Melissa Seipel

Olympia, WA 98502

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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 Melissa Seipel on Jun 14, 2011

Once it is determined that she's ready and able to exercise, start slowly. Your client now has a new body post-baby and it will take some time for her to get used to. Help her find positive aspects about her new body even if it's out of shape due to the demands of pregnancy and recovery. Reinforc...

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What is the best diet to lose weight fast?

31 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Jun 09, 2011

Answered by Melissa Seipel on Jun 14, 2011

No diet will help you lose weight. Eating healthy, paying attention to your body, and being mindful of your portions is the best way to start. Avoid anything processed, all sugar, gluten, and if possible, dairy. Drink a lot of water. Eat organic vegetables. Make sure you eat within an hour of g...

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Is it true that you shouldn't lift weights two days in a row?

24 Answers | Asked by Kelli Davis on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Melissa Seipel on Jun 14, 2011

It is possible to weight train two days in a row as long as you avoid training the same muscle groups on consecutive days. Training the same muscle groups two days in a row can overtrain the muscles and lead to injuries. Proper rest and recovery is important so giving at least 48, and preferably 7...

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What are the best snacks to eat during the day?

23 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long on Jun 09, 2011

Answered by Melissa Seipel on Jun 14, 2011

Fruit and nuts/cheese in the am and veggies and nuts or cheese in the afternoon - all organic. If you are avoiding dairy switch your protein to chicken if you are not eating nuts. If you are eating nuts remember they are a high-volume food which means they are high in both calories and fat so easy...

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What ideas do you have for exercising with your family/kids?

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

Answered by Melissa Seipel on Jun 14, 2011

See if they like something you love like skiing, hiking, biking, running, soccer, etc. If you are interested in the activity too, it will make it more fun for everyone. Play, play, play - you get to have fun too! So find something you like or something you'd like to try and do it!

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I am new in the industry. What personal training certification should I get?

16 Answers | Asked by Jerry Prince on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Melissa Seipel on Jun 14, 2011

I highly recommend NASM. Its OPT model works and it is one of the most highly-regarded certifications. There are additional specialties you can attain for Corrective Exercise and Sports Enhancement that are very effective in training clients. Good luck!

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How can I reduce inflammation in the body?

13 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Jun 01, 2011

Answered by Melissa Seipel on Jun 14, 2011

One of the best ways is to go an all-organic, raw food diet full of nutrient-dense vegetables, nuts, seeds, and minimal fruit. That, however, can be difficult to maintain. Moving to more organic raw vegetables and organic meat (chicken, fish) can help. Avoiding sugar, dairy, gluten, and soy is al...

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What are the best exercises to increase flexibility?

19 Answers | Asked by Patricia Long on Jun 08, 2011

Answered by Melissa Seipel on Jun 14, 2011

Self-myofascial release and TRX Suspension Training. I have rehabbed my shoulder using these modalities and have seen marked improvements in many clients with respect to range of motion, functional strength, stability, mobility, core strength and flexibility using the TRX with minimal impact on the...

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Studio owners: what is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone considering opening their own studio?

20 Answers | Asked by Jacquelyn Melear on Jun 10, 2011

Answered by Melissa Seipel on Jun 14, 2011

Best advice I can provide: Get help from other business professionals for some of the business aspects of running your own studio like an attorney, bookkeeper, and CPA. Never "guess" whether you are doing something right when it comes to licensing, taxes, or business expenses and if you don't know...

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Is the Insanity workout program bad for your knees?

14 Answers | Asked by Meredith Wyman on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Melissa Seipel on Jun 14, 2011

If you have muscle imbalances above or below the knee then the Insanity workout program, or for that matter any workout program, is potentially "bad" for your knees. Ensuring that you have proper length-tension relationships in the muscles of the legs and hips is important to keeping knees from bei...

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