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Sarah Murphy

Miami, FL 33130

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

26 Answers | Asked by jill lawson on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Sarah Murphy on Aug 21, 2013

I think it's essential as a personal trainer that you practise what you preach. Clients look up to you and expect you to lead by example. I eat clean and train regularly. I understand the struggles of staying with that program when you feel tired, sick, stressed or are just so darn busy with work an...

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

35 Answers | Asked by Tina Carreras on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Sarah Murphy on Aug 21, 2013

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 allows! I think the market is changing and there are now so many personal trainers of all different ages. Provided customers still want me I will carry on doing this job! Sarah Mur...

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

6 Answers | Asked by Dustin Buttars on Jul 17, 2013

Answered by Sarah Murphy on Aug 20, 2013

The average person may be a member for 12 months but this is because they are likely locked into a 12 month contract, so they have no choice but to be a member for that time. A better question may be to ask for how long do new members continue attending for? The answer would be quite different. Stud...

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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 Sarah Murphy on Aug 20, 2013

Tough question. Either my boxing gloves/pads or the TRX. Both allow me great versatility and they give great workouts. I also find that all clients love using them. Sarah Murphy www.motivatept.co.uk

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

49 Answers | Asked by Debi Cristiano on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Sarah Murphy on Aug 20, 2013

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 stagnate when you're doing the same thing day in day out. I also think its important to block time out of your diary when you don't train clients. You time! So you can spend time ...

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Do you feel comfortable talking nutrition and diet with clients?

15 Answers | Asked by Kurt Gillon on Mar 13, 2012

Answered by Sarah Murphy on Aug 20, 2013

I feel very comfortable talking nutrition. My qualifications include modules in nutrition. I am not a qualified nutritionist (and I tell my clients that) but I do give general advice to clients. The advice I have given to my clients has really helped them to change their eating habits and to adopt h...

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Is it better to use free weights or machine weights?

40 Answers | Asked by Rob Gray on Jun 08, 2011

Answered by Sarah Murphy on Aug 20, 2013

Free weights generally as they recruit more muscles (and stabilisers) and give the client a more functional way to train. Some machines are fine but many are poorly designed and can actually lead to injury. Machines force us to adhere to strict movement plains which is not how the body is designed t...

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

65 Answers | Asked by Kym Peterson on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Sarah Murphy on Aug 20, 2013

You really don't need any equipment. I use mainly bodyweight routines that can be done at home without any fitness equipment. This also helps when providing the client with an exercise plan that they can actually follow themselves when you're not there. If the session requires it then I may use ...

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cardio workouts

9 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler on Aug 09, 2013

Answered by Sarah Murphy on Aug 20, 2013

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 from using very basic (or even no) fitness equipment. Introduce your clients to HIIT for example and I guarantee they'll say iots harder than any cardio they've done in the gym. I...

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How to market yourself?

7 Answers | Asked by Brinda Desai on Aug 13, 2013

Answered by Sarah Murphy on Aug 20, 2013

The best marketing you can do is probably grass-roots marketing where by you reach out to the local community by placing business cards in the area and with selected partners like hairdressers, beauty salons etc. Try to stike a deal with these establishments like a special offer for their customers ...

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