Marlan Eller

Guyton, GA 31312-4599

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19 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan on Feb 06, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on Feb 08, 2012

You have some great answers to this question! There are just so many limitations to the words "best" and "better" that there is no right or wrong answer here. For general fitness, I would have to say that BOSU is the simplest and most realistic way to go. I've used a BOSU apparatus with all of my...

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Should We Train People in Pain?

14 Answers | Asked by Kurt Gillon on Feb 07, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on Feb 08, 2012

The power of referral is probably one of the greatest powers that a personal trainer has. Referring a client with legitimate pain concerns to a qualified healthcare professional should only help to build a stronger client/trainer relationship. If a client is in pain, the prudent way to proceed, in m...

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How many calories do you have to burn in order to lose a pound?

13 Answers | Asked by Cece Chorne on Jan 03, 2012

Answered by Marlan Eller on Jan 04, 2012

3,500 calories burnt is one pound lost. Karin brought up a great point when she said that exercise equipment offers an approximation at best as far as accurate caloric expenditure goes. To figure out exactly what your metabolic rate is at any given time, you have to look at METs. As a measure of oxy...

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What are you holding onto that is not allowing you to reach your full fitness potential?

10 Answers | Asked by StayFIT on Dec 15, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Dec 18, 2011

I would live in the gym if I could. My passion for physical health is actually what stops me sometimes from reaching my full fitness potential. Fitness isn't just about being physically healthy. Well-rounded social and personal lives are also just as important. I lose sight of that sometimes, and I ...

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How do you attract men to group fitness classes?

5 Answers | Asked by Jessica Daly on Dec 04, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Dec 15, 2011

I'm with Shawn and Debbie on this one. Men are naturally "violent" .. That's a strong word, but that's just saying that men usually want to do something that makes them feel powerful. I don't know ANY male group fitness instructors. I really wish I did. It just seems like, in this area, especial...

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Just read a great article written by Nia Shanks, 'Three Methods of Intermittent Fasting' and was wondering other's thoughts?

6 Answers | Asked by Sasha Myers Demong on Nov 29, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Dec 13, 2011

Sasha, I think that article was pretty cool stuff! It seems to be a lot of theory and "what if" and "well this works and this works and this works..." Being more academic, I want the real world results. I need some studies, some numbers, all that jazz... I think in theory it's a great way to c...

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How do gym members percieve trainers, what's holding people back when choosing to work with a trainer, beside money.

10 Answers | Asked by Nikki Bittner on Nov 29, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Dec 13, 2011

It's all about the trainer!! A trainer who has a positive, friendly attitude is a start! Most of the job is pleasing the client, like it or not. Knowledge is probably the most important professional aspect of the job other than a great personality. Like Joanne said, no one questions the value...

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I work as an Independent Trainer @ a gym... Any ideas on how to get more clients? Right now word of mouth is all I got.

9 Answers | Asked by Dan Clark on Nov 29, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Dec 13, 2011

Dan, Stephen had some awesome suggestions! I am also an independent contractor at a local gym. My experience thusfar has been that it's best to get to know the regulars. Take time to socialize and carry on worthy conversations that don't always relate to fitness. Just to reiterate... If you s...

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Fitness test that should be assessed for a teenager?

7 Answers | Asked by Tess Armaly on Nov 28, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Dec 13, 2011

Tess, I think Shawn did a great job of answering this question along with his comments. If it were me, I would throw as many assessments at him as possible. It's important to keep in mind that a 14 year old is not fully developed. Having said that, the young man may be able to do most anythin...

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How Do I Get Muscle Definition?

7 Answers | Asked by Delmar Carey on Dec 08, 2011

Answered by Marlan Eller on Dec 08, 2011

That's an accurate assessment. However, I think that generalizing this topic in those terms isn't the best way to go about it. Instead, we can elaborate on losing fat AND strength training. When we talk about fat loss, something that is often overlooked is that our bodies burn fat in the ...

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