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Shawn Fears

Fairbanks, AK 99701

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If you are an Independent Trainer, should you list a gym as an additional insured on your liability insurance?

8 Answers | Asked by Dennise Jones on Oct 19, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

Contact your insurance company and talk to them about it.

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Training seniors

15 Answers | Asked by nikki walker on Nov 17, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

It depends on what you are going to teach one on one or group. I suggest you get the foundation of whichever first then get specialized.

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I have a client who loves group fitness classes...we work in small groups...however she cant do lunges comfortably, suggestions?

7 Answers | Asked by Michelle Taylor on Oct 03, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

Why is it that she can't do lunges? Is there a physical reason or compensation pattern? Maybe just have her do step ups or body weight squats. Without knowing what the issue is, it really doesn't matter what anybody suggests.

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Do you use social media to communicate with your clients?

17 Answers | Asked by Rob Gray on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

I do use FB to keep in touch with my clients and post milestones achieved by my clients.

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How do you market in a small town where word of mouth is better than the press?

9 Answers | Asked by Dale DePue on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

Target word of mouth then and offer some free classes or sessions. Once you hook some clients word will spread. Also do some speaking engagements like a presentation on training the core to reduce back pain or eating for busy people. Anything that will get them used to you as a fitness professiona...

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How do you utilize social media to market/network your business?

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

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

I have had limited success with Facebook but haven't really utilized it to the fullest. I do have my FB page and Twitter connected together so when I post it goes to both to save time.

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How do you define success as a fitness professional?

17 Answers | Asked by Raina Casarez on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

As with anything this is different for each individual. For me training 20 hours per week, teaching 6 hours per week at the University and having the rest of the time for my family is my success.

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What equipment do you consider essential for trainers to use with clients?

22 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

Dumbbells...you can do anything with them, you are only limited by your imagination.

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Where can i find affordable equipment?

9 Answers | Asked by Dennis Wyrick on Jun 24, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

Craigslist, amazon, but I always save up and buy new.

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How many BPM for Boot Camp Class?

9 Answers | Asked by Melisa Byrns on Oct 26, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2011

Boot Camps aren't really about working to music in my opinion.

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