Marie Powers

Branson, MO 65616

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

14 Answers | Asked by Serena Pharr on Jul 01, 2011

Answered by Marie Powers on Jul 04, 2011

Both very excellent answers to this very sticky dilemma. I can understand a client looking at their instructor and laying judgment on their body shape or weight. I have done it myself. But I do agree with the resistance to change and the way he was eased into the class as well as to his style of ...

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

6 Answers | Asked by Jack Broderick Jr. on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Marie Powers on Jun 17, 2011

Even though I have been in circles where the China Study was heavily discussed, I have purposely not read it. Here's the thing, it is never a one size fits all. We are unique individuals and as such some function on one type of regimen and others function on a very different regimen. I am a yoga ...

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How do you motivate clients through plateaus?

16 Answers | Asked by Sara Foster on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Marie Powers on Jun 16, 2011

Review with them how far they've come and what goals they have accomplished. Find new motivators. Shake up the routine or uncover something they've secretly desired to do like sky diving and plan an outing.

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

18 Answers | Asked by Sara Foster on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Marie Powers on Jun 16, 2011

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 don't get it because they have never "felt" what good posture feels like. Therefore they can't imitate it. I try to get them to feel the sensation in a couple different ways. In...

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

21 Answers | Asked by Georgia Walls on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Marie Powers on Jun 16, 2011

I have been there, but I know that it is not only possible to lose weight, but there is denial and untruthfulness to yourself and what you are eating if the scale is not budging. I do ask a lot of questions and give them an alternative, also in questions form, i.e. "What if you tried this? Do you...

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

3 Answers | Asked by Lauren Smith on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Marie Powers on Jun 16, 2011

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 lot of good input. As for the nutrition plan, I agree with it for the reasons stated by Andrew. As for the cheat day, it is used successfully by body builders and many others. I h...

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

15 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Hawkinson-Hellyar on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Marie Powers on Jun 16, 2011

I began dieting as a young girl and dieted myself right into morbid obesity. At 51 years of age, I found myself 2 pounds away from 300 pounds, with diabetes and hypertension, and becoming immobile. Several years back I had resigned myself to being obese because I had tried diet and exercise, pills...

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

26 Answers | Asked by jill lawson on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Marie Powers on Jun 16, 2011

I would never put my clients through a workout I have not personally done nor answer nutritional questions with answers that I do not follow. I believe clients are more motivated by knowing that their trainer absolutely believes in what they espouse and therefore shows that by following through wit...

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

18 Answers | Asked by Louie Arias on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Marie Powers on Jun 16, 2011

Wow, I love the diversity to the answers. I do believe a person should be diagnosed by a physician or physical therapist. What could appear to be a rotator cuff injury could actually be cancer. So diagnosis is best left to professionals. That being said, I believe a trainer can be very beneficia...

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

18 Answers | Asked by Liz Toppan on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Marie Powers on Jun 16, 2011

Hmmm, I agree with Lara in that I've never heard this question before. It absolutely works the core muscles. I prefer to do it by lifting the hands up toward the ceiling on the inhale, then raising the head and rolling up on the exhale. It's not as hard on the neck as the neck pull which I prefer...

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