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Top 25 Fitness Instructor Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
Tell me about your customer service experience.
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Question 2 of 25
What are your thoughts on a vegan lifestyle? Do you support it or think it is overrated?
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"The vegan lifestyle is great for some individuals. I have had clients achieve excellent results by cutting out meat and dairy. I also know that for those who tend towards anemia may need to get their protein from other sources like eggs or cheese. I don't think being vegan is overrated, but I do think it's important to consider someone's health history before recommending any restrictive diet."
Know your audience. If you are interviewing to work for a company that encourages a plant based diet and steers clear of the meat and dairy industry, you might want to learn a thing or two about their values. Depending on which direction you sway, you can answer fairly and diplomatically along these lines: "The vegan lifestyle is great for some individuals. I have had clients achieve excellent results by cutting out meat and dairy. I also know that for those who tend towards anemia may need to get their protein from other sources like eggs or cheese. I don't think being vegan is overrated, but I do think it's important to consider someone's health history before recommending any restrictive diet."
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Question 3 of 25
What techniques would you employ to increase your clientele?
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This questions goes back to sales and self-promotion. What do you do to get new clients? Some people use social media to promote themselves while others find it more effective to do face-to-face marketing. Do you have business cards, your own website and an email marketing campaign? When you're at the gym do you make an effort to introduce yourself to new members and tell them about your services? Building a reputation for training that gives results is the first step. Next is making sure everyone knows about! Share a few techniques that have helped you increase your number of clients.
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Question 4 of 25
How do you keep an aerobics group motivated throughout the exercise?
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"I see myself as a coach, pushing my clients to challenge themselves and using encouraging words and motivation to keep them going. I keep the music upbeat and fun and let them know a little bit about what to expect before the class so that they know what we'll be working on. I say things like "
"I see myself as a coach, pushing my clients to challenge themselves and using encouraging words and motivation to keep them going. I keep the music upbeat and fun and let them know a little bit about what to expect before the class so that they know what we'll be working on. I say things like "Keep going, you got this!" and "We're almost there!" to help them stay focused and keep the momentum." Motivating language is so important in fitness instruction. Keep the energy of the class positive and know when to remind everyone to keep working and breathing.
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Question 5 of 25
What nutrition education have you received?
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Question 6 of 25
How important is nutrition to you? Will you strongly suggest your clients follow a better diet to improve their fitness goals?
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Question 7 of 25
Tell me about an experience you've had dealing with an unhappy customer?
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Question 8 of 25
Why should we hire you over someone else?
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Question 9 of 25
This job is about getting clients, getting referrals, and making sales, how will you perform with this pressure?
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Question 10 of 25
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
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Question 11 of 25
Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?
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Question 12 of 25
What education have you acquired in the art of sales?
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Question 13 of 25
If any client walks in and says they want to start training, what evaluations would you begin doing to determine their appropriate fitness program?
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Question 14 of 25
What are your personal fitness goals?
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Question 15 of 25
Give me a summary of a training program you would set up for a client strictly looking for weight-loss and toning?
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Question 16 of 25
What do you know about our company?
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Question 17 of 25
If you saw me at the gym, average build kind of guy, and you wanted to approach me to potentially sign me up for sessions, what would you say to me?
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Question 18 of 25
Name 5 cardiovascular exercises you recommend to your clients.
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Question 19 of 25
Describe to me a successful training session?
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Question 20 of 25
Are you CPR certified? Tell me about your other certifications.
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Question 21 of 25
How do you draw the line when pushing your client to the limits during a workout?
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Question 22 of 25
If a client complains about an injury suffered during your last training session, how do you handle it?
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Question 23 of 25
Have you ever helped train a friend? How did that work out?
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Question 24 of 25
Give me three essential exercises you would have any client do? Why are they in your top three?
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Question 25 of 25
Tell me about yourself.
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Question 1 of 25
Tell me about your customer service experience.
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I worked as a cashier before, and in my job I encounter different kinds of people, when it comes to customer service, you should make sure that your client will be satisfied for your assistance.A good customer service is giving the customer's need and assist them beyong the miles...
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Smiling . Follow up eye contact.
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I used to work in a shop so I know how to deal with potential or rude customers. I am a happy person and always greet people with a smile, I also have good manners and am very approachable.
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I believe that it is a personally choice for the person and I believe it is perfectly fine as long as the client is getting there complete nutritional needs.
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I am fresher but yeah where I workout I do give tips to my fitness friends.
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I work as a host in a fitness centre and I have done a lot of job where customer service is very important.
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From working in the shop and been involved with the gaa. Ive a good bit of experience with dealing with people.
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Worked at the administration department and have sound experience in sales.
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I have been 10 years work in the hospistality.
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Recognize what the clients needs are. Make the services exceed what the guest desire. Sure the guest are happy when they leave.
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I currently work at pita pit which pushes for great customer service, and the program I am in and the personality I have gives me a great advantage with customer service.
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Food service experience and personal trainer experience.
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Working in a restaurant, student support and providing frontline out of hours support over phone or in person. AS a firefighter, regularly interact with the public during safety programmes and initiatives.
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I worked as a waitress before.
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Generally I have experienced great customer service which always leaves me with a happy feeling however when it is not so good it lowers the atmosphere.
