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Shawn Fears

Fairbanks, AK 99701

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where can I find information about contraindicated abdominal exercises for clients with osteoporosis

5 Answers | Asked by Mary Kershaw on Apr 29, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Apr 30, 2013

Joanne posted the direction I would recommend. Both resources are what fitness professionals and certifying bodies use as guidelines.

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I run for an hour every morning. Weight train for an hour in the evening. How many calories should I eat per day?

8 Answers | Asked by Eddie Griffin on Apr 30, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Apr 30, 2013

An oversimplified answer is A LOT. lol Seriously though, without knowing your age, body weight and bodyfat % it is impossible to say. Here are some general guidelines though: Males 18-30 REE(15.3*BW in Kg)+679 Males 30-60 REE(11.6*BW in Kg)+879 whichever category you fall in then multipl...

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How Often Do You Perform Assessments?

13 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan on Jan 06, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jan 10, 2013

I NEVER do FREE assessments, ever. My time is more valuable than that. I charge the full session rate for an assessment. I do offer a free consultation, but that is only 15-30 min long and a comprehensive assessment can take as long as 90 minutes without the questionnaire. I used to offer all so...

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I know IDEA needs to be sponsored, no offense to anyone but Gatorade? The ingredients are not very healthy.

12 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Jan 05, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jan 10, 2013

Gatorade is a well known product in relation to sports and training. I see no issue with allowing Gatorade as a sponsor.

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I would like to learn to meditate, do you have any video recommendations for beginners who want to learn to meditate

7 Answers | Asked by Blanca Collins on Jan 08, 2013

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jan 10, 2013

http://meditation.org.au/index.asp?mobilecheck=true this is an open source and takes you through 50 lessons of meditation.

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AFAA has just posted a blog regarding some recent changes in the industry. What are your thoughts on "soft certifications?"

14 Answers | Asked by Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA) on Dec 29, 2012

Answered by Shawn Fears on Dec 30, 2012

How many of AFAA certifications are accredited or just specialties? A base certification then some specialization seems to follow accreditation guidelines for meeting a minimum requirement. I have had a few accredited certifications and can say that they are all lacking something even though they me...

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Fit Pros who work with over-stressed females

10 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Jan 10, 2012

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jan 16, 2012

lol I actually have a client who is a handful in this department.. I put a heart rate monitor on her, sit her down in the corner and mark a spot on the wall and tell her to breath deep and not think about anything until I can see her heart rate drop to a level I feel marks her as relaxed. It is eas...

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Can high-intensity exercise prevent a highly-conditioned woman from becoming pregnant?

10 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Jan 10, 2012

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jan 16, 2012

Amenorrhea is a factor with low body fat levels which would affect the ability to get pregnant, but even a highly conditioned woman can have healthy body fat levels that would prevent this. What is your definition of a highly conditioned woman?

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what is a reasonable fee for a personal trainer session

12 Answers | Asked by Denise Romo on Jan 11, 2012

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jan 16, 2012

this is an easier question to answer than you would think. how much money do you need to make /month? lets say you need to make 4000$ and you have 6 hours per day to train on 5 days per week. So you have 30 hours of training/week or 120 hrs of training / month. this works out to be a minimum of $...

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