Rachel Baker

Waterford, MI 48327

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Do you "specialize" or have your own "Niche"?

15 Answers | Asked by Rachel Baker on Jul 11, 2011

Answered by Rachel Baker on Jul 12, 2011

Niche is not the same as scope of practice. A niche isn't the type of training you do either. It's the people that you serve. To me types of training are just tools in the toolbox. Who is your best audience? Who are you most passionate about serving? How old are they? Are they male or fe...

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Are you passionate about ALL of your clients or do you wish you were training a different type of clientele?

17 Answers | Asked by Rachel Baker on Jul 11, 2011

Answered by Rachel Baker on Jul 12, 2011

Good to hear everyone is passionate about all of their clients. I have to admit, I am surprised. I haven't always been passionate about training ALL of my clients. Doesn't mean I did not like or even love them. Until I got clear about what my passion really was and decided on a niche, I enjo...

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Why do trainer's feel like they have to be a jack of all trades? Looking for a trainer on here within a niche' to refer to.

18 Answers | Asked by Rachel Baker on Jul 09, 2011

Answered by Rachel Baker on Jul 11, 2011

To me "scope of practice" is simply something to keep people from practicing what they are not qualified to practice. And in some cases it limits what you may be great at. (not to be taken as people should practice outside of their scope.)

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How do I avoid getting "side stitches" while running?

8 Answers | Asked by Kelli Davis on Jul 09, 2011

Answered by Rachel Baker on Jul 10, 2011

Another simple thing to do is blow air out as long as you possibly can. It's simple layman's thing to tell a client.

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What are your thoughts on orthotics?

10 Answers | Asked by Karin Singleton on Jul 09, 2011

Answered by Rachel Baker on Jul 10, 2011

I think they are over-prescribed. It's a good way to move the dysfunction.

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Why do trainer's feel like they have to be a jack of all trades? Looking for a trainer on here within a niche' to refer to.

18 Answers | Asked by Rachel Baker on Jul 09, 2011

Answered by Rachel Baker on Jul 10, 2011

Louie - nice to know I am not alone in my frustration. Makes me a little less frustrated. And a little more hopeful I might actually get this network together some day. I absolutely differentiate between conditioning and performance. That's a whole other issue I think....don't get me started...

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Why do trainer's feel like they have to be a jack of all trades? Looking for a trainer on here within a niche' to refer to.

18 Answers | Asked by Rachel Baker on Jul 09, 2011

Answered by Rachel Baker on Jul 09, 2011

Definition of Specialize - devote oneself to an area of interest. You can't devote yourself to both men and women. To devote is to be dedicated. You may not be a jack of all trades trainer that I speak of. I don't know. If you have a niche or specialty I am not saying you can't train outs...

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What do you tell a client that insists that they can not lose weight?

21 Answers | Asked by Georgia Walls on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Rachel Baker on Jun 17, 2011

#1 that whatever you believe is what you will achieve. Tell yourself that you cannot lose weight? Well then, you won't. I teach them to replace old thought patterns and limiting beliefs.

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What time of the day is best for different types of workouts (cardio, strength, flexibility)?

23 Answers | Asked by Magali Sparks on Jun 09, 2011

Answered by Rachel Baker on Jun 17, 2011

Consistency is key. So, whenever you will be the most consistent. You will find that different times of the year and of your life call for different workout times. Find yourself putting it off for some reason when you were consistent before? Change your time again. There is not hard fast rule. ...

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If a client was not losing weight, but losing inches, how would you keep the client motivated to stick with you?

15 Answers | Asked by Jonathan Amos on Jun 03, 2011

Answered by Rachel Baker on Jun 16, 2011

I start out by emphasizing inches and clothing...NOT the scale. I let them know the scale is probably going to go up at first. Tell them like it is. If they want the scale to change and not their size and they are not happy, let them go!

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