Question 2 of 25
What are your thoughts on a vegan lifestyle? Do you support it or think it is overrated?
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I think is overatted you can balnace btween them.
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Again if it helps the client achieve their goals and they are ok with it then I have no problems with it. It just means their training programme needs to be altered to a lighter intensity due to lack of meat in the diet.
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I think everyone has to the right to their own opinion, it would not bother me if can client was vegan. I would be very understanding.
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I believe that it is a personally choice for the person and I believe it is perfectly fine as long as the client is getting there complete nutritional needs.
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I dont follow a vegan diet myself. I do believe not the protein in meat is important and is needed for a healthy lifestyle.
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Being a vegetarian is really a choice, I respect them as well as I respect the non vegan people, we all have this one goal, to became healthy so what ever their choice is, I respect that.
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I feel that Vegans are not getting the adequate nutrients within their diet.
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Yes it the person is very intelligent and has a diet with ample supplementary nutritional value instead of meat.
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I dont do it personally because I love my meat but I do think it is a good way to lose weight.
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I would have no problem with someone choosing that because it has been proven to work but I enjoy all kinds of meat so it is not for me.
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Hmm I have no idea about.
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I think personally it's down to the idividual as long as they have enough knowledge about foods they need to get sufficient vitamins and nutrients.
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I believe a vegan lifestyle is ok if the person does it for ethical reasons. From a health standpoint I see no advantage. Meat contains protein and Essential amino acids not as available in plants.
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If it's for health reasons or they feel passionate about their beliefs I support it.
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Yes its actually good.. It depends on the client.
Question 3 of 25
What techniques would you employ to increase your clientele?
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Increase the communication skills and provide good service.
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Keep them up to date with new events or classes and promote offers.
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I would definitely register on freelance websites, create a facebook/instagram page, word of mouth, flyers, approach gyms and hotels.
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Proved to my fitness knowledge in peronal trainer.
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I would be very approachable and likeable. I would always keep a smile on my face and approach clients where I see fit and engage in conversation.
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Using flyers and Facebook to put the message across.
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I would like to use my polite and gentle behaving techniques with joy full smile in front of people in order to increase MY clientele.
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Add advertisement on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram including pictures, short movies and my clients comments.
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I would do this by advertising word of mouth in classes and giving people an incentive to come back every week.
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I would be approachable and friendly to all clients whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism.
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Quality and quantity of services and times. Reviews/testimonials. Correct marketing concepts and execution.
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I would employ great individuals who can preform great personal one on one training.
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Setting up an instagram/facebook page joining free lance website for fitness instructors.
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Encourage current clientele to speak to friends and family about there time in the gym and class to increase clientele via word of mouth.
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Good social skills, body language, positive attitude, high work rate.
Question 4 of 25
How do you keep an aerobics group motivated throughout the exercise?
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Ask question through out the class.
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Music, enthusiasm, keep it fresh , positive feed back.
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Create an enthusiam, good music and keep motivating them.
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Keep them moving and use some more challenging sequinces.
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4. Create an enthusiam, good music and keep motivating them.
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4. Create an enthusiam, good music and keep motivating them.
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Good music which gives you energy keep talking put some motivational pics around the room.
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I would use good music, keep entusiastic, make the class enjoyable by keeping it fresh and challenging the clients.
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Positive energy, good music, and encouraging reinforcement.
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Music & communication. I think it is important to choose upbeat music and let the clients hear your voice a lot with praise and motivation.
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I make the class fun, I try to pick upbeat music to help motivate clients in the group, I try not to teach the same routine twice and mix it up to keep the clients interested.
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Remind them to focus on why they want to get in shape in the first place, focus on becoming healthy.
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Being upbeat, make classes interesting and fun. Keep each class different and play good music.
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Dont keep repeating the same exercises change after a few minutes and have lively music playing in the background.
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Keep encouraging them, tell them how well the are doing and explain proper techniques all the time.
Question 5 of 25
What nutrition education have you received?
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We have just slight education subject during my studies.. When we talk nutririon or diet, its a matter of self decipline.
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None but am reading sports nutrition books ready for when im ready to do the course.
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Have got a certification and reading to nutrition in online and reading books.
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I dealt with nutrition in the personal trainer course on a basic level so I have an idea on what healthy eating is.
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I current have a itec lv 3 and fetac lv5 module in nutrition.
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As part of my PT training I was required to go on a nutrition workshop, which taught the usefulness of macro-nutrients rather than focussing souly on caloric content.
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Id know about nutrition from my health and fitness college module.
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I dont have a qualification but I do no the bad fats and bad sugars to stay away from.
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Basic and more I follow some nutrition groups over the social networks for more advice.
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Being int the food industry for 20 years I have always had knowledge about food. And during may qualification to become a PT we have gone through nutriton and weight management.
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I attended some seminars about proper nutrition, and I have receive certificates for that.
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Studied Nutrition as part of my University Degree.
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I have attended conferences for Alberta Fitness. At the conference, they had seminars on speakers talking about nutrition and fitness. I learn a lot from the seminars, and I also read up on nutrition on my own time.
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I have learn myself form nutrition professor on internet or book ..
