Martin Petrofes

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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How does AFPA personal trainer cert compare to other accreited organizations.

3 Answers | Asked by Kim Watters on Jul 16, 2018

Answered by Martin Petrofes about an hour ago

You kind of answered your own question as far as what is different about AFPA and the main/better known Personal Trainer certifications. To me, what you do before and after you get certified to be more important. Which cert you possess doesn't make you a good fitness instructor. How much you put i...

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what kind of insurance do you have

4 Answers | Asked by Peggi Yeager on Jul 15, 2018

Answered by Martin Petrofes about 2 hours ago

I would also check with my insurance provider. I do not work with clients in my home. So, I never asked about that.

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What exercises should a 12 year old gymnast do?

1 Answer | Asked by Rilee Higgins about 4 hours ago

Answered by Martin Petrofes about 2 hours ago

How much time is she already training? Are you training her specifically to improve gymnastics performance? What level gymnast is she now? I am going to assume she is doing a fair amount of tumbling now. So I would avoid anything with a plyometric type of element. I am very big on athletes doing...

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how to remove auto renewal for video

4 Answers | Asked by Sabrina Robbins on Jul 13, 2018

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Sep 18, 2018

I also recommend that you remove your credit card number from your information on the IDEA site. You probably have one listed if you had auto renewal.

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What would be the best route to go to pursue a career in Nutritional Counseling if I already have a Masters degree in Psychology

4 Answers | Asked by Vicki Rocha on Jul 07, 2018

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Sep 18, 2018

I am betting a lot of your previous credits will apply to getting a degree to become a registered dietician. It is pretty well known that I do not approve of trainers getting too involved in dietary recommendations without some serious education. Especially with clients on medication and with medi...

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Is there another resource of Pre-Made Workouts from Workout Builder? Thanks

3 Answers | Asked by Louis Moore on Jul 07, 2018

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Sep 18, 2018

Is this for yourself or for clients? I wouldn't recommend prefab workouts to anyone. Fitness isn't a one size fits all. For newbies, sure look at the program designs on line. Get ideas, find new exercises. But then evaluate the needs of the exerciser. Do they need hamstring flexibility and impro...

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I was wondering if there are people to come out to our fitness facility and teach the TRX certification course

4 Answers | Asked by Leah Smollin on Jul 06, 2018

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Sep 18, 2018

You should contact TRX. They used to have a lot of people teaching all over the world. I have not looked into it personally. I started using gymnastics rings and other suspension equipment 45 years ago. I use it periodically with clients and my own training. It has always been a viable option. ...

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is Cardiovascular training GOOD or BAD

5 Answers | Asked by Chris Capellan on Jul 05, 2018

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Sep 18, 2018

Almost all forms of exercise are cardiovascular training. Your heart responds to any change in activity. The intensity of that change in activity makes a difference in the reponse of the heart. Untrained individuals should start small and make small changes to the variables of exercise. The heart ...

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Use my name or my business name to network in a new location?

4 Answers | Asked by Melanie Fensick on Jun 23, 2018

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Sep 18, 2018

And you may need to register your old business name and LLC in the new state as an out of state or foreign business to use the LLC there. But if you do intend to do that, check what you will need to do if you decide not to continue under the LLC. Some states charge fees to "keep business in good st...

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I have a 32 Yr. Old female who has been diagnosed with bicuspid aortic valve disease with mild regurgitation.

3 Answers | Asked by Laura Partridge on Jun 20, 2018

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Sep 18, 2018

I would get more specific instructions from her medical team. Specific heart rate limit, specific BP limit, frequency and duration of workouts (especially initiallly), any contraindicated exercises and activities besides heavy lifting, etc. Is she on any medications? You want to know medication ef...

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