Sue D'Alonzo

Berkeley, CA 94705

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What certification is best for group fitness

10 Answers | Asked by lisa deere on Oct 14, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Nov 29, 2015

I would say ACE even though I am certified with ACSM: I am An ACE Health Coach ACE's resources and support is great!

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Fitness Coordinators/Directors - how do you handle instructors who won't commit?

4 Answers | Asked by Alicia Valleskey on Nov 23, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Nov 29, 2015

I wouldn't deal with instructors with the attitude you describe I would hire only positive instructors who will commit in a professional manner.

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Best tips to help clients adhere to their goals during the holidays. Let's share!

6 Answers | Asked by Nancy Korf on Nov 28, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Nov 29, 2015

For our boot campers we start talking about "the holidays" in September. We don't cancel any of our classes during the holidays except Christmas Day. We are constantly saying that there are no New Years Resolutions needed because they are working out all year long. I think that as trainers we can...

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What is your favorite method to deliver a meal plan to your clients (or meal plan suggestions)?

10 Answers | Asked by Beth Jones on Nov 10, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Nov 12, 2015

I don't give out meal ideas, instead I will ask my client what they ate for lunch and then we discuss if they made the best choice available to them. As a Health Coach I do talk a lot about nutrition with my clients and have been very successful with coaching them towards a healthier life. When...

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I have a class member who thinks she has De Quervain syndrome. Does she need to stop doing TRX and using kettlebells?

2 Answers | Asked by Dolores Pitcock on Oct 29, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 30, 2015

She should get it checked out by her doc I would have her work with whatever modalities she can tolerate.

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What holds you back from raising your rates?

9 Answers | Asked by Beverly Hosford, MA on Oct 29, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 30, 2015

For my loyal clients I rarely raise my rates, for new clients I charge a higher rate.

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How to tell a client no

7 Answers | Asked by Jayne Powers on Oct 13, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 13, 2015

I would make it clear that she is no longer your client and if she'd like to work with you she can pay you before you can engage any further with her. You have to be direct and assertive

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I am an independent trainer in Va,I am interested in starting a boot camp, I have great ideas for the camp but

5 Answers | Asked by Angie Lee on Oct 05, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 05, 2015

I have 2 outdoor bootcamps I run them differently / one is a drop in but I must have 5 people in order to have it, I charge $15 per class. The other is a 6 week bootcamp/we offer 1,2, or 3 times a week. Check out my website at We have 32 people in it this time...

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i am 62 years old and currently have four personal traning licences from NASM . How do i start my second career ?

4 Answers | Asked by Richard Newman on Sep 28, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Sep 28, 2015

It would be great if you would fill in your fitness connect page and list your 4 certifications (there are no licenses in this industry) Make sure you have a business plan and liability insurance Join local clubs/groups and get the word out that you are a trainer/print up business cards Start a b...

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I am a personal trainer, and I am finding it more challenging to recruit new customers in the fall and winter , any ideas?

7 Answers | Asked by Angie Lee on Sep 25, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Sep 27, 2015

I'm not sure why it's seasonal. What are your goals? What do you want to achieve? How much does your business fall off during these times? What makes the other times more successful?

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