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LaRue Cook

Alexandria, VA 22315

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I just got certified as a trainer and I'm wondering what should I do and where should I begin?

10 Answers | Asked by Jeremy Rivers on Feb 05, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 06, 2014

Hi Jeremy. Congratulations! Every trainer's situation is different and so the answer to whether you should start in a gym or strike out on your own resides in you. You know your situation better than anyone else! Are you comfortable being your own boss? Do you have experience as a business owne...

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Any sugestions for helping my petite clients lose weight?

7 Answers | Asked by Kristine Pasto on Feb 05, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 05, 2014

Hi Kristine. When I think of 'petite' clients I think in terms of BOTH height and weight. Are your petite clients small in both stature and weight? If so, my first question would be why are they trying to lose weight? Everybody (that's every body) is different and reacts differently to the same ...

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MY training business is an LLC. in Illinios. Will a LLC. protect me more or less then a S Corp from lawsuits

4 Answers | Asked by William Pavelec on Feb 05, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 05, 2014

Hi William. This is a question that you MUST ask your legal counsel. The answer to your question, and how you proceed is too important to rely on answers you get through a 'fitness' forum. Both an LLC and S-corp are generally considered entities separate from their owner IF all of the necessary...

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Hello everyone! Does anyone have good resources for geriatric exercise ideas?

2 Answers | Asked by Aubrey Jarman on Feb 05, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 05, 2014

Hi Aubrey. There are tons of resources out there. Try Silver Sneakers, AARP and some of the free resources offered by certifying agencies such as ACE, AFAA, NSCA, ISSA, and others. You can also do a basic online search which will turn-up dozens of sources for information (which of course you will...

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in-home vs. off-site personal training rates

4 Answers | Asked by Melissa VanSlambrouck on Feb 05, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 05, 2014

Hi Melissa. A lot about the actual dollar amount that you would charge for this additional person depends on what your regular (single person) rate is. To my mind, on the face of it, an extra $10 or $20 isn't enough, but again that depends a lot on what you normally charge. Rather than looking at...

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Giving advice on fitness motivation- legal ramifications?

4 Answers | Asked by Cedric Smith on Feb 04, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 05, 2014

Hi Cedric. Something that I ALWAYS caution trainers and others about is that "anyone can sue anyone at just about anytime." The real issue is whether their lawsuit will be successful. You limit someone's ability to be successful in a suit against you by taking the necessary precautions BEFORE an ...

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What body fat testing system do you recommend for use in corporate wellness programs?

8 Answers | Asked by Shannon Leavitt on Feb 02, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 03, 2014

I agree that the hand-held bio-impedence body fat analyzer probably fits the bill for you. I use this instrument all the time at company health fairs and it is fast, very mobile and as far as reliability goes, in my opinion, even if an instrument is not 100% accurate (few if any are), at least if ...

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Disclaimer/ Policies for Fitness Website

3 Answers | Asked by Silvia Buehler Espiritu on Jan 14, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 03, 2014

Hi Silvia. Ariadne is correct. Your best course of action is to speak to an experienced attorney with small business expertise (particularly with fitness businesses) and take the time to discuss your plans with your insurance agent. Also, forming an LLC or other business organization may be somet...

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Where are some of the best places to advertise your new business?

6 Answers | Asked by Renee Chatham on Feb 03, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 03, 2014

Your local/neighborhood paper or circulation is a great way to get started. Also posting (with permission of course) flyers in local businesses (particularly coffee shops and such). I hope that this helps. LaRue, CSCS www.lecfitness.com

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How recognized is the ISSA's Fitness Trainer Certification?

6 Answers | Asked by Steven Brown on Feb 02, 2014

Answered by LaRue Cook on Feb 03, 2014

Hi Steven. As a contributor to some of ISSA's articles and coursework I may be somewhat biased :-) However, I must say that I find their materials and curriculum for personal training very credible and high-quality. Like anything else, your credentials are just one part of what makes you a compet...

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