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Jabez Gibson

Knoxville, TN 37802

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Which corrective exercise would you recommend for "knock knees"?

8 Answers | Asked by Evelyn Sinclair on Oct 19, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 06, 2013

Much has been offered already so if I may just expand on an idea or two... When training the lower extremities for like issues, I make sure to instruct them to engage the muscles B4 motion & to maintain that tension through out the motion(ex. lateral steps w/band or attachment). *flex gluteus ...

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where is the best place to buy music for group fitness classes?

5 Answers | Asked by Maria Hendren on Oct 29, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 06, 2013

no suggestion on where to buy, just a comment. When I do classes, I coordinate program & music. I don't keep it all one temp 128 beats or whatever... The program & music support each other. How many time do you hit skip on your player while working out if you use music. Class goers don't have ...

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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 Jabez Gibson on Nov 06, 2013

Peace If you are an EMPLOYEE(PT) of the facility & have a standing agreement with them, my opinion is to honor the agreement. If it cover these situations there you go, if not, this is where it gets tricky depending on who you are. As an employee if you are in a system that respects the PT's a...

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Studio Owners: How do you know if a market is saturated or not before opening a studio?

4 Answers | Asked by Valerie Fox on Nov 03, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 06, 2013

5 - 6 concentrated in one mile radius? None of them operating across the river in Cambridge? You ladies like your Barre over there... never been there so... 1. Offer $ incentive to not cross the river but to stay in Cambridge 2. Canvas your neighborhood hot spots and friends for fitness enthu...

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Market research: Most important factors to consider when opening a studio

7 Answers | Asked by Valerie Fox on Nov 03, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 06, 2013

Competition Your markets Disposable Income Your reputation LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Operational Cost Marketing Diversification (cross mrktng. ops avail?) *what distinguishes your service from the rest and promote this. You want to retain business @ all levels. This is one of the simplest...

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I need a name for my personal training business, any ideas?

9 Answers | Asked by jaclyn mahoney on Nov 03, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 06, 2013

Convey what you are about but distinguish the service name also... Appeal to your market/demographic w/o totally alienating the general public ... It can be an interesting name if you can build or have the operational structure/characteristics well in place. You can always grow but, sometimes ...

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What is your favorite back strengtheing exercise for lumbar scoliosis?

4 Answers | Asked by Lori Michiel on Nov 06, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 06, 2013

Questioning is the first line of defense in not becoming sheep-le or close minded to alternatives... People with degenerative scoliosis often have more back and leg pain. This is related to arthritis in the back and possible compression of nerve roots leading to the legs. Treatment including ph...

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When a client has very limited core strength what are the best exercises to strengthen it

9 Answers | Asked by Yasir A. on Oct 14, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 01, 2013

Many good suggestions here for you to pluck form if you will. IN GENERAL w/o personal knowledge: 1. Plyo ball passes/toss's (variety) in most planes of motion (especially lateral) 2. Band work with exercises like wood chops (up, down, rotational & lateral) motion *I make sure they have to m...

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Do pregnant woman have to decrease the size of the weights they use?

5 Answers | Asked by Mary Beatty on Oct 14, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 01, 2013

Hey... haha, I'm sure a few people will jump all over this question so I'll drop my 2 cents in . Information is key here but information changes quite often. With the more modern conditioning techniques & class structures I would say guidance should be a higher priority than 5-8 lbs. Have her ...

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I'm A New Personal Trainer. How do i find gyms that take commission per session?

5 Answers | Asked by Pamela Davis on Oct 17, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 01, 2013

Hello Mrs. Pam Had to answer a fellow NEW YORKER... All previous suggestions are valid so I offer just this: When I left home after 911 going south was like moving to the moon 4me @ least. I attracted interest from prospects and employers through my personal w/o. Your question is specific s...

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