Jocelyn Martin

ROCHESTER, MA 02770-1830

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Does anyone know of a safety standard for fitness studio usage as far as participant per square foot?

8 Answers | Asked by Maggie Barclay on Jan 15, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Jan 15, 2013

I don't know of any specifics, but I believe AFAA describes it as the amount of space required for each participant to move safely through the class without interferring with another participant, having their own personal safety being infringed upon and where any equipment used will not be in the wa...

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Best Resource for Flexibility/Mobility assessments

7 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan on Jan 14, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Jan 15, 2013

I like the assessment in Dr. DuNibile's book Framework and the assessments on www.exrx.net

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Does anyone have any advice for those of us just starting out in the Personal Training industry?

10 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Knye on Jan 15, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Jan 15, 2013

First, make sure you have individual liability insurance. It doesn't cost much for a year, but it will help you feel a little more confident as you get exerience and is a neccesity in the industry. Then, ask a friend, co-worker or family member if you can train them to reach their goals and to g...

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Would you pay $25,000/year for a gym membership?

10 Answers | Asked by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 14, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Jan 14, 2013

Personally, No! But I'm probably not the clientele they're after. The places where they're listed will cater more to the celebrity, executive, sports figure. These are the same people who spend over $2000 a night for a hotel room. They want the privacy and catering and they don't want to be watc...

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I know IDEA needs to be sponsored, no offense to anyone but Gatorade? The ingredients are not very healthy.

12 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Jan 05, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Jan 06, 2013

Susan, I had the same thought as you when I saw the logo in the corner. But after reading the insight from the other posts, I've changed my thoughts. Thank you for posting the question. It just solidifies why I love this forum. I get to learn from others!

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What are safe exercises to strengthen quads and hams for someone who has had knee replacement

8 Answers | Asked by Marcia Markowitz on Jan 04, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Jan 06, 2013

Also remember to include balance and stability exercises for the lower body. These will help the client maintain mobility through the knee and ensure that the abductors and adductors are firing properly to maintain knee flexion/extension.

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In Santa Monica a big debate about the use of parks for exercise is happening.What are your thoughts?

10 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Jan 03, 2013

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Jan 03, 2013

I know in VA, where I used to work, we had to pay a fee for the park as well as a % of our profits. We also had to prove that we had a business license to operate in the state/county (an additional yearly fee), that we had liability insurance, and were CPR certified. For those fees, the city regul...

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Verified Experience or CERTIFICATION (non/mandated)?

6 Answers | Asked by Jabez Gibson on Dec 28, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Jan 02, 2013

#1 Credentials/Certification - who they are certified gives me information on how challenging those certifications are and what they took to achieve. As well as what types of courses and things they've done to continue to maintain their certifications. It provides me with information as to how the...

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AFAA has just posted a blog regarding some recent changes in the industry. What are your thoughts on "soft certifications?"

14 Answers | Asked by Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) on Dec 29, 2012

Answered by Jocelyn Martin on Jan 02, 2013

I have to agree with a lot of the other posts, as well as some of the comments in your blog. I started out in this industry with a group certification from AFAA, and while I learned a lot, it has been the easiest certification I have achieved to date. While, yes it is true that there was a pra...

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