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Currently in Physical Fitness Management, nutrition is talked about constantly and we also had to take a nutrition class. Not to mention, I am constantly re educating myself about the subject.
Question 6 of 25
How important is nutrition to you? Will you strongly suggest your clients follow a better diet to improve their fitness goals?
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Nutrition is very important to a not just to a fitness trainee but for all individuals. Choosing a good diet will help you to attain your goal in fitness, so can have a healthy life style.
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Nutrition is the main part of fitness bcoze good nutrition improve our immune system and heathy heart and improve or fitness level.
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Yes it is very important dieat have 80% to lose weight then 20% in excersise.. So nutrions take alittle time to improve their gaols..
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Nutrition is the most essential part of the goal.
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Yes as exercise a lone is only half of what is needed to live a better life.
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Its the main part really impportant for the health and the looks.
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Nutrition is very important for all person, who either exersize do not and for necessarry fitness achieve goal.
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I think nutrition is a key aspect to anyone achieving their fitness goals. You are what you eat. I have personal experience in this as I want to build my body and found that by dieting correctly I have gained the muscle I need.
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Yes I will suggest improvements to nutrition as nutrition I believe is 60-80% of the battle in reaching any fitness goal.
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Very important. I want my clients to know that eating healthy and regular exercise will help them achieve their goals they have set.
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Nutrition is the key behind every fitness goal. You can train 100% if your nutrition level is 0% you wont progress because after a workout your body need to regenerate its stocks it must be 100% training and 100% nutrition.
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Nutrition is very important to help a client reach their fitness goals. Fitness goals are typically reached 80% by diet and 20% by exercise.
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Nutrition is extremely important. If my clients are serious about their fitness goals, they are only going to be reached with both exercise and good nutrition. Reaching fitness goals is 80% diet and 20% exercise.
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Nutrition is very important to me. I try to eat has healthy as possible, although im not one for counting calories. Yes I most certainly will strongly suggest clients to eat healthy and follow a better diet.
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Very important. Eating clean and eliminating sugar from the diet is very important.
Question 7 of 25
Tell me about an experience you've had dealing with an unhappy customer?
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If a customer complains, either try and see if yup and help them, depending what the problem is, if not get someone higher to talk to the clustomer.
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I currently work for a property developer that develops property in the Middle East. We have several unhappy clients that call us angry about the treatment they have recieved by Dubai head office and I found if you just listen to people and genuinely attempt to understand what they are unhappy about and help them sort out the issue they will usually calm down.
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Well, I want to spaek that what is your problem and dael to according with pereson and able to try.
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I have dealt with unhappy customers on number of times. I work in sales so as you can imagine I get alot of complaints but generally I listen to them and try come up with a solution that suits them and myself. If I cant handle the problem I refer them to my boss.
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Fitness state university dance + beyond talent center.
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I was very sympathetic towards the customer and listened eagerly to their compliant. I offered them a free weeks membership and apologised for not meeting their satisfaction.
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Once in the bar I had a intoxicated customer take offence to been cut off I calmly explained to the customer that he had drinking to much and it was in the bar staffs option it would be unsafe to continue to serve him anymore alcohol I told the customer it was a good idea to drink plenty of water to avoid a hang over(and it helps sober the customer)
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When a customer didnt make it on time to a class. She was upset and got erratic. Calming down a person and understanding them is thebest way to resolve the situation.
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With my previous job at the bakery, we got an order wrong, the customer was obviously unhappy with this, so I had to reason with the customer, explain how I would make the order right, just to keep the customer satisfied and would want to order again from us.
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In my career, I had to accommodate a guest who was not happy with their meal. I asked if I could be of assistance and could I do to make his dining experience better. I bought his dinner and made sure that when he returned that I said hello and that I would be checking on him to ensure that he had a stellar experience.
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I use to be a general manager for restaurant so dealing with customer was one of my daily routine.
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Well it may not have been an unhappy customer but I have certainly dealt with an unhappy parent.
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Could not get on the treadmill so I re assured them, that the matter would be dealt with, but in the meantime advised them to use a different piece of equipment.
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As a former retail manager I have been challenged with dealing with all unhappy customers. The most important thing is being able to truly empathize with the customers reason for being upset and instead of combating it which escalates the situation, negating the feelings but validating them and finding a solution together.
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Unfortunately or not I hope this will be my first work experience in the fitness industry.
Question 8 of 25
Why should we hire you over someone else?
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Because I am capable, hard working, funny and awesome.
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I believe I can bring my enthusiasm to your business, I am a loyal and trustworthy employee and will give 100% of my dedication. I will work any hours needed and try not to be late.
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I have all the qualifications for the position, I have the experience in customer service and dealing with large groups of clients, Iam self driven and are a extremely hard worker.
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Persons name position held / job title hours / contract conditions (casual/part time/full time) time spent in this position / job previous study previous jobs in the industry study or experience requirement they might have for a young person new to the industry average starting salary in their industry (optional) examples of salaries in their place of business (optional) Positives and negatives of working in this industry other interesting questions about the day to day job.
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Because im what you need for your gym.
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Am punctual, Am a good motivator, Am a fitness freak,
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Because I know that I can deliver more that they probably can, I also have the knowledge and experience to do it, I know that I have a lot to learn and and I am willing to undergo training to be more qualified for this position.
