Victoria Harris, CWC, PFT

Jasper, FL 32052

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Music in training

9 Answers | Asked by Sean Becker on Nov 22, 2011

Answered by Victoria Harris, CWC, PFT on Nov 22, 2011

I typically play what the client, or group of clients, like. I do not play anything with negative connotations or negative words. It is all kept positive. Even if the song is not extremely upbeat, I have found that if the lyrics are positive, their motivation will increase and help sustain their wor...

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Dairy upsets my stomach, but I know I need the calcium as a woman. What are some alternatives?

9 Answers | Asked by Laura Myers on Nov 21, 2011

Answered by Victoria Harris, CWC, PFT on Nov 22, 2011

I completely agree with Scott. Most adults to not need dairy. The list he provided is great for increasing the calcium in your body. Additionally, try almond milk if coconut milk is too "watery". Most of my clients have switch to almond or coconut milk and rice cheese for their dairy substitution.

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Should I use music for my indoor boot camp class?

11 Answers | Asked by Jessica Daly on Sep 05, 2011

Answered by Victoria Harris, CWC, PFT on Sep 27, 2011

While this is a personal choice, I strongly suggest it. It keeps you and your clients motivated and ready to workout, even when they want to give up!

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Does anyone have some good suggestions/workout ideas for a 50+ (age group) Boot Camp class?

7 Answers | Asked by Nickie Carrigan on Sep 27, 2011

Answered by Victoria Harris, CWC, PFT on Sep 27, 2011

Yes! After obtaining a physician's approval, for the over 50 group, it is important to incorporate strength training/weight resistant exercises as to increase the bone density, especially for women over 50. Your body is so smart that it automatically adjust to its lifestyle. If you live a sedent...

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What is the best way to train someone who is pregnant?

11 Answers | Asked by Kathleen Ferguson on Sep 26, 2011

Answered by Victoria Harris, CWC, PFT on Sep 27, 2011

This is something that I am currently researching on a broader perspective for prenatal and postnatal group classes. As stated by Marlan, I will NOT work with anyone that does not have clearance from their physician to participate in an exercise-based program while being pregnant. That is the first ...

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Is cardio only, resistance training only or combination of both better for fat loss?

15 Answers | Asked by Ingrid Vadina on Aug 26, 2011

Answered by Victoria Harris, CWC, PFT on Aug 29, 2011

I highly recommend doing both by alternating days of cardio/strength training. As a Wellness Coach, I am interested in overall health for my clients (most of which are in need of fat-loss). For heart health, cardiovascualar training is best, however, working your muscles burns more fat for alonger a...

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What exercise programming solutions are you using to meet the needs of your clientele?

8 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 20, 2011

Answered by Victoria Harris, CWC, PFT on Aug 11, 2011

That is a great question Joanne! As a holistic wellness coach for women and children, I use the "whole-person" approach which includes physical, emotional, spiritual, occupational, intellectual, environmental, and social aspects. Every new clients fills out a customized Wheel of Life assessment to ...

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I have a customer with exercise induced asthma who uses an inhaler. Why does the forward plank induce the asthmatic condition?

9 Answers | Asked by Fran Johnson on Jun 21, 2011

Answered by Victoria Harris, CWC, PFT on Aug 11, 2011

Hi Fran, As a trainer that also has exercise induced asthma and performs to forward plank often, I can tell you that it is important for your clients to use proper breathing techniques during this exercise. This exercise is one that can put excessive pressure on the chest, causing increased short...

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Do you utilize the exercise-induced feeling inventory with your clients?

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

Answered by Victoria Harris, CWC, PFT on Aug 11, 2011

Having a thorough background in commnication techniques, I can tell if my client has had a positive training experience through their nonverbal gestures. Additionally, the way they answer questions that have been asked carefully help me guauge the client's feelings and attitude during a particular s...

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