Jon McQueen

Carlsbad, CA 92010

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Should I eat before I workout?

14 Answers | Asked by Kari Shardy on Nov 13, 2011

Answered by Jon McQueen on Jul 18, 2012

ALWAYS! If you want a meaningful and intense workout that's going to get you RESULTS, then eating is a must. If you want to workout just because and LOSE muscle mass, then don't eat. BE SURE TO EAT AFTER YOUR WORKOUT TOO! Regards, Jon McQueen, CSCS, CPT, CES, PES Owner/Trainer - Eli...

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What and when do I eat?

6 Answers | Asked by Brenda Boyd on Sep 26, 2011

Answered by Jon McQueen on Jul 18, 2012

I hope I'm understanding your question correctly. When it comes to maintaining your muscle mass, at the least, and training for a half marathon, the order in which I'd train a client would be to eat a higher carb, moderate to low protein meal pre-workout (before resistance training) as what Danie...

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How can I maintain my lean muscle while training for a 1/2 marathon?

12 Answers | Asked by Brenda Boyd on Sep 14, 2011

Answered by Jon McQueen on Jul 18, 2012

A lot of good answers. It's as simple as stimulating your muscles through resistance training and adequate calories/protein. Most people lose muscle mass due to poor nutrition planning and lack of knowledge towards cardio and resistance training. If all you focus on is performing well du...

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What is the best diet to stay slim yet maintain lean muscle mass?

13 Answers | Asked by Celso Garcia on Jun 28, 2012

Answered by Jon McQueen on Jul 18, 2012

First off, your muscle is your metabolism, so you have to make sure you incorporate resistance training into your exercise routine. This will allow you to develop you metabolism and make weight/fat loss easier. In order to develop the muscle you're stimulating through resistance training, you'll ...

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Does anyone know where to look for personal training jobs in a corporate setting?

8 Answers | Asked by Dwayne Edwards on Jul 16, 2012

Answered by Jon McQueen on Jul 18, 2012

Louis and Joanne got it right, and their suggestions would be the first start into what you're looking for. Another option is to be listed on FitnessConnect! I actually was contacted by a company in San Diego to join their corporate fitness team, and I've been teach classes at their companies fi...

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Does cardio count as a "workout day" or just days that I am weight lifting?

15 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on Jun 05, 2011

Answered by Jon McQueen on Jan 24, 2012

It all depends on YOUR definition of "workout day". I usually consider any planned exercise, a workout, so technically a cardio day would be considered a "workout day". When it comes to your creatine supplement, saying to take it on your workout days, they're usually meaning to take it on days y...

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Does jumping in a cardio workout help build bone density in older adults?

12 Answers | Asked by Janice Johnson on Jan 19, 2012

Answered by Jon McQueen on Jan 24, 2012

Everyone's on point with this one. To keep my answer short and sweet...Yes, any stress/resistance on the bones will help increase bone density, BUT will jumping benefit the older adult client. As fitness professionals, it's our job to give our clients, group class members, and whoever else we're ...

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How do you get that first client?

10 Answers | Asked by Wendy Stewart on Aug 21, 2011

Answered by Jon McQueen on Jan 24, 2012

One easy way of getting your first "client" is if you provide group classes or Boot Camps, where many people show up. This way they get a feel for you, your personality, and the intensity/education you bring with your service. Once they've seen this, there's good chance they'll come to your for 1 on...

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Has anyone used BodyMedia with PT clients?

2 Answers | Asked by Nicole Barr on Jan 21, 2012

Answered by Jon McQueen on Jan 24, 2012

When I was personally using it, along with my clients, it was called BodyBugg. I had three of them (got them through the old gym I worked at), and from my personal experience, the device is pretty accurate. when you downloaded the info onto the computer it would give you your calories expended throu...

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Can you make a living at personal training in San Diego, CA?

5 Answers | Asked by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Jon McQueen on Jul 22, 2011

As a fitness professional in San Diego, you can make a living as a personal trainer, as I have for over 6+ years. As Natalie mentioned, SD is a fitness city, so there's a ton of competition, so what's going to make your services rise above everyone elses. Marketing yourself/business, promoting your ...

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