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Matt Woodard

Seattle, WA 98112

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Can anyone suggest some great games/drills for kid's boot camp

8 Answers | Asked by Melisa Stoner on Nov 06, 2012

Answered by Matt Woodard on Nov 07, 2012

Hi Melisa I have taught celebrity kids in LA with this program format. I hope this helps! 5 components of fitness: When designing an exercise program there are five factors to take into consideration: Flexibility Muscular endurance Cardiovascular Body fat Muscular strength Combinin...

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What do you think about systematizing trainers programming is it helpful or does it take away creativity?

11 Answers | Asked by Matt Woodard on Sep 03, 2012

Answered by Matt Woodard on Sep 08, 2012

Joanne I could not agree more! Program Design should be seen as your branding. When the industry becomes cognititive of the effects that branding has, we will create value in our service to the medical community. In addition to improving our image in the medical community I feel structured ...

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Do you utilize the exercise-induced feeling inventory with your clients?

7 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 11, 2011

Answered by Matt Woodard on Sep 04, 2012

If you find out after the session that it was too hard or too easy you may be too late. I will start my session off by describing a modified version of the RPE. To find out what their pain tollerence is I will explain what the scale is, what the numbers represent and start them on a controlled modal...

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What exercise programming solutions are you using to meet the needs of your clientele?

8 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 20, 2011

Answered by Matt Woodard on Sep 04, 2012

Great question! I will have them perform a series of assessments: 1. overhead squat assessment for muscular imbalance test 2. sub max VO2 for cardio assessment 3. Push up test for upper body strength baseline 4. Plank (reg or modified) test to find baseline for core stability After col...

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If you are training the pregnant population, what exercise programming approach do you utilize?

6 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 30, 2011

Answered by Matt Woodard on Sep 04, 2012

I adhere to guidelines set by American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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What do you think about systematizing trainers programming is it helpful or does it take away creativity?

11 Answers | Asked by Matt Woodard on Sep 03, 2012

Answered by Matt Woodard on Sep 04, 2012

Non linear periodization to be specific. I have created an outline to ensure the trainers are looking in micro and macro cycles. I feel this not only helps the trainer stay on track, also creates a clear vision to the client.

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What are the most important things to consider in naming your fitness related business?

9 Answers | Asked by Jonathan Glick on Jun 11, 2012

Answered by Matt Woodard on Sep 03, 2012

Great question Jonathan! Identifying with your local consumers is important. What is unique about your style or philosophy? Try to stay away from the mainstream, you don't want someone to confuse your business with another. In Seattle there are so many studios with the number 5 in their name, it mak...

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Naming my fitness studio can I use a name already taken in the state but not near me?

8 Answers | Asked by Alisa Mallinger on Aug 28, 2011

Answered by Matt Woodard on Sep 03, 2012

You need to check with your state. In Washington if your going to incorporate you can not do so under another businesses name. If you are a sole proprietor you have a tax id number but you can have your company listed DBA ie. Jane Smith DBA (doing business as) Pilates 1. Hope this helps again check ...

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I am starting my own Pilates studio, how do I recruit clients - I just moved to this state!

8 Answers | Asked by Elisabeth LaMouria on Sep 01, 2012

Answered by Matt Woodard on Sep 03, 2012

Get to know your local businesses don't go at it alone. I have found that personal relations work better than media marketing for a start up since air time can be expensive. The majority of your market is within 10 minutes walking distance don't waist time outside of this area. Potential customers a...

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