LaRue Cook

Alexandria, VA 22315

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Define the difference between Core and Abdominal training?

11 Answers | Asked by Kurt Gillon on Feb 01, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 01, 2012

Abdominal training is just that - exercising the abdominal muscles. Whereas "core" training incorporates the abdominal muscles but includes so much more (e.g. lower back muscles). You can essentially work the abdominal muscles without working the rest of the core (isolation), but a good core worko...

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What is the best way to pay an independent contractor? A flat weekly/monthly rental fee, or per session?

7 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Jan 31, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 31, 2012

Thanks Ryan. From the business owner's perspective I think that it's more advantageous to charge per session if you're dealing with an experienced trainer with a big following. However, with a fairly new trainer with very little following, the owner will be better off financially by charging a "fl...

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What is the best way to pay an independent contractor? A flat weekly/monthly rental fee, or per session?

7 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Jan 31, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 31, 2012

Hi Ryan! The answer to which is "best" (flat weekly/monthly rental or per session) depends on whose perspective we're looking at this question from. Also, I'm a little confused if you're asking about "pay" BY the independent contractor for the facility USE or "pay" TO the contractor for his/her WO...

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How hard is the CSCS exam? Is the exam content similar to the questions in the following link?

6 Answers | Asked by John Doe on Jan 30, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 30, 2012

Dear Anonymous: I'm always a bit suspect when responding to a question where the person asking doesn't identify themselves but here goes. The "sample questions" that are included in the link that you provide are indicative of the types of questions you will encounter in the actual CSCS exam. ...

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Remember your very 1st Personal Training Client ?

6 Answers | Asked by Curtis Cornett on Jan 30, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 30, 2012

Hi Curtis. Honestly, I after 18-years of training, I don't remember my very first client. :-( I do however have some warm and wonderful memories and stories of the many clients who have touched my life over those years. Many are still friends and we share their many life successes, failures and c...

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Do you make time to eat lunch at lunch?

11 Answers | Asked by Jeritza (Risa) Montgomery on Jan 28, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 28, 2012

I snack throughout the day, and definitely make time to eat my larger lunch meal at some point in midday. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lecfitness@yahoo.com

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_____Does the body good!

11 Answers | Asked by Kurt Gillon on Jan 27, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 27, 2012

Easy, my word is "relaxation" (mental and physical). LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com lecfitness@yahoo.com

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Work Out Gloves...Useful or Hindrance?

22 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz on Jan 27, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 27, 2012

I have two clients (a husband and wife) who swear by them, and wouldn't work out without them :-) Of course, when we work on exercises requiring manual dexterity, they have to take them off (so in those cases I guess you can call them a hindrance). So, the long and short of it is that they can be ...

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Contract for corporate wellness

3 Answers | Asked by Karen McDonald on Jan 25, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 25, 2012

Hi Karen. You don't mention it here, but where are you in the "discussions" with these companies that are interested in corporate wellness? If you are only in the "interest" phase of discussions with a company considering corporate wellness, you may consider preparing a "proposal" instead of a con...

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Which is better: butter or margarine?

11 Answers | Asked by Cynthia Becker on Jan 23, 2012

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 24, 2012

Hi Cynthia. To add to Karin's answer, this is what the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has to say on this issue: Tip of the Day Is Margarine Healthier Than Butter? What exactly is the difference between margarine and butter? While margarine was developed to be a substitute for butter, it...

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