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Sue D'Alonzo

Berkeley, CA 94705

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30 minute class format

4 Answers | Asked by Theresa Gonzalez on Jul 28, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jul 29, 2015

Warm up dynamically Start out with timed rounds of exercises; Figure out how you want to progress. you can do 60 minutes/15 sec rest and switch up the exercise or repeat 2 exercises 3 times then move on. Get creative. If you think it out you can get all body parts in fairly intensely in 30...

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I am a personal trainer, considering Group Exercise Certification. Which is the highest recommended?

5 Answers | Asked by Christine Lopez on Jul 28, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jul 29, 2015

I would go with ACE because they have a great support system and are a wonderful resource for you once you have your cert.

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Does anyone teach a WOD-based class that's not Crossfit?

3 Answers | Asked by Beth Jones on Jul 24, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jul 26, 2015

Crossfit uses the term WOD for their "workout of the day" that doesn't mean that we can't have our own workouts of the day! As a certified trainer I trust you could figure out a workout plan that will accomodate your clientele. There are great "free" videos online such as Fitness Blender wit...

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Post Menopausal Weight Gain...best dietary advice/ daily calorie amount & best exercise plans

4 Answers | Asked by Julie Semento on Jul 20, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jul 24, 2015

As personal trainers it is beyond our scope to give out diets/meal plans As a Health Coach we can guide and advise our clients towards setting realistic goals. Postmenopausal women are a very specific population with very personal and diverse issues. There is no BEST as we are all individual...

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What can you do when a client is believing false or potentially harmful fitness advice from someone else over your word?

8 Answers | Asked by Julian Conner on Jul 20, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jul 24, 2015

There's really nothing you "can do" , because people have the right to believe what they want! However, it's important to stay professional, provide research materials, and realize that in this industry there are SO MANY trends, "ideas", fads, the latest and greatest way to do things. Take a l...

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fasted cardio

5 Answers | Asked by Joan Liew on Jul 22, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jul 24, 2015

It depends on the person Personally I eat VERY little prior to working out, others eat a few hours prior and are fine, others have stomach aches...in other words, it's a very personal decision.

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Has anyone recently received a sketchy personal training inquiry?

11 Answers | Asked by Beth Jones on Jul 02, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jul 02, 2015

Yes The last time he texted me and asked what I charged I told him $5000 a week Never heard from him again

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What are the best exercises to heal a torn labrum?

9 Answers | Asked by Grace Swartz on Jun 11, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 16, 2015

There is never a best, best it what works for you or the client This is a tricky situation I would find the "best" PT that specializes in shoulders after seeing an Orthopedic

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What is the best way for a new gym to bring in members fast?

7 Answers | Asked by Suzanne Lowrie on Jun 13, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 16, 2015

You can always get a lot of people by offering really "affordable" prices, going to Groupon etc. However, think it through Once you go cheap it's hard to go up in price Quality over quantity is my belief. Offering a ONE time Special with an expiration date. Or have an open house and offer me...

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Getting your clients to push themselves.

9 Answers | Asked by Missy Reece on Jun 08, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 11, 2015

Is there a way for her to wear a water proof heart monitor to check her heart rate? Pushing a client is tricky You don't want to discourage them I switch workouts up regularly and encourage my clients to do the best they can do I also measure their waists and keep track of their progress w...

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