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I have the work experience and the academic qualifications to be the best person for the job.
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At one point of my life, with my marriage, finances, etc. I went through a deep depression. This time of my life had made me gain over 20 pounds, and I felt awlful. I was not active anymore. Until I joined the Biggest Luser that one year, and saw how exercise and keeping right could make a difference, it changed my life. I hope that from my story, I could do the same for others, as I know how it feels like.
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I am more determined and more likely to stay long term at your business.
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Because I am not you average fitness instructor. Anyone can make someone fit. I like to know why this person wants to make this change in their lives and I get to know them on a personal level so they trust me with what I am doing. When you have certain level of trust you want to do your best so I get the best out of my clients.
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I come from a multi sport background and bring huge enthusiasm and commitment to my place of work. I truly look forward to engaging with people and working individually and as part of a team in order to get success. I am not afraid of failure and am quick to seek advice if I feel I could have done something better. I have a genuine interest in exercise and fitness and will be constantly training myself along with my clients.
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I have the drive to be the best in this gym, and the organisation. I may not have the years of experience, but I have the enthusiasm to place me above them.
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Fitness is my passion, I love working with people, I am a hard worker and very down to earth.
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The multitasking experience in sales, management, training, team management, positive attitude, and result derive individual I am.
Question 9 of 25
This job is about getting clients, getting referrals, and making sales, how will you perform with this pressure?
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Need keep smile and every time asking.
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By coming with fun and wowing our clients and customers by raising up something new day by day to improve the interest or habit that will support to obtain more. Customer.
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By interacting with clients and providing a quality service by promoting health and fitness activities.
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I tend to perform better under pressure so I believe that mixed with my other abilities of being warm and genuine will help me achieve my goals.
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Through building strong relationships with clients, word of mouth feedback about myself and constantly urging new clients to engage.
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I would hope to see this as a challenge or a goal and would work extremely hard under this pressure.
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Well my only goal is to make your gym reach the top... Having a good communication skill with clients will indeed increase the gym sales because explaining someone about something will do attract them.
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It would definitely be a learning process for me but I think my education and training has prepared me well and I could excel in it.
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Ill take on anything that is thrown my way. Personally I feel I work better underpressure.
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Offer free classes once a month and advertise, discounted packages.
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I was trained with that kind of situation by my past job experience, hitting quotas every quarter or hitting a certain amount to make sure to stay on that job, I did that for the past 7 years and I know I can do it.
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Promote the company, marketing of the gym, promote offers and deals, cold call new and existing members.
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I think that with my passion in fitness, and how it makes me feel, other people would want to learn how this could impact their lives as well.
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I alway thing it is my job and any pressure become simply..
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I would perform greatly because I am a people person and my personality is great under pressure.
Question 10 of 25
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up to date?
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Attend trade shows, confrences, seminars, read books, literature, jounals, and talk to other professionals in the industry.
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I Will read books and interact with friend.
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Read thruogh previouse notes and go on cpd courses.
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What precautions do you take to maintain a safe fitness environment for customers?
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I re read my notes, I invest in books that can broaden my knowledge, I will start attending seminars and conferences.
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Update to online, reading book, news paper, and fiitnes industries.
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I browse the net for new and upcoming products or excercise techniques in the market. I try read as much as possible but most the knowledgre comes from chatting to other trainers.
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I attend instructor classes to gain new skills for class like trx and kettlebells and I read up on the latest fitness new in fitness and sports journals.
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By reading books and following through in my own workouts.
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Practice a lot. Open mind set, you can never know to much.
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I follow up on some fitness blogs.
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Am a member of several social fitness group, I attend different fitness forum in our country.
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I always watch the latest techniques on the internet and I read a lot about fitness.
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Read, research, look on the reps website.
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I attend conferences, regular newsletters and information that comes to me regularly.
Question 11 of 25
Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?
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Because I love joining different fitness seminars, and I want to become healthy and fit. Because I believe that to be able to have a good and healthy lifestyle you to do some workouts and proper diet.
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I need some more thing.
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First of all I like to help people and I like to motivate people. And also my dad has diabetes and I would like to help people like my dad who have diabetes and struggle with their health and get them to a place of optimum health and fitness.
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I was a bodybuilder, and I can success in fitness to according to my knowledge.
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I believe I have the capabilities to change peoples lives, I am well educated and have a bit of experience in the industry so I think that if given the chance I would strive in your work environment.
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The job satisfaction of helping people reach their goals and improve their life.
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I decide to become a personal trainer because I want people to experience the benefits of exercising like I do.
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I had worked out and had achieved my personal goals set between my trainer and I. From there I wanted to be able to help others, especially mums achieve their goals too.
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I have a passion for fitness and really wanted to encourage others, of all abilities, to get involved in batter living.
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I decided to be a personal trainer because some years ago I was fat then I transform my physique and slowly progress into bodybuilding and seeing other who dont have proper guidance to move on and achieve there fitness goal really pushed me to become a personal trainer.
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Basically because I love sport and I hate sitting down I rather be up and active.
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I love fitness and everything about it.
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I want to be a personal trainer because I believe that it would be awesome to help others attain his/her fitness goals.
