Questions Answered by Sarah

Do you take your own fitness advice or are you your own worst personal trainer?

26 Answers | Asked by jill lawson 1445 days ago
Answered by Sarah Murphy 647 days ago
I think it's essential as a personal trainer that you practise what you preach. Clients look up to you and expect you to... read more

How many of you Personal Trainers out there can see yourself doing this job for the rest of your life?

33 Answers | Asked by Christine Carreras 1443 days ago
Answered by Sarah Murphy 647 days ago
I love this job. It's more than a career, its a passion. I will do this job for the rest of my life or until my body all... read more

how long does the average new member take before they cancel their membership?

6 Answers | Asked by Dustin Buttars 682 days ago
Answered by Sarah Murphy 648 days ago
The average person may be a member for 12 months but this is because they are likely locked into a 12 month contract, so... read more

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

36 Answers | Asked by Jocelyn Martin 1310 days ago
Answered by Sarah Murphy 648 days ago
Tough question. Either my boxing gloves/pads or the TRX. Both allow me great versatility and they give great workouts. I... read more

How do you remain energized so you do not experience professional burn out?

49 Answers | Asked by Debi Cristiano 1444 days ago
Answered by Sarah Murphy 648 days ago
I think the key is to keep your training varied. I train one-to-one plus groups and classes. I think it can be easier to... read more

Do you feel comfortable talking nutrition and diet with clients?

15 Answers | Asked by Kurt Gillon 1173 days ago
Answered by Sarah Murphy 648 days ago
I feel very comfortable talking nutrition. My qualifications include modules in nutrition. I am not a qualified nutritio... read more

Is it better to use free weights or machine weights?

40 Answers | Asked by Rob Gray 1452 days ago
Answered by Sarah Murphy 648 days ago
Free weights generally as they recruit more muscles (and stabilisers) and give the client a more functional way to train... read more

What equipment do you suggest for a personal trainer to have to train clients at home?

62 Answers | Asked by Kym Peterson 1445 days ago
Answered by Sarah Murphy 648 days ago
You really don't need any equipment. I use mainly bodyweight routines that can be done at home without any fitness equip... read more

cardio workouts

9 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler 659 days ago
Answered by Sarah Murphy 648 days ago
I think many clients who are used to working out in a gym are unaware of the kind of cardio workout that can be achieved... read more

How to market yourself?

7 Answers | Asked by Brinda Desai 655 days ago
Answered by Sarah Murphy 648 days ago
The best marketing you can do is probably grass-roots marketing where by you reach out to the local community by placing... read more