Danielle Vindez

REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277-5368

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To work out or not to work out on HCG diet?

6 Answers | Asked by Edith Roelen on Feb 05, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 05, 2014

Wow that is an incredibly low caloric intake. Sounds terribly problematic. Is this a medically supervised intake, like after stomach surgery? I am pretty sure there are medical protocols for post operative. In any case, I doubt you can do much exercise with anyone that restricted. They would be leth...

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For independent trainers (not at a studio): how do you handle sick days or vacations?

13 Answers | Asked by Megan Senger on May 08, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 05, 2014

Give plenty of prior notice for vacation time. When I am sick, day of, I call my client and tell them so. As mentioned above, people come to trust their personal trainer and understand that in the rare times when we are sick we must be really feeling aweful. We must also trust the client who is sick...

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what is the recognized protocol for personal trainers when it comes to managing suspected body and eating disorder clientele?

5 Answers | Asked by Beau Diehl on May 25, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 05, 2014

We are not eating disorder diagnosticians. If I suspected a problem with an adolescent, I might inquiry with the parent. To assume that a person has a disorder could be very embarassing and emotionally humiliating for the client. It is not our place to advise the client around eating patterns, or ha...

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How much extra should a trainer charge for driving to a client's home?

12 Answers | Asked by Christina Diers on Jun 24, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 05, 2014

If I was at the gym I could do 2 back to back client in two hours, so say $60 an hour. If I go to a client's house and it takes me 1.5 hours for training and driving I charge $90. I have charged up to $120 dollars depending on drive time, and the economy.

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should you list your personal training rates on your site?

12 Answers | Asked by Yasir A. on Aug 16, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 05, 2014

I do not post rates because rates can vary depending on distance from the client, needs, packages, and services provided. Additionally, when a potential client calls me for rates it gives me an opportunity to interact with them and discover what they need and the emotions attached to their reasons. ...

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What techinques do you use to help motivate clients to come in for their sessions?

7 Answers | Asked by Kai Rossbach on Sep 18, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 05, 2014

If you build a respectful relationship with a client they will not no show, and they will have more consideration for your time and their committment. This starts from the very beginning when you set the boundaries and standards of conduct, and verify mutual understanding.

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What resistance training could a 70year old man do that has declined upper body strength and leg strength ?

6 Answers | Asked by Ebony Stoner on Sep 05, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 04, 2014

They can do anything and everything a younger person can do based on your evaluation of their exercise and health history, and their personally unique, if any, limitations. Certainly, like anyone starting out you start by building a foundation, perhaps one set of 15 reps/1 set, for all major mu...

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What are the best fitness assessments for older overweight adults?

9 Answers | Asked by Evelyn Sinclair on Sep 12, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 04, 2014

I work with obese people as an adjunct of a medical center. We do a five component fitness test. We measure aerobic capacity via a 6 minute treadmill test Muscular endurance and strength via toexercise to failure and 1RM BMI Bio-electrical impedience Weight Waist circumference Balance Sit...

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What is your professional opinion on Up Right Rows?

9 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Landry on Oct 08, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 04, 2014

When I was younger and my joints were more flexible I had no problem with upright rows. As adults age this exercise can be problematic, because the shoulder is internally rotated not allowing for full range of motion, and possibly causing acromium greater tubercule connection. I do not recommend to ...

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I am a physiologist and a personal trainer. i have been inoperation as Dark Horse Fitness or darkhorsefitnesspro for 30 years.

7 Answers | Asked by Brian Rozzi on Nov 25, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 04, 2014

Brian, as you mentioned you have a specific niche and it appears to work well for you. I doubt that your program will have much reach for the mass consumer as it appears to not be supported by empirical studies, and has not been published in peer reviewed journals for scientific scrutiny.

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