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Natalie Smith

Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972

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What resource (book, audio, DVD, seminar) would you recommend?

8 Answers | Asked by John Watkis on Mar 01, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Mar 01, 2013

Hello John Watkis, You may also like the free seminars offered by retired entrepreneurs. www.score.org. Good luck to you.

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What is your opinion on novice exercisers wanting to train at a Crossfit only facility?

11 Answers | Asked by Eric Clausen on Mar 01, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Mar 01, 2013

Hello Eric Clausen, It depends on the definition of novice and what activity level the client is actually presenting. Generally speaking, it is not a good fit for novice to do crossfit. Take care.

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myplate vs mypyramid

6 Answers | Asked by M K on Feb 28, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Mar 01, 2013

Hello M K, The 2010 guidelines for Americans, My Plate, is the first time eating less is mentioned. Have fun comparing the two guidelines. It is also interesting to check out the past dietary guidelines throughout history. Take care.

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how big is the fitness industry

6 Answers | Asked by Patricia Longwright on Feb 28, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Mar 01, 2013

Hello Patricia Longwright, No, I do not; do you have an idea? I do know that there is a lot of friendly competition out there in all corners of the world. Take care.

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Has anyone held classes that members pay as they lose weight? I was thinking of offering classes that members pay $10/lb lost.

10 Answers | Asked by Jim Hensrud on Feb 27, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Feb 28, 2013

Hello Jim Hensrud, I do not particularly like the idea of putting two stresses together: weight and money. Dropping the excess poundage should be done for health reasons, and health reasons alone. I do not desire to lose weight...do I get to train for free? People are all different sizes; how t...

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Does anyone know of a facility or program on the West coast that is a serious intervention establishment for over eaters?

3 Answers | Asked by S C on Feb 27, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Feb 28, 2013

Hello S C, Have you spoken to their doctors and registered dietitians in your area? Good luck to you all. Take care.

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Does anybody charge a monthly recurring fee for personal training?

15 Answers | Asked by Chris Lutz on Feb 27, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Feb 28, 2013

Hello Chris Lutz, I charge at the end of each session; keeping things simple for everyone. This way I feel like I help people instead of being strictly a business. Take care.

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Can you give suggestions on how we can control non-members from joining the classes?

11 Answers | Asked by Jo Montano on Feb 27, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Feb 28, 2013

Hello Jo Montano, The ID card is the best way to go, like a parking pass; and, it is reusable. Why do people think that stealing a service is not theft? Not to mention the liability factors. This is something that can easily be fixed with a monitor who checks the members in at the entrance to y...

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What is the difference in hiring a trainer with limited experience & a trainer with lots of experience?

12 Answers | Asked by Keegan & Dawn Malloch on Feb 26, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Feb 28, 2013

Hello Keegan & Dawn Malloch, Another thing to think about is how much income each will desire to earn. I believe that having both in a gym would balance each other out with new ideas and experience. Look at the diversity of trainers on IDEA...just as clients are individual, so are the personal...

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What makes people fast?

11 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Feb 26, 2013

Answered by Natalie Smith on Feb 28, 2013

Hello Ryan Rogers, Don't forget proper nutrition and rest to go with high intensity interval training in zone 3 once a week. Attitude can be up there with genetics, too. Take care.

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