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Archive for October 2001

How to Design an Effective Membership Survey

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How to Design an Effective Membership Survey
Most people are familiar with surveys and have answered some type of questionnaire, whether it was about a product, a political issue or even customer service. Almost always, the purpose of a survey is to discover what people think, feel or plan on doing about a particular topic or issue. As an example, to better understand what is important to…

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A Review of the Impact of Exercise on Cholesterol Levels

A Review of the Impact of Exercise on Cholesterol Levels
WHY HIGH-DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN, OR HDL, CHOLESTEROL LEVELS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A REDUCED RISK

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OF HEART DISEASE–AND HOW EXERCISE CAN HELP.

ecently, the National Institutes of Health issued new criteria for the detection, categorization and treatment of unhealthy cholesterol levels (American Medical Association 2001). As a result of…

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Evaluations: There Must Be a Better Way, Problem Solver

Arrgghh! Evaluation time again! I find the whole process of having my teaching performance evaluated so nerve-wracking and artificial. I worry beforehand about doing well; then I feel my evaluator cannot get a true picture of my long-term relationship with each class; and lastly, not much ever happens as a result of my evaluation. Any suggestions or subtle words of wisdom I can give to my director to make our time spent on evaluations more worthwhile? Do any instructors have successful experiences with performance evaluations they can share with me?

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Teaching to Multiple Generations

Picture this common scenario. You are just preparing to teach your regular 5:30 pm fitness class when one of your participants asks if you would mind turning down the music a little during the workout. Twenty minutes into the class, another participant announces from the back row, “I love this song! Can you please turn…

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The Role of Stretching Exercises: From Warm-Ups to Cool-Downs

Some controversy surrounds the role that stretching exercises play in regard to fitness training, especially group fitness classes. Perhaps more than ever, debate is brewing about the proper time and place to stretch. Exactly when and what type of stretching exercises do we need to include in our classes? Although little definitive research is available on the subject, fitness experts are trying to reach a consensus.

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The Trainer’s Role in the Multidisciplinary Team

By Philip Walker, MS

Three case studies outline the trainer’s contribution in a team treatment approach for complicated clients.

The Trainer’s Role in the Multidisciplinary Team
Let me introduce you to Robin, she is my personal trainer, my dietitian and my therapist!
s the popularity of personal training continues to escalate, so does the need for personal trainers to become adequately informed …

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