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I have always use sport as a way of regenerated myself during my all life. I had then had the passion for my job as a general manager. The training side of it thrilled me over and I have decided to take on a new journey combining my love for people with sport.
Question 12 of 25
What education have you acquired in the art of sales?
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I currently work in sales and have alot of work experience in sales.
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My previous job required me to be a good sales person so I believe I am quiete good at selling a product or service. I am well spoken and calm and believe people warm to me quickly.
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I studied business studies In school and believe marketing and advertisement is the key aspect of sales.
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I currently have a level 5 fetac award in business studies.
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I have not worked in sales. I would go out and hand out flyers of my business.
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I worked at Bath and Body Works for almost two years, so I got retail experience. While working there my managers would help us to become better sales associates. We would set goals each day and aim to accomplish them, such as selling a certain number of products or add ons at the counter, etc.
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I didnt really study sales until I was put into a situation in work where I had to sell so I learned from experience. I also learned sales in two module components in college which were finance and customer service.
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I have done certificate in management. Which sales comes under a subject .
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Capstone course of Behavioral Health Sciences. I had to develop and implement a program that would accommodate the students of the University of Delaware.
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I have a degree in catering business where mastering sale was high on the list.
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I am a Sr. Sales consultant for 7 years and I did very good with that.
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Worked in a variety of industries including retail, food and leisure.
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I am certified as a Older Adult Fitness Specialist.
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Sports Marketing & Entrepreneurship module of my HNC course.
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$ years retail expeirence where I had to meet targets.
Question 13 of 25
If any client walks in and says they want to start training, what evaluations would you begin doing to determine their appropriate fitness program?
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Fill in a par q from , ask if they do any kind of exercise, how active they are in everyday life.
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If the client is beginner you must provide a fitness training only suits for the beginners.
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First you must know first if your client is a beginner, athletic or just want to loss weight. Knowing their history or experience in fitness training will give a idea what fitness program is right for them.
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I begin with begginer level traning programme.
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First of all I must know if he trained before in gym I mean if he biggners or advanced or athletic.. Must know the health history or have any health programs and must konw the gaols to come to the gym then I decides th fit program for him.
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The clients appearance.
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Cardio exercise like walking and cycling.
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Get them to fill out a par q form take thear blood presure. Ask them what they want to inprove and go from there.
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Basic program first.
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FITT principles by talking to them and then carry out a fitness test for each discipline. So test there cardiovascular fitness by doing a rockport walking test, 12 rep max test for MSE then evaluate what they will do from what the clients SMART goals are.
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. First of all I must know if he trained before in gym I mean if he biggners or advanced or athletic.. Must know the health history or have any health programs and must konw the gaols to come to the gym then I decides th fit program for him.
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Get them to fill out a screening form which will tell you more about the client and get them to track there food for a week.
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Weight, blood pressure, diet.
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Ask what they wanna achieve and see if I am able to help them If yes then fill in the par q form and interview them.
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I would first have a little chat with them, identify their goals and what they hope to achieve, I would give them the Par q to fill out and I would check their vitals and take it from there.
Question 14 of 25
What are your personal fitness goals?
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Yes I want became a best trainer from india.
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Yes to inprove my knolege to become a persanal trainer and to become fitter!
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Yes I am currently trying to build muscle and am training 4 to 5 days a week. I will hopefully bring a good presence to your business byy spending time in the gym weightlifting and conversing with other members in there.
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Yes currently at the moment I want to reduce down my fat percentage from 23% down to 15%
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I would create flyers, spread words through friemds and family and improve mt communication skills.
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Yes, I am starting to test for fire departments and the physical aspect of the testing is proving to be more difficult then I thought. I am working on increasing my endurance as well as increasing muscle mass, especially in my upper body.
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Yes I have, im currently training for the dublin mini marothon and my goal before starting the training was to finsih it, so ill know monday if I reached my goal.
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Yes I am continually working on them.
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Yes, to be male physique of the year.
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Reduce body fat percentage and build shoulders up.
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Yes, I had surgery three months ago, and could not exercise, therefore, I have to tone up, and get back in shape like I was before my surgery.
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Increase muscle mass through periodization.
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I would like to reach my weight for my thai boxing match next year.
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I working so hard to be ready for first opportunity of trendy championships.
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I want to increase mass and body tone, I used to do a lot of strength and hypertrophic workouts as well as cardiovascular conditioning when I played ice hockey. I understand the struggle a lot of clients go through as my time has been limited and I have not been able to visit the gym as much as I would like.
Question 15 of 25
Give me a summary of a training program you would set up for a client strictly looking for weight-loss and toning?
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Endurance programme would help lose weight and tone muscles higher reps less weight.
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Body composition and L.M.E
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25 min to 30 cardio with endurance weight training low weights high reps .
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Muscluar Endurance Programme. Low weight/resistance with high reps.
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I would include cardio for weightloss and free weights as well as machines for toning depending on the persons physical abilities.
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20 minute cardio daily programm basis and low- moderate weight training exersize and 15-20 repetetion.
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I would first sit down with the client and have a conversation with them about their goals. I would then get them to fill in relevant forms e. G. Sccreening, health questionnaire and fitness testing and design the program on the information I have gatered.
