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Victor Butcher

New York, NY 10065

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Closing new members on PT sales?

7 Answers | Asked by Wendy Stewart on Aug 21, 2011

Answered by Victor Butcher on Aug 21, 2011

Wendy, everyone has their own style and way of making a potential client into a client. The best thing you need to do is listen to what they say and what they do. I lost a few clients because I focused on listening to what their body says and not what they are saying. You listen to what they need...

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Do you think a trainer can successfully train him- or herself?

19 Answers | Asked by Victor Butcher on Aug 19, 2011

Answered by Victor Butcher on Aug 20, 2011

Thank you all for your comments and ideas. It is great to see the different opinions and points of view. I think that it is possible to train oneself but very difficult. My reasons were either answered or touch upon by one or more of the comments. 1)Awareness. Going to Descartes, "The eye canno...

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Which do you think is more effective: session packages or training programs?

12 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 11, 2011

Answered by Victor Butcher on Aug 15, 2011

It depends upon the client. Some clients do not care about programs or sessions, they just want results. Others, type A, want to know everything from what they are doing that day plus every day you meet to what the end goals is. As to effectiveness, it is individualize based on the client. What ...

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How do you "unplug" or unwind after a stressful time?

15 Answers | Asked by Mindy Lee on Aug 14, 2011

Answered by Victor Butcher on Aug 15, 2011

Mindy, stress management is necessary but hard for a healthy life. All of the above answers are good. Meditation is good for getting your mind to quiet. So is deep breathing exercises. Do things you enjoy doing: lifting, running, reading, walking, music, etc. Whatever it is be present.

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Functional Movement Screening Certification

5 Answers | Asked by Shane Fennelly on Aug 14, 2011

Answered by Victor Butcher on Aug 15, 2011

Shane, I have been trained in FMS but I am not certified either and I do use it. It tells you about any imbalances a client has and what muscles might be tight or weak. It all depends upon what kind of trainer you want to be. I like the functional aspect of training and I enjoy helping people wit...

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Jacobs ladder

10 Answers | Asked by Shane Fennelly on Aug 13, 2011

Answered by Victor Butcher on Aug 15, 2011

Shane, it looks to me like a modified versaclimber with a higher risk of injury. One could use it in interval training. As to what population it might be good for: anyone that needs to climb ladders. It might help mountain climbers or free-runners but you should just do those activities if you wa...

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