Questions Answered by Shawn

Does anyone know if studies show whether or not a 5 minute cooldown after a workout increase gains or decreases muscle soreness?

4 Answers | Asked by Joseph Geraci 608 days ago
Answered by Shawn Fears 606 days ago
This requires an evidence based answer not an opinion. I don't know if you have ever heard of the Strength and Condition... read more

personal training rates

9 Answers | Asked by rachel farkas 642 days ago
Answered by Shawn Fears 640 days ago
I may be the anomaly in this conversation, but here is what I did. I took how much money would cover my bas... read more

Any tips about training a client who had gastric bypass surgery 5 months ago & eats 600-800 calories/day?

5 Answers | Asked by Heather Binns, CPT 642 days ago
Answered by Shawn Fears 640 days ago
On top of what has already been said, you noted she is eating mostly protein. This should automatically send up an inten... read more

What do you think is the most important aspect to keep retention high?

14 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor 644 days ago
Answered by Shawn Fears 644 days ago
Successful clients is NUMBER ONE!! I don't care what you offer or send for birthdays if you don't get results you aren't... read more

What form cues are appropriate for avoiding overuse of pelvic muscles and pelvic floor tightness?

6 Answers | Asked by Krista Riddley 645 days ago
Answered by Shawn Fears 645 days ago
Interesting question..I have no idea. Normally activating the pelvic floor is the issue not the other way around. ... read more

How much extra should a trainer charge for driving to a client's home?

11 Answers | Asked by Christina Diers 645 days ago
Answered by Shawn Fears 645 days ago
You can do it two ways. you can charge for the entire time it takes you to drive and train or just charge a little extra... read more

Do you put your clients thru stretches before a workout, or do you just put them thru a dynamic warm-up, then static stretch at

10 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler 676 days ago
Answered by Shawn Fears 648 days ago
Whoa, this is a loaded question. Yes, I do if necessary then I do dynamic warm ups then finish with static again if need... read more

I have an ACE CPT, but I'm considering NASM CPT and then getting the CES.

4 Answers | Asked by Maritza Molina 673 days ago
Answered by Shawn Fears 648 days ago
How old is your ACE cert? The newest update follows a model similar to NASM. If you were certified in the last 2 years t... read more

How does knowing the current fitness level of a client assist in developing exercise programs

8 Answers | Asked by troy lebehen 673 days ago
Answered by Shawn Fears 648 days ago
It gives you a starting point as well as gives you an idea of how hard you can push them. It is important to let them kn... read more