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Martin Petrofes

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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market research about aerial fitness

2 Answers | Asked by Silja Meier Burns on Feb 05, 2017

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Feb 27, 2017

I have seen some video on aerial fitness. But have not seen any research. It would be interesting to see some serious data. I will check out the article above.

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What is the best type of exercise for someone with lower back pain?

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

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Feb 25, 2017

Also, don't forget that the entire body is involved in what happens in the spine. Posture and alignment are every bit as important as strength and endurance.

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Best core exercises and strength conditioning for people with lower back pain.

11 Answers | Asked by sirguy chambers on May 23, 2012

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Feb 25, 2017

So, how did things go? How are you doing now? I would love to get some follow up info. Email me if you get this. hawaiifitnessacademy@gmail.com Thanks.

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Is hot yoga safe for people with lower back pain?

8 Answers | Asked by Lisa Coffee-Smith on Feb 07, 2014

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Feb 25, 2017

Hot Yoga is done in an intentionally heated room or area. Just for anyone else not familiar with the term.

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Simple Stretches for the individuals who don't like to stretch!

8 Answers | Asked by The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon on Dec 10, 2011

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Feb 25, 2017

I find the biggest actual complaint is due to people over stretching. Stretching beyond mild discomfort into actual pain is incorrect technique. And then the second complaint is that they feel stretching is not productive use of their time. Which I compare to oral hygeine or house cleaning. Neither...

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Anyone know of any studies that show if you expand or renovate your fitness center, there will be an increase in utilization?

6 Answers | Asked by Nick Batanian on Dec 17, 2012

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Feb 25, 2017

Unless your fitness facility is seriously outdated (and that is probably true, as most facitlities still focus on "sit down" machines) or small, changes won't do much to participation numbers. I tell those interested in expanding the size of their facility to "only expand if there is demand". That...

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Are there any research studies showing that stretching is a good thing?

6 Answers | Asked by Joe Widlicka on Feb 25, 2017

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Feb 25, 2017

Have you tried searching "research on the benefits of stretching" or something similar. Recently stretching has gotten a bit of a bad rap. There have been a few studies that didn't find a clear benefit. And as usual, the world of 10 second sound bites latched on to a line or two that was only a po...

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Would like to know about beginner certification course

5 Answers | Asked by Jayasree MK on Apr 14, 2014

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Feb 25, 2017

I am always curious to find out how things went for the people asking about how to get started. If you are still getting notices on this question, it would be great if you posted something new about your experiences.

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Best Mobility/Stability Course or Certification?

6 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Landry on Jan 31, 2017

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Feb 25, 2017

A lot of good suggestions. It would be great if you were to post again in the future to share your decision and experience for others when you finish whichever program you choose. I wish you success.

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Are additional certifications valuable to a new entry in the industry?

8 Answers | Asked by SCOTT CLARK on Apr 15, 2012

Answered by Martin Petrofes on Feb 25, 2017

To anyone who has come across this question and looking for some suggestions. Working for yourself can be fantastic. I have lived and worked in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, And Hawaii as a fitness instructor. It has been awesome. But it was not always easy. And I pretty much had to supplement my inco...

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