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Michael Briody

Locust Valley, NY 11560

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Has anyone offered specials for yearly memberships before?

1 Answer | Asked by Joye Thomas on Dec 12, 2014

Answered by Michael Briody on Dec 27, 2014

Yes , special classes only for annual members and family members can also train for free certain months.

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Hello, does anyone have any advice for me on how to establish a valuable career in the health and fitness industry?

7 Answers | Asked by Jason Wyda on Apr 11, 2014

Answered by Michael Briody on Apr 13, 2014

Jason, Harris above nailed it, but to become successful you MUST learn how to sell, and sell yourself. Having the right personality, motivation, and living by example are essential to being successful in this field.. Good Luck! Coach Briody

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In Home Personal Trainer Safety

11 Answers | Asked by Aaron Boike on Jan 21, 2013

Answered by Michael Briody on Jan 21, 2013

We always meet clients prior for an "Assessment of current health and goals". This lets us gather background information and enables us to line up a trainer that we feel is a proper fit. We can use this time to access the space where training will take place. Our trainers check in after each session...

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Help me to look for a suitable instructor

6 Answers | Asked by saada al aufy on Oct 31, 2012

Answered by Michael Briody on Oct 31, 2012

Find a local instructor on IDEA, but word of mouth is a always best. Ask around for a quality trainer.

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What are 3 pieces of equipment I should have for a beginner/intermediate boot camp that is literally on the beach?

9 Answers | Asked by Whitney Cerullo on Jul 10, 2011

Answered by Michael Briody on Nov 27, 2011

Here is my beach bootcamp secret. Have each member bring a pillow case. They can fill it an appropriate amount of sand weight for their level. Tie a knot and let the lunges, presses and pain begin! It you have access, kettlebells and medballs go a long way on the beach! And that doesnt wokr th...

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What type of strength moves may be added during boot camp?

6 Answers | Asked by on Jun 26, 2011

Answered by Michael Briody on Nov 27, 2011

All great stuff above! Warm-up = jog, high knees, butt kicks, high skipping, kareoke, inside slide, walking lunges. I like all of the examples above so I will add some advanced movements for the main workout. walking on hands, hand stand push ups, walking firemans carry w a partner, squats ...

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exercise for overweight women

9 Answers | Asked by Annabelle Landa on Nov 26, 2011

Answered by Michael Briody on Nov 27, 2011

Totally agree, assessment and physicians clearance. Next a long term commitment. This is a lifestyle change not a quick fix. After that a ton of motivation, positive energy and encouragement. Start off slow, keep her guessing by mixing up the workouts and routines. We run a fit kids program for "obe...

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As an in-home personal trainer, what is your favorite piece of equipment to use with clients?

36 Answers | Asked by Jocelyn Martin on Oct 27, 2011

Answered by Michael Briody on Nov 01, 2011

I can give a killer in home workout with body weight exercises! But if I had o chose 1, my weapon of choice would a kettlebell.

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My new client gets head pain next to the left eye when ever she starts to train?

11 Answers | Asked by sizwe gumede on Aug 26, 2011

Answered by Michael Briody on Aug 27, 2011

No brainer, Doc visit asap!

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What are the best exercises for someone (54 year old male) with low back pain, knee pain

13 Answers | Asked by Tasha Whelan on Jun 21, 2011

Answered by Michael Briody on Aug 27, 2011

I proper assessment is necessary, but swimming would be a great start. I am also a big fan of strength training but in this cas yoga may be a great option. Step 1, check w your Doc..

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