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Michael Saiz

Reno, NV 89511-2291

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Anyone using monthly pricing plans for personal training?

10 Answers | Asked by Keith Bishop on Aug 27, 2011

Answered by Michael Saiz on Jan 24, 2012

Hello Keith, Hopefully you have resolved this issue prior to this post. I have had this issue before and I approached it that some clients might get sick, injured, attend a wedding or take that long needed deserved vacation. We as professional trainers can take off time too for the same reasons....

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Do you allow your clients to "pay as they come" or pay in advance for a set number of sessions, regardless if they show or not?

17 Answers | Asked by Sharon Johnson-May on Aug 03, 2011

Answered by Michael Saiz on Jan 24, 2012

Hello Sharon, My clients pay in advance and sessions are determined by hour, half hour, frequency and duration. A 24 hour cancellation policy is adhered to or it will be deducted for that missed session and a contract is always signed by both parties with a "use" or "lose" clause and no refund as ...

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Is this IDEA answer section turning into self promotion?

17 Answers | Asked by Danielle Vindez on Oct 15, 2011

Answered by Michael Saiz on Jan 19, 2012

Hi Danielle, I like Debbie Russell's answer. I think self promotion is a good thing and helps us grow our business. "IDEA Answers" gives us this platform to do just that. The Answers Leaders Board should be reset every month, this would reduce the number of "one or two sentence" answers given. In t...

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Has anyone taken this survey from: idea.membership@ideafit.com?

11 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz on Jan 07, 2012

Answered by Michael Saiz on Jan 19, 2012

Follow Up: Thanks for all the responses and feedback on this question. After I took the survey on January 4th, I received the following email: "Thank you for your time. Unfortunately, the maximum number of responses has been met". Fully aware that I must not have been one of the first 2...

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How to deal with peer competion ?

12 Answers | Asked by Aminanda Aminanda on Dec 20, 2011

Answered by Michael Saiz on Dec 26, 2011

Hello Aminanda, I have had a similiar situation happen to me and I walked up to that client (b) and introduced myself! I stated that we are glad to have you on board with us and that you are in good hands! Now this person knows who you are. And I make it a point to greet that person every time I see...

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What type of nutritional coaching do you provide if you are only certified as a personal trainer?

16 Answers | Asked by Jocelyn Martin on Dec 14, 2011

Answered by Michael Saiz on Dec 26, 2011

Hello Jocelyn, I like Linda's approach and educate your clients about food portions and caloric intake. I teach them a simple approach about foods: protein, fats and carbohydrates. If they use or have used or condsidering using Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers etc. I ask them "If those companies wer...

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If a client threw up in a session, would you feel good about yourself or bad?

22 Answers | Asked by Jonathan Amos on Jun 12, 2011

Answered by Michael Saiz on Dec 24, 2011

I had a few clients throw up...one female and one male. My male client simply didnt eat properly and began our session with low blood sugar early in the A.M. and he didn't disclose this to me. He got dizzy, all exercising stopped at that point..walked with him to the locker room with an ice pack a...

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Tell me a time where you had a client that was upset, but during a session your client went a full 180? (good way)

7 Answers | Asked by Jonathan Amos on Jun 12, 2011

Answered by Michael Saiz on Dec 24, 2011

Sometimes clients just want to vent or have a trusted person listen to them. I don't find this offensive...actually, I take it as a compliment that they trust me enough to tell me what has them upset. I listen to them and tell them: "lets take out some of those frustrations on the weights". I pu...

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Excuses Why People Don't Workout!

17 Answers | Asked by Kisar Dhillon on Dec 23, 2011

Answered by Michael Saiz on Dec 24, 2011

I like Connie's 10 excuses...when I get any of those excuses I usually point out a few members in our club. The man in the wheelchair and the other guy recovering from a stroke. My hat goes off to both those men! I can't imagine the time it takes for these guys to prepare their day just to be able...

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Do you recommend supplements to your clients? Why or Why Not?

15 Answers | Asked by Lisa Lorraine Taylor on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by Michael Saiz on Dec 14, 2011

AFAA Supplement Policy: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0675/is_1_18/ai_59017914/?tag=con... Holding an AFAA Personal Training Certification, AFAA has a Supplement Policy which should be read. I work in a facility that recently brought on board a supplement line which I do not activ...

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