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Old 07-18-2011, 08:16 AM   #11
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Re: Whole9 Trainers nutrition workshop?

It is amazing what you can find on the Internet for just the cost of your time. Do you think this certificate would increase your monthly income? If not, what is the purpose of taking the certification for you?
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:37 AM   #12
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It is amazing what you can find on the Internet for just the cost of your time. Do you think this certificate would increase your monthly income? If not, what is the purpose of taking the certification for you?
There is no certification from the Whole9 workshops, it is purely a learning session.
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:35 AM   #13
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Re: Whole9 Trainers nutrition workshop?

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Playing devil's advocate here:
How long would it take you to read those and what is your time worth?
How much can you learn in a four hour workshop?

The point I was trying to make is that a four workshop is poor value in terms of knowledge per dollar when compared with a few good books.

My advice to Tricia would be to buy Essentials of Human Nutrition first and read that from start to finish. It includes a chapter on sports nutrition written by Professor Louise Burke (wfs) which covers all the basics so the other books could be purchased at a later date and used as reference books as needed. Alternatively, find a local college that runs a course in basic human nutrition that'll give you a recognised qualification you can add to your cv.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:02 AM   #14
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There is no certification from the Whole9 workshops, it is purely a learning session.
Same thing, do you think this "learning session" will increase your income or help you work with your clients more effectively then spending a day doing research on the internet?
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:28 AM   #15
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Re: Whole9 Trainers nutrition workshop?

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Same thing, do you think this "learning session" will increase your income or help you work with your clients more effectively then spending a day doing research on the internet?
It is for me as much as it is for clients and our gym as a whole.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:59 PM   #16
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It is for me as much as it is for clients and our gym as a whole.
I think you should just take Darryl's advice.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:15 PM   #17
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Playing devil's advocate here:
How long would it take you to read those and what is your time worth?
Agreed, and how many of those authors/books are geared towards Paleo (which the Whole9 is)?

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Old 08-05-2011, 06:55 AM   #18
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Re: Whole9 Trainers nutrition workshop?

From the Whole 9 e-books I purchased in the past, it just seems like they repackage a stricter version of the Paleo Diet by recommending folks to go full on for the first 30 days (parroting exactly what Robb Wolf preaches). Perhaps I am missing something here and completely overlooked the value of the material.
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