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Marc Mason

Lenexa, KS 66215-2844

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Do you sell small equipment packs (balls, resistance bands) with sample workouts to your clients? Have you thought about it?

7 Answers | Asked by Joy Keller on Mar 07, 2012

Answered by Marc Mason on Mar 30, 2012

If it benefits the client and creates a passive revenue stream, I'd do it. Don 't want to get tied up with a lot of inventory though. Is it working for you Joy?

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Are "5 Hour Energy" drinks good for you?

13 Answers | Asked by Angela Cordoni on Jul 12, 2011

Answered by Marc Mason on Jan 04, 2012

Sorry to jump in so late. The questions been answered, but, seriously? Unless you're selling them...they aren't benefi'tting anyone.

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How many of you Personal Trainers out there can see yourself doing this job for the rest of your life?

33 Answers | Asked by Tina Carreras on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Marc Mason on Jun 18, 2011

My clientele has aged with me. There is no reason to consider changing careers. Ever.

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What equipment do you suggest for a personal trainer to have to train clients at home?

62 Answers | Asked by Kym Peterson on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Marc Mason on Jun 18, 2011

Exercise tubes and an agile brain. Every house is a fully equipped gym if you get creative.

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How long would you stick to a routine if a client sees you 3x per week and what is your program design?

13 Answers | Asked by Jonathan Amos on Jun 06, 2011

Answered by Marc Mason on Jun 14, 2011

Program design depends entirely on the client, not the calendar. Keep it interesting, stay goal oriented and re-assess.

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If a client was not losing weight, but losing inches, how would you keep the client motivated to stick with you?

13 Answers | Asked by Jonathan Amos on Jun 03, 2011

Answered by Marc Mason on Jun 14, 2011

Whether or not the client's goal is weight related, when we do an initial assessment I always focus on lean mass. Increasing it perhaps or maintaining it. When change is encouraged, we don't emphasize a body weight goal but a body composition goal. I tell my clients to expect little weight loss ...

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If a client threw up in a session, would you feel good about yourself or bad?

22 Answers | Asked by Jonathan Amos on Jun 12, 2011

Answered by Marc Mason on Jun 14, 2011

I've seen trainers and fitness instructors gloating over the participants who have either hurled or collapsed during a training session. I'd never return to a session with someone like that. But on the surface you need to ask what was going on before you rush to judgement. A new participant may ...

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I am looking for a personal trainer, what is the average hourly rate I should expect to pay?

15 Answers | Asked by Angela Cordoni on May 10, 2011

Answered by Marc Mason on Jun 14, 2011

Please don't shop rates. Meet some professionals, decide who connects best with you then make your decision. I good trainer can make a higher rate more valuable to you. An experienced professional can also make sure you spend less time face-to-face and more time being productive so it suits your...

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How many meals per day should I be eating to promote lean muscle?

10 Answers | Asked by Tiffany Verot on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Marc Mason on Jun 14, 2011

I always recommend 5-6 meals per day to keep your energy levels high and to make sure you have enough of the building blocks your body requires both for energy and recovery.

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