Shawn Fears

Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Does anyone know if there is an article on % of populations doing Pilates?

5 Answers | Asked by Vonie Kalich on Jul 05, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 06, 2011

if its a serious business plan and not just a school paper then you might want to consider paying for some market research.

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What are the best ways to increase range of motion in the ankle?

13 Answers | Asked by Dr. Nick Rainey on Jul 06, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 06, 2011

Look into AIS stretching and call a Physical Therapist. There is really only one plane of motion that personal trainers should stretch concerning the ankle, the saggital plane(plantar flexion/dorsal flexion) any transverse or frontal plane mobility is best done by a medical professional.

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How Do I customize my IDEA newsletter content?

5 Answers | Asked by Kenneth Stabler, JR on Jul 06, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 06, 2011

I would like to know that too.

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Is CrossFit safe?

10 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long on Jul 05, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 06, 2011

This is a loaded question. Are they safe for who?? If we are talking about a couch potatoe then no! one work Rhabdomyolosis. If you are in decent shape with no musculoskeletal ailments or compensations then sure it will be fine...as long as the trainer is decent. The bottom line is, if y...

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What are your thoughts on infrared saunas?

4 Answers | Asked by Shawn Strickland on Jul 06, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 06, 2011

I personally love them..but I live in Alaska lol

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What Continuing Education Course or Fitness Certification will you be adding to your resume in the next 6 months?

12 Answers | Asked by Debi Cristiano on Jul 03, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 05, 2011

DSW Lifestyle Fitness Coaching CEC NESTA Heart Rate Training Nesta Core Training Specialist continue at CALU starting classes at UAF

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Is it ok to workout when you have a cold?

8 Answers | Asked by Kelli Davis on Jul 02, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 05, 2011

as long as its not systematic a person should be ok. If its a head cold or stuffy nose just back off the intensity, if there is a fever at all then rest.

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Is there a difference between a way health fitness specialist approaches exercise programming as opposed to a personal trainer?

9 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 03, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 05, 2011

No difference in the way I approach any client, it is the objective and subjective information gathered that deternime how I approach training someone.

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Is it ever okay to work outside of the scope of practice of the certification you hold?

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

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 01, 2011

Joanne, so I see that you have quite a few certifications..lol overachiever ;-) By the way I LOOOOVE the CALU program!!! I just finished year 3. What made you choose the path you took? Some of the different certifications you have step into that gray area that I mentioned before. At what point...

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Which degree would you choose: exercise science or nutrition?

21 Answers | Asked by Stephen Landrum on Jul 01, 2011

Answered by Shawn Fears on Jul 01, 2011

If you get one in nutrition you will need to still be state licensed to work in that field, but that could give you an advantage. I personally chose the exercise science route because that is where my passion made me go, I really didn't have a choice.

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