Sue D'Alonzo

Berkeley, CA 94705

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what would your advice be to a client is they were asked have you ever worked with a personal trainer

12 Answers | Asked by michele hebert on Oct 31, 2012

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Nov 01, 2012

I would answer them honestly. I highly recommend training with a trainer Both of you will learn many things and it will no doubt enhance your skills

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What education is needed to become a personal trainer?

13 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Oct 31, 2012

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Nov 01, 2012

Unfortunately most certifications do not require a college degree

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Client Meltdown!

7 Answers | Asked by Kurt Gillon on Oct 31, 2012

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Nov 01, 2012

Yes it comes with the territory My belief is that as people get stronger physically they also get stronger mentally and many face their real issues for the first time I agree with Karin and I too will go by my gut. Our clients develop trust with us and its important to keep your professionalism ...

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what do i need to built a group fitness studio

3 Answers | Asked by David Lebron on Oct 28, 2012

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 29, 2012

A business plan, a client base, program design and objectives, financial capital or backing, competent certified trainers, janitorial service, advertising budget, equipment depending on what you plan on offering, a lease or purchase of said building, CPR/AED Certification, sound system, a design tha...

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I have a BS in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. CPT from NESTA. I want the ACSM/HFS next. How do I practice for the exam?

9 Answers | Asked by Linda Sims on Dec 26, 2011

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 28, 2012

Really try to take the workshops, they are fantastic and helpful

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Is the NASM exam hard?

13 Answers | Asked by Patricia Longwright on Oct 26, 2012

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 28, 2012

I thought the ACSM exam was very difficult and took it twice, but then again I am a terrible test taker Take advantage of all the online study quizzes they offer and make sure you understand every concept. ACSM doesn't just ask what the function of the bicep muscle is, they include the bicep when a...

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Game ideas for clients??

13 Answers | Asked by Thea Ward on Oct 27, 2012

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 28, 2012

Todd Durkin's bootcamps are great for this, check him out. He does a lot of partner games such as playing "tag". I have done "scavenger" hunts with my clients and boot-campers, they get to a certain location then do the exercise posted for them, then continue on to the next one. In bootcamp ...

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How much time is reasonable to plan a Zumba class? PLEASE GIVE INSIGHTS

13 Answers | Asked by Kelly Serfas Bower on Nov 16, 2011

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 27, 2012

As an owner, I would not pay for an instructor to prepare for class. In all the years I taught group I charged for the class only, never occurred to me to charge for any extra time. Talk with her and work something out, besides Zumba has a huge network, I'm sure they can assist her or possibly...

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Are female trainers/fitness coaches scrutinized more than male counterparts?

8 Answers | Asked by Kurt Gillon on Feb 05, 2012

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 27, 2012

I have had this happen to me on any occasions, it only takes one training session to change it.

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how can I become a personal trainer for young kids-would like to start a program

7 Answers | Asked by janet knox on Jul 30, 2012

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Oct 26, 2012

Really great suggestions I would add to look into liability insurance specifically for children

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