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Wendi Hodgen

San Jose, CA 95112

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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 Wendi Hodgen on Oct 16, 2014

Two thoughts: 1) Karin Singleton has a good point. I have both allergic asthma and EIA. If the floor or ground (if outside) is dusty, dirty or smells of cleanser it triggers my asthma immediately. 2) Check your clients form. My clients (with and w/out EIA) tend to hunch their shoulders or tigh...

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When do you do your own workouts, and how do you fit them in around clients?

25 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Wendi Hodgen on Feb 11, 2014

I workout in the evening either before or after a session with a client. I also do my workout immediately following my Saturday Boot Camps. I participate a bit to keep their energy up and encourage them to push themselves, so I'm already warmed up when I go to the weight room. I think it is impor...

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How do you handle clients asking you to email them the workout you prepared for their session?

12 Answers | Asked by Lynn Valaes on Feb 10, 2014

Answered by Wendi Hodgen on Feb 11, 2014

I want to encourage them to workout on their own in between sessions with me. By them asking for the information it lets me know they are motivated and confident enough to do some things on their own. Additionally, they will progress that much faster and our training sessions will be more producti...

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10. What are 3 questions you would ask a client during a screening consultation after they have told you they have asthma?

4 Answers | Asked by Ebony Stoner on Sep 04, 2013

Answered by Wendi Hodgen on Sep 04, 2013

I specialize in training asthmatics and I also have severe asthma. I ask several questions, but the most important I ask: 1. Do they have a rescue inhaler and require they keep it on them (in their pocket, etc), 2. Do they have a medical id bracelet or necklace. Although we keep emergency conta...

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