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Thea Ward

Bismarck, ND 58504

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Anyone received their certification through NCCPT?

1 Answer | Asked by Sherry Simon on Apr 26, 2014

Answered by Thea Ward on Apr 27, 2014

I went through them for my first PT certification. I was very pleased with the customer service I received and felt the education was sufficient enough to start my career. I don't believe any certifying agency will give you all the knowledge you need, and that it is up to you to continue your educat...

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What should I expect when attending the 2013 East Coast Personal Trainer Conference?

3 Answers | Asked by Elizabeth Roycroft on Oct 03, 2013

Answered by Thea Ward on Oct 11, 2013

While I have not been to East, I have attended West and World. My biggest suggestion is taking at least 1 workshop about something you know little to nothing about - or use very little currently. I had attended other workshops in the past and always took TRX, bootcamp, HIIT, BOSU classes. Things...

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How do you save money at conferences?

4 Answers | Asked by Jessica Cline on May 17, 2013

Answered by Thea Ward on Jun 03, 2013

Jessica, (This is a nearly the length of a book I know - I apologize) See if the program offers an assistant or volunteer program. I attended IDEA West in Seattle and did this. I worked registration/ops so had to be there a day prior and help set up. I was not able to register for any classes ...

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How do you price personal training for two?

8 Answers | Asked by Kathy Hart on May 28, 2013

Answered by Thea Ward on Jun 03, 2013

I work in a larger facility that determines what I charge; however we charge 25.00 per person. A typical session is 45.00-55.00 so each person is paying half roughly. My gym does require that both be there to train or the one inidividual will pay the full price (unless canceled). My personal tra...

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Who is the Fitness Professional that inspired you the most?

16 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Scrofini on Jun 11, 2011

Answered by Thea Ward on Jun 03, 2013

I know the last time anyone answered this question was well over 100 days ago but really liked the question. SGT Ken Weichert. I took his tactical fitness instructor workshop in Denver 2012, I had only been in the industry for a year at the time. I was also in the process of determining if the N...

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What to do when a client is suddenly "bored"?

13 Answers | Asked by Alissa Parker on May 31, 2013

Answered by Thea Ward on Jun 03, 2013

Thank you all for the great ideas! While I did not post this question - I was about to ask one very similar. I have a 16 year old client who has recently become very uninterested. She trains 3 days a week and we vary it alot - however recently I have found her putting in about 25 % effort. She wants...

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What do you look for in a continuing education course?

7 Answers | Asked by Robyn Caruso on May 29, 2013

Answered by Thea Ward on Jun 03, 2013

Location is a huge factor for me (if I am attending the workshop vs. doing an at home study course). I live in North Dakota and have limited options locally and have found that the closest ie. MN are not always the cheapest for travel. Price - will it be cost effective. Is it realistic for me? ...

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I want to buy a Tabata timer for use in the college classes I teach. Does anyone have a reccommendation?

8 Answers | Asked by Pamela Aho on May 15, 2013

Answered by Thea Ward on May 16, 2013

I prefer the actual Gym Boss over any app on my phone. I like being able to clip in and go. I like the volume and vibrate option as well.

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