Questions Answered by LaRue

Which Of Your Client Use a Balance Training Device

7 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan 1202 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1202 days ago
Hi Andrew. Good stuff! Thanks. While I'm not sure of the efficacy of unstable surface training for "everyone," I do ... read more

What makes a group cycling class fun and inspiring?

7 Answers | Asked by Kelly Harrington 1205 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1204 days ago
Hi Kelly. While I'm not a group cycling instructor, I do work a lot with groups. I would say, having a lot of enthusia... read more

What advice would you give to a person who wants their significant other to start exercising?

11 Answers | Asked by Melanie Fensick 1204 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1204 days ago
As a trainer who has seen several clients who came to me to start training "because my partner wants me to," let me say ... read more

IMPROPER FORM OR TECHNIQUE

16 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz 1206 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1206 days ago
Hi Michael. This is a tough one! The humanitarian part of me says "yes," but the practical/professional/risk-adverse p... read more

Why should you not fatigue the core before performing a heavy leg workout with squats and lunges??

7 Answers | Asked by Leila Harper 1206 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1206 days ago
Hi Leila. I noticed that your question says "fatigue" the core before a "heavy" leg workout. I added the emphasis here... read more

How do I successfully transition clients from another trainer to myself?

8 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Jamison 1206 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1206 days ago
Hi Jennifer. Great question! I echo some of what Susan has said here (e.g. perform your own assessment, have a short "g... read more

Quick change weights

6 Answers | Asked by Nikki Gross 1207 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1206 days ago
Hi Nikki. I have a small training studio in my home and use a 10-50 lb set and like it (lots of versatility, and enough ... read more

client form

6 Answers | Asked by Brandi Hancock 1208 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1206 days ago
Hi Brandi. Yes, there are several places where you can find client forms and templates, but the one caution that I woul... read more

How do you track each of your client's training sessions?

9 Answers | Asked by Curtis Cornett 1206 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1206 days ago
Hi Curtis. I use an Excel spreadsheet. Works well for me. It's inexpensive (no need to buy any fancy software since it... read more

Did you raise your personal training rates this year?

5 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo 1207 days ago
Answered by LaRue Cook 1207 days ago
Hi Susan. I raised my rates in 2011 and have left them flat this year. I don't anticipate raising my rates in 2012 beca... read more