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LaRue Cook

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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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What is the best personal training certification to have

6 Answers | Asked by Trish Walker on Dec 14, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 14, 2014

Hello Trish. This is a question that has been asked quite often on this site (you may want to search for prior answers here as well). To my mind, the answer really depends on YOU. There are so many certifications out there, and so many factors to consider. For example, your budget, the education...

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Do you give gifts to your clients?

7 Answers | Asked by Missy Reece on Dec 12, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 12, 2014

I like your idea, but being the 'ever-cautious' trainer that I am :-) I would have one MAJOR caveat. If it were me and I decided to do this, I would check with my business attorney before proceeding to make sure that you include the proper disclaimers in your booklet! With so many people on diet r...

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What do people think of on knee push-ups when if are they appropriate

8 Answers | Asked by jessica kain on Nov 26, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 11, 2014

Like most other exercises, this exercise has a 'utility' under the right circumstances. Used as a modification or as a progression for a client needing either, this exercise can be good. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com

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what percent of gross revenue should a personal trainer receive from a club? 50% ?

5 Answers | Asked by Clarke Whitney on Dec 03, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 11, 2014

The real 'simple answer' is "whatever you can negotiate." Truly each trainer should weight this for themselves after considering several 'personal' factors such as their experience, education/technical knowledge, whether they offer a specialty training, what others are making etc. Decide what you ...

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should gift certificates have an expiration date?

8 Answers | Asked by Kevin Burgess on Dec 03, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 11, 2014

In my opinion, yes they should. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com

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Quick online training question - Use weight amount?

5 Answers | Asked by Samantha Kellgren on Dec 04, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 11, 2014

To my mind the answer depends on whether you have any prior experience working in-person with the client. If you do, then you should ave a sense of the actual weight that they can handle and can advise appropriately. If you have not, then my first question would be whether the person has done the p...

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First day as a Personal Trainer in a gym - What to do?

9 Answers | Asked by Patrick Kevin Govan on Dec 09, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Dec 10, 2014

Hi Patrick. In the words of Green Bay quarterback "R-E-L-A-X." You'll be fine. Take your time, approach people within your comfort zone (meaning don't try to force yourself onto unsuspecting gym goers). Strike up 'friendly' conversations, not necessarily professional ones. If people recognize y...

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