Mandy Hoffman

Nashua, NH 03060

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Where can I find the Circle of Choreography to print out?

1 Answer | Asked by Connie B on Jun 12, 2013

Answered by Mandy Hoffman on Jun 14, 2013

http://forms.acsm.org/Summit2013/pdfs/92%20Murphy.pdf

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How is your membership based business (health club or personal trainer) preparing for the New Year's business rush?!

6 Answers | Asked by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Nov 26, 2012

Answered by Mandy Hoffman on Dec 03, 2012

Hey Lawrence- have you also been tracking and evaluating membership retention as part of your financial plan? For some business, this may cut more costs more than fixing all processing errors (assuming they are small). Let your staff be apart of goal setting for next year. Review last years membe...

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What is a healthy body fat percentage?

8 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Nov 30, 2012

Answered by Mandy Hoffman on Dec 03, 2012

When reviewing written percentages on paper, remember equally important is not to get hung up on absolute numbers of your body fat readings- focus on change over time. Body fat readings are estimates as there is a small margin of error. While the total number may not be 100% accurate standing alon...

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As a fitness professional, do you have an obligation to correct others when you're a customer at a gym?

14 Answers | Asked by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 30, 2012

Answered by Mandy Hoffman on Dec 03, 2012

I am going to play devils advocate- if one of my trainers were prescribing downright dangerous activities, I would want to be made aware. If sweet Mrs. Housewife who has never worked out before is being given straight leg dead lifts with heavy weight or a third trimester woman is being challenged t...

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Holiday gratuities - how much it should be for personal trainers?

9 Answers | Asked by Miroslava Plaunova on Dec 01, 2012

Answered by Mandy Hoffman on Dec 03, 2012

I disagree with the Daily News as well- any heartfelt gesture of gratitude is always welcome despite it's monetary value.

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How many of you like the mind/body classes?

7 Answers | Asked by Robyn Caruso on Dec 03, 2012

Answered by Mandy Hoffman on Dec 03, 2012

The next certification I am interested in is the willPower Method, so yeah, I'm all about mind/body...and feet! http://www.willpowermethod.com/willpower-grace I've also participated in a bootcamp that ended with a quick meditation, hands to the heart and a Namaste so to me that says the whole body...

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What type of continuing education classes do you guys like to take?

12 Answers | Asked by Robyn Caruso on Dec 03, 2012

Answered by Mandy Hoffman on Dec 03, 2012

IDEA conventions are top of the line- I'm also a fan of the Perform Better functional training summit as it is a mix of trainers, coaches and therapists. http://www.performbetter.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SeminarsDisplay?c... It's nice to network and learn with similar but different profession...

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Are you able to support yourself by only doing personal training/group exercise??

13 Answers | Asked by Victoria Ramirez on Oct 22, 2012

Answered by Mandy Hoffman on Nov 02, 2012

Every rose has its thorn- the industry can be challenging. The Y could be a great choice if you require day care in order to work (depending on position/location, discounted or free). I also know a few folks who started as camp counselors and are full time membership and program directors now-...

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Do you give your clients presents or gifts for any occasion?

10 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Oct 24, 2012

Answered by Mandy Hoffman on Nov 02, 2012

Yes! Your gifts do not have to cost you money“hear me out. Network with a massage therapist or chiropractor or stylist- whichever is most applicable to your client base. Some gyms have these professionals in house. Trade with them, let’s say, 5 gift vouchers for a 30 minute session ...

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Game ideas for clients??

13 Answers | Asked by Thea Ward on Oct 27, 2012

Answered by Mandy Hoffman on Nov 02, 2012

I'm with Joycelyn on reaching back to childhood- Simon Says is always fun with a core group of established functional/bootcamp/kickboxing moves. Kind of like LaRue with So You Want to be a Trainer, people in the group can take turns being Simon. When you're "out" you can begin laps around the roo...

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