Jessica Daly

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ACSM, ACE, NASM are Nationally Recognized Respectable Organizations. Does the Cross Fit Certification hold the same standards?

26 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Sep 12, 2011

Answered by Jessica Daly on Sep 13, 2011

I spoke with a crossfit certified instructor who has also been ACSM certified as a personal trainer. In his opinion the crossfit certification was much more valuable in terms of preparing him to work effectively with clients. I have my ACSM but have been tempted by crossfit because I think ACSM ha...

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Would you consider "Aerobic Classes" as a dated term?

19 Answers | Asked by Serena Pharr on Aug 03, 2011

Answered by Jessica Daly on Sep 09, 2011

Yes very dated. I would not use that name as it implies that the program will be stale and may even include instructors wearing leg warmers (although these may be making a comeback!).

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Best fitness assessments and why?

11 Answers | Asked by Shawn Strickland on Jun 30, 2011

Answered by Jessica Daly on Sep 02, 2011

I like the resting heart rate and the 3 minute step test. I also do a push up test, a curl up test and a sit and reach. Of these my least favorite is the curl up test as it seems some people are able to cheat on this in a way. While the sit and reach doesn't tell all about flexibility it did enab...

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How do you do pricing and keep books for a group class?

7 Answers | Asked by Sharon Johnson-May on Aug 26, 2011

Answered by Jessica Daly on Sep 02, 2011

I've heard that one should keep pricing simple and I try to do that, however, I have a few more options than the punch card. I do a 6 class card for $60 or a 12 class card for $109, however, I also offer boot camp in 4 week sessions either 2 or 3 days a week for a discounted rate of 84.00 for 3 day...

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What is the best way to treat shin splints?

10 Answers | Asked by Jerry Prince on Aug 26, 2011

Answered by Jessica Daly on Sep 01, 2011

All of the above answers are great but in so many cases the client needs new sneakers! Be sure to ask this obvious question.

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