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LaRue Cook

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Looking for the best workouts and training for tennis players

4 Answers | Asked by Peter Siegel on May 26, 2015

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 09, 2017

Hi Peter. I realize that I'm arriving a little late to this party, but as 'they' say, "better late than never." I'm a Tennis Performance Specialist and work with tennis players of all levels of play, all ages. I would focus your training on work-to-rest ratio type cardio training in which you pro...

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What is my liability if I sublet to a non certified trainer

5 Answers | Asked by Kathy Bronson on Aug 02, 2017

Answered by LaRue Cook on Aug 09, 2017

Without attempting to give any legal advice here, I would say that you should go, no RUN to an attorney to explore any and all of your potential liability for subleasing to an independent contractor using space in your fitness facility. I can think of a number of potential problems with this type o...

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How best to confirm my pay for a corporate gig - contract or email trail?

5 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Gwirtz on Apr 18, 2017

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jun 05, 2017

Hi Jennifer. My answer may be too late, but for future reference if you want to keep things 'informal' as you state but still want to cover all of the details, I'd suggest either a final written Memo of Understanding that highlights and summarizes all of the details that you guys have discussed and...

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Personal Training Certification Help

8 Answers | Asked by Christy Sanchez on Jul 04, 2015

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jul 21, 2015

Hi Christy. Decide on what areas of this vast field you'd like to focus your practice in and then research the various certification programs out there that might be suit your needs. While each program you research may be accredited, I think that it's a mistake to say or think that they're all ess...

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Which insurance policy would you recommend ?

3 Answers | Asked by Hanya Anderson on Jul 15, 2015

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jul 21, 2015

Hi Hanya. If you haven't already checked with your local zoning board to make sure that you can legally run a Home-Based personal training studio, I would recommend that as your first step. Most insurers will not insure your business unless it's legal in your jurisdiction. You should also meet wi...

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Personal Training Forms

3 Answers | Asked by James Brown on Jul 16, 2015

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jul 21, 2015

Your best and safest bet is to meet with an experienced business attorney and have him or her help you draw up the proper forms that are relevant to your business. Template forms are very general in nature and if you decide to go that route, I would still meet with an attorney and use those forms a...

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What can you do when a client is believing false or potentially harmful fitness advice from someone else over your word?

8 Answers | Asked by Julian Conner on Jul 20, 2015

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jul 21, 2015

Hi Julian. The best you can do is back-up your 'advice' with solid data/research. At some point, either the client believes in what you are telling them or NOT. If not, then it's up to you as the professional to decide whether their failure to believe and follow your advice is detrimental to their...

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Is personal training your secondary career?

13 Answers | Asked by Alejandra Wile on Dec 31, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 04, 2015

Hi Alejandra. My fitness business is my full-time job/business. After spending years in two other professions (hospital administration and attorney) while training clients part-time, I finally decided that following my passion for my fitness and training practice was well worth it. LaRue, CSCS ...

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Difficult Client Who Doesn't Want to Get on Floor to Do Core Work

14 Answers | Asked by Jayne Powers on Jan 02, 2015

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 04, 2015

Hi Jayne. There are other ways to work your client's core without having to be on the floor. It sounds like mobility (getting up and down off the floor) may be the real 'unspoken' issue for your client. That being said, since you indicate your client says that 'she knows what she needs to do to l...

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client release forms

2 Answers | Asked by Marisa Cerveris on Jan 03, 2015

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 04, 2015

Hi Marisa. Templates are fine as a 'starting point,' (you can find them everywhere) but in my opinion, they should never be used 'as is,' but need to be reviewed and tweaked by legal counsel to make them applicable to your business and training. I hope that this helps. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfit...

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