Paul Daniels

Salt Lake City, UT 84105

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Local fitness geek group?

2 Answers | Asked by Nancy Korf on Dec 11, 2018

Answered by Paul Daniels about 12 hours ago

Traditionally these groups are called Mastermind groups. The idea is to bring a group of professionals together in the industry to share ideas, brainstorm and mentor one another. Another groups that I'm familiar with that is similar is Entrepreneur's Organization or EO. Mastermind groups don't h...

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What is everyone's take on wall sits? I have been seeing posts they do no good and are a waste of time.

4 Answers | Asked by Tracie Renschen on Dec 11, 2018

Answered by Paul Daniels on Dec 13, 2018

Wall sits are a great isometric exercise to build muscular endurance. I use them in folks that have limited ROM in their knees or knee pain with knee flexion. They are also a great exercise to incorporate into a ski conditioning program.

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Has anyone ever heard of a company called NHE? an on line based fitness program company

5 Answers | Asked by Brian Thurston on Dec 05, 2018

Answered by Paul Daniels on Dec 05, 2018

The BBB has given them an F rating for failing to respond to complaints.

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how to strengthen the scapula

4 Answers | Asked by Briget Borges on Nov 07, 2018

Answered by Paul Daniels on Nov 07, 2018

The scapula is a bone. I'm assuming you mean how to strengthen the muscles that attach to the scapula. I suggest looking up specific rotator cuff exercises. All four rotator cuff muscles attach to the scapula. As well, shrugs work the levator scapula and upper trapezius. Rows work the rhomboids a...

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Has anyone run into age discrimination while trying to get started as a personal trainer?

4 Answers | Asked by Brett Reatherford on Nov 06, 2018

Answered by Paul Daniels on Nov 06, 2018

Brett, I've been in this industry a long time, I'm in my 50's, and have never come across age discrimination. If anything I've noticed that this industry is more open to older trainers. That said, it's not impossible that it's happening. I'd look for gyms that have a more seasoned clientele. Rec...

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Exercise for osteoarthritis of the hip and osteoporosis

3 Answers | Asked by Arlene Cherry-Medicoff on Oct 24, 2018

Answered by Paul Daniels on Oct 25, 2018

I'd have to disagree with the previous advice. I specialize in working with patients with osteoporosis and have physicians send osteoporotic patients to my facility regularly. The first thing that you need to assess is the severity of each condition. Second, you want to find out what exercises ex...

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Is the health science Insitute (HSI) a reliable source of information though their books and supplements?

1 Answer | Asked by William McCallum on Oct 21, 2018

Answered by Paul Daniels on Oct 22, 2018

I can't speak to your question directly. But after looking at several reviews online for HSI I'd stay away from them. The best rating I found was 2.2 out of five. The worst was a 1. Stick with evidence based scientific organizations.

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How to fit with diabetics?

3 Answers | Asked by Manik Hossain on Oct 13, 2018

Answered by Paul Daniels on Oct 14, 2018

My first question is whether the diabetes is Type I or II. Type II is generally an insulin resistance issue which can be helped with exercise. If it is Type II and they are overweight, then a regimen focused on weight loss is helpful. This is due to the link between obesity and insulin resistanc...

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When a client pays for personal training, should you give an expiration date for the sessions? How long would you give?

3 Answers | Asked by joan thompson on Oct 14, 2018

Answered by Paul Daniels on Oct 14, 2018

I don't have an expiration date, but 6 months to a year is not unreasonable. I even allow my clients to gift their remaining sessions to others if they feel they aren't going to use them. I've gained new clients from that.

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boutique studios

3 Answers | Asked by Ruth Schrader-Grace on Sep 12, 2018

Answered by Paul Daniels on Sep 12, 2018

Typically, when you run semi-private classes the class is listed at a specific price, not a per person rate. It helps avoid the type of situation that I believe you're describing. If only 1 or even 2 people show up, but 4 are signed up you can either cancel class or charge the people who signed up b...

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