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I would include an aspect of aerobic training ie treadmill working between 60-80% of RPE. I would also include resistance work using a low weight with high repetitions.
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Generally cardio vascular exercise within the heart rate range of 130bpm to 150bpm for 15-20 mins follow by body weight and weighted exercise of 3 set of 12-15 reps.
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Light weights with little resistance but more reps for toning and also cardio for weight loss.
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Warm up for 10 minutes on the treadmill. Then the main body of the programme would include simple exercises such has press ups crunches lunges squats tricep dips biceps curls. Then a cool down on a staniory bike.
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One cardio class a week with three weight classes per week and to cut sugar.
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Warming up:10-20 mins strecthing aerobic exercises :25-30 mins strecthes body weight exercises :10 min total workout 40 min to 1 hour varying with the response of a client.
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First I will give him a meal plan on what to eat on a daily basis, like low carbs, sugar and calories, next is to give him a work out that is more on burning calories like cross fit, cardio training and some high reps workout.
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Cardiovascular 30 mins each session, incorporating resistance machines for toning and definition 15-20 reps at a low weight.
Question 16 of 25
What do you know about our company?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes on a number of occasions, my previous job I had to approach customers and help them choose there products so I believe I have the ability to gain customers.
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Yes, I used to flier on a saturday night for an event and I had to talk to stranges all night about coming to the event.
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Yes sometimes it can be embarrassing for them as it is a stranger talking to them but I can make a good repor with people and build trust between us.
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I frequently open dialogue with people regarding fitness, and my boot camps, with a view to them trying it out and possibly introducing them to something new and fun.
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Yes, many a time. Working within the gaa organisation I have to talk to strangers. The last time I walked up to a stranger was only a couple of days ago at a match I had organised and I had to walk up to the another team manager and we just then had a general conversation.
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Yes I sometimes do that in the gym, if I saw someone that is doing something wrong with his workout, like positioning or if I hear something wrong in the way they eat based on their goal.
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Yes, many times! Work, parties, running, walking, etc.
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Yes, its how I gain clients.
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Yes plenty of times. I actually gained 3 clients out of it.
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Yes, it was scary the first time, but you have really nothing to fear, if only say hi and then leave, it still means I had the courage to start conversing with someone I don't know.
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Yes, part of studies as a fitness student I had to approach lot of strangers if I can train them for free as part of my practical work.
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Yes I did so almost in the fitness business.
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Yes all the time .. I love to learn about people and there backgrounds .. Teaching them new things whilst learning from them too..
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Many times, both during and outside of work. As a sales assistant it never hurt to ask people what they are looking for and if they need any help, and I'm useless with directions to asking for how to get somewhere is quite a common thing for me.
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I am happy to walk up to anyone and start a conversation.
Question 17 of 25
If you saw me at the gym, average build kind of guy, and you wanted to approach me to potentially sign me up for sessions, what would you say to me?
User-Submitted Answers
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I would say hello how are you today. Do you need assistance to achieve your fitness goals.
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Well exersise technique and good gudeline in fitness for positive satisfaction for me.
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I would initially just walk up to you and have a casual chat. I would then find out your goals and explain the benifits of training with me that will do my utmost to help you achieve the goals.
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I would ask if you would like to have a free fitness assessment and to hear about how pt session could help you progress faster to your fitness goals.
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Take a look at there current taring plan, ask if they have set any goals for themselves.
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First of all I will come talking to you in a friendly way like hey man wassup how are you tell me a bit about your training then I will be like what say if I train you and give you up some session to help you build your body.
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I would kindly ask would they be interested in bulking up or toning down or mainting the weight. Based on the answer they give I will talk in more detail about that area for example if they say there interested in bulking up I will talk bout the fantastic free weights and weight machines.
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Looking good and I can see you need someone to help you so as not to hit your plateau. And then you smile.
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Hi sir good day to u, you made the right decision sir of visiting us, I was just your build when I started working out a few years back and I know the exact way to make it just like my build in a shorter time or just like the way you wanted it.
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Introduce myself explain what is on offer and give you a free trail session.
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I would ask open questions about your goals, give subtle tips and inform you of any promotions to attract you.
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I'd ask how you were doing, then ask what you wanted to achieve, and ask if you wanted my expertise to help you.
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After greeting you I will introduce myself and will appreciate the fitness you have achieved and will guide you that you will look more fit after going through this program, after that you will be the best and fit.
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I would ask how your getting on with your current program? Would you like to try a free 30 minuet session with me to see what personal training is all about.. If nothing else you walk away with some new ideas.
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I would first introduce myself to you, and ask how everything was going for you, and do you have any set goals, or are you just maintaining you current level. Then ask if you have ever had a set plan to follow, either from your own thoughts or from an instructor. And then say that if hi is interested in trying out a plan, then he could see me or a collaege after his session to sit down after a 5 - 10 min chat about what he wants, and how we can help him get there.
Question 18 of 25
Name 5 cardiovascular exercises you recommend to your clients.
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Jumping jacks, skipping rope, rowing, swimming, jogging.
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Jogging, jumping, skkiping rope, swwiming, spot jogging.
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Jumping jack, marching, jogging on the spot, burpees, skipping.
