Questions Answered by Joe

As a personal trainer what fitness assessments are you utilizing with your high risk clientele?

6 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali 1435 days ago
Answered by Joe Stankowski 1434 days ago
In addition to recognizing risks, it's also important to recognize the individual GOALS and then use appropriate assessm... read more

How many times a week should an individual exercise?

11 Answers | Asked by Shelly Hernandez 1449 days ago
Answered by Joe Stankowski 1449 days ago
As a very general rule o' thumb... I give my beginning clients the target of 5 hours of accumulated "intent... read more

What equipment do you suggest for a personal trainer to have to train clients at home?

62 Answers | Asked by Kym Peterson 1449 days ago
Answered by Joe Stankowski 1449 days ago
I no longer transport equipment into client's homes. Instead, I work with whatever "equipment" they already... read more

What type of exercise is most effective for weight loss - strength training or cardio?

28 Answers | Asked by Shelly Hernandez 1449 days ago
Answered by Joe Stankowski 1449 days ago
In my usual "answer-a-question-with-another-question" style, let me ask you: what's the best tool to fix a car - a wrenc... read more

What is the best part of being a personal trainer?

18 Answers | Asked by Anonymous 1451 days ago
Answered by Joe Stankowski 1449 days ago
There's definitely an ego-stroke that comes along with knowing you were a major factor in a client's transformation (alt... read more

Have you ever refused to work with a specific client? Why? How did you handle the situation?

13 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster 1498 days ago
Answered by Joe Stankowski 1450 days ago
From the get-go, I set the expectations in order to filter out the "not so good" prospects from the goal-oriented, inter... read more

How do you approach price increases with your clients?

7 Answers | Asked by Jenny Crawshaw 1450 days ago
Answered by Joe Stankowski 1450 days ago
If you're talking a minor (ex: $5) increase, just do it immediately. If that amount is enough to chase a client away, d... read more

How many people do you see in the gym settings that are overtrained?

9 Answers | Asked by Maurie Bailey Cofman 1450 days ago
Answered by Joe Stankowski 1450 days ago
Not nearly as many as I see that are over-fed. ;-) read more