Choose one of the following physical fitness questions and write 250

 

Choose one of the learning experiences below and write a 250-word essay response.

1.  Search online for “free medline.” You will probably find several  websites that offer this feature. Search for research abstracts on  “cancer and exercise.” Review at least six abstracts (articles no more  than five years old). Based on the conclusions of these studies, how  beneficial is regular exercise for cancer patients? How would you market  your services to clients that have cancer? Be sure to cite your work.

2.  Research the benefits and risks of exercise and youth. List at least  five resources (resources no more than five years old) and summarize the  research findings in your own words. Is resistance training safe,  effective, and beneficial for young people? Why or why not?

3.  Watch a diabetes educator and/or nurse perform a blood glucose test on a  diabetes patient. If you have the resources, knowledge, and are  comfortable, take your own blood glucose after intense exercise. What is  the number? What does it mean for you? What would it mean for a  diabetic? How could you incorporate blood glucose results into your  exercise practice?

4.  Write down three or more special population groups for whom you would  use a water exercise therapy program. What types of movement routines  would you perform? What types of strength training would you  incorporate? What precautions would you take?

5.  Identify at least two women who have regularly exercised before and  after pregnancy with very little “down time.” What precautions did they  follow? What alterations did they make to their normal training routine?  If they were to do it again, what changes might they make? Do these  follow the guidelines presented in your course text? How will the  information you have gained from this learning experience guide your  training recommendations for clients who are pregnant?

6.  Seek out a competent sports medicine expert–medical doctor,  chiropractic physician, nurse, or physical therapist–and review some of  the sports-medicine conditions outlined in the course text. Are these  outlines specific enough? Are any sports-medical conditions left out  that should be included? What else can you do to better prepare yourself  in assisting your clients to seek competent sports-medical assistance?

7.  Visit a chiropractor and discuss as many of the therapeutic modalities  as s/he uses. Where do you, the personal trainer, fit into the  chiropractor’s rehabilitation practice? Where do you fit in the process  of ensuring the continuation of care as well as the prevention of future  injury/ailments?

8.  Attend a basic first-aid course and explain how the information  gathered in the course will be specifically helpful to you as a  certified personal trainer. (NOTE: First aid and basic adult CPR/AED are  separate topics. Some courses combine both. First aid is the topic of  this learning experience. CPR/AED is a co-requisite to earning your  certification.)

9.  Research the steps involved in launching a new personal training  business and develop a business plan. Find out where to obtain your DBA,  business checking account, and liability insurance. Create all of the  necessary forms for your business including your resume, rate sheets,  policies, consent forms, health history questionnaires, and anything  else that you deem professionally appropriate. You might design a logo  or flyer for the business as well. Lastly, include a description of any  difficulties you encountered as you navigated the business set-up  process. Copy and paste this information into the text box provided as  part your response.