Welcome to the industry! Program design is a true art and science of personal training. It is what will ultimately determine the amount of success your clients achieve. You got some pretty great suggestions from our fellow IDEA members. Here are my helpful hints: 1) Have a...

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Remember your very 1st Personal Training Client ?

6 Answers | Asked by Curtis Cornett on Jan 30, 2012

Answered by Daniel Omokha on Aug 10, 2014

I'll never forget! It was my first personal training gig and was at a YMCA that I happened to be part of its inaugural staff. After working as a floor trainer for about a couple of months, a lady walked up to me inquiring about training. She was the first client of the club and I was kinda happy tha...

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Need Advice! First client's quads cramped up after 6 lunges, almost ruined 1st session

11 Answers | Asked by Randi Baker on Jan 30, 2014

Answered by Daniel Omokha on Aug 10, 2014

Hey Randi: I know I'm a little late to this party but all my fellow IDEA colleagues offered some brilliant ideas. I'm glad you applies then and even more glad that your second sessions was much better. I really have nothing to add. These are all great ideas. Keep up the good work everyone...

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how do you react to a client whom is having an assessment after 6 weeks and the client has gained weight?

9 Answers | Asked by Deidre Walker on Aug 10, 2014

Answered by Daniel Omokha on Aug 10, 2014

Hey Deidre: This is a grew questions. There are a few clients who actually blame their failures or lack of results on their trainers. Regressions and progressions happen to everyone, even us personal trainers. Like Frank said, trying to to overreact at a regression is very important step. Your cl...

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How do you handle a client whom is giving negative feedback about your personality?

9 Answers | Asked by Deidre Walker on Aug 10, 2014

Answered by Daniel Omokha on Aug 10, 2014

Hey Deidre: The trainer-client relationship is a rather unique and complex one. It's true that that we are to serve our clients with the utmost professionalism. However, there are lines and boundaries that can't and shouldn't be crossed. Here are my helpful tips in handling this matter: 1) Exa...

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Best Piece of Advice for a New Trainer

11 Answers | Asked by Nancy Korf on Aug 08, 2014

Answered by Daniel Omokha on Aug 09, 2014

Hey Nancy: In my 10 years as a Personal Trainer, I've had the pleasure of learning a lot from so many people. Here are my pieces of advice for your friend: 1) The 3 P's. Professionalism, Punctuality and Politeness. These are 3 values that I've lived by over the years and has proven to help. A ...

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How to help clients protect knees from injury? What are good cueing techniques for proper form for lunges, squats, plies?

4 Answers | Asked by Betty Fulco on Aug 08, 2014

Answered by Daniel Omokha on Aug 09, 2014

Here is the thing. Many of our clients are going to come to us with preexisting ailments and aches in their joints and tissue. Not everyone is ready to do a squat or lunge at the onset. There's a reason why assessment protocols exist. Although corrective exercises can enhance imbalances and deficien...

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What do Independent Trainers look for in a private facility?

5 Answers | Asked by Craig Matsumura on Aug 01, 2014

Answered by Daniel Omokha on Aug 03, 2014

As an independent trainer, I want the clients that I bring to a private facility to be comfortable. That's my number one priority. Improper language by other exercisers, untidy locker rooms and/or extremely loud music are some reasons to turn a client off and possibly cause him/her not to continue w...

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2012 IDEA Fitness Conference

5 Answers | Asked by Daniel Omokha on Jan 06, 2012

Answered by Daniel Omokha on Jan 08, 2012

Yea Karin, that would be nice! Do you plan on attending?

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Dealing With Client Attitudes

11 Answers | Asked by Daniel Omokha on Nov 02, 2011

Answered by Daniel Omokha on Nov 06, 2011

Thank you all for your responses. This client actually did warn me before we started training that she tends to get frustrated during workouts, but more as a way of being hard on herself. Her former trainer told me the same thing and told me not to read much into it. She's just a very competitive pe...

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