Samantha Kellgren

Chicago, IL 60608

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Does anyone have recommendations for mindfulness or relaxation apps?

7 Answers | Asked by Michele Mariscal on Oct 06, 2015

Answered by Samantha Kellgren on Oct 07, 2015

I really enjoy an app called "The Now", it's free!

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Writing/saving client workouts

12 Answers | Asked by Samantha Kellgren on May 10, 2015

Answered by Samantha Kellgren on May 12, 2015

Thank you all for your comments/suggestions! I think the bigger root of what I was needing/wanting to change was how I programmed workouts as well. Instead of writing a completely different workout each session I'm now focusing on the same exercises (or 2 different workouts) for 4-6 weeks and can tr...

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What is your favorite healthy cookbook?

11 Answers | Asked by Kelli Davis on Jul 29, 2011

Answered by Samantha Kellgren on Mar 18, 2015

I have a few blogs I go to like Pinchofyum.com and gimmesomeoven.com but my most used cookbook as of late stems from a blog, skinnytaste. The Skinnytaste Cookbook has very approachable recipes, nutritional info, healthy eating tips and ways to incorporate healthy habits into your lifestyle. So far e...

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What's your favorite healthy eating app and how does it work? For travel? For grocery shopping?

4 Answers | Asked by Beverly Hosford, MA on Mar 15, 2015

Answered by Samantha Kellgren on Mar 18, 2015

For grocery shopping my new favorite is Fooducate! You can scan any barcode (or enter manually) and it pops up with a health grade (A+ to D-) along with why it got its rating based on things like sugar content, fiber, highly or minimally processed and so on. It also gives alternatives. It's free, to...

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I passed the ACSM CPT exam and am ready to quit my job and get started! But how?!

15 Answers | Asked by Samantha Kellgren on Feb 11, 2014

Answered by Samantha Kellgren on Feb 23, 2015

Wow, I can't believe its been a year! I quit my job last May and began working with a small company that partnered with high rises for one-on-one training to get my feet wet and see how the business side of things worked. During that time I met up with a few area trainers to pick their brain and m...

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Client having trouble losing weight

8 Answers | Asked by Samantha Kellgren on Jan 21, 2015

Answered by Samantha Kellgren on Jan 23, 2015

Thank you all for your answers, it's nice to have another opinion! I brought up sleep apnea because I agree, it's this unseen thing that's so hard to actually control. The last time we measured body fat (skindfold with calipers) it was down roughly 4% and that was months ago so I'm hoping the next t...

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IDEA Conference East Workouts?

3 Answers | Asked by Samantha Kellgren on Jan 16, 2015

Answered by Samantha Kellgren on Jan 19, 2015

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Should I focus on losing fat first before building muscle or the opposite.

3 Answers | Asked by Taniela Moa on Jan 14, 2015

Answered by Samantha Kellgren on Jan 14, 2015

Karin's answer is right on! My first reaction after reading your question was similar to Karin's; both! As your client incorporates resistance training and builds muscle, (s)he will start losing fat. A discussion about diet is not always easy but something to address. I like to point out the need...

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What are your experiences with the ACE Behavior change specialist certification?

3 Answers | Asked by Melissa Balison on Nov 11, 2014

Answered by Samantha Kellgren on Nov 12, 2014

Karin is right, they just pushed this one out this week however in my opinion it seams it would help in a variety of careers since it delves into motivational interviewing, emotional intelligence and positive psychology enabling you to get to the root of why clients have had issues in any area of ad...

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What would you create?

4 Answers | Asked by Ryan Jacobsen on Mar 17, 2014

Answered by Samantha Kellgren on Oct 29, 2014

Nothing super specific but just more portable equipment. I either ride my bike or take public transit so I can't load up a car if I want to bring something to add to their workout (I train people in their apartment gyms) and also when doing outdoor bootcamp/classes. Resistance bands are great but ei...

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