Danielle Vindez

REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277-5368

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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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What assessments are trainers using for special populations today?

7 Answers | Asked by Kristina Ostrowski on Dec 22, 2013

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 04, 2014

To me assessments depend on the environment both physical and emotional. Am I working with a group where time and measured numbers are important, or am I working with an individual who determines what they want to measure for themselves. In a group I will measure the five components of fitne...

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Where are some of the best places to advertise your new business?

6 Answers | Asked by Renee Chatham on Feb 03, 2014

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 04, 2014

Everywhere: library, community boards, grocery store boards, coffee shop boards, gyms with no boot camp, Facebook, etc. etc. You are limited by your own imagination. Think who is my client and where do they hang out? Post it there.

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I am looking to put in a business proposals to start a group walk/run/interval program, not sure where to start?

4 Answers | Asked by Patricia Jedlick on Jan 31, 2014

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 04, 2014

Also include when you will be paid, monthly, bi-monthly? Don't sweat it, make it a simple document. Look on line for proposal formats and fill in the blanks with the details Harris has listed. Even if you under sell for your first time that is fine, just leave yourself a contractual clause for fee r...

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What body fat testing system do you recommend for use in corporate wellness programs?

8 Answers | Asked by Shannon Leavitt on Feb 02, 2014

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 04, 2014

As a corporate wellness coach I have used primarily bio-electrical impedience and BMI because it is quick, fairly accurate, and not personally invasive. Although in some cases, with complete understanding by the client, I have used calipers at the worksite. You need to have established a trusting ...

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Giving advice on fitness motivation- legal ramifications?

4 Answers | Asked by Cedric Smith on Feb 04, 2014

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 04, 2014

The article you point to does not give advice as much as it points out various studies. Advice on behavior change is best left to psychologists, and even they are shying away from advice because facilitating self discovery works better. Keep your blog full of scientific ideas and let people come to ...

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Does anyone have a protocol that they use at a corporate fitness center for managing fitness complaints?

3 Answers | Asked by Laurel Neil on Jan 09, 2014

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 01, 2014

I love the above responses. Sometimes it is a good idea to talk with the person directly and ask about their concerns. As a courthouse mediator I have found that letting people tell me their story often resolves the problem, in that they have someone that listens caringly without judgement, allowing...

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Why the belly bulge?

10 Answers | Asked by Beverly Hosford, MA on Jan 09, 2014

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 01, 2014

All great comments. Go through them one at a time and see it you can resolve the mystery. You are a detective helping the client solve the puzzle, with of course, the help of other professionals. That is what makes what we do so fun, the challenges and the investigations.

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Suggestions for working with a male client that needs to loose 100 lbs.

9 Answers | Asked by Virginia Pittman on Jan 11, 2014

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 01, 2014

All of the above answers are great. You may want to try some tactical strategies for emotional strength and resiliency. You want the client to have more energy to accomplish his daily work and enjoy his social life. This means getting him connected to what he values most in his life and how havin...

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Does anyone have an exercise regiment that can be used for an elderly woman who suffers from Dystonia?

4 Answers | Asked by Laurel Neil on Jan 11, 2014

Answered by Danielle Vindez on Feb 01, 2014

We know that new neurological pathways can circumvent damaged ones, such as the case with, for example, Parkinson's. Keep this at the forefront of your program, along with PT or physician advise for the sciatica and of course the dystonia. As mentioned above work within the client's ability and enha...

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