Serena Pharr

Alexandria, VA 22304-2953

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Do you allow members to use your fitness and spin studios for personal use when you're not having classes? Why or why not?

7 Answers | Asked by Kelly Serfas Bower on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Serena Pharr on Mar 07, 2012

I know I am a little late in this discussion but I thought I would still add to it. I manage a small government facility, we have 300+ members, and they often inquire about using the indoor cycle bikes outside of class settings, and we do not permit it. 1. Most people naturally prefer to cycle at ...

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Group Fitness Instructor or Group Fitness Imposter?

19 Answers | Asked by Serena Pharr on Mar 02, 2012

Answered by Serena Pharr on Mar 02, 2012

A train wreck, right? I teach at this studio that was a personal training studio and recently started offering classes, twice a week. I am close friends with the manager/owner. I am not sure she knows how bad the situation is. Being short staffed, she is overworked and possibly over looking a lot...

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Closing new members on PT sales?

7 Answers | Asked by Wendy Stewart on Aug 21, 2011

Answered by Serena Pharr on Aug 22, 2011

Wendy, I see your in the DC/Maryland/Virgina area. We are fortunate enough to have tons of fitness conferences and trainings in the area. You should look into attending some. Unfortunately you just missed a few, DCAC a few weeks ago and MACMA was in July. ACE has a lot of tools on their website -...

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Can a Fitness Professional's reputation be tainted by their personal image?

14 Answers | Asked by Serena Pharr on Jul 01, 2011

Answered by Serena Pharr on Jul 06, 2011

You all have wonderful answers! I appriciate your insite that you have shared with me. This situation had me perplexed because they all knew him and loved him before he sat on that spinner. I really don't think that this experience has any correllation with his professionalism, work experience or hi...

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Do you have a favorite fitness quote that you like to motivate your clients with?

13 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long on Jun 22, 2011

Answered by Serena Pharr on Jul 01, 2011

"Don't say you can't, until you have tried". "It isn't about where you start, but how far you are willing to go". "Don't let your thoughts cloud your vision".

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How do you motivate clients through plateaus?

15 Answers | Asked by Sara Foster on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Serena Pharr on Jul 01, 2011

I always try to pull people away from the cosmetic benefits of exercise. Remind them that their blood pressure has dropped, they can now defeat a stair case without their knees hurting or stopping to gasp for air. The physiological benefits should always outweight the physical. Your body will change...

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Is there a difference between a personal trainer and a health fitness specialist?

15 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 30, 2011

Answered by Serena Pharr on Jul 01, 2011

I have been working in the corporate fitness industry for some years now, and we wear many titles. As in, we teach group fitness, personal train, and handle many of the administrative tasks associated with the operations of the facility. To me, that is a health fitness specialist. Personal training ...

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