Sue D'Alonzo

Berkeley, CA 94705

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Looking for a good spouse contract. One a wife can have her spouse sign to help her adhere to her new fitness program.

4 Answers | Asked by Marianne King on Sep 02, 2011

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 07, 2013

Interesting concept, I have never used a contract but have dealt with spousal sabotage quite a bit. I keep all areas of communication open with my clients and their spouses. If my client is having difficulty in a certain area, we will sit down and write out the concerns and then actually write out ...

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I have a 13yr old girl as a new client. Needed suggestions on fun safe fitness activities for her

7 Answers | Asked by Shaw Madson on Jun 07, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 07, 2013

Most 13 year olds won't follow "traditional" exercise workouts. You say "make a significant changes for her"? Does she want to change? I am assuming her parents hired you, I would speak with them and find out if they are pressuring her and then speak with her alone and narrow down her goals and...

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Help with supersets or combined exercises programming?

8 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler on Jun 05, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 06, 2013

A superset means that you perform multiple exercises with very little rest You can do antagonist muscle groups or the same, it depends on what you want to achieve. It can be used for muscle endurance or strength work, depending on how you set it up. A pec fly and tri kickback can be considered a...

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Have you ever wanted to kick a participant out of your class?

7 Answers | Asked by Serena Pharr on Jun 05, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 06, 2013

Sure I have. If someone totally disrupts class or refuses to "follow the rules" then it's unfair to your other students who are there to workout. I would contact her and have a frank conversation with her about the situation and without a second thought let her know that she is no longer welcome in...

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Is it better to do a circuit or a set routine for your abs?

14 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on Nov 11, 2011

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 03, 2013

I suggest mixing up abdominal work As with all muscles, repetition causes adaptation.

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Circuit Training

6 Answers | Asked by Veronica Larouche on May 31, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 03, 2013

Free weights and resistance bands are a great way to build bone strength. I suggest seeing a physical therapist for exercise advice and also ask your doctor to participate in some form of communication with your trainer.

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What is Integrative Fitness?

4 Answers | Asked by Willie Bell on Jun 02, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 03, 2013

I think of it as an all encompassing method of training. We may begin training only the physical body but eventually and sometimes very quickly we begin to focus on the mind, emotions and the spirit of our clients.

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and how can a behavioural contract assist in exercise adherence

4 Answers | Asked by troy lebehen on Jun 02, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 03, 2013

Behavioral contracts are a part of my health coaching business and sometimes with personal training, but not very often as personal training is much more interactive and consistent.LlL I do however, constantly check in and communicate with my clients about their successes and goals and I will nudg...

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what are the typical boot camp prices for an individual per month?

2 Answers | Asked by Willie Bell on Jun 02, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 03, 2013

I base my prices on the economics of the community. Take into account all of your expenses, your time, travel, and total number of participants needed to make it worth your while. As Harris suggests check out your competition and then think of a service you can offer that they do not and highligh...

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what are ways you can motivate and enthuse the client after a basic screening and appraisal process

6 Answers | Asked by troy lebehen on Jun 02, 2013

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 02, 2013

I have my clients set really small goals such as, eliminate one soda a day and walk for 12 minutes. I don't overwhelm my clients with too much too soon, I take the guess work out and show them that anything is attainable as long as there is a strategy in place.

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