Stephen Landrum

East Ridge, TN 37412

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What yoga injuries do you most commonly see?

6 Answers | Asked by Megan Senger on Jun 27, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Aug 16, 2012

Tight lower back. Usually caused by overactive piriformis muscle(s). A good couple of days of SMR usually straightens it right up.

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How come cueing is not taught anymore as a fundamental when getting certified?

8 Answers | Asked by Annamarie House on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Aug 16, 2012

Cueing is a huge part of conducting a fitness class. I can't believe its not a certification requirement. Somewhere I have an ACE GFT cert. package I have been meaning to get around to and I'm certain it was in the study material. I'm going to look it over again and check this out. If I don't see it...

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Should following beat during a strength training class be a must?

10 Answers | Asked by Nesve Yayalar on Jul 15, 2012

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Aug 16, 2012

Background music should be just that, in the background. Take your voice to the forefront and set your cues to timed rhythms (ie. 2 sec. concentric; 3 sec. eccentric)

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Personal Training Sister Businesses?

8 Answers | Asked by Yves Lavoie on Jul 19, 2012

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Aug 16, 2012

If you have journalism skills you can conduct a local runners monthly. Put tips, advice, and upcoming events for runners of all stages and talk to relatable local businesses about putting in coupons for their merchandise/services. Promote this to any/every event that is running based; and you'll hav...

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I would like to purchase some software so that I can easily provide pictures for the clients.

7 Answers | Asked by Susan Thomson on Aug 14, 2012

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Aug 16, 2012

Please don't knock this until you try it. I have always found great success using stick figures as anatomic examples. You can draw them in any posture you wish and use action lines (ie. arrows) to dictate motion. It works ramarkably well with yoga, weight training, and aerobics. If you ever want som...

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How do you guys feel about putting up your pricing on your website??

21 Answers | Asked by ALI ATTAR on Jul 25, 2012

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Aug 16, 2012

I always post BASE pricing for all to see. I don't want any mystery involved there. I don't have difficulty filling time slots so "scaring" people off prematurely really isn't an issue. Most of my clientele come from personal interaction and pricing is discussed starting at my base rate anyhow.

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How can we educate the "average" person about proper gym etiquette?

10 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Aug 15, 2012

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Aug 16, 2012

Always mention it to management or nothing will usually get the proper attention. If it is your facility, say something everytime and the word will spread quick. Pay special attention to your regular rats as they typically feel a special connection to "Their" facility and enjoy upholding the code to...

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Besides yourself, what is your favorite piece of exercise equipment?

22 Answers | Asked by Michael Briody on Aug 15, 2012

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Aug 16, 2012

A good reliable heavy bag! I have never seen anyone work so intensely as when turned loose on a heavy bag for 2-3 straight minutes! Young and old, male and female, all are equal against the everlasting opponent. Really LOVE the Free Motion Dual Cable Cross too though... and kettle bells.. oh, and me...

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How many calories in a gram of fat?

7 Answers | Asked by Richard Dant on Apr 06, 2012

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Aug 16, 2012

I don't want to be the only odd ball out here but... I'm going to have to say that it is 9. Hey, I said I didn't want to be the odd ball.

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Ratio of carb-protein-fat

11 Answers | Asked by Cheryl Sacks on Jun 07, 2012

Answered by Stephen Landrum on Aug 16, 2012

I follow a 50-30-20 myself, and I consider myself more active than average. I have recommended many people to dieticians and nutritionists though and have seen some wild ratios based on individuality. If you've never been to one of these professionals before, I highly encourage you to undergo the ex...

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