Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar

Saint Louis, MO 63131-4510

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Best way to train the extremely frail

10 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on May 06, 2015

Answered by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on May 15, 2015

I did get your note Ida and it meant the world to me! Thank you! Encouraging does so much more than discouraging. Something to always remember when working with clients as I'm positive you know, my friend. Take care and let's keep doing what we are so passionate about doing, helping other's with an...

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Best way to train the extremely frail

10 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on May 06, 2015

Answered by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on May 15, 2015

Update on this client. I now have him up and walking with a walker up to about 40 feet! He is using a 2lb med ball and light bands for training in all planes. As well as working on weight shifts, gait work and balance. We have made HUGE progress and he is very happy and feels very motivated and did ...

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Why are you a good trainer? What makes fitness your passion?

14 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jun 28, 2012

Thank you Jabez, for the kind words today. As I was looking at all these amazing answers, I realized I haven't shared my answer. I got into fitness after recovering from a back injury that almost put me in a wheelchair. If it hadn't been for an incredible Neurologist in St. Louis, who put his faith...

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Why are you a good trainer? What makes fitness your passion?

14 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jun 16, 2012

I LOVE this answer! You have put so much thought into it and I can tell that you put the same passion and thought into your clients as well. ALL of your points are RIGHT on! We need so many more of you in our industry, but you know that! Please keep doing what you are doing Jabez! The fitness wor...

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What advice are you giving clients that can't seem to stay self motivated?

15 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Nov 27, 2011

Answered by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jan 18, 2012

Thank you all for your insightful answers. I will take them all into consideration.

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Heart Rate monitor vs. RPE/Talk Test for testing exertion?

12 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jul 07, 2011

Answered by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Aug 10, 2011

Troy, I couldn't agree with you more! On the client's end, it teaches them to get in tune with their body. When to push and when to back off.

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Heart Rate monitor vs. RPE/Talk Test for testing exertion?

12 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jul 07, 2011

Answered by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jul 08, 2011

Hi Danielle, Thank you for your detailed answer. I agree with you and if you look above you will see that I felt heart rate training is motivating for the serious athlete or determined client who wants to gage their progress. If you follow the research of Dr. Wayne Westcott, he feels that for ...

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What do you tell a client that insists that they can not lose weight?

21 Answers | Asked by Georgia Walls on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jun 15, 2011

Journaling would be my first approach. Not just what they have to eat, portion size, but where they eat, who they eat with and how they were feeling. If that is in place and they still claim no weight loss, then I would have them check with their physician to see if there might be a medical reason l...

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Why are you a good trainer? What makes fitness your passion?

14 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jun 15, 2011

Thank you Bill for sharing your story. I know that your clients feel your dedication every day and are so lucky to have you as a trainer. I asked a tough question and feel like I should probably put myself on out on the line too. Growing up, my parents didn't make very good lifestyle choices for ...

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I'm a 44 year old who would love to inspire other women about fitness and get certified. Where should I start?

22 Answers | Asked by Betty Ault on May 23, 2011

Answered by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jun 15, 2011

Betty, I think it's fantastic that you would like to share your passion with others! Your excitement will be infectious and it is such a blessing to be in a position to make positive changes in the world. I would start with attending conventions and my favorite is IDEA. The conventions that I ...

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