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Running Bicycling Cross-country Jumping Jacks Moutnain Climbing.
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Jogging rope skipping running cycling swimming hiking.
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Running, Swimming, Jump Rope, Stairs, Burpees, Sprints.
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Jumping jacks, skipping rope, shadow boxing, running on the spot, swimming.
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Running, swimming, skipping a rope, burpess, aerobics.
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Swimming, boxing, walking, climbing, football.
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Burpees, jumping jacks, running, speed walking, knee raises.
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Assisted, desisted sprinting, tabata, skipping and burpees.
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Full burpees Hill sprints Long distance running Mountain climbers Step Ups.
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Mountain climbers, walking lunges, burpees, steppers, joeys.
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Running Rowing Bike Rock Climbing Swimming Triathalon Skip rope Steps at home Suicides Jogging Power walking.
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Walking, swimming, dancing, aerobics, zumba.
Question 19 of 25
Describe to me a successful training session?
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A successful training session is that, when you and your client attain the goal of your training, that the client satisfy the outcome of the several session you've done. That the client see the result itself.
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A session where we identify the clients goals and achieve them.
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I was trained to one client for buildup muscle and achieve in one month 2lbs muscle mass gain and decease 2.5 fat mass.
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When me or the client has a chieved the goals we set out at the start and we both come away happy and motivated to do more.
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A session where you have no more to give and you are sore the day after.
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I successful training session is a session both myself and the client are proud of the amount of hard work we did.
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All goals set before the session have been reached and the client is healthy and feels a sense of accomplishment.
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For me a successful training session must be like feeling completely dead my clothes are completely wet with sweat.
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To have trained the muscle to exhaustion.
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Where you train under your heart rate zone.
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A successful training session for me is when I give all I can in the gym, having this feeling of accomplishment, making sure to hit the part of my body that I worked out for that session, feeling the blood flow all over that particular part.
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Where the goals have been achieved and the client is happy with their progression.
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A successful training session is one that is designed specially for the group you are teaching. For example, my older adult group, I always have a 10 to 15 minute warm up. 20 mins. Cardio/weights, 10 minutes of balancing and the last 10 minutes for cooldown.
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Every body very tired, some muscles feels hard and paint.
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A successful training session is when the client leaves still feeling motivated, even though they pushed themselves.
Question 20 of 25
Are you CPR certified? Tell me about your other certifications.
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Yes I achieved last year and it runs out in another year.
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Yes I am cpr certified tho it has just recently became out-of-date.
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Yes I have a first aid cert. I know how to perform cpr if needed.
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Yes. Did under the exchange programme from european sports physiotherapy (esp)
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Yes I trained for that in red cross.
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I am, through my scouting, I am first aid trained and I now cpr.
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No but I have enquired into attending a course with St Johns ambulance.
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Yes CPR was part of my BTEC course. I have been given a certificate but you can affirm with my old college.
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Yes through a first aid certficate.
Question 21 of 25
How do you draw the line when pushing your client to the limits during a workout?
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I draw the line when the training becomes un-enjoyable. I believe also you can tell when a client isnt able, they will become irratant and moody.
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If they are breathless and sweating rapidly. I would also look for signs of discomfort in their face.
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The client should be allowed to stop at any point if they feel any pain or discomfort in the workout.
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Always asking them how it is going and if it is too hard on them bring the level down.
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Motivating my client to go further is my goal every set he/she does count if he perform the first two sets easily I will indeed push him further.
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When they are no longer able to talk or communiate in anyway is when there at there limits.
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Less break ups during a session.
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During the initial assessment phase and also when a client stops enjoying working out.
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I always watch my client and see how much they could do. I always start them off on a slower pace and increase the workouts as they become stronger and more comfortable. I watch for signs such as breathing, red face, possibility of fainting, etc.
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Evaluate through verbal answers, character and heart-rate monitor.
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As I said I get to know them on a personal level so I know their limits.
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When they are saying they can't do it, but you encourage to do one more. If they are cleary struggling and can't keep ut then it ends.
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The training phases will be gradually increased or decreased while keeping the clients motivational level at high.
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When training a client you have to pay close attention to there breathing and there body language ... You can tell if you need to calm the session down.
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It depends upon the client and there personal mind set. Some people work better with a little push, others need a kick. But going to far can be montored using heart rate monitors, the talk test. Asking them about there rpes during CV, for weights, then its about making sure they can maintain proper form while completeing the exercise. And keeping in mind what there goals are.
Question 22 of 25
If a client complains about an injury suffered during your last training session, how do you handle it?
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Ask them where it hurts, did they stretch properly and do the exercise properly ask them to go to a doctor.
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I would seek to help them heal their injury and I would point out we need to be more careful during our next session.
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Injured in during exersize or not? and not during exersize so gude to precousion.
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I would ask them about it and see if it effects their ROM and can thety train pain free. If they are ok I would let them train but otherwise I would ask them to seek medical attention.
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I try to find out is it a injury via doctor note or just delayed onset muscle soreness from the last session as I do not wish clients to get injured and if so I would ask how it happened and would best change the workout session to a lower level and work around the injury.
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Ask where injury is, examine notes on last session, report to duty manager, re-structure session plan or give another instructor the client.
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Apologize that it happened and see how they are feeling today. I would reiterate to them that they need to keep me informed about how they are feeling during the session and let me know if any of the exercise hurt. If done correctly, they should never hurt you.
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I ask them where specificly is the pain and if they seen someone such as a doctor or physio about the inury. If they say they havnt I will put them in contact with the in house physio you have hear. I will then try pin point what part of the training programme the injury was done on as to not make the injury worse.
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Assess for any swelling and pain if so I advice my client to take a rest.
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Report the accident ask them how it occurred and look at alternative exercise to complete.
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Assess damage, investigate why, prescribe re-hab exercises, alter training plan.
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I ask what is wrong? Was it during my session and then give them advice on how to heal it or help it and prevent it from happening again.
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Ask where it hurts, figure out when it could of occured, aplogise, assess injury, offer a free session from you or ask if they want a different instructor.
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Will find out the root cause of the injury. Will listen to the client and give him positive response.
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Depending on the injury I would work with the client to do regular stretching and mobility exercises .. Stay clear of bone bearing exercises for a while.
Question 23 of 25
Have you ever helped train a friend? How did that work out?
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I don't have any experience train a friend in fitness.
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Decide for target in fitness and improoving my better experience.
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Yes I trained a friend but it was though as he took it as a joke. I tried to make it as professional as possible but found it hard. He ended up getting results so we both finished happy.
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Yes I did I trained a family friend. He wanted to lose weight. I made him a programme and introduce him to resistance machines to help him with his weight lost.
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Yes, great, motivated them well and really got them into training properly.
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I did help a lot of friends to train well if you have a look at almost all my high school friends everyone is ripped or big or even competing in bodybuilding shows because they were inspired by me..I was always there for all my friends either with a fitness program or being there trainer.
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That work out very well hence we achieved our goal.
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I tried help train a friend, we were part of a operation transfarmtion group and we trained toghter I pushed her on and now shes running with a running club something she never thought shed do.
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It was amazing because we started a group that people joined..
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Yes I helped a lot of them, I became their inspiration before and now they are living it, they now have their own goals in fitness industry, some of them are bodybuilders now and some are trainers.
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Yes I have. I worked out well. Now she became an inactive person to an active person.
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Yes I have. Really well he gained 4kg of muscle which he was really happy with.
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Helped my mum, gave her ideas to do in her gym. SHe loves the gym now.
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Yes most of the time. That was a good experience to motivate them towards fitness.
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All the time.. Great especially in the summer when we go outdoors.
Question 24 of 25
Give me three essential exercises you would have any client do? Why are they in your top three?
User-Submitted Answers
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Squat and push ups and crunches.
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Push ups and chin ups and squats.
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Squat, deadlift and bench press these all involve the major muscle groups and are a basis to any programme.
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The three essential exercises I would have a client do is squats, push ups and body weight rows as these three exercise hit all muscle groups of the body.
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Squats: Squats are basics it work your entire body Dips: I will suggest someone to do dips because it involve the triceps and chest muscle Military Press: Military press dont only work the shoulders but it work your stabilizer thus making you way more strong.
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The first one would be the plank as it works the core, lower back, glutes, thigs and hamstrings. The second one would be squats as it works the whole upper leg and finally the third one would be tricep curls as they will help get rid of any bingo wings.
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Depending on their fitness level, I would get them to do Squat, Deadlift, Bench press, as these exercises have the most benefit. However it would depend on the client and their level of fitness.
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Burpees...... They make every client sweat... Total body condition. squat... Good foundation of everything. pull ups... You need to get to know you can carry your body.
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First is running, using a treadmill or not is just fine, second is a full body work out divided into 2 parts per day, third is a cooling-down excercises or stretching.
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Warm up - increase blood flow to working muscles cool down- gradually bring heart rate down to a steady rate Stretches - to prevent injury and blood pooling.
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Squat & Deadlift - Strengthens entire body through its triple extension movement Shoulder press - Strengthens upper body.
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Step Ups Press Ups Plank They are 3 simple exercises that don't involve muscles that are common injuries and they will build core strength upper body strength and lower body.
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Cross-trainer cause it gets the whole body warmed up. Chest press because it is any easy exerciseto do and sit-ups to build core stength.
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The warm up session, the cool down session and the flexibility training.
Question 25 of 25
Tell me about yourself.
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Motivational speaker mixed with stand up comedian and rapper.
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It would still involve some kind of sport, I think sports science or maybe a golf instructor would be top of my list.
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I would join the army as it is a challenge and requires a person to be physically fit.
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Thats a tough questions, it would definitly be in another sport section.
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Sports physical trainer.. Especially in rugby team or football. I like the challenge.
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I would pick a real estate job, almost the same work goal, to meet clients, to guide them on their plan, and to create the sales and also giving them what they deserve.
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Motivational Fitness Model and coach.
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I will do at customer services career.
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Manager of a leisure centre.
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Fitness coach in football.
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I think I will always prefer to be a fitness trainer personal trainer because I love my job.
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I would like to be a district nurse or physio theropist.
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I'm not sure, as I already have a profession.
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Coaching children soccer in America it has also been a dream.
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Something to do with animals. Maybe zoology abroad in somewhere like south africa.

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August 17th, 2017

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