Sue D'Alonzo

Berkeley, CA 94705

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Are strength training exercises best for someone who is on synthroid for thyroid problems?

6 Answers | Asked by Miriam Mitchell on Jun 07, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 08, 2015

As a person taking Synthroid I can say that it's not the medication that's a concern, it's her energy level on that day. Daily exercise is great for those with thyroid issues. Yes you can gain weight being hypothyroid however, you can also lose it by being active and eating a proper diet. I...

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Should one recommend branched chain amino acids to clients?

8 Answers | Asked by Noreen Hensel on Jun 05, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Jun 08, 2015

It's important to stay within your scope of practice. I'm not familiar with your certification ACSM and ACE both agree that personal trainers should not give out supplemental advice nor diets. Being certified as a personal trainer with a Nationally Accredited Agency is the best way to go. ...

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What is the quickest weight loss people have experienced?

20 Answers | Asked by Zachary Lyon on May 27, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on May 28, 2015

This is a very subjective question There are so many factors that go into this such as how overweight is your client to begin with? As we all know many people lose "a lot " of weight initially but then reality comes into play Looking at your profile I don't see that you are a registered dietiti...

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Have anyone heard of paleo diet?

9 Answers | Asked by Delmar Carey on Dec 08, 2014

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on May 28, 2015

From U.S. News 36 diets were rated 34. (Tie) Paleo Diet Experts took issue with the paleo diet on every measure. Regardless of the goal -- weight loss, heart health or finding a diet that’s easy to follow -- most experts concluded that it would be better for dieters to look elsewhere. &ldq...

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I have a 87 year old client who suffered major blood loss and a stroke.

5 Answers | Asked by Shane Mclean on Apr 28, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on May 03, 2015

I agree all of the above answers Sounds like he needs either full time home health aid care or a environment that can take care of him

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What is the best flexibility assessment to perform on a client?

10 Answers | Asked by Rosario Tibisay Geis (a.k.a.: Tibi) on May 01, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on May 03, 2015

After 38 years in this business I definitely know there is no BEST! What matters most is what you need to see the most. I don't do flexibility assessments per se. I have my new clients move their bodies in functional ways and note any limitations they may have Also, there is a lot of new resea...

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How many of you have NON-RUNNERS in your group? what do you do to modify?

8 Answers | Asked by Louise Schollaert on May 01, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on May 03, 2015

I design my bootcamps to accommodate ALL levels of fitness. I run by bootcamps in 6 week cycles/1 week off Each time we start up we go back to basic bootcamp drills. New people learn them, returning boot campers perfect them. It's a win win If a person can't or won't run, they walk I sugg...

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I am certified in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, am I allowed to do this with clients?

7 Answers | Asked by michelle Parchomenko on Apr 27, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 28, 2015

I'm not sure if you need to go as far as contacting a lawyer unless you want him or her to re write a legal document/liability waiver for you If you want to use this technique it would be advisable to have a contract and signed understanding from your clients. You can offer it as needed or within...

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Transition from one on one training to semi-private

6 Answers | Asked by Pete Lyons on Apr 23, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 25, 2015

Your'e talking apples and oranges to me. I don't consider these two anything close to one another Personal training is so specific and adaptable, whereas small group is much more general. Small group to me is ALOT more work! I prefer one on one training to really get the job done. Charge b...

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Knee exercises

7 Answers | Asked by Sybil Hood on Apr 24, 2015

Answered by Sue D'Alonzo on Apr 25, 2015

I agree with Harris If you have gained weight in general and your genetics gravitate to lower body you may want to consider your body type. I suggest a comprehensive workout program, an eating reality check, a personal trainer to assist you and either a certified ACE or ACSM Health/Wellness Coac...

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