Jacquelyn Melear

Harrisburg, PA 17103

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Should women eat fruit?

24 Answers | Asked by Angela Cordoni on Jun 20, 2011

Answered by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 20, 2011

I personally question the wisdom of cutting whole food groups out of my diet. It strikes me as being like "throwing the baby out with the bath water". There is a huge difference between refined/processed sugar which is highly concentrated and devoid of nutrients and fiber - and fruit, which is...

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What are your favorite exercises for the upper body?

13 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Scrofini on Jun 11, 2011

Answered by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 12, 2011

Push-ups and TRX rows!

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What songs are you using in fitness classes?

10 Answers | Asked by Nadiah G. on Jun 10, 2011

Answered by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 12, 2011

Music is such a personal thing. It is certainly a challenge to hit the sweet spot for everyone who comes to your class! You have to get to know your group - but you need to be true to yourself also. I use a variety of music genres. While I do use some current "Top 40" songs, my personal rule...

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What are you favorite "toys" (equipment) to use in group fitness?

13 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Scrofini on Jun 11, 2011

Answered by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 12, 2011

I love a variety of "toys"! My favorites at the moment are: Gliding Discs, Stability balls, and the small sponge or Pilates ball.

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How do you get your post-partum clients back into shape?

10 Answers | Asked by Magali Sparks on Jun 09, 2011

Answered by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 10, 2011

An often neglected aspect of fitness is the pelvic floor - especially important after having a baby! Christina Christie PT has an excellent program and tool for rehabilitating the pelvic floor that I've recently recommended to my daughter. Info at: http://www.pelvicsolutions.com

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What group exercise certification is the most respected in the industry?

12 Answers | Asked by Rob Gray on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 09, 2011

Look for a nationally accredited certification such as ACE. There are others such as AFAA and ACSM. Here is an article by ACE explaining what to look for: http://www.acefitness.org/aboutace/accreditation.aspx

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How do you exercise your happiness?

18 Answers | Asked by Angela Cordoni on Jun 09, 2011

Answered by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 09, 2011

Ooooh, great question! I think we get so caught up in exercising our bodies sometimes that we can neglect this important part of life. Happiness really is a choice that doesn't have so much to do with circumstances as we think. Somethings that help "exercise my happiness" besides simply decidin...

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What are the best hiking destinations in the US?

8 Answers | Asked by Angela Cordoni on Jun 03, 2011

Answered by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 09, 2011

Well - being from Colorado, I'd have to say Colorado! LOL Rocky Mountain National Park (near Estes Park) has some magnificent hikes and views. Check this: http://rockymountainnationalpark.com/pages/hiking.html

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What are some quick and healthy breakfast options?

20 Answers | Asked by Kathie Davis on Jun 09, 2011

Answered by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 09, 2011

Crockpot and blender are must-have tools for "quick and easy" in my kitchen! Blender: night before - mix up fruit smoothie: Fresh orange, frozen mango, fresh pineapple & banana Milk or yogurt (mine is raw) Egg yolk Gelatin Melted coconut oil Crockpot: night before - put oatmeal on low. ...

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Heart Rate Monitors: To Wear Or Not To Wear?

15 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 09, 2011

Heart rate training in combination with perceived exertion is an excellent way to monitor exercise intensity, and just as importantly - recovery! The importance of recovery HR is sometimes overlooked. The first minute post-exercise HR can give you an indication early-on if you're over-training, or...

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