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LaRue Cook

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How would I record, refer and communicate with negative feedback from a client , what strategies would I use?

8 Answers | Asked by Deidre Walker on Jan 02, 2015

Answered by LaRue Cook on Jan 04, 2015

Hi Deidre. I'm a little confused by your question. Are you saying that the client has approached you with their 'complaint' or has mentioned this to someone else? If it's a clash of 'personalities' then there isn't much that you can do other than refer the client to another trainer. Because of the ...

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Just got certified, now what's my main priority?

12 Answers | Asked by Armand Koulouzian on Dec 21, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 21, 2014

Hi Armand. Let me also congratulate you on becoming certified! Once certified, there are so many things/details for you to consider that it's difficult, if not impossible, to narrow it down to a "main priority." That being said, I think that one of the first things you should begin to do (of cour...

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What makes you a good Personal Trainer?

15 Answers | Asked by David Lackey on Dec 21, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 21, 2014

Hi David. I think that you hit on the 'it' factor - PASSION. It's a passion for helping others in a way that can impact their lives for the rest of their lives! It's a passion for knowledge, learning and staying current (which unfortunately, not all trainers do until it's time for their annual CE...

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Anyone use the Square mobile credit processing?

6 Answers | Asked by Dianne Della Ratta on Dec 21, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 21, 2014

Hi Dianne. Like Karin, I use Square for my business as well. I like it for its simplicity, ease of use and portability. Having it with me puts me on par with any brick and mortar business that accepts credit cards. While I don't necessarily advertise that I use it (because of the processing fees)...

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Creating workouts

5 Answers | Asked by Hector L on Oct 31, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 19, 2014

Hi Hector. Given the choice of having too FEW exercises or too MANY, I always opt for too many. I always have more exercises in a client's workout than we can possibly do. That way, as we get towards to end of their workout time I can literally pick and chose exercises from the remaining list, ba...

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I work regularly at one studio & am currently a 1099 Employee, should i be getting paid with a w2?

3 Answers | Asked by Alice Hunter on Nov 14, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 19, 2014

This truly seems like an issue/question that your employer should be asking of their accountant and attorney since the employer is the one that must/should declare you as either an independent contractor or employee. Pose this question to your employer and follow-up with him or her to get your answ...

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What is the best way to recieve payment and track the number of workouts the client has participated in

5 Answers | Asked by User on Dec 17, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 19, 2014

I see nothing wrong with a Sign-In Sheet. I use one that also includes my Liability Waiver for each session. It works and sometimes the KISS principle is the easiest and the best :-) LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com

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I am at a loss, how does one workout 5 days a week, but still maintains a high body fat percentage.

8 Answers | Asked by Roseanne D'Angelo on Dec 16, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 16, 2014

The answer to your question can come in many forms but my first response would be "a lot always depends on the type of workouts you're doing." Sometimes people, including trainers, look for complicated answers and solutions when in fact it 'could be' something basic. If the workouts are not target...

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how can we reduce the risk of fashion models and their eating disorder? .

5 Answers | Asked by mosa makgoka on Nov 04, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 15, 2014

As a model myself (although I'm a commercial print model, NOT fashion), I think that until the mindset of the public changes (which I think drives the mindset and direction of the fashion industry and designers), this won't change. Top-notch fashion models make way too much money for them to ignore ...

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does a waiver and informed consent need to be signed annually?

2 Answers | Asked by Kevin Burgess on Nov 11, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 15, 2014

The basic answer, in my opinion, would be no. But, as 'they' say, "the devil's in the details." Without knowing how your business is run, or the specifics of any specific individual client that you have, I would say your best bet is to have your attorney take a look at the forms that you mention h...

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