Questions Answered by Marie

Can a Fitness Professional's reputation be tainted by their personal image?

14 Answers | Asked by Serena Pharr 1465 days ago
Answered by Marie Powers 1462 days ago
Both very excellent answers to this very sticky dilemma. I can understand a client looking at their instructor and layi... read more

How many trainers have read and adapted the"China Study" nutritional program for their clients?

6 Answers | Asked by Jack Broderick Jr. 1482 days ago
Answered by Marie Powers 1480 days ago
Even though I have been in circles where the China Study was heavily discussed, I have purposely not read it. Here's th... read more

How do you motivate clients through plateaus?

15 Answers | Asked by Sara Foster 1480 days ago
Answered by Marie Powers 1480 days ago
Review with them how far they've come and what goals they have accomplished. Find new motivators. Shake up the routine... read more

How do you train clients with over-active upper traps (who initiate movements w a shoulder shrug)?

17 Answers | Asked by Sara Foster 1480 days ago
Answered by Marie Powers 1480 days ago
I agree that it is a matter of poor posture. Sometimes when we tell a client to move or stand a certain way, they just ... read more

What do you tell a client that insists that they can not lose weight?

21 Answers | Asked by Georgia Walls 1481 days ago
Answered by Marie Powers 1480 days ago
I have been there, but I know that it is not only possible to lose weight, but there is denial and untruthfulness to you... read more

Has anyone read 4-Hour body? What do you think of Tim Ferriss' analysis?

3 Answers | Asked by Lauren Smith 1481 days ago
Answered by Marie Powers 1480 days ago
I have read Tim's book and enjoyed. As with any book, there are things I agree with and others I don't, but he had a lo... read more

Why are you a good trainer? What makes fitness your passion?

14 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar 1481 days ago
Answered by Marie Powers 1480 days ago
I began dieting as a young girl and dieted myself right into morbid obesity. At 51 years of age, I found myself 2 pound... read more

Do you take your own fitness advice or are you your own worst personal trainer?

26 Answers | Asked by jill lawson 1481 days ago
Answered by Marie Powers 1480 days ago
I would never put my clients through a workout I have not personally done nor answer nutritional questions with answers ... read more

How many Fitness Trainers believe that they can rehab an injured client as well as a physical therapist? Why or Why not?

17 Answers | Asked by Louie Arias 1480 days ago
Answered by Marie Powers 1480 days ago
Wow, I love the diversity to the answers. I do believe a person should be diagnosed by a physician or physical therapis... read more

Why are roll ups and roll downs in Pilates, not a good "core" exercise?

17 Answers | Asked by Liz Toppan 1481 days ago
Answered by Marie Powers 1480 days ago
Hmmm, I agree with Lara in that I've never heard this question before. It absolutely works the core muscles. I prefer ... read more