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How can you become a fitness trainer?

Have a Look!: There are several great programs. Here are two: http://www.Issaonline.Edu/ http://www.Afaa.Com/personal-fitness-trainer-certification-program.Html. ...Read more

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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


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How difficult would it be for me to be a successful fitness trainer?

How difficult would it be for me to be a successful fitness trainer?

Motivation: Determination, vigilance and avoidance of injury are key. Success is up to you. But, opportunities to be of help to those who wish to become more fit are everywhere. We need more people like you! ...Read more

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How can I become a fitness personal trainer?

How can I become a fitness personal trainer?

See below: You need to take classes and then take a state certification test. ...Read more

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What to do if i had a fitness injury with personal trainer?

What to do if i had a fitness injury with personal trainer?

See below: Discuss it with your trainer and see if they can alter your workout. Injuries can happen at any time and my not be caused by your trainer. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a fitness trainer is using outdated exercises?

How can I tell if a fitness trainer is using outdated exercises?

Ageless is best: Some exercises are classics. They have been shown over time to result in muscle contraction/tone/definition. Some movements like tai chi (taiji) have been used for centuries and shown by recent studies to enhance balance, eg. So it is best to ask trainers about the benefits/risks of exercises and any studies that have effect on fitness. If the trainers do not know, perhaps they are outdated. #acsm. ...Read more

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My fitness trainer adviced to use stability balls of different sizes. Which ones should I use?

My fitness trainer adviced to use stability balls of different sizes. Which ones should I use?

Hard to say,: It's mostly a comfort and mobility issue. If you have any mobility issues then larger balls will be easier to get up from. Then you next issues will be what you plan on doing with them, different exercise require different sizes and that's bit too complicated to answer in this short space. ...Read more

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Healthy type 1 diab. Fitness trainer, started eating cleaner to help lose 10 lbs. I gained 3. I wk out 6 days/wk circuit and kickboxing. Help!

Healthy type 1 diab. Fitness trainer, started eating cleaner to help lose 10 lbs.  I gained 3.  I wk out 6 days/wk circuit and kickboxing.  Help!

Do not distress!: You have started exercising w/ a trainer. You are doing everything right. You are probably gaining muscle at a faster rate than your a losing fat. It is a simultaneous process, except muscle weighs more than fat. This is normal and reassuring. The good news is that this muscle metabolizes more glucose. This is just the beginning investment time - the payoff is coming! keep going with your program! ...Read more

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I am a fitness trainer. Should my client take out his tracheostomy tube when we do more intense workouts so that he can breathe better?

I am a fitness trainer. Should my client take out his tracheostomy tube when we do more intense workouts so that he can breathe better?

No: Tracheostomies are placed in patients when they are not able to breathe on their own without it. If a patient has a tracheostomy tube then removing it may make breathing more difficult. This could be very dangerous. The patient needs to discuss when and if to remove this with their physician. ...Read more

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Not sure how to respond to dr. Singhs question he asked me, but i will here and hope he gets it. No alcohol, never has. She is a fitness trainer 49 yo. They did an us showed normal liver. ?

Not sure how to respond to dr. Singhs question he asked me, but i will here and hope he gets it.  No alcohol, never has.  She is a fitness trainer 49 yo.  They did an  us showed normal liver.  ?

Confusing question: Questions are not linked on the site.Each question you submit should have all relevant information supporting the question you are asking. Prior questions get buried within the servers & are not available for our review. ...Read more

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Height 5' 10" weight 63 kg going to gym 5 days a week....My fitness trainer is suggesting me mass gainer supplement of on company shud i go for it?

Height 5' 10" weight 63 kg going to gym 5 days a week....My fitness trainer is suggesting me mass gainer supplement of on company shud i go for it?

What are your goals?: Weight is not disproportionate for your height. What are you trying for? Muscl mass? If so exercise plus healthy diet with adequate protein low in fat is better bet than supplements. ...Read more