LaRue Cook

Alexandria, VA 22315

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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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What are some new pieces of equipment to add to my in-home business?

9 Answers | Asked by Christine Hales on Nov 12, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 15, 2014

Bands, bands, bands (and of course their attachments and accessories). These are wonderfully mobile and diverse pieces of exercise equipment limited only by your imagination in terms of their use! LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com

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What are average salaries for a personal trainer?

5 Answers | Asked by Allison Crisp on Nov 16, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 15, 2014

Hi Allison. I agree with what the others have said here, but would like to add that 'averages' can be misleading. What I mean by this is that as Matthew has correctly pointed out, there are trainers out there making a heck of a lot more than what's being quoted here (e.g. $18/hour - I've never see...

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I would like to become certified through one of the accredited organizations, either NSCA or NCCPT.Is one better than the other

4 Answers | Asked by Noreen Hensel on Dec 15, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 15, 2014

Hi Noreen. As between the two that you mentioned, I'm partial to NSCA simply because I'm more familiar with their CSCS certification which I consider 'top drawer!' Good luck with your decision because as you say, there are many different certifications out there and it can be confusing! In my o...

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