Working Towards 10,000

I get lots of email. Let me answer some of the questions that came in over the last week or so.

What to Do About Bootcampers with Painful Knees?

Brenda found me on Facebook.

“Hi Rick, I’ve got a couple of clients with dodgy knees and a lot of my boot camp has running, which is too painful for them – can you offer suggestions that will give them just as good a workout and that are safe? Thanks, Brenda”

If you are looking for a program to help you out, I recommend this:

Working Towards 10,000

I mentioned this in last week’s questions from readers.  I am working towards helping 10,000 health and fitness professionals help 1,000,000 clients become pain and injury free by 2020.

It is an ambitious goal but you got to have big goals to bring the best out of you.

I think I am on the right track especially when I get emails like this:

“Hi Rick,

Thank you very much for the free gift!

I am just starting out as a personal trainer.

However, I have been involved in physical fitness, getting in shape, nutrition for quite a number of years. Your website is really incredible!  You’ve opened my mind up to things that I did not know about.  This will definitely help me out when I train people.  The last thing I want to do is hurt them when they’re coming to me for help.  The information you provide will definitely help me do that.

I now feel better ‘armed’  to train people properly if they have an injury.  Thanks, Rick.

Thank you so much, Larry. I am glad all the free stuff on the website has helped you and your clients out.

This is what Larry was talking out, yours free.


Yes, free.  Click here to get it.

Even Fit Pros Get Injuries

A few years back, I got chatting with another fitness professional on injuries that fitness professionals have.

After that conversation, I asked other fitness professionals about their injuries.  I was shocked to see how many of them had some little ache and pain that was not forcing them to stop working, but slowing them down a little.

Here is an example.

“I love learning more about how unbalanced I am.

I just ordered the Achilles tendinitis package last night from your site and am going to get started on that right away.

I went out and bought new shoes and that seem to help a bit, but I’m going to work through the exercises so that I can avoid any future problems.

I can’t remember if it was Eric Cressey or Mike Robertson that recommended your site, but I think that’s how I found about you and your site.

I like the name Exercise for Injuries and the concept behind it… I just don’t like being injured.   Thanks for your help,


Thanks EK, let’s get  you uninjured.

Seniors in a Care Home

A neat trend that I have seen over the last 12 years of teaching fitness education courses is more fitness professionals in senior care homes.

This is very cool and exciting.

From talking with the few that are in them, what they do is an activity class, stretch classes, core classes and some personal training.

I know these seniors are getting a lot of benefit from exercise at their age.

One thing that they all said was a big issue for seniors is shoulder injuries and many of them have come to my Exercise Rehabilitation of the Shoulder course.

If you do work with seniors, it may be an idea to come out to the class.

Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Upper Body Edition – Exam


Things are rolling with MIRU and people are getting their CECs and CEUs from it.

I have just got approval from NSCA, BCRPA and BCCMT.

Here is a specific question as it relates to the MIRU exam.

“Hello Rick,

How do I go about in submitted MIUB in order to receive .7 credits through the NSCA?

I won the product a few months ago and I do not have a receipt for them for approval.

What do you suggest?


It is really easy.

The exam is in the membership area in the exam and there are no plans on taking down the membership ares so it is there when you need it.

Print the exam out and fill in the answer sheet.

Send me the answer sheet and I will mark it.

If you get over 80%, I will send you the certificate for NSCA CEUs.

That is it, pretty easy.

Some More Kind Words about MIRU

“MIRU provided a different perspective about movement.

First, because of the different background of each presenter and second was a sort of the “holistic” approach, meaning that, breathing and myofascialtraining aren´t  too common findings in other materials related to exercise.


Luigi Marino Neto
Strength Coach
Sao Paulo, Brazil”


Please do send me your questions via Facebook or email.  I will do my best answering them and please do not be angry if I do not get to it.  I get a few hundred a day.

Plus, here are some more videos that may help when it comes to bootcampers and knee pain: