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    Yes it is what you should be doing. Many...

    Yes it is what you should be doing.

    Many trainers imagine the client needs or wants more variety than that. More often, the trainer themselves wants more variety than that. But to be a good...
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    At 5'10" and 175lbs you are not overweight. You...

    At 5'10" and 175lbs you are not overweight. You may be fluffy around the middle, I don't know, but your weight is not an issue. In fact, if you do serious resistance training you will likely gain...
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    Starting Strength is all most people need to know...

    Starting Strength is all most people need to know to achieve about 80% of their goals; a few basic compound movements, properly-performed and progressed. Most PTs will have no clue about this stuff,...
  • Well, first finish 3 months of it. If you are in...

    Well, first finish 3 months of it. If you are in the minority who manage that, worry about what comes after then.
  • It's fine for what it is: a freebie ripoff of...

    It's fine for what it is: a freebie ripoff of Starting Strength by someone who has never coached anyone.

    The key things are time and effort. Pick anything at all, and work hard and long enough...
  • Absolutely. In fact they don't require...

    Absolutely.


    In fact they don't require training to be much more likely to stay. They just need someone to talk to them. This is why those involved in group fitness classes are more likely to...
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    The purpose of the PAR-Q is to get the person to...

    The purpose of the PAR-Q is to get the person to say, "I promise not to suddenly die if unsupervised in the gym." It's a legal arse-covering for a big box gym where most people will be doing their...
  • School, university, work, friends of friends......

    School, university, work, friends of friends... People weren't all the time at their desks on looking down at their mobile phones, so people talked to you.

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  • At my old YMCA, the chances of someone still...

    At my old YMCA, the chances of someone still being a member in 12 months depended whether they did consults. About 40% of those who just wandered in stayed, but 80% of those who did consults. Simply...
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    Doctor.

    Doctor.
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    LOL another ex sci guy with no clue, eh? This...

    LOL another ex sci guy with no clue, eh?

    This is a tough industry. I don't like shtty advice being given to new trainers. They can fail without our help. I want them to succeed. Nobody has ever...
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    If you can't spot the teacher in a room full of...

    If you can't spot the teacher in a room full of students, the teacher isn't very good.

    People will figure it out.

    More importantly, the clients will figure something out. "I'm such a good...
  • brb abolishing universal literacy. Just in case.

    brb abolishing universal literacy. Just in case.
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    Blast from the past! Sharonw2: good luck....

    Blast from the past!

    Sharonw2: good luck. You'll need it. That and paragraphs.
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    This is right. Nowadays all my training is of...

    This is right.

    Nowadays all my training is of small groups like this. Or rather, they come in particular timeslots where up to 3 other people will be booked. They may happen to be with 3 other...
  • Simple question: if you yourself were sitting at...

    Simple question: if you yourself were sitting at home ready to do a websearch looking for a trainer, would you go for the trainer without qualifications, or the one with them?

    "Well I'd go for...
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    Trying to train 13 year olds, and thinking there...

    Trying to train 13 year olds, and thinking there is only one way to train. You have much to learn, firstly that you have things to learn, rather than reflexively argue against any who disagree with...
  • Tell him to fck off and just do your own thing in...

    Tell him to fck off and just do your own thing in the gym for the remaining months of your contract. It'll be uncomfortable, but you're uncomfortable already, at least you'll be uncomfortable but...
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    By which reasoning we should start when they're...

    By which reasoning we should start when they're toddlers.

    Tanner Stage 2.


    We all know about Naomi Kutin. Here we run into other issues. She started when she was six years old. She's done a...
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    It is. I didn't say it was harmful, I said they...

    It is. I didn't say it was harmful, I said they didn't need it.

    The point of physical training is to impose a stress on the system, this causes the system to adapt so that the same stimulus in...
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