LaRue Cook

Alexandria, VA 22315

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Fitness Professional interested in writing on a Fitness blog

6 Answers | Asked by Nitie Mehta on Mar 01, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Mar 02, 2012

Hi Nitie. I enjoy writing in my 'spare time.' Likewise, I invite you to view my IDEA profile and read some of my responses on this portal. You can also read some of my blog entries at: You can also read several of my previou...

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What equipments do I need since I was just about to put up a small Fitness Studio?

6 Answers | Asked by Ybelle Regenio on Mar 01, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Mar 01, 2012

Hi Ybelle. A lot will depend on two main things: 1. your budget, and 2. the type of training you will be focusing on. Do an 'honest' evaluation of both of these factors before you make your purchases and you should be fine. I hope this helps. Good luck! LaRue, CSCS laru...

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Burning pain above knees

7 Answers | Asked by Lisa Gonzalez on Feb 29, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 29, 2012

My first, and BEST, advice is to have your clients see their physicians for a medical evaluation. You should not try to diagnose the problem! LaRue, CSCS

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Can 30 minutes 2x a week be enough time to get noticable strength training results for the average individual

13 Answers | Asked by douglas kenworthy on Feb 28, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 28, 2012

"Noticeable strength training results for the average person," is what you ask about, and so my answer would be "yes." Of course the basis for determining whether "noticeable" gains are made is knowing your starting point. Since we're talking about the average person, I am going to make the assumpt...

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problems with bike tires while using resistance trainers

4 Answers | Asked by Bob Moore on Feb 27, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 27, 2012

Hi Bob. What kind of resistance trainer are you using (e.g. fluid, magnetic etc)? LaRue, CSCS

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Am i starting as a sole proprietor?

4 Answers | Asked by Amber Reed on Feb 27, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 27, 2012

Hi Amber. I agree with Karin that this is a question best answered by your insurance carrier. But I can tell you that I have an LLC as well, and what I've done is had both the LLC and myself personally covered under the same policy. My thinking is that it's better to be safe than sorry. Check wi...

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I plan to hold my own classes. Would I give each and every participant paperwork to fill out at the time of the class?

6 Answers | Asked by Colette Mompoint on Feb 27, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 27, 2012

Hi Colette. Whenever I conduct a group training or clinic, I always have all of the participants complete all of their paperwork ahead of time so that I have all of the signed and completed papers and can review them days before the clinic. This way, if there's a problem (for example, someone's PA...

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what cpr certification is required

4 Answers | Asked by stephanie klick on Feb 25, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 25, 2012

Hi Stephanie. The American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), and other organizations offer the CPR (and other related certifications). Whether one is accepted over the other is really dependent upon who (what employer or organization) is requiring the certification of you. You sh...

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How do you stay motivated?

14 Answers | Asked by Erin Tracy on Feb 24, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 25, 2012

Hi Erin. My main motivation is to enjoy my life. Exercise, staying as healthy as I can, controlling what I can control and letting go of the things that I can't (i.e. trying to stay stress-free), and having an appreciation for the simple pleasures in life are ALL a part of that enjoyment of life to...

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How can I get more clients?

11 Answers | Asked by Heather Munyan on Feb 23, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 24, 2012

Hi Heather. Getting new clients can definitely be tough! I've found that offering too many "free" services diminishes the value of the services that you should be paid for. Perhaps cutting back on those "freebies" will bring your services more in demand. Also, have you considered offering small ...

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