LaRue Cook

Alexandria, VA 22315

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How do I price a weekly corporate class?

3 Answers | Asked by Amelia Baures on Nov 18, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 15, 2014

Hi Amelia. Here's my single piece of advice. Give a single price for your time/class and then let the occupancy of the class determine how much each person pays. This helps eliminate issues such as making less from class-to-class as the participation fluctuates. Here's what I mean: Let's say I ...

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What are you doing to get more clients this season?

2 Answers | Asked by Justin Williams on Nov 25, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 15, 2014

I've been in private practice for over 20-years, and I think that marketing to get new clients takes a multi-faceted approach. I use my website, my blog, a newsletter, business cards, word of mouth, phone calls, videos, I write for several publications etc. Not everyone needs or wants to do all of...

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I have an assessment event interview for a personal trainer position - any tips?

3 Answers | Asked by Anna Atkins on Nov 30, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 15, 2014

Hi Anna. This may be coming too late to help you at this point, but in case it isn't, and in case others may find themselves in the same or similar position, I still want to answer. I have had to do this before both in-person and over the telephone. The best single advice I can give is to kee...

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Does this site help you get clients and improve as a trainer?

8 Answers | Asked by Rebecca Swinson on Nov 21, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 14, 2014

Hi Rebecca. Sorry to be joining this conversation 'late,' but as they say "better late than never!" :-) To answer your question, I'd say a big "yes!" So long as you intend to be fully engaged in the process (e.g. add your profile, keep it up-to-date, add some content as you feel comfortable, and r...

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Cardio with bad knees

10 Answers | Asked by Kerry Eve on Nov 27, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 14, 2014

Hi Kerry. A lot depends upon what issue is causing your client's 'bad knees.' I totally agree that first steps would be to have the client seek medical advice and evaluation. I often will use either a stationary bike, rowing machine, or hand/arm cycle/bike for clients with knee problems or pain. ...

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I need a simple subcontrator form for our studio. Any suggestions? Thank you

2 Answers | Asked by Lauri McNally on Dec 04, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 14, 2014

Hello Lauri. You can certainly find templates both online and from other sources, but I would caution that because this is a legal document, that whatever you decide to use that you have your OWN attorney at least review it before using it. If you attempt to draft your own agreement first and then...

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Using Calipers for obese clientele

7 Answers | Asked by Sandra Oliver on Dec 11, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 14, 2014

Hi Sandra. I agree with Paul in that when I'm faced with this situation, I go with the hand-held bio-impedance device. Easy to use, less intrusive and is fairly accurate for baseline purposes. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com

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Hello community, I have a typical question. What's a price range for online training?

3 Answers | Asked by Delmar Carey on Dec 13, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 14, 2014

Hi Delmar. I agree with both David and Harris. What you charge is what you charge. Only you truly know what your attendant costs are, and what you need (or deserve) to make per session. In addition to what David and Harris have mentioned, I'd add think about what competitors in this market charg...

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Does your gym/health club reimburse you for CEU's and certifications?

7 Answers | Asked by Jane Jakobsen on Dec 12, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 14, 2014

Hi Jane. Yes, one of the places where I provide specialty training services is paying for a specialty certification for me so that I can provide specialty training to their members. The certification costs $975 and they will be paying for the certification and attendant expenses. I'm not sure w...

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how to connect with insurance companies for corporate wellness

2 Answers | Asked by patricia provencher on Nov 25, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 14, 2014

Hi Patricia. As a former health insurance attorney for a large health insurance company I can tell you from my experience that in today's world many of these types of companies are looking for ways to reduce their costs and improve their benefit offerings to their members. My single piece of advic...

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