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Louis Davis

Norwalk, CT 06851

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I am an independent trainer in Va,I am interested in starting a boot camp, I have great ideas for the camp but

5 Answers | Asked by Angie Lee on Oct 05, 2015

Answered by Louis Davis on Oct 05, 2015

Good morning Angie, Some things that I have done in the past to promote boot camp/personal training is setting up a booth in your local Vitamin Shoppe (or other health/fitness store), promoting your services. Social media might be one of the easiest was to promote using Instagram or Face Book....

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I do push ups and planks every day but which is better?? Doing push ups first then plank or plank first then push ups?

5 Answers | Asked by Bryan Filemon on Aug 13, 2015

Answered by Louis Davis on Aug 13, 2015

Hi Bryan, Push ups and planks are both great exercise for your core but target two different things. Push ups are done primarily to increase muscular endurance, strength, or hypertrophy (of the chest, shoulders, and triceps). A plank is an exercise done primarily to increase core stability. ...

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Personal trainers, what do you include in your assessments of new clients?

8 Answers | Asked by Deirdra Rogers on Jul 29, 2015

Answered by Louis Davis on Jul 31, 2015

Hi Deidra, As protocol with the corporate fitness company I work for, we do 3 minute step test, sit and reach flexibility assessment, push up and modified crunch assessment, and skin-fold/BIA body fat assessment. Depending on the client I don't perform the assessment, especially if it's someo...

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is cycling safe for bad knees

5 Answers | Asked by Leslie Ward on Jul 31, 2015

Answered by Louis Davis on Jul 31, 2015

Hi Leslie, Cycling is a non-weight bearing mode of exercise and should be light on your joints. Unless you're experiencing pain, discomfort, or your doctor directs you to stop, I would keep it up. Also, not sure how you feel about swimming but that's another great activity that's light on the bod...

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Independent Trainers: Do you rent space from a local studio? If so, how much do you pay?

7 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Jul 12, 2015

Answered by Louis Davis on Jul 13, 2015

Hi Jason, As an independent most either pay one set monthly fee as if you would if you were renting an apartment or paying a per person rate (i.e. $20 per hour session completed). When teaching classes some get paid a per class fee or hourly rate depending on how many classes they teach. ...

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sample fitness program

7 Answers | Asked by Pamela O'Connor on Jul 12, 2015

Answered by Louis Davis on Jul 13, 2015

Hi Pamela, The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has a few different resources for programming, including a workout template and monthly/annual program plan. Take a look at the link below. Also, it might help to do some research on their OPT Training Model.

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is ok to do cardio with muscle soreness

5 Answers | Asked by Linnett Rieger on Jun 09, 2015

Answered by Louis Davis on Jun 11, 2015

Hi Linnett, Your client maybe cramping due to fatigue, which is a sign that she may need to take a break. If she still feels the need to do something, I would have her walk or bike at a low intensity. I would also recommend some type of recovery efforts (foam roll, massage, day off, etc.) I'm ...

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creating a weight training program for someone with knee problems

6 Answers | Asked by Michelle Volpe on Jun 11, 2015

Answered by Louis Davis on Jun 11, 2015

Hi Michelle, Similar to what Steven, I would incorporate a lot of posterior exercises, using body weight primarily. Here are a few exercises I would recommend: Glute bridge Hip Thrust Stability Hamstring Curl Bodyweight Leg Extension Back Lateral Tube Walk Body Weight Step Up (using l...

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best certifications for training elite tennis players

4 Answers | Asked by Missy FitzSimons on May 03, 2015

Answered by Louis Davis on May 04, 2015

Hi Missy, Like Karin and Harris said, the NASM performance Enhancement Specialist and NSCA-CSCS are at the very top for training all athletes. Another I would recommend is Ignite360 Performance Training certification. The certification is through IMG Academy, which was founded by Nick Bollett...

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What is the best flexibility assessment to perform on a client?

10 Answers | Asked by Rosario Tibisay Geis (a.k.a.: Tibi) on May 01, 2015

Answered by Louis Davis on May 01, 2015

Hi, I'm not sure if there is one particular flexibility test that is best, it depends on what you're trying to assess and the population you plan to assess. The most common and simplest flexibility test is the sit and reach assessment which measures lower back and hamstring flexibility. You can u...

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