Sue D'Alonzo

Berkeley, CA 94705

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What is Tabata class?

6 Answers | Asked by M K on Apr 25, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 25, 2013

Tabata is named after the man who created this method of training. It is based on small segments of high intensity training are more effective in reducing body fat than steady state training. Tabata is based on short duration but high intensity exercises You can create a tabata style workout with...

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Chemist Turned Fitness Trainer

7 Answers | Asked by Nikki Jones on Apr 24, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 25, 2013

From your profile it looks as if you are not yet certified as a Personal Trainer. This is something to consider I know many trainers who teach group classes at gyms/studios and have their own personal training clients elsewhere, either at home or another gym. Define what is ethically correct an...

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What can I do for cardio if I have knee pain?

10 Answers | Asked by Riley Stone on Apr 24, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 25, 2013

I agree with the other answers Also, remember, Cardio isn't the end all.You can get a great strength training workout with weights and body weight resistance work, if you don't rest between sets, your heart rate will go up. Don't ignore your knee pain, get it checked out by your doctor

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Is it ok to exercise with a rotator cuff injury as long as what your doing doesn't cause pain/discomfort or should you rest it?

9 Answers | Asked by Heidi Bodenheimer on Apr 24, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 25, 2013

It depends on the extent of the injury I worked out with two torn rotator cuff muscles while waiting for my surgery, I trained everything else and paid extra attention to my motions so as not to aggravate my shoulder I suggest getting checked out by your doc and a Physical Therapist, then abide b...

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How do I train for a race like "Tough Mudder"?

10 Answers | Asked by Riley Stone on Apr 22, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 22, 2013

Know how to anticipate, maybe take a mud bath and jump into freezing cold water!

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How is connective tissue strengthened through yoga?

3 Answers | Asked by Martina Johnson on Apr 22, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 22, 2013

All muscular tissues will get stronger as long as resistance, load, tension, motion and force are applied.

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How to start a fitness studio?

9 Answers | Asked by Stephanie Mckinney on Apr 22, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 22, 2013

Along with what I answered in your question about building a gym , I would say that starting a fitness studio is about focusing on what aspect of fitness you wish to specialize in Demographics and your target market is important along with the needs of the clientele Location and marketing are hug...

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How much does it cost to build a gym?

11 Answers | Asked by Stephanie Mckinney on Apr 22, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 22, 2013

It can cost as much as you're willing to spend. I would start with a business plan and an outline of everything you want to offer From there I would look at spaces that will accommodate your list Once you know what the structure will cost you can them calculate upgrades, construction, and all ...

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what is the best ratio of fat, protein and carbs for healthy weight loss?

9 Answers | Asked by Carrie Lyons/Murphy on Apr 20, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 20, 2013

The guidelines from the USDA are 45-55% Carbs 10-35% Protein 20-30% Fat Once you decide your total calorie intake you can use these percentages. Energy Expenditure vs. Nutrients consumed will equal weight loss or gain. It is beyond the Scope of Practice for Personal trainers to give out ...

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I have father/daughter clients...age 63 and 15...got any suggestions on how to incorporate team building between two extremes?

5 Answers | Asked by Kristin Chadwick on Apr 20, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 20, 2013

Working with obese clients is not the same as working with overweight or average weight clients As a trainer please take into consideration that many obese clients cannot lie on the ground, or get down and up from the ground. Also, anticipate the strength of the father when doing partner work with...

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