LaRue Cook

Alexandria, VA 22315

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I passed the ACSM CPT exam and am ready to quit my job and get started! But how?!

15 Answers | Asked by Samantha Kellgren on Feb 11, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 12, 2014

Hi Samantha. Congratulations! As someone who started out pretty much thinking the same things as you 21 years ago (wow has it really been that long?), my advice would be: If you're currently working in a job, rather than quit your job and diving head-log into starting out new, I would recommend s...

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Why the fingers shakes sometimes or it feels like moving without doing any movement ,why does it happens

3 Answers | Asked by Soumendra Pattanaik on Feb 11, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 12, 2014

Hi Soumendra. I'd be hesitant to give you any 'answer' to your issue in a forum answer. The BEST answer (and advice) that I can give is to see your physician about this and get a medical answer. Good luck. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com

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I have a client who has a torn rotator cuff but does not need surgery. She did go to physical therapy.

8 Answers | Asked by Heidi Weinberg on Feb 11, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 12, 2014

Hi Heidi. I have written much on taking care of the shoulders - particularly since I too, as a former baseball pitcher and a current tournament tennis player have seen my share of shoulder problems. I do a fair amount of training with tennis players, throwers and other 'overhead' athletes on devel...

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Competing With what is "popular?"

7 Answers | Asked by Tim Williams on Feb 12, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 12, 2014

Hi Tim. Unfortunately, as you've correctly identified, there is tons of information (good and bad) out there in the public stream about nutrition and diet. In my opinion, all you can do as their trainer is provide the information that you feel is in their best interest. It's truly up to each indi...

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How do you track obese clients progress who refuse to let you do weight or measurments?

12 Answers | Asked by Kerry Walsh on Feb 11, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 12, 2014

Hi Kerry. Actually, I never weigh or measure my obese/overweight clients. I want their focus to be on how they're starting to feel, both physically and mentally about themselves. I tell them to 'monitor' how their clothes fit. When they start getting looser - they're making progress. I even wro...

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Im thinking of furthering my career by gaining a second certification as an advanced health an fitness specialist, any pointers?

7 Answers | Asked by Mike Lloyd on Feb 07, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 08, 2014

Hi Mike. That's great that you're looking to specialize in this much needed area. My practice includes quite a bit of post-rehab work - mostly on referral from local physical therapists. It is a very rewarding part of my practice and an area that I hope to continue to grow. I know that there are s...

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Im thinking of furthering my career by gaining a second certification as an advanced health an fitness specialist, any pointers?

7 Answers | Asked by Mike Lloyd on Feb 07, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 08, 2014

Hi Mike. That's great that you're looking to specialize in this much needed area. My practice includes quite a bit of post-rehab work - mostly on referral from local physical therapists. It is a very rewarding part of my practice and an area that I hope to continue to grow. I know that there are s...

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Is hot yoga safe for people with lower back pain?

6 Answers | Asked by Lisa Coffee-Smith on Feb 07, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 07, 2014

Hi Lisa. As with any other injury/condition, the answer to your question depends on the etiology of the low back pain. Lower back pain is such a common condition, with so MANY possible causes, that a single answer to your question ('yes," or 'no') is not really possible. You should first determin...

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Can any adult sign a waiver form for a teenager to take a fitness class or does it have to be the parent?

5 Answers | Asked by Jessa Freeman on Feb 06, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 07, 2014

A parent or legal guardian. Speak with your lawyer. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com

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corporate wellness

9 Answers | Asked by Daphne Gillie on Feb 06, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 07, 2014

Hi Daphne. As a former Corporate Fitness Director, and someone who has been involved in corporate wellness (e.g. corporate seminars, health fairs, classes and more), I would say "go out as ask." To my mind there is no substitute in the corporate wellness world for going out and meeting HR